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.

Director of Faith Formation

Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Come join us at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, a sacramental presence of Christ on the East Side of Saint Paul for over 100 years. A small Catholic community of faith in the Beaver Lake neighborhood, we are dedicated to the traditions of our past and the brightness of our future. As we begin the next 100 years of ministry on the East Side, we are eager to be a parish of unity, holiness, Catholicity and apostolic outreach. We are currently seeking a Director of Faith Formation to work with our amazing children, youth, parents, volunteers and staff.

For more information and to apply, visit the Archdiocesan website.

Posted July 31, 2019

Sunday Preschool Coordinator Position

The Faith Formation Ministry of St. Bartholomew in Wayzata is seeking a Sunday Preschool Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year (September-April). 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 ($20 hourly), with work hours being 8:00 a.m.-Noon Sundays (22 weeks during school year) plus additional program prep hours. Responsibilities include choosing curriculum and planning program year, recruiting catechists, sending weekly communications emails to families with curriculum notes, announcements, etc., and monitoring Sunday sessions.

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

Posted July 31, 2019


Homeschool Co-op Art Teacher

Fourteen Friday mornings for the school year. Fair pay and supply fees included.

Three classes of students including: 1/2 grade, 3/4 grade, 5/6 grade

This is a homeschool co-op that has been around for 40 years and is located in Bloomington, MN. Class size is 20 or less. Permanent helpers are assigned to each class for support. Art has been an important part of our co-op for many years. Our wonderful art teacher, Christine Tierney, left us to open her own studio in Shakopee.

Text or call Renee at 952-693-8675 if you have interest.

Posted July 29, 2019

5th Grade Teacher at Annunciation

Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher to join our school community. The 5th grade teacher will be part of a collaborative team, helping create a positive, engaging environment for learning.


  • Holds a valid Minnesota Teaching License.
  • Utilizes multiple instructional techniques and innovative approaches to ensure student success and engagement.
  • Develops and uses instructional material suitable for a wide range of learning styles.
  • Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs.
  • Possesses an ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and staff.
  • Provides opportunities for extra tutoring or support for students.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to on-going professional development.
  • Creates a Christ-like atmosphere in which the needs of the whole child are met.

To apply, email letter of interest, resume, copy of teaching license, and three letters of recommendation to:

Jen Renstrom at
ATTN: Jennifer Cassidy

Submit applications by July 12, 2019

Posted July 3, 2019

Teach for Christ

Teach for Christ recruits, trains, and places young Catholic leaders in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis where they serve apostolically as teachers and tutors, coaches and mentors so as to:

• Support career Catholic school teachers, boost morale, and fight teacher burnout

• Raise student achievement

• Energize Catholic communities

• Be formed as the Catholic leaders of the future

• Reflect the love of Christ

Teach for Christ is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year on a rolling basis. Men are especially needed. For more information or to apply please visit:

Posted June 10, 2019

K-8 Religion Lessons at St. Joe's

St. Joseph's in West St. Paul is seeking an energetic, visionary, mature and faith-filled individual to join our School team as our Religion Specialist. Qualifications for this position include: (1) Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church; (2) Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and/or Catholic Studies required - Master’s degree preferred; (3) Licensed Middle School teacher preferred, but not required; (3) Demonstrated faith leadership and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph’s School; (4) Knowledge in curriculum development and program evaluation is preferred; (5) Effective communicator with students, parents, and faculty; (6) Ability to support the planning of school Masses, religious celebrations, devotions, and service activities.

Candidates should send letter of interest, resume and letters of recommendation to Mr. Greg Wesely, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School, 1138 Seminole Ave., West St. Paul, MN 55118 or

Posted June 10, 2019

High School Humanities Teacher - St. Michael Academy

St. Michael Academy, a Catholic Classical Academy in Petoskey, Michigan in the Little Traverse Bay region, is looking for a brilliant, energetic, and faith-filled educator to teach a wide variety of humanities courses in our rigorous and inspiring high school curriculum. The bulk of the full-time teaching load for the position will span the fields of theology and philosophy, but will likely also include a course or two in history and/or literature. The ideal candidate will possess both teaching experience and a commitment to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The incumbent will also be asked to provide service to the entire high school, and perhaps teach other courses in our emerging junior high classical enrichment program. St. Michael Academy will be joining the Chesterton Classical School Network next year, and will also be initiating the accreditation process, so all SMA faculty will be called upon to assist in these essential matters.


• Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Philosophy, History, or Literature Required; M.A. Preferred.

• Three Years Teaching Experience Preferred, But New Teachers Encouraged to Apply.

• Ability to Teach a Wide Variety of Courses a Plus.

• Ability to Coach Also a Plus.

