Catholic Studies Bulletin

People often call to tell us about job openings, apartments for rent, roommates needed, and events in the community. You can find all of this information in the Bulletin, which is updated as new information is submitted.

If you wish to place an ad in the Bulletin, send an email to the Center for Catholic Studies,, or call 651-962-5700.

Catholic Youth Minister (Full-Time)

Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School is seeking a joyful, outgoing disciple to help establish small-group/relational youth ministry and support middle- and high-school faith formation activities in our growing parish. Must be a confirmed and practicing Catholic, pass a criminal background check and meet all other Safe Environment requirements of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Related degree and firsthand experience or training preferred. Please submit your application materials no later than February 15, 2019, to Melissa Anderson, Parish Business Administrator, at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, 566 4th Street NW, Elk River, MN 55330 or Review of applications will begin immediately. For more information view the church website.

Posted February 19, 2019


The Charlemange Institute Internship

The Charlemagne Institute in Minneapolis is accepting applications for its summer Alcuin Internship Program. The paid, 10-week internship begins with a 5-day “intellectual boot camp." This is followed by weekly seminars with thought-leaders from around the country, discussing topics like virtue, the history of conservatism, the roots of the Western intellectual tradition, and Christianity’s role in shaping the West.

The Alcuin Internship also provides professional mentorship in writing for a national audience, business etiquette, networking, and growth opportunities in support of a nonprofit engaged in the Battle of Ideas. The interns will write for which has more than a million views each month.

The 2019 Alcuin Internship is a paid, full-time program from June 3 to August 9. Participants must be able to work regular business hours at the Charlemagne headquarters in Bloomington, MN. Assistance in setting up temporary housing is available for non-Minnesota residents. Application deadline March 15, 2019. For more details and to apply, visit

Posted February 14, 2019

 Wedding Office Assistant

The Center for Campus Ministry prepares between 40 and 50 couples every year for receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. The purpose of the Wedding Office Assistant is to assist the Sacramental Coordinator is assuring all marriage preparation and liturgy details are properly attended to for good care for the couple and all related parties (such as family, clergy, staff musicians, etc.) according to archdiocesan guidelines. Duties include creating and managing all wedding worship aids and coordinating information between members of the wedding party.

Time commitment is 5 hours per week, 12 months per year.  Applicants must have strong organization and communication skills and the ability to work independently. Knowledge of InDesign is helpful but not necessary.

If interested contact Christina Crow.

Posted February 7, 2019

 Catholic Rural Life Internship

Catholic Rural Life (CRL) is a membership based non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the Church in rural communities. We engage people by providing educational materials, presenting Church teachings, and sharing inspiring stories of our Catholic faith in action. We reach out to rural communities throughout the country through conferences and events as well as our eNewsletter, website, Catholic Rural Life magazine, and social media. This internship would run from February 18 to May 17, 2019, with the possibility of continuing. Pay $12/hour, Room 374 Herrick Hall. To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and two references to Peg Louiselle at Application deadline February 28, 2019.

Posted February 5, 2019

 Director of Operations – Holy Cross Catholic Church, NE Minneapolis

Job duties will involve overseeing the finances, day-to-day operations, facilities and property management, office services, and human resources of the parish community, in a manner that is guided by the parish mission, is supportive to the pastor and enables parish ministries to function effectively. To apply for this position, please contact Fr. Spencer Howe, Parochial Administrator and ’09 Catholic Studies grad, to apply for this position by submitting a resume, cover letter and professional references. Documents can be sent to or visit

Posted January 29, 2019

 Full-Time Nanny

Drew Pearson is in need of a full-time nanny position starting in March. The candidate would be watching a 3-month invant and occasionally a 4-year-old. General care and light chores would be expected. Contact Drew at or 651-764-4139.

Posted January 15, 2019

 Intern Opportunity Catholic Studies Student

Help Thom Winninger, CSMA, Deacon, National Speaker, Author, Theologist connect with pastors of parishes in the St. Paul/Minneapolis Diocese via e-mail and social media. Winninger speaks at parishes about his new book, “Your True DNA! Discovering God’s Gift Within You!” For more information, check out or

The term of Internship: 6 weeks beginning in January. Five hours per week. Work virtually. $20 per hour.

1. Update the parish pastor contact list in Excel

2. Formulate the 3 different e-mail letters

3. E-mail the 1st letter with brochure over the first 2 weeks (note attached brochure)

4. Follow up responses and report results to TW

5. Familiar with constant contact.

6. E-mail 2nd and 3rd letter over remaining weeks of the intern period

Please contact Thomas Winninger at 612-801-3194 or if interested.

