Monday, May 14, 2012

Congratulations, Class of 2012!

(Have any pictures you want to share?  Attach them (or links) to an email to swindley at smumn dot edu !  We'll post them here!)

This blessing prayer comes from NFCYM:

Before you were even formed, God knew you.
While in your Mother's womb, God named you.
At your birth, God's breath filled you with life.
Today we celebrate what you have become
at this moment in time. And so we pray,

God of our beginnings,
We thank you for the gifts of these graduates;
their excitement, their awesome wonder and curiosity,
their open speech and encouraging words.
Their contributions have blessed and challenged us,
and we have become a richer
and more diverse community because of them.

As they step forward into the world that awaits,
comfort their fears with the full knowledge of your divine presence.
Strengthen their resolve to walk in the footsteps of Jesus
as modern-day disciples in a world that needs their spirit.
Guide their feet as they move through life,
protecting them from the pitfalls of darkness
while they help to lead future generations
into the warmth and promise of your light.

We ask this blessing upon each of them,
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Director of Music and Liturgy Open Position

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mankato, MN

Job Opening-Director of Music and Liturgy

This is a full-time position in our parish of 1,100 families. The Director assists in the planning and preparation of parish liturgies, directs adult and children’s choirs, coordinates the music program, and recruits and trains volunteer musicians and liturgical ministers. We are seeking a candidate with strong choral directing skills who is also able to play the pipe organ. The preferred candidate will have a degree in music and strong practical and professional knowledge of Catholic liturgy. Salary plus benefits. A full job description is available under MINISTRIES, MUSIC web page "Director of Music and Liturgy".  Submit a cover letter and resume to Mark Frederick, Parish Administrator, online at

High school theology teaching position

Pacelli Catholic High School, Austin, MN
Religion Teacher
Small Catholic High School seeks a highly qualified person to teach 9-12 HS Theology in accordance with the outline provided by USCCB, the Diocese of Winona, and the Curriculum guide of Pacelli High School. Bachelors degree in Theology minimum, Masters preferred. The successful candidate will also have responsibilities for various aspects of the Campus Ministry program such as but not limited to: Preparing/assisting teachers in planning weekly Liturgical celebrations, planning and executing service projects, special prayer services, and other duties. Qualified candidates may have other teaching assignment based on needs and certification. Apply by May 25. Please include three references.
Contact Information
Theology Search Committee
311 4th Street NW
Austin, MN 55912
Telephone: 507-437-3278

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