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.

Coordinator of Youth Formation and Youth Ministry

St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Eagan, Minnesota, is now accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of Youth Formation and Youth Ministry. This position oversees the faith formation of over four hundred middle school and high school aged youth and leads a team of forty catechists. In this position you will be part of a vibrant and professional faith formation team dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Click here to learn more: St. John Neumann Youth Formation.

Posted April 11, 2019

Pax Christi Summer Intern

Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, MN is seeking to hire a Summer Intern in the areas of Children and Youth Ministries. The full-time Summer Intern, will be responsible for: 1) administrative support including lesson planning and communication; and 2) ministry efforts such as assisting with Vacation Bible School a Middle School Service Week, Camp Summit (three overnight summer camp), Wednesday night bonfires, etc. The Summer Intern will work closely with our Children and Youth Ministries' Staff and will gain important skills necessary for future work in a parish setting. Start and end dates are flexible. Contact Zach Rawson for more information. Send your resume with a cover letter to For more information view the employment application here.

Posted April 3, 2019

Full-Time Nanny

The McQuillan family seeks a full-time nanny to provide in home care for three of their children Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the school year.  Days and hours may vary a bit in the summer. Children’s ages are 4, 2, and 1. Starting in the fall, it will most likely be the younger two kids. Our ideal candidate will be someone who is reliable, someone who will partner with us in raising our children, someone who enjoys engaging children in play and activities, and is willing to do light housework.  Pay will be hourly and is negotiable based on qualifications. Please call 651-357-8667 or email

Posted March 21, 2019

Providence College Positions

Providence College Campus Ministry is currently looking to fill two open positions for the upcoming academic year: a Director for Service Immersion and Social Justice and an Assistant Director for Service Immersion and Social Justice.

The postings can be found here:

Director for Service Immersion and Social Justice

Assistant Director for Service Immersion and Social Justice

If you are interested, apply today as interviews are beginning.

Posted March 21, 2019

Care-Giver Positions

1. Care for a 16-year-old boy in wheelchair with Cerebral Palsy: early mornings, transfers, dressing, getting ready for school including summer school, after school care, occasional evenings, weekends, flexible hours.

2. Help with 18-year-old boy with ADHD and mild Cerebral Palsy: needs supervision, recreational activities, organization.

Nonsmoker. Pay rate starting at $12.50/hour. Location in South St. Paul.

Contact Julie Sieve (651-295-2821) if seriously interested.

Posted February 25, 2019

Week- and Summer-Long Mission Positions with I.D. Teach

The mission of Into the Deep is to facilitate true understanding of our identity, reason for being, and dignity as body-soul persons made in the image of God. One of the ways Into the Deep fulfills its mission is to invite adults, teens, and middle school girls to step away from life for a time and join us for camping retreats. The big questions can then be discussed and pondered over several days amidst lessons on the theology of the body (“TOB”), Eucharist-centered prayer, and the experience of living outdoors. 

Week-long positions are unpaid, the summer-long position is paid. Contact Jen Messing for an application if interested. Applications are due May 1. Visit for more information.

Posted February 22, 2019

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

 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

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

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

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

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

Prodigal Son Lecture Series

March 18, March 25, and April 1
St. Bartholomew's Church, Wayzata

St. Bartholomew in Wayzata will be hosting a Lenten series based on Henri Nouwen's The Return of the Prodigal Son. Catholic Studies' own Dr. Erika Kidd will be presenting. Cost for the whole series is $25. Register at

The Younger Son
Joe Masek, SPO Chapter Leader
Monday, March 18
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Elder Son
Dr. Erika Kidd, Director of CSMA Program
Monday, March 25
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Father
Fr. Jonathon Kelly, Formator and
Spiritual Director at SJV Seminary
Monday, April 1
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Posted March 6, 2019


Sidewalk Counseling Training Seminar

If you can hand someone a brochure, you can help save a life! Nearly every day in the Twin Cities, an average of 34 babies are scheduled to be killed in the area’s three abortion centers. Attend this seminar and learn how to save these babies and help their families by peacefully reaching out in love to those entering abortion centers. Christians of all denominations are encouraged to come to this free seminar. Prayer supporters are also needed and are welcome to attend. Hosted by the Sanctity of Life Ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Free parking in the church lot.

Thursday, March 7
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bethlehem Baptist Church - 720 13th Ave. S., Room 111
Minneapolis, MN 55415

To register, contact Debra Braun at (651) 797-6364 or DEBRA.BRAUN@PLAM.ORG.

Posted February 21, 2019

Lenten Lecture Series

Join St. Agnes Church in the Frogdown neighborhood of St. Paul (535 Thomas Avenue West) 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


Catholic Studies women are in search of a sub-lease for their home in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul. The lease is for the month of June, with move-in possible as early as May 27th, until July 1st. Please contact Bonnie Holmvig for more details and information. Email: / Phone (Call or Text): 218-866-0481

Posted April 9, 2019


Move-In Ready Duplex

Two professionals looking for other young female Catholic roommates. We live in a beautiful, furnished duplex just off of Summit Ave and Victoria St. Our space is tidy, up-lifting, and homey. Need to find roommates in order to resign a lease in May (lease starts in June). Please email Colleen at for more details!

Posted March 26, 2019

 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


Free Society Summer Program

Since its establishment 19 years ago, the Free Society Seminar successfully has been pursuing its mission to form American/European study groups for the dialogue on various political, economic and moral-cultural questions.

Become one of the chosen students from the US and Europe and discuss and study actual social topics with prominent American and Slovak professors in some of the most beautiful places in Slovakia - the originally rococo château in Ivanka pri Dunaji and the historical town of Banská Štiavnica.

You will explore the political, economic, moral, and cultural dimensions of a free society in the thought of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, The Federalist Papers, and Alexis de Tocqueville, among others.

For more information click here.

Posted April 18, 2019


2019-2020 Leadership Interns

Applications due Friday, April 5

Catholic Studies Leadership Intern applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. The Leadership Intern Program seeks to equip and train future Catholic leaders through seminars, hands-on leadership experience, interaction with civic and Church leaders, and intensive formation, in a community of both seminarians and lay students. For more information see the Leadership Interns homepage.

Applications can be downloaded here: 19-20 Leadership Intern Application. Group interviews will be scheduled with Gaby Quillan, Fr. Evans and Fr. Howe during the first weeks of April. Submit the completed application to Gaby Quillan at Sitzmann Hall (Mail 55-S).

Posted March 7, 2019

 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

Twin Cities Creative Writing Group

Upcoming meetings:

- Fiction and Prose, May 18 at 1pm

- Poetry, May 27 at 7pm

Christopher Damian, a graduate of the C.S.M.A. program, runs a bi-monthly creative writing workshop for Twin Cities Catholics interested in growing as writers and readers of fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction. Graduating seniors, graduates, and graduate students of Catholic Studies and their friends are welcome to join! If you are interested, please email Chris at If you have one, please include a writing sample. Writers of all levels are welcome. More information at:

Posted April 28, 2019


Two women needed for seminarian wedding practicum

The Theology 3 seminarians are doing their wedding liturgy practicum on Thursday, May 2 at 3:00 p.m. Two "bridesmaids" are needed. There is a practice run through on Thursday, April 25 at 3:00 p.m., but the test will take place on May 2 at The Saint Paul Seminary chapel. If interested, please contact Hazel Jordan at

Posted March 26, 2019

'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