Posted January 4, 2019

 Anselm House Associate Director of University Engagement

Anselm House is seeking a full-time Associate Director of University Engagement. This position will work closely with our Program Director, Executive Director, and other programs staff to lead and develop all programs aimed at advancing Anselm House’s mission of connecting Christian faith with the academic life of the University of Minnesota, especially among faculty, graduate students, and research staff.

The job’s primary responsibilities include developing a regular schedule of Anselm House public events (lectures, forums, workshops, conferences, etc.) that reach a wide range of audiences at the University of Minnesota and developing new programs to incentivize and produce faith-informed scholarship among UMN faculty and graduate students. The successful applicant will possess a graduate degree (or be near completion), creativity, communication skills, enthusiasm, and experience writing grants.

To apply, send a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a resume or CV (with references), and (optional) a one-page statement of vision for how you might approach the position. Please send your application electronically to

Posted January 2, 2019

Regular Babysitter - Spring Semester

Regular sitter needed Monday - Wednesday - Friday mornings for three hours. Either 8:30-11:30, 9-noon, or 9:30-12:30 to watch two-year old twin girls. Contact if interested.

Tu/Th mornings are a possiblity if MWF will not work.

Posted December 17, 2018

 Social Studies Instructor

St. Mary’s Catholic School of Sleepy Eye is seeking a junior-senior high social studies instructor for 2nd semester of the 2018-2019 school year and beyond. St. Mary’s is a PreK-12 Catholic school in search of an individual of the Catholic faith, who desires to make a difference in the lives of our students. Applicants must be passionate about education, strong in collaboration, focused on instructional best practices, and contribute positively to the learning and development of all students. Applicants must hold a valid MN teaching license in the area of Secondary Education. Extra-curricular activities and coaching positions available.

Interested applicants should visit our website,, to obtain an application. Mail, email, or fax personal resume, St. Mary’s application, and two letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Peter Roufs, Principal
St. Mary’s Junior-Senior High School
104 St. Mary’s St NW Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Posted December 17, 2018

 Newman Catholic Schools Principal

Newman Catholic Schools in Wausau, WI, seeks to identify and secure a Principal to serve as their next academic and religious leader of their Junior High & Senior High School programs. The ideal candidatewill be expected to bring the energy, charisma, and passionate leadership skills necessary for this school community to build on its strengths while enhancing its respected Catholic education. The candidates we seek will be experienced in addressing the challenges facing most Catholic schools while ensuring its Catholic identity and academic excellence. The next Principal will be working closely with the visionary leaders of the Newman Catholic Schools system, including the Chief Academic Officer and the President. Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2019. All inquiries and applications will be treated confidentially and with the greatest respect. Applications will be accepted until February 4, 2019. View the application details here.

Dr. Bob Tift, Partner
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC
124 Sycamore Drive Westwood, MA 02090

Posted December 13, 2018

 Part-Time Nanny in St. Paul

Catholic studies alumni family seeking a part-time nanny.  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Duties include general care for child, folding laundry and cleaning. Ideal start January 3, 2019. Pay $15/hour. If interested, please call or text 651-747-6954.

Posted December 13, 2018

 Elementary Substitute Teacher

Shakopee Area Catholic School is seeking a teacher to join our fourth grade team beginning in January, 2019 through the end of the school year. The ideal candidate will be a practicing, faithful Catholic who is knowledgeable and supportive of the mission and philosophy of Catholic Schools and is committed to evangelization through excellence in Catholic education. Must have a valid MN teaching license or have applied for a license. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, licensure and references. For questions or to submit an application, contact Bruce Doyle, Assistant Principal, at

Posted December 10, 2018

 Part-Time Nanny / Mother's Helper

A Catholic family in Arden Hills with newborn triplets seeks part-time Nanny/mother's helper assistance. The mother is a stay-at-home-mom who desires assistance to care for the babies and home primarily while the father is at work Tuesdays and Thursdays from January through May. Assistance in evenings, including the last evening feeding, as well as some nights and weekends are also possibilities. The family is located approximately 15 minutes (8 miles) from the St. Thomas campus just off of Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills. If interested or have questions please call/text Ryan at 763-218-4602 or by email

Posted December 10, 2018

Minnesota Catholic Conference Internship

Are you looking to learn more about the intersection of your Catholic faith with policy and society, while building your communications skill-set in a professional environment? Consider interning with the Minnesota Catholic
Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. Communications interns will contribute to MCC’s apostolate by aiding our efforts to communicate the Church’s social vision and advocacy efforts to a variety of audiences, including Minnesota Catholics, the state legislature, and the media. View a detailed job description here.

