March 10, 2004


Help Wanted

DIRECTOR OF SACRED MUSIC AND LITURGICAL FORMATION -- St. Bernard Church, a young community of 2,200 registered households in Bridgewater, NJ is seeking a full time Director of Sacred Music and Liturgical Formation. The applicant must be a proficient organist/pianist, possessing the organizational, directorial, and leadership skills needed for an effective pastoral ministry. In addition, the applicant must also possess an advanced knowledge of the Liturgy, and be enthusiastic about developing and implementing programs directed to cultivating all aspects of the parish’s liturgical life. Job description and salary available upon request. Please send resume and references to: Search Committee, St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, 500 Rte. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, (908) 725-0552.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGICAL MUSIC -- Full time position immediately available for a 1600 family parish with elementary school. Minimum of two years of pastoral experience and, at least a bachelor’s degree in music/liturgy. Must possess strong keyboard and organ skills, choral/cantor training and conducting ability, good vocal skills and a thorough knowledge of Catholic liturgy and worship. Responsibilities: weekend liturgies and other liturgical events, directing adult and children choirs, recruitment and training of liturgical music ministers. Possibility of teaching music classes for parish elementary school can also be discused. Salary negotisable, commensurate with degree and experience. Full benefit package. Send resume and references to: Corpus Christi Parish, Search Committee, 100 James Street, South River, NJ 08882.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- St. Clare Parish in Staten Island, New York. Parish of 7,000+ families seeks qualified person to coordinate music ministry in collaboration with the Director of Liturgy. Must be a competent organist or pianist and cantor/choir director. Salary commensurate with experience/education and full benefits. Right of first refusal for approximately 300 weddings and funerals. Interested candidates should send resume to Msgr. Joseph P. Murphy, 110 Nelson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10308. Phone (718) 984-7873. Email: stclarelm@si.rr.com

HEADMASTER -- Xavier High School, a Catholic, Jesuit, independent college prep school with a voluntary Army JROTC. A recognized US Department of Education School of Excellence serving 900 young men from diverse economic, geographic, racial and ethnic backgrounds since 1847. Master’s in Ed. or equiv.; NYS admin credentials or ability to obtain; minimum 5 yrs experience in a Catholic and/or Jesuit high school as a teacher or administrator; excellent oral/written communication skills; a personal commitment to practice the Catholic faith; a demonstrated commitment to the principles of Jesuit education. Begins 8-2-04. Send resume, cover letter and list of 3 references by March 22, 2004 to: Rosemary A. DeJulio, Ph.D., Chair, Headmaster Search Committee, Xavier High School, 30 West 16th Street, NY, NY 10011-6302.

Asst. Housemother Pro-Life Openings -- At the Several Sources Shelter. Our non-profit, non-sectarian shelters for pregnant women are in need of kind, compassionate individuals to fill the following opening: Title: Live-in Assistant Housemother, $9,500 to $11,500 per year. Drivers License req’d. If you would like to receive specific job descriptions and an outline of our Prolife work, please contact Kathleen Wrona or Susan Lloyd, PO Box 157, Ramsey, NJ 07446, (201) 818-9033.Ministry

DIRECTOR -- Director sought for Xavier Center, a Retreat and Conference Center located at Convent Station, NJ. The Director works in collaboration with the congregational leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth to foster the ministry. The director’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership for long-range planning, the development of full-scale programming, financial stewardship, and management of operations. Qualifications: Religious or lay Catholic; a minimum of five years administrative experience, a Masters degree or equivalent; organizational and collaborative skills; and enthusiasm for building the mission of hospitality. Please refer to the website http://www.xaviercenter.org for a description and slide show of the Center, its mission and staff. Send letter of application discussing qualifications and interest, resume, and names of three references to Sister Janet Lehmann, PO Box 476, Convent Station, NJ or email to jlehmann@scnj.org

COORDINATOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY & HEAD ORGANIST -- St. Joseph’s, Toms River, an active, established Jersey shore parish of 6500 families and two schools is seeking an organized, pastorally sensitive individual with knowledge and love for Roman Catholic/Vatican II liturgy. The applicant should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, have leadership abilities and be an accomplished organist/choir director. The rewards are great as you would enrich the parish community by enthusiastically engaging in both traditional and contemporary styles of music. Must be capable of directing the adult choir, accompanying the children’s choir, training cantors, advising contemporary ensembles and working collaboratively with the liturgy commitee. Additional responsibilities include coordinating the music for weekend masses, playing for and/or scheduling approximately 300 weddings and funerals per year as well as holy days and other sacramental celebrations. A BA in Music and five years experience in a parish setting are required. Send resume and salary histrory to: ksierchio@comcast.net.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- St. Anthony of Padua is a Pre K-8 school in Butler, NJ. It is accredited by the Middle States Association and has an enrollment of 200 students. Candidate must have a Master’s Degree, or be working toward a Master’s Degree, preferably in educational administration. Candidate must also be a practicing Catholic, hold a New Jersey Administrator’s Certificate and have a minimum of five years teaching experience, part of which has been in a Catholic school. Send resume immediately to St. Anthony School Search Committee, att: Valerie McMillan, 57 Bartholdi Avenue, Butler, NJ 07405. Email:secretary@stanthonyschool.com; fax (973) 838-1460.

CATHOLIC GIFTWARE -- New Jersey based Catholic giftware company seeks enterprising individual to assist with marketing, product development and other supervisory duties. Responsibilities to include catalog and brochure development with Photoshop, Quark Express and similar software. Thorough knowledge of Catholic religion required to assist with new product development. Candidate should have good communication and organizational skills. Marketing or retail background a plus. Please send or fax resume to: Devon, 5 Fairfield Road, North Caldwell, NJ 07006. fax (973) 812-8384.

PRINCIPAL -- Our Lady of Victories Elementary School, Sayreville, NJ, in the Diocese of Metuchen is seeking a principal for our 3 year old program, Pre K-8, 380 students, & 25 staff. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic committed to the teaching of the Church with vision to develop and implement new programs. Applicant must hold a NJ Administrator’s Certificate or equivalent, minimum of 5 years teaching, professional experience or administration in Catholic school. Contract will begin on July 1, 2004. Please send resume by March 15 to Chairperson, Search Committee, 42 Main Street, Sayreville, NJ 08872.

Hillside Catholic Academy, Hillside, New Jersey, Elementary School -- Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, Principal, Effective July 1, 2004. Hillside Catholic Academy, newly formed school from the merger of Christ the King School and Saint Catherine of Siena School, seeks a dynamic and creative leader to serve as principal.The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership and communication skills and the enthusiasm for nurturing an outstanding religious, academic and extra-curricular program. QUALIFICATIONS: A practicing Roman Catholic committed to the development of the Catholic faith in the school. At least 5 years of successful teaching/administrative experience. Masters degree, preferably in administration, supervision and/or curriculum. NJ State Principal Certification, its equivalent or eligibility for this certification. The ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, parents, pastors and board. Please submit letter of interest, resume and three educational references by March 12, 2004 to: Brother Ralph Darmento, F.S.C., Principal’s Search Committee, Office of the Superintendent of Schools, P.O. Box 9500, Newark, New Jersey 07104-0500. Fax (973) 497-4249 or email: darmenra@rcan.org.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Primarily responsible for a comprehensive spiritual and programmatic Sr. High Youth Ministry (grades 9-12) in a large suburban parish of 4,000 families. Coordinate Jr. High Youth Ministry (grades 7-8), Confirmation Program (grades 8-9) and Young Adult Ministry (ages 18-35). Live and teach Catholic doctrine. Committed to working as a member of the parish staff. Full time position with benefits available July 1. Degree and experience with youth preferred. Send letter of interest, resume and three letters of reference to Search Committee, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 60 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 by March 19, 2004.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Our Lady of Sorrows School, South Orange, founded in 1890, is accredited by Middle States Association and has an enrollment of nearly 400 students, from pre-K to 8th grade. We are seeking a dynamic, faith-filled leader as our principal. The successful candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications: A practicing Catholic, committed to the values of Catholic education. At least 5 years classroom teaching experience and/or successful administrative experience. A master’s degree and New Jersey state principal certification, its equivalent or imminent completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent collaborative skills, ability to work with faculty, parents, consultative board, and pastor. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three educational references to Our Lady of Sorrows Church, attn: School Principal Search Committee, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079. Visit the school’s website at www.ourladyofsorrowsschool.org.