• Practicing Catholic and Commitment to the Magisterium Required.

If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Richard A. Brake, Ph.D.
St. Michael Academy
2225 Summit Park Drive
Petoskey, Michigan 49770

Posted June 10, 2019

Crux Intern

Crux is currently looking for a couple of interns. We can’t promise fame or fortune, simply a front-row seat to what’s still the greatest show on earth: The worldwide Catholic Church, in all its spectacular glory and its gut-wrenching failures. We’re looking for two interns based in the United States - ideally one on the East Coast and another in the Western part of the country, but location is negotiable. One should have proficiency both in English and Spanish, the other should know Spanish or at least one other language. The plan is to have the interns chosen by the end of the summer, so they can hit the ground running in September.

The interns will be supervised by Inés San Martín, our Rome bureau chief, and Christopher White, our national correspondent. The positions are being created thanks to the generosity of the Bishop McFarland Trust in Orange County, California, and the support of Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange. Some of it will be grunt work: Compiling lists, taking notes, doing some basic translation, and so on. However, we also want these interns to be able to get into the field, cover stories, do interviews, and write articles to be published on Crux, so it’s a chance to develop some real-world experience.

If you’re a college student or young professional just starting out and this prospect seems completely nuts, I couldn’t blame you. However, if the thought of it elevates your heart rate just a little bit, if the idea of running around in a frenzied search for news brings the edges of a smile, you should consider applying. Find more information and the application here.

Posted June 10, 2019

Institute for Catholic Liberal Education - Multiple Positions Available

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education works with Catholic K-12 schools around the country who are interweaving Catholicism throughout their schools while returning to a classical liberal arts approach to education. This has proven so successful in forming thriving, joyful academic communities that an increasing number of schools and dioceses are looking for teachers, heads of school, and superintendents who can implement this vision.

The Employment Opportunities page is now featuring all kinds of K-12 academic jobs from around the country in both teaching and administrative positions. Each job has a unique application process.

Posted May 29, 2019

Middle School Theology Teacher

Willows Academy in Des Plaines, IA, is seeking a middle school theology teacher who has knowledge of and experience teaching theology and forming students in a life of piety, has an in-depth understanding of teachings of the Catholic Church, and has an appreciation and understanding of the spirituality of Opus Dei and can transmit it to students and families.

Application process: Please submit cover letter expressing interest in a particular position and resume to

Posted May 23, 2019

Catholic Youth Camp

Catholic Youth Camp is looking for staff! Are you interested in spending your summer changing lives, growing and developing your professional skills, being challenged, sharing your faith, having fun, making friends and having an experience unlike any other, CYC is the place for you. A summer at CYC will change your life and provide you with memories that will last forever.

Applicants will be interviewed as they apply and jobs will be offered on a rolling basis.

Summer Staff must be available Sunday-Friday from June -August, Mandatory staff training takes place June 14th to 21st for all hired.

CYC Staff must be 19 years old or at least one year post high school. Various positions available. For more information visit

Posted May 20, 2019


UST alum couple are seeking a Catholic Studies student to nanny our 5 month old daughter, 1-2 days per week at our house in Mac Groveland. Open to graduate or undergraduate help and would need a nanny through the summer with possibility for extension into the fall, as determined by us and the student. Please contact Meg if interested. 

Phone: 651.600.0558  

Posted May 20, 2019

Regular, Part-Time Babysitter

The Finks are looking for a regular babysitter for our children (ages 3, 1.5, and a third child due in November) from 8-5, two days per week starting at the beginning of August. We live in West St. Paul. The days are currently Tues/Wed, but could be different days if needed. We would also be open to multiple babysitters taking different parts of those hours (e.g. someone who could only do one day a week, only mornings, etc.). Pay would be hourly and is negotiable based on experience. If you are interested, please contact Maureen with the below information.

Maureen Fink

Posted May 16, 2019

 Treatment Coordinator

Snyder Orthodontics is looking for a treatment coordinator, Monday -Thursday (32 hours/week). This job requires a personable, passionate personality who is eager to educate new patients and parents on the treatment offered at our Apple Valley orthodontic practice. No experience is necessary.  We need a confident learner who can come to understand the principles of this dynamic discipline. Great wages and benefits.  Dr. Snyder has a masters from Catholic Studies and is quite active in education in our Archdiocese. Consider joining our enthusiastic team.

If interested, email Dr. Snyder your resume;

Posted May 14, 2019

Riverwest Missionary Intern

Join Riverwest Food Pantry for an opportunity in Milwaukee, WI to grow in love for God and the urban poor.

We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 year!

Start date between August 5, 2019-August 29, 2020.