The internship is unpaid, though a stiped may be offered at its conclusion. Interns are expected to work a consistent weekly schedule, but time, hours, and duration are negotiable.
If interested, please submit the following to Katherine Cross at no later than Friday, December 28th, including a resume, a cover letter, an unofficial transcript, and a short (less than 1,000 words) writing sample.

Posted December 3, 2018

Sunday Preschool Coordinator Position

The Faith Formation Ministry of St. Bartholomew in Wayzata is seeking a Sunday Preschool Coordinator for the 2019 spring semester. The purpose of this position is to provide promotion, planning, organization, and volunteer teacher training and support to the Sunday Preschool program. The coordinator will receive guidance and support from the Director of Faith Formation. This is a part-time paid position.

If you are interested, please contact Andrew Allen, Director of Children & Adult Faith Formation at 952.473.6601, or

Posted November 20, 2018

Substitute Teachers at Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes School in Saint Paul, a PreK-12 Catholic school, is seeking to grow our list of substitute teachers. Substitute teacher hours are 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. on days when coverage is needed. Interested individuals should send a copy of their resume to Becca DeMarais,

Posted November 1, 2018

 Mission Intern at Riverwest Food Pantry

Apply now for a Mission Intern position for 2019-2020 at Riverwest Food Pantry. Encounter and mentor those in our community and run Community Food Center operations.  Explore questions of spirituality, community living, and social justice while living in an intentional community in the heart of the neighborhood.  For more information, visit or contact Samantha at

Posted November 1, 2018

Legal Assistant

Attorney Edward Gross is seeking a person to work in his law office as a legal assistant on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for 10-12 hours per week. The pay will be $18/hour, depending upon experience. This could be an Emmaus person, a college or graduate student or perhaps an older person with some time free to work. Some computer skills are required.

Responsibilities include:

1. Receptionist duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments, keeping calendars, greeting clients.

2. Secretarial duties, including typing, transcribing dictation, communications with clients, including typing letters, scanning and closing files etc.

The office is located at 1959 Sloan Place in Maplewood, Minnesota. Please contact Ed by phone at 651-631-0616 or by email,

Posted September 21, 2018

Freelance Writer - Catholic Schools Center for Excellence

The Catholic Schools Center for Excellence is seeking Freelance Writers to contribute to the CSCOE magazine. Preferred qualifications: coursework or degree in communications, English, journalism, Catholic Studies, or related field, and/or experience in writing for publications. Articles are assigned to Freelance Writers by the Magazine Project Manager. Writers are expected to conduct any necessary interviews, have excellent writing abilities, and meet deadlines. To learn more about CSCOE or to read the magazine, visit To apply, please send two writing samples of 700 words or fewer and a statement of why you are interested in writing for CSCOE Magazine to Melissa at

Posted August 30, 2018

Lenten Lecture Series

Join St. Agnes Church in downtown St. Paul for a Lenten lecture series on spiritual masters.  Each lecture follows 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the Upper Church, held on Fridays during Lent.

March 8: Dr. David Deavel on St. Augustine
March 15: Sr. Mary Margaret O'Brien, OP, on St. Catherine of Siena
March 22: Sr. Teresa Christi Balek, OP, on St. Teresa of Avila
March 29: Elizabeth Kelly on St. John of the Cross
April 5: Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt on St. Francis de Sales
April 12: Fr. Robert Altier on St. Therese of Lisieux

Posted February 19, 2019


Family Pilgrimage in Poland

Join the JP2 Project in Krakow, Poland for a young families pilgrimage through the heart and tracks of Karol Wojtyla. Discover the model of our patron’s “ƚrodowisko”, an environment of family life to live out the call to holiness and transmit the Gospel to the world. Designed for families with young children to have a peaceful and enriching experience.

The pilgrimage will take place July 17-25, 2019, $980 per family. To learn more visit the JP2 Project website.

Posted February 12, 2019


Operation Andrew Dinner

Thursday, March 7
6 – 8 p.m.
Archdiocesan Catholic Center, St. Paul

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite men discerning the priesthood, ages 16 – 50, to dinner and conversation with vocations testimonials on priesthood and religious life. It is typical for a pastor, religious or youth minister to accompany each discerning guest.

