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Parish Social Ministry Coordinator

CATHOLIC CHARITIES of Southern Minnesota has an immediate opening for a full-time Parish Social Ministry Coordinator in the Mankato area.  Job is full-time mid August through mid June.  This position helps Catholic parishes in the five county Mankato Deanery respond to local community needs and work for social justice.

This is an exciting opportunity for a great communicator with strong interpersonal skills who has solid knowledge of and passion for Catholic social teaching and parish social ministry.

The preferred candidate would have a B.A. in the human services field or theology.  Must be a practicing Catholic who understands and supports the values of the Catholic Church.  Candidate must be able to work independently, take initiative, multi-task, and possess great judgment, maturity, and the ability to think systemically.  Experience in community organizing, gerontology, or volunteer recruitment is a plus.

Please email resume, cover letter, and list of three work-related references to Tom Parlin, at tparlin@ccsomn.org by Friday, June 7, 2019.

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Employment|


Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota has an immediate opening in its Winona office for a full-time Caseworker in its Guardian/Conservator Program.

The caseworker advocates for and acts on behalf of clients deemed incapacitated by the court. This position is responsible for case planning, obtaining and implementation of services, timely maintenance of case notes and files, and adherence to court deadlines. The caseworker will have regular contact with clients and providers and share the responsibility of the on-call service.

The successful candidate will have a strong desire to work with individuals in a manner that promotes their dignity and sense of self worth, be creative, organized, show ability to multi-task and possess a real passion for helping others. They must have the ability to meet deadlines and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requirements include a BSW or BA in related field and have at least two years of practical experience in working with persons with mental illness and disabilities.  The ideal candidate should be efficient, able to problem solve, and demonstrate leadership and collaboration.

Please email resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references to Pam Boyd at pboyd@ccsomn.org by May 31, 2019.  No phone calls please.

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Employment|

I’d Rather Die Dancing

It was New Year’s Day 1974. I was at St Rita’s Senior Center on South Broad St in Philadelphia. Outside, the Mummer’s Parade was streaming past with bands playing various renditions of “Oh Them Golden Slippers”.

One lady was in and out of the building. She would go out to dance enthusiastically and then return to warm up. I became a little concerned because I knew she had a heart condition and I encouraged her to sit for a while and take it easy. She responded by saying, “Honey, I am going to die soon enough, and I’d rather die dancing!” … read the complete article

Sisters of St. Francis Support Catholic Charities 2019 Annual Appeal

Heartfelt thanks to our Sisters of St. Francis for supporting Catholic Charities 2019 Annual Appeal during the month of May.

The Sisters are always held close to our hearts and in our prayers. Their collaboration and assistance in telling the story of our mission is a priceless blessing. (Table and materials that “tell the story” of Catholic Charities — located in back of Assisi Heights Chapel — Rochester, MN.) What an honor it is to have your support and compassion.

Thank you Sisters for all you do on behalf of the marginalized and vulnerable we serve! 

~Mary Alessio

Butterfly Brilliance from a Caterpillar Crawl…

I don’t know about you, but I have fond memories of lying belly down on a warm, summer sidewalk – face to face with a fuzzy caterpillar inching it’s way my direction. Do you remember the last time you held a caterpillar and felt it twirl its way around your fingertip; dreaming about the beautiful butterfly it would be transformed into one day?

It is difficult to imagine that a caterpillar will become a beautiful butterfly one day. As famed architect and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller noted, “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you and me it is going to be a butterfly.”… Read the full article

April 11th, 2019|Categories: News & Announcements|