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Freelance Journalist for Today’s Catholic Newspaper

Become a local Catholic writer and/or photographer. Today’s Catholic is seeking freelance journalists and photographers to contribute to the weekly diocesan newspaper.

Freelance writers and photographers are sent opportunities for coverage on a weekly basis, which they may then request to claim. Story pitches from freelancers are also welcome. Pay is per published piece.

This would be a good fit for those who freelance professionally, photographers looking to earn extra income in their downtime, stay at home parents or working business professionals looking for a side gig, students with some experience who seek to grow, and those passionate about telling the Catholic story lived in our diocese.

For more information and to get started, visit todayscatholic.org/freelance

Diocesan Internships

When you serve an internship with the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, you will be immersed in an atmosphere of engagement and motivation. Through this collaborative spirit of teamwork, we help advance the mission of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades and the Catholic Church throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. 

Internship opportunities vary by semester, with the Secretariat for Communications and Human Resources hiring interns on a semesterly basis, summer included. Other departments accept interns on an as-needed basis, and applications are always welcome.

We look for students pursuing disciplines that are a fit with our needs: Communications, Business, English, Philosophy, Theology, Marketing, Videography, Catechetics, and Graphic Arts, to name a few possibilities. While specific requirements may vary by opportunity, all interns must:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church. 
  • Possess professional communications skills. 
  • Be located in the Fort Wayne or Mishawaka, Indiana vicinity. 
  • Have an interest in or passion for promoting the Catholic faith. 

If you are interested in interning for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, contact Molly Gettinger: [email protected]

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry: Spiritual and Service Focus

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:                     Assistant Director of Campus Ministry: Spiritual and Service Focus 

DEPARTMENT:                        Campus Ministry

POSITION STATUS:                 Full-Time (12-month)

POSITION REPORTS TO:         Director of Campus Ministry

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Director of Campus Ministry, the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry: Spiritual and Service Focus collaborates with colleagues to cultivate faith and build community especially through retreats and service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saint Francis. This position sometimes requires weekend and evening work as well as occasional travel for pilgrimages, retreats, conferences, and mission trips.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviors congruent with the mission and philosophy of a Catholic and Franciscan University based on the Franciscan Values.
  • Under the leadership with the Director of Campus Ministry and in collaboration with Campus Ministry colleagues, works to foster the Franciscan values and to carry out the Catholic and Franciscan mission of the university.
  • Responsible for the development, facilitation, and assessment of retreats for the campus community through coordination with retreat center and transportation staff, a team of facilitators, and others.   
  • Initiates service and justice opportunities for the University, including immersion trips and outreach events, networking with Service-Learning staff and community partners. Develops a robust chapter of the Catholic Relief Services student ambassador program.
  • Assists in the faith formation and mentoring of peer ministers as assigned by the Director of Campus Ministry, meeting periodically with them to review status and progress.
  • Communicates information regarding Campus Ministry projects through campus communication vehicles such as My Cougar Connection, social media, newsletters, and posters/flyers.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains basic Outlook calendar with meetings, out of office replies, etc.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

USF WAY:

University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University’s mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy, and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.

Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer, and reflection.

Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.

  1. Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.
  2. Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.
  3. Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”
  4. Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.

Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.

Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in theology, ministry, or related field preferred. Master’s preferred 

Experience 

  • 1-3 years’ experience in university campus ministry work preferred 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • Must be knowledgeable about the Catholic faith and understand the Church’s methods of evangelization and faith formation for young adults. 
  • Demonstrates appropriate evangelization, catechetical, and ministerial skills. 
  • Has demonstrated experience in providing opportunities to students for service in and outside of the community. 
  • Has demonstrated experience in working with young adult retreats such as Search or Cursillo retreats in addition to other shorter retreats. 
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Accepts direction and works collaboratively. 
  • Is self-motivated and reliable. 
  • Possesses organizational skills necessary to plan the workday, prioritize tasks, arrange schedules, and complete projects. 
  • Demonstrates leadership skills. 
  • Works well with students, parents, faculty, and staff. 

Posted April 29, 2022

Coordinator of Development – St. Paul Catholic Center (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Job title:  Coordinator of Development

Organization name, location and website:  St. Paul Catholic Center, Bloomington, Indiana, hoosiercatholic.org

Position announcement:

St. Paul Catholic Center, the Newman Center and parish at Indiana University, Bloomington, is hiring a Coordinator of Development.  This position primarily manages the center’s development and stewardship program, which is designed to enhance the spiritual and moral development of our student and resident parishioners. This position also leads initiatives to thank and recognize donors for their philanthropic generosity.  This position is also responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting a targeted pool of donors, producing and disseminating parish print and electronic newsletters, disseminating the parish’s direct mail fundraising program, and assisting with other programs and initiatives as needed in order to grow our ministry.  For a full position description, please contact Tom Recker, Director of Mission Advancement at 812/339-5561, ext. 214 or at [email protected].