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR -- Monsignor Donovan High School, Toms River, NJ, is creating a new position to foster development efforts. Visit www.mondonhs.com. Qualified candidates may forward resumes to M. Ward, MDHS, 711 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753, (732) 914-2422 or fax (732) 349-8956

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FURNITURE Stripping & Refinishing -- All types of wood, metal, doors, shutters, fireplaces & antiques. Home improvements. 973-328-8922

BLOW OUT CARPET SALE! -- Commercial - $7.99 per yard installed. Residential - $8.99 per yard installed. Also ceramic tile, hardwood floors and laminated floors. Call 908-209-9121.

Wanted to Buy

MAHOGANY FURNITURE -- Dining rooms, bedrooms, breakfronts, secretaries, one piece or complete contents. Call Bill (973) 586-4804.

Announcements

TRADITIONAL LATIN MAS S-- (1962 Missal) Every Sunday 12:30 pm, at Holy Rosary Church, 344 Sixth St., Jersey City. (201) 795-0120. With approval of Archbishop Myers. For further info: www.uvnj.org

CHINESE SUNDAY MASS -- Holy Cross Church,-- Harrison also Middlesex/Keansburg, (908) 303-0467, ccsc.catholicworld.info

Adoption

HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE -- She 31, he 38, willing to provide your newborn a life full of love and financial security. F/T mom, devoted Dad. All expenses paid. Call Toni & Dave 800-501-9776 pin #06.

LOVING HOME -- A childless, college-educated, successful single woman wishes to adopt newborn baby. Will be raised in a home filled with LOVE, joy, warmth, and lots of TLC. All expenses paid. Call Angela 1-800-403-1079 pin #77.

YOUNG MARRIED COUPLE -- Waiting with open arms and unconditional love for your newborn. Our home is filled with warmth, security and complete devotion to your baby. Expenses paid. Michelle and Kevin 1-866-305-2947.

For Sale

BEAUTIFUL -- Stations of the Cross. German 1850, hand-painted 3-dimen. figures 10"x13". Origin Boston chapel. For picture: jeanne.ferrell@verizon.net or (201) 391-6251. $995.00 or best offer.

Novenas

Prayer to St. Rita -- O powerful Saint Rita, rightly called Saint of the Impossible, I come to you with confidence in my great need. You know well my trails, for you yourself were many times burdened in this life. Come to my help, speak for me, pray with me, intercede on my behalf before the father. I know that God has a most generous heart and that he is a most loving Father. Join your prayers to mine and obtain for me the grace I desire (here mention your request). You who were so very pleasing to God on earth and are so much so now in heaven, I promise to use this favor, when granted, to better my life, proclaim God’s mercy, and to make you more widely known and loved. Amen. Thanks
P.A.S.

Prayer to St. Jude -- Oh, Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near Kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and Glorias. Publication must be promised. St. Jude pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen. This Novena has never been known to fail. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. Thanks
M.I.K., A.L., M.M.R.

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin -- O most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me that you are my mother. O Holy Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Amen. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days. Novena is published in gratitude. Thank you.
P.P.B.

Novena to St. Jude -- May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Amen. Say this prayer nine times a day for nine days. Published in gratitude. Thank you, St. Jude.
C.A.P.

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