St. Francis Xavier College Church is a university parish in mid-town St. Louis staffed by two Jesuits and 6 lay ministers. Internship possibilities include active liturgical and music ministries, well-developed Christian initiation ministry, and active social ministry.
*Each intern is required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received before the semester begins.
*Illinois residents must also have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
Work days and hours depend on the ministry –
*Christian Initiation: Sundays and weekday evenings.
*Liturgy: Saturdays and Sundays with an evening meeting monthly.
*Social Ministry: Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Number of Positions Available: 1
Past Aquinas Institute Interns at This Site:
Br. James-Peter Trares, OP (SP13)
Kathie Hammell (FA09/SP10)
Br. Paul Byrd, OP (FA08/SP09)
Supervisor's Bio/Additional Comments:
Joseph Milner is a lay minister in the Catholic tradition. He is a Pastoral Associate at St. Francis Xavier College Church with responsibilities for Adult Christian Initiation, Liturgy and Marriage Prep. He is normally at the church on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday as well as one evening per week. That evening varies depending on meetings and appointments. He has worked in Adult Initiation for 30 years and is currently serving as the Archdiocesan Director of Christian Initiation and is also an adjunct faculty member at Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Joseph Milner invites interns to reflect on their experience from various perspectives. He tries to be supportive yet encouraging to move toward fuller use of each intern’s gifts and talents. He can serve as an off-site supervisor.
Email is the best way to communicate with him.