Register online before March 4. Email or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890.

Posted January 31, 2019

 Miriam Dinner

Tuesday, March 12
6 – 8 p.m.
Archdiocesan Catholic Center, St. Paul

The Miriam Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, is an event for women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life. It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, consecrated religious, or youth minister. The evening begins with prayer, followed by dinner with consecrated women sharing their vocations testimonies. Priests, deacons and consecrated women in the Archdiocese are encouraged to invite women, ages 16 – 35, who present a sincere interest in consecrated life. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Evening Prayer at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by dinner in Kolbe Hall, and conclude with a tour of Bethany House (Women’s Discernment House) with dessert and coffee.

Register online before March 8. Email

Posted January 31, 2019

 "Come and See" with the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

Spend a weekend with the Handmaids for the Heart of Jesus in New Ulm and find out what life is like in their joyful, spiritual order.  For Catholic women ages 20-30.  Weekends are October 19-21, December 14-16, and March 15-17.  To register, contact or call 507-766-4570.

Posted September 12, 2018

Basement Suite

Off-campus apartment housing rental option for any Catholic Studies students at UST.  1854 Jefferson Avenue is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom basement apartment suite located in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood in St. Paul 1 mile from UST.  Includes full kitchen, living room and study room fully furnished.  $1,000/mo (or $500/mo for each bedroom).  Contact Sandra Sonnen (cell): 651-583-1412.

Posted January 29, 2019


Upper-Level Duplex for Rent

An upper-level West St Paul duplex is available for rent with a wonderful former Catholic Studies couple in the downstairs unit. One bedroom, 3/4 bath, kitchen, dining room, living room. $800 per month rent includes utilities (water, gas, electricity, garbage), basement laundry facilities, with on street parking. No smoking and no pets. Available February 1, 2019. Please contact Mary at or Brian at

Posted January 7, 2019

Twin Cities Catholics Looking for Roommates

Beautiful loft with private bathroom, shared kitchen, and furnished dining and living space, available for rent. Laundry is in-unit. Water and garbage are paid by landlord. Room for one to two people, depending on preference ($925 for the space). House is located in a nice St. Paul neighborhood; conveniently located just off of Selby and Grand - within walking distance of Café Latte, Bread and Chocolate, Mississippi Market, Caribou Coffee, Cathedral Hill, and two major bus routes. Available beginning in mid-Dec, but there is flexibility with the move-in date. Feel free to contact Carrie Befort for more information (262-955-3546 or, or click here to view images

Posted November 12, 2018

 'Home for the Summer' Program

The Office of Vocations is offering a new summer program for women interested in summer household. “Home for the Summer” program is a Catholic household for women, high school graduates to age 27, and will include a community of prayer and fellowship with some opportunities to encounter religious sisters. The 2019 Summer program begins on June 15 and will conclude on August 10. Applications are now being accepted for Home for the Summer. If interested, please complete the interest form at here!

Posted October 3, 2018

 Bethany House Applications Now Accepted

Bethany House applications are now being accepted for September 2019 to May 2020. Bethany House is a home for women who live in community, pray together, take meals together and discern whether they are called to consecrated life. Bethany House is sponsored by the Office of Vocations and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. We are currently taking applications for women interested in Bethany House. Qualities of a good candidate for Bethany House include single women, ages 20 – 27, who are interested in dedicating a year to intentionally discerning a vocation to religious life. If this describes you, please contact us by completing the interest form here!

Posted October 3, 2018

 Faculty House for Rent Spring Semester

4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home available from mid-January to mid-August 2019 while homeowner, a UST Philosophy professor, is on sabbatical. Home is located 1.5 miles from the St. Paul campus, is fully furnished, and includes all utilities. View pictures here or contact Dr. Timothy Pawl at if interested. Rent is $1800/month.

Posted August 23, 2018


Summer Philosophy Workshop from the Thomistic Institute

Each summer, together with the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College and the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, the Thomistic Institute sponsors a four-day workshop for students and lovers of philosophy. The conference takes place in Newburgh, NY on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College and features renowned presenters from prestigious universities around the world. Graduate students, talented undergraduates and all lovers of wisdom are invited to attend. Applications will be accepted beginning January 16th and will close on May 7th. Find out more and apply here.

June 19-23, 2019. Mount Saint Mary college, Newburgh, NY.

