120 N. Elizabeth Avenue
Ferguson, MO 63135
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is a parish of 1050 households that was formed in July 2005 through the consolidation of four parishes in the North County area. The parish boundaries cover 22 square miles and nine communities including Ferguson, Dellwood, Berkeley, Kinloch, Calverton Park, and portions of Normandy, Hazelwood, Florissant and unincorporated St. Louis County.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta operates an elementary school that currently has 206 students enrolled in grades K-8 and a preschool with 36 students. The parish has a significant number of older adults as well, and offers a wide variety of ministries and organizations for all ages. The staff of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta consists of the pastor, an associate, a pastoral associate, a youth minister, three deacons and a parish nurse. The diversity of this parish provides each intern opportunities for a wide variety of practicum experiences that can be coordinated with the student's ministry goals.
*Each intern is required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
*Students who are residents of Illinois must also have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
*The student must attend the Archdiocesan workshop Protecting God's Children prior to working in the parish if she/he plans to work with children.
Schedule: Hours are flexible.
Number of Positions Available: 1
Past Aquinas Institute Interns at This Site:
Jessica Adams (FA12),
Del Haroldson, CR (FA11/SP12)
Deacon Allen Love
Supervisor's Bio/Additional Comments:
Allen Love is an ordained permanent deacon who is married and has two grown sons. He has over 20 years of business and finance experience working in major corporations. Deacon Al has been working full time in ministry for more than 10 years gaining experience in a variety of parish settings, including suburban and inner city parishes. He is a graduate of Aquinas Institute of Theology (2001-2002). The best time to reach Deacon Al is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Deacon Al will assist the intern in probing his/her pastoral experience for insights, feelings, themes and new learning in connection with the individual's ministry goals in a supportive and prayerful context.