Director of Curriculum and Instruction – Diocese of Youngstown, OH

The Diocese of Youngstown is seeking highly qualified candidates for the full-time position of Director of
Curriculum and Instruction. This person is a member of the Office of Catholic Schools staff which provides oversight and support for twenty-six schools in a six county area in Northeast Ohio.

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

Education and Qualifications:
• Minimum of Master’s degree preferred
• Minimum of three to five years of relevant experience preferred
• Practicing Roman Catholic
• Strong commitment to the mission and ministry of total Catholic education and Catholic schools in
particular
• Appropriate academic preparation, advanced degree in educational administration preferred
• Evidence of significant, successful teaching/leadership experience in Catholic schools
• Highly motivated with strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to work collaboratively in team settings
• Knowledge and experience in curriculum development
• Strong technology skills and experience with Google Classroom and Apps
• Experience in data analytics
• Background clearances required

Purpose of Position:
The successful candidate has a passion for Catholic education and a commitment to innovation and working with a team collaboratively to grow and strengthen Catholic education in the Diocese of Youngstown. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction oversees curriculum development and the assessment program for the Diocesan schools. He/She coordinates and manages the technology programs and provides support to schools. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction works collaboratively to plan professional development and other projects to benefit the schools in the Diocese of Youngstown. Other responsibilities may be included at the request of the Superintendent of Schools commensurate with an applicant’s experience and skills.

Opening Notice: January 13, 2022
Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2022

Interview Date(s): To Be Announced

Effective Date: July 1, 2022

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Ms. Mary Fiala
Superintendent of Schools

Via email address: [email protected]

Further information can be obtained by calling (330) 744-8451, ext. 229.

March for Life and Day of Prayer and Penance, time to grieve lost generations

Laura Keener

Editor

With the beginning of a new year, the Pro-Life Office is making last minute plans for its annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. for the 48th annual March for Life. The March for Life will be held Jan. 21. Each year it is held near the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which made abortion legal, essentially on demand, in the United States.

This year Bishop John Iffert will join the pilgrims of the Diocese of Covington at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The pilgrims include groups from several Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Covington, a contingent of about 50 adults traveling with the Pro-Life Office and individuals traveling on their own who have notified the Pro-Life Office of their plans to be there.

This will be Bishop Iffert’s first pilgrimage to the national March for Life and he will celebrate Mass at St. Dominic Church for the diocesan pilgrims the morning of the March.

“I’m looking forward to gathering with the people from the diocese and celebrating Mass in the morning,” said Bishop Iffert. “I’m looking forward to walking with those folks who want to give witness for the dignity of life and to call on our leaders to make policies that promote the dignity of human life and that respect and protect human life from conception to natural death … to give that witness and raise that voice.”

In the Diocese of Covington, for those who are not traveling to Washington D.C. for the March for Life, Bishop Iffert has declared Jan. 21 a Day of Prayer and Penance for Life.

“I invite everybody to be part of this day to, to mark this day as a day of penance for our country,”said Bishop Iffert. “Not in a punitive kind of way, but in really allowing ourselves to experience the grief of the wound of lost generations; really experience the grief and the wound that comes from aborting our children; really experience the grief and the wound that comes from the spreading of what John Paul II called the Culture of Death — to take that in and remember who we are called to be and let that change us.”

Legalized abortion, Bishop Iffert said, affects our basic mindset — both individually and collectively as a nation — into thinking that because something is legal it is also, somehow, moral.

“So it’s really important to take some time, to spend the day remembering that we really are grieved by what has been happening in our country,” Bishop Iffert said. “We are grieved every time somebody makes a decision against life — against the respect for life. We are grieved every time a woman feels like she has to make the decision for abortion. Take some time to rededicate ourselves to making other options available for those women, to make other options available for those children, so that we can be the witness to God’s gift of life.” On that day, all students in the diocese will pray a rosary for life during the school day, all parishes will set aside some time for Eucharistic adoration and a Holy Hour for Life will be held at 7 p.m. at 10 designated churches.

“In the diocese we have 10 churches where people can gather to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament, where people can ask the Lord to change our hearts, to change the hearts of mothers and fathers who are making this decision — to help them know that they’re supported, to help them know that they’re loved, that they’re not going to be abandoned and to help our decision makers know that we want to be there to sacrifice for others. That’s really important,” Bishop Iffert said.

Many people participating in this year’s March for Life have been praying every day and marching every year since the 1973 Supreme Court decision that the law will be reversed and that the right to life will be restored as a basic human right in the United States. This year they are especially hopeful that those prayers will be answered.

Currently the Supreme Court is deciding the case Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision in this case could overturn Roe v Wade, returning the abortion decision to State governments.