Posted January 23, 2019


2018 Undergraduate Essay Contest

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s encyclical “The Splendor of Truth” or Veritatis Splendor, the Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology at Ave Maria University announce an essay contest for undergraduates.

“People today need to turn to Christ once again in order to receive from him the answer to their questions about what is good and what is evil. Christ is the Teacher, the Risen One who has life in himself and who is always present in his Church and in the world.” -- Veritatis Splendor, 8

First Place Award: $500, Honorable Mention: $100. Essays will be judged on style, content, argumentative coherence, organization, and theological soundness by designated faculty from the Graduate Programs of Theology at Ave Maria University.

Essays must be original compositions of 1000-words relating to the above quote from Veritatis Splendor. The essay contest is open to college and university students enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year. The essay need not consider the overall document Veritatis Splendor or the thought of Pope Saint John Paul II. The essay may simply focus on the designated quotation.

Essays should include a cover page with title, author’s full name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and the name and mailing address of the college or university at which the author is enrolled. One entry per student. Entries must be received by January 15, 2019 and emailed to:

Posted December 18, 2018


Riverwest Food Pantry Missionary

This Thanksgiving, how were you fed? This past Saturday volunteers and workers from Riverwest Food Pantry distributed Thanksgiving meals to 400 of our shoppers at the food pantry! It was a very successful event. Many houses will have a delicious Thanksgiving meal, but the workers were fed by their presence. The food is a sign of the deeper communion and kinship between us.

Consider giving a year of service with the Riverwest Food Pantry! Come on mission for a year of feeding the hungry, and finding your own deep hunger for God through prayer, service, formation, and community. Opportunities are also available for summer internships. Check out our website for more information!

Posted November 28, 2018

Volunteer with the Chesterton Society

The Chesterton Society is looking for someone to help digitize G. K. Chesterton's articles available from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The articles are available on microfilm in the Special Collections area of the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, which is open during normal business hours. We need a volunteer to pull images off the microfilm and upload the resulting PDF images to a Dropbox folder. The work will take 3-4 hours, and can be done in multiple sessions as your schedule allows. Please write Project Director John Holland at for more details.

Posted September 21, 2018

 Faith Formation Assistant at St. Mark

The Church of St. Mark near St Thomas has an urgent need for class assistants for Wednesday Faith Formation, 6:30-7:30pm beginning Wednesday, Sept 19th.  Help keep kids safe by being the caring 2nd adult in the room and by sharing your love of the Faith!  Email Faith Formation Coordinator, Katy Wehr, at

Posted September 18, 2018

Abria Child Enrichment Volunteer

Supervise children and organize developmentally enriching ideas for them while their parents attend clinic sessions. Needed Thursday or Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m. and/or 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00-2:30 p.m. and/or 2:30-4:00 p.m. Contact Teresa Naughton, Education Program Manager, at

Posted September 12, 2018

 Middle School Faith Formation Catechists

The Catholic Community of St. Odilia in Shoreview is looking for catechists for its middle school Faith Formation program. Help deepen students' understanding and love of God by presenting lesson plans provided by the Coordinator, facilitating group discussion, and demonstrating what it means to be a Catholic in the world today. Classes begin on September 26th and are held approximately twice a month. For more inforamtion, contact Nathan Stewart, Coordinator of Catechesis and Confirmation, at or at 651-415-3343.

Posted September 11, 2018

 Confirmation Catechesis for Hastings Parish

Co-lead small groups of 9th grade boys and girls as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sundays 4 - 6 p.m. Some compensation available in the form of gas cards. Contact Confirmation Coordinator Mariah Smith if interested,

Posted August 23, 2018

'Home for the Summer' Program

The Office of Vocations is offering a new summer program for women interested in summer household. “Home for the Summer” program is a Catholic household for women, high school graduates to age 27, and will include a community of prayer and fellowship with some opportunities to encounter religious sisters. The 2019 Summer program begins on June 15 and will conclude on August 10. Applications are now being accepted for Home for the Summer. If interested, please complete the interest form at here!

Posted October 3, 2018


Latin/Greek Tutoring
Ian O'Hagan is offering tutoring sessions in Latin and Greek for students who require assistance in these languages. Ian is a high school teacher at Chesterton Academy in Edina and has extensive background teaching and tutoring  for a variety of age groups. He is available in the evenings Thursday-Saturday. Tutoring sessions are $20 per hour, but rates are flexible. References are available. For more information, or to schedule tutoring sessions, contact Ian at 314-764-0900

Posted October 19, 2017