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Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Francisco, 11, and Jacinta, 10, are the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized in the history of the Church. The brother and sister, who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, Portugal, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady of Fatima.During the first apparition, which took place May 13, 1917, Our Lady asked the three children to say the Rosary and to make sacrifices, offering them for the conversion of sinners. The children did, praying often, giving their lunch to beggars and going without food themselves. They offered up their daily crosses and even refrained from drinking water on hot days.In October 1918, Francisco and Jacinta became seriously ill with the Spanish flu. Our Lady appeared to them and said she would to take them to heaven soon.Bed-ridden, Francisco requested his first Communion. The following day, Francisco died, April 14, 1919. Jacinta suffered a long illness as well. She was eventually transferred to a Lisbon hospital and operated for an abscess in her chest, but her health did not improve. She died Feb. 20, 1920.Pope John Paul II beatified Francisco and Jacinta May 13, 2000, on the 83rd anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.Pope Francis on May 13, 2017 officially declared Francisco and Jacinta Marto saints of the Catholic Church in front of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at Fatima, Portugal – teaching us that even young children can become saints.

Athletic Director, Part Time

The Catholic Youth Organization Athletic Director manages and coordinates the athletic program(s) for three Catholic Parishes in the city of Monroe, St. Michael, St. Mary and St. John.  Students on the teams come from the shared K-8 Monroe Catholic Elementary School located among the three parish campuses and from students enrolled in Faith Formation from the three parishes.  This position reports to the pastors of St. John the Baptist, St. Mary of Monroe and St. Michael the Archangel.  In addition, this position runs and manages a volunteer 9-person City of Monroe Parishes CYO Board comprised of 3 representatives from each of the 3 Catholic parishes noted.  This is a part time position.

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Reverend Paul Ward

Reverend Paul Ward has been released to serve as Chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College for a period of three years, effective July 1, 2018.  Father Ward is currently pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Imlay City.

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Art Teacher - part time (additional duties available if desired)

Marian High School is seeking a part-time art teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a part-time position with opportunities for additional hours if desired. 

Art Teacher - long-term substitute

Marian High School is seeking a long term substitute art teacher beginning in April 2018 through the end of the school year. This is a part-time position with opportunities for additional hours if desired.

Long-term Substitute Teacher: 6th-8th Social Studies and K-8 Library

Long-term substitute teacher needed for maternity leave coverage for middle school (grades 6-8) Social Studies classes AND K-8 Library classes.

Applicants need to be organized, nurturing and enthusiastic.

Ideally, the applicant for this position would be able to begin working a few days per week in April in order to become familiar with the students and school/class procedure and routines.

Anticipated start for the position is May 1.  Position ends on June 15, 2018.

The person selected for this position will assume all duties of the classroom teacher including, but not limited to:  lesson planning, grading, parent communication and end-of-year responsibilities.  

3rd Grade Long-term Substitute Teacher

Long-term substitute teacher needed for maternity leave coverage for a 3rd grade classroom.  

We are looking for a nurturing, enthusiastic, organized teacher for a wonderful group of students!

Ideally, the applicant for this position will be able to begin working a few days per week at the end of April in order to become familiar with the students and the classroom procedures and routines.  

Anticipated start for the full position is the beginning of May.  

Position will run through the end of the school year.  Last day of position would be June 15, 2018.

The person selected for this position will assume all duties of the classroom teacher.   MUST be able to work with and take direction from other 3rd grade teacher.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  lesson planning, grading, instruction in the Catholic faith, and parent communication, if applicable.