In Kentucky, voters will decide whether or not the Kentucky Constitution supports the right to abortion. The “Kentucky No Right to Abortion in Constitution Amendment” is on the ballot, Nov. 8, as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. A “yes” vote supports amending the Kentucky Constitution to state that nothing in the state constitution creates a right to abortion or requires government funding for abortion.

These upcoming legal and political decisions make it even more important for people to pray, reflect and be a voice for the unborn.

“It makes it all the more important that we participate in our local governments; that we make our values known to our neighbors; that people see the reasonableness of our faith,” said Bishop Iffert.

It’s important, he said, that “people see the thinking behind protecting life; that people understand that we believe that every life is a gift from God — given for the benefit of the common good — and that every time a life is cut short, every time a life is taken, that, somehow, we lose something that is necessary for life together. We lose a gift that God has given us.”

 

 

Campus Minister – St. Henry District High School

St. Henry District High School has an opening for a Campus Minister for the 2022-2023 school year. The Campus Minister works collaboratively with the Religion Department and Administration to foster and develop the Catholic identity of St. Henry. Primary responsibilities include retreats, sacraments, and service. An applicant must be a practicing Catholic and hold a Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in Theology and/or Pastoral Ministries with at least 2 years of experience in the field. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Toni Lehan at [email protected]

 

Day of Prayer and Penance for Life

Day of Prayer and Penance for Life

Friday, 21 January 2022

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

In solidarity with the pilgrims who are traveling to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Bishop John Iffert has declared Friday, Jan. 21, a Day of Prayer and Penance for Life through- out the Diocese of Covington. Each church is to be open for prayer and to schedule at least one hour of Eucharistic adoration.

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, 7 – 8 p.m.

Church of the Transfiguration, Perry Park, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Holy Cross Parish, Covington, 9:30–11 a.m.

Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, 8:30–10 a.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, Erlanger, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Park Hills, 1–7:30 p.m.

Our Savior Parish, Covington, all day for prayer

St. Agnes Parish, Park Hills, noon–2 p.m.

St. Augustine Parish, Covington, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Covington, 9 a.m.–noon

Sts. Boniface and James Parish, Ludlow, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas, 9:15 a.m.–5:45 p.m.

St. Edward Mission, Owenton, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

St. Henry Parish, Elsmere, 9 a.m.–noon

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Covington, 9:15–10:15 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, 7–8 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Crescent Springs, All day

St. Joseph Parish, Warsaw, noon–5 p.m.

St. Patrick Parish, Taylor Mill, all day in adoration chapel

St. Philip Parish, Melbourne, 2–3 p.m.

St. Therese Parish, Southgate, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

St. Thomas Parish, Ft. Thomas, 9:45 a.m.–noon

St. Timothy Parish, Union, 11 a.m.–noon

St. William Parish, Williamstown, 9–11 a.m.

 

Holy Hour for Life

Bishop Iffert encourages the faithful of the diocese to join together in prayer for a Holy Hour for Life,
Jan. 21, 7 p.m., at one of the following 10 parishes:

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell

Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington

St. Edward Parish, Cynthiana

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton

St. Mary Parish, Alexandria

St. Patrick Parish, Maysville

St. Patrick Parish, Taylor Mill

St. Paul Parish, Florence

Day of Prayer and Penance for Life – Rosary for Life

The Diocese of Covington will once again observe a Diocesan Day of Prayer and Penance for Life, Jan. 21. Bishop John Iffert has directed that each parish in the diocese be open for adoration and payer for at least one hour at some time during the day (see schedule). Also, 10 parishes have been designated as host parishes for a Holy Hour for Life, 7–8 p.m., for all members of the diocese to gather in praying for an end to abortion in the United States.

Additionally, during the morning of Jan. 21, all of the Catholic schools in the diocese will observe this day with a prayer service developed by the Office of Worship. The prayer service begins at 9 a.m., which is the same time that Bishop Iffert will begin Mass in Washington, D.C. for diocesan pil- grims participating in the March for Life.

Part of the school prayer service includes pray- ing the rosary using the Joyful Mysteries for reflec- tion. The Joyful Mysteries are especially instruc- tive on this day dedicated to praying for the protec- tion and defense of life, for they focus on Jesus’ conception, life in the womb, birth and early child- hood.

Featured here are the Joyful Mysteries along with the reflection as it will be prayed in schools on the Day of Prayer and Penance for Life.

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of Our Lord (Scriptural reading: Luke 1:26-33, 38)

As an angel proclaimed the conception of Christ in Mary’s virginal womb, so do mothers and fathers learn to cherish the gift of their child. Let us pray to the Mother of all the Living that every child be treasured and protected from the first moment of conception as a great and wondrous gift of God.