Your experience will include morning prayer/adoration Tuesdays-Fridays at St. Casimir, household night prayer, Mass, running food pantry operations, weekly formation talks around social justice, prayer, and community life, and living in small intentional community with fellow missionaries. Additionally, the growing community of St. Casimir and the Riverwest neighborhood make up a network of relationships that make it a vibrant loving place to be!

Interested? Come and stay with us for a weekend or view our website for more details!

Posted May 8, 2019

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Office of Evangelization Intern

The Office of Evangelization is hiring again for an intern to work part-time here with us starting this summer and into the school year. If interested, contact either Crystal Crocker at or Susanna Parent at to inquire. W​e are hiring at $10/hour about 10-15 hrs/week.

Position Summary: To support the work that is performed by the Office of Evangelization by providing communication, marketing and administrative services which relieve the office of daily routine details and assists in the overall function of the office.

Essential Functions: Assist with production and distribution of communication and marketing materials, support for event planning, assist with video production, editing and script writing, writing and editing of e-mail blasts, making travel arrangements. Applicant should be working toward a college degree and must have competent knowledge of the Catholic faith and actively demonstrate respect and support for the institutions, teachings, and laws of the Catholic Church.

Posted May 1, 2019

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

Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake?

Wednesday, June 26
7:30-9:00 p.m.
JRC 126

Join us for a thought-provoking lecture and Q&A session on the intersection of evolution and faith with celebrated theology scholar Dr. John Haught. Dr. Haught (ph. D. Catholic University, 1970) is Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University, Washington DC. His area of specialization is systematic theology, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion.

Posted June 12, 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 “Środowisko”, 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


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


Acton Institute Business Conference

The competitive market system thrives when firmly rooted in a free and virtuous society. Yet the news is filled with economic arguments against the free market. Terms like capitalism and crony capitalism are used with little clarification. During this conference, we will explore the distinctions between free market capitalism and crony capitalism. We’ll look at the defining facts of cronyism and its detrimental effects on diverse markets. The cost of cronyism is high—join us in Dallas as we seek to keep business conditions free and competitive for everyone.

The ideal conference attendee is a student (undergraduate or graduate) with some experience studying economics, philosophy/ethics, politics, and/or theology.

Attendance is by application only. Conference fees, meals, and lodging will be covered for accepted applicants. Travel scholarships are available.

Application closes August 16, 2019.

For more information or to apply, click here.

Posted July 8, 2019

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



JVC Service Year


Want to make a tangible difference for communities in the Northwest, while living in community and growing in personal and professional skills? Apply for a service year through JVC Northwest and help meet local needs in education, healthcare, youth/at-risk teen services, and more! View their urgent opportunities and the application here. Please note their application deadline is June 30.

Posted June 26, 2019


Monastic Wisdom Seminar - Week-Long Retreat

June 16-21, 2019

New Melleray Trappist Abbey | Peosta, Iowa

"Understanding is wholly useless if it is not based upon wisdom, in that while it penetrates the higher mysteries without the counterpoise of wisdom, its own lightness is only lifting it up to meet with the heavier fall." - St. Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, 1.32.45

The Lumen Christi Institute and New Melleray Abbey have partnered to organize a retreat aimed at exploring the monastic wisdom tradition. The Trappist community at New Melleray Abbey in Iowa represents an ancient and continual tradition of Christian monasticism with roots in the early Church. Students with an interest in theology or spirituality may be familiar with some of the major figures in this tradition—St. John Cassian, St. Benedict of Nursia, and St. Bernard of Clairvaux. It is less likely they have spent time putting into practice the lessons of prayer, spiritual reading, and silence in an organized manner.

The contention of the Monastic Wisdom Seminar is that monastic disciplines must be practiced to be understood. Participants will spend a week praying, conferencing, reading, and working with the monks of New Melleray Abbey.

Apply here:

Posted May 10, 2019

 Audition for Catholic Young Adults: The Musical

If you enjoyed “Moonshine Abbey” and other plays performed at the St. Paul Seminary over the years…here’s your chance to be in one!

Fr. Kyle Kowalczyk (CSMA alum) and other Catholic creatives are producing “Catholic Young Adults: The Musical,” a new play by Fr. Kyle. We’re casting 8 principals (4 men and 4 women), 4 ensemble roles (3 men and 1 woman), and a chorus of 6-12. Stipends will be provided for principals commensurate with experience. Catholic Studies students, alums, and other YA friends are all welcome!

Auditions: September 6-7, 2019

Rehearsals: September through November 2019

Performances: November 15-23, 2019 (at St. Agnes School in St. Paul)

To sign up for auditions or otherwise throw your hat in the ring, go to

Posted April 25, 2019

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 18, 2019


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