Posted May 2, 2022

Pastoral Care Associate – Saint Anne Communities, Fort Wayne

SAINT ANNE COMMUNITIES

View all opportunities and apply: sacfw.org/careers

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JOB DESCRIPTION

SUBJECT: PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATE REWRITTEN: 2022

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES

GENERAL STATEMENT OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires pushing residents up to 300 pounds around the facility to various activities including church services. This position also requires lifting 30 pounds maximum occasionally for chapel supply coordination.

As required by HIPAA, all health information for residents and employees of Saint Anne Home to which you are privy, must be kept in strict confidence both during and after your employment.

Optimus: This position has no access.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Makes initial visit with residents as soon as possible after admission and completes admission assessment.

2. Notifies resident’s church of their admission to Saint Anne Communities (SAC), if resident wishes, to provide continuity for their spiritual needs.

3. Visits all residents on all floors and maintains a current updated file of resident visits and significant events and other pertinent resident information.

4. Provides spiritual programming for the residents of SAC. This includes Bible studies, prayer groups and so forth.

5. Responsible for scheduling Chapel services, Roman Catholic and Protestant, as well as posting this schedule. This also includes arranging special services for holy days and special seasons. Communication to appropriate staff and residents must also be maintained.

6. Offers Communion to residents unable to attend Mass.

7. Offers spiritual consolation to residents and their families at time of death or serious illness through prayer and supportive ministry.

8. Assists in the planning and conducting of Memorial Services.

9. Coordinates funeral services for residents with the resident’s family, the staff at SAC, and the funeral director when the funeral is a SAC

10. Responsible for coordinating volunteer services to ensure resident’s spiritual needs are met daily.

11. Responsible for providing a morning and noontime prayer using the intercom system for the Facility.

12. Maintains chapel appearance and supplies including candles, hosts and wine and arranges for chaplain to bless.

13. Gives Pastoral Care orientation to new employees when possible.

14. Available for pastoral care to staff as needed.

15. Responsible for publishing the bulletin and The Messenger weekly.

OCCASIONAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Visits residents who are in the hospital.

2. Leads Protestant Bible study and/or worship service as needed.

3. Posts, on designated bulletin board, the names of residents who have died and keeps board up-to-date and informs staff using e-mail of resident’s funeral arrangements.

4. Responsible for check request made on the first of each month for organist, Catholic chaplain and Protestant chaplain as well as stipends for Masses prayed for deceased Catholic residents.

5. Collects and counts Sunday collection and vigil money.

6. Helps with Activities as needed.

7. Represents SAC at calling/viewings of residents having services in the Fort Wayne area.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

1. EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING: Must hold a Baccalaureate degree preferably in ministry, social work or nursing. Must receive clinical pastoral education by time of hire or within 6 months of hiring.

2. EXPERIENCE: Must have received instruction for Eucharistic minister to provide communion for Catholic residents.

3. OTHER:

A. Must be an active member of the Roman Catholic Faith and have Parish ministry experience

B. Must have an understanding and interest in meeting the spiritual needs of SAC residents.

C. Must be knowledgeable about religious traditions and preparation needed for these.

D. Ability to communicate with volunteers effectively and coordinate their services.

E. Ability to coordinate scheduled religious events.

Posted May 5, 2022

Coordinator of Adult Formation for St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield, Indiana

We are currently seeking a part-time Coordinator of Adult Formation for St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield, Indiana. This person will work 20-25 hours/week in collaboration with other parish and diocesan faith formation personnel under the direction of the Director of Evangelization, Family Life, and Pastoral Ministries to establish the direction and execute the vision of the parish catechetical ministries for Adults. This role includes, but is not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Promote spirituality, prayer, and worship.
  • Prepare and implement adult faith formation opportunities.
  • Plan and/or Participate in religious retreats and continuing education programs.
  • Identify, schedule and promote annual parish mission.
  • Screen, recruit, select and train catechists for adult formation. Support and develop catechists by leading catechists training and providing catechetical resources.

Education/Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in theology or a combination of education and experience plus 2 to 4 years related experience.

  • Strong supervisory, administrative, leadership and program planning experience required. Parish and/or diocesan experience desired but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office products.
  • Practicing Catholic who respects and upholds Catholic Church teaching.
  • Well-acquainted with Church documents, Scripture, and resources.
  • Able to honor & maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to pass and maintain diocesan child safety protocol.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume to [email protected]

smgonline.org/job-openings

Published May 22, 2022

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