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Scriptural reading: Luke 1:39-45)

As the child in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy when the Blessed Virgin, pregnant with the Son of God, came to meet her, so may our hearts leap with joy at the wonders of new life promised in every expectant mother.

Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of the Lord Jesus (Scriptural reading: Luke 2:6-12)

In the birth of every child, we see the birth of Christ Jesus in the Bethlehem stable. Let us commend all new mothers and fathers and every newborn child to the protection and intercession of Mary, the Mother of God and Mother of all Christians.

Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Scriptural reading: Luke 2:25-32)
As Christ was consecrated to God at his presentation in the temple, so may we consecrate all children to that holiness, purity, and innocence by which they lead us to God. “A little child shall lead them.”

Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Scriptural reading: Luke 2:41-50)

As the Christ Child was found in the temple by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, so we pray for all children, especially those lost and forgotten. May the Gospel of Life impel us to find them when they are most in need and to lead them home to a place where they are treasured, protected, and loved.

Principal – Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown, OH

The Diocese of Youngstown is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader for the full-time position of
Principal of Cardinal Mooney High School beginning in July of 2022. Since 1956, Cardinal Mooney has
operated as a co-educational 9-12 high school that is chartered by the Ohio Department of Education and
accredited by the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association.

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools, President of Cardinal Mooney

Qualifications:
• Practicing Roman Catholic
• Proven change leader, capable of helping the school through targeted growth in its mission of Sanctity,
Scholarship, and Discipline
• Possess a master’s degree and valid State of Ohio administrator’s license or be eligible to obtain one
• High school administrative experience is desired, with Catholic high school experience preferred
• Must be willing to be present and engaged with the school, students, and community

Preferred attributes:
• Skilled at driving change strategies including evaluation of faculty and programming
• Clear vision, educational philosophy, and school spiritual mission
• Passionate about leading a Catholic school and particularly the Cardinal Mooney community
• Results oriented
• Detailed
• Organized – in communications and work practices
• Efficient at running meetings
• Experience at mentoring
• Effective at delegation

Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.

Opening Notice: January 7, 2022
Applications Reviewed: January 31, 2022, or until the position is filled
Interview Date(s): To Be Announced

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Dr. Jim King, Associate Superintendent
Office of Catholic Schools
144 West Wood Street
Youngstown OH 44503

[email protected]

Further information can be obtained by calling (330) 744-8451, extension 286.

Parish Secretary – St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs

St. Joseph Parish in Camp Springs, KY, is seeking to identify qualified, practicing Roman Catholic candidates for the part-time (21 hours/week) position of Parish Secretary. The responsibilities of this position will include management of the parish calendar and the database, sacramental record keeping, tracking of Mass offerings, editing the weekly bulletin, word processing, and general receptionist duties. Requirements include strong organizational skills and attention to detail, familiarity with computers, ability to work independently, interpersonal skills, and confidentiality. Interested candidates should contact Fr. Ryan Stenger at [email protected].

 

 

Business Manager – St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring

The Business Manager at St. Joseph is responsible for the management of the day to day business and financial operations of the parish and school.  The candidate must be a person of faith, committed to the mission of the Church and to responsible management of resources.  This position assures that the vision and programs of the parish are attainable through good stewardship of parish resources.  Diocesan policies and procedures also guide the work of the business manager.

 

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Accounting or Business Management is preferred.  Required prior experience includes budgeting, analyzing financial statements, supervision of administrative and maintenance staff members.  Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills and able to be trusted with a high level of confidentiality.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and data systems is required. Position reports directly to the pastor.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

 

Qualified candidates should e-mail resume with cover letter to Fr. Gerry Reinersman, pastor, at [email protected]

www.stjosephcoldspring.com

 

Administrative Assistant – Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Religious Education Program, Burlington, KY

Part Time: 25 -30 hours per week. An undergraduate degree is preferred with 1 – 3 years of experience. Attention to detail, good communication and strong computer skills are imperative (MS Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Must be able to work varied hours, afternoon/ evening/ occasional weekends according to scheduled programs or events. Reports to and works closely with the Director of Religious Education & the Assistant Religious Education Coordinator. If interested in joining a diligent RE team committed to excellence in the Faith Formation of children & youth please contact Sr. Armella Pietrowski, CDP, [email protected]  859-689-5010, ext. 225 or Amy Malventano, [email protected] , 859-689-5010, ext. 263

3rd/4th Grade Teacher – Holy Family

Holy Family School located in Covington, KY has an immediate opening for a part-time 3rd/4th grade teacher.  The teaching position is Monday through Friday from 7:00am-11:00am and would include Religion and Language Arts.  Applicants must be a practicing Catholic.  Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references to Beth Vieth at [email protected]