Events in Surrounding Area


St. Joseph Catholic Church has an immediate opening for a full charge bookkeeper. Duties include payroll administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, assist in the operation of the human resources department and budget compilation and maintenance. At least 5 years’ experience in Quickbooks and Excel required, non-profit accounting preferred. Applicants must submit a completed application and resume with references to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Attn: PA for Administration, 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver, WA  98661 or emailed to Application materials and a full job description are available at Position is open until filled.



St. Joseph Catholic School has an opening for a receptionist/administrative assistant. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills; 3 years demonstrated successful secretarial/receptionist experience; typing/word processing 60wpm and mid-level skills with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Practicing Catholic preferred, bilingual English/Spanish preferred; bilingual is defined as fluency in reading, writing and speaking both languages. This job requires frequent interaction with students, staff and parents. Maintain a high level of professional decorum, calm, and the ability to act as a role model.  There are no supervisory responsibilities with this position but some guidance and direction to substitute employees and volunteers is required. Work schedule is August through June. Hourly rate depends on experience. Applicants must submit a completed application and a resume with references to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Attn:  Pastoral Assistant for Administration, 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver, WA  98661 or emailed to  Application materials and a full job description are available at  Position is open until filled.



St. Joseph is seeking part-time help for the church nursery working with some of the youngest members of the parish. Successful applicants will have a warm, caring personality, enjoy working with young children, and have flexibility in their schedule to work days, evenings, and weekends. Duties include set-up of the nursery, childcare, and light housekeeping when the children leave. Requirements include a background check, completion of Virtus (Safe Environment) class, trained in first aid and CPR. Interested applicants must complete an employment application. Applications are available at the parish office or on the parish website at  Position is open until filled.

ALPHA:  Start Your Quest with Alpha!
What if 10 Dinners Could Change Your Faith Life?


Journey through Alpha, a 10-week encounter with the Catholic faith that includes dinner, lively small group discussion, and an opportunity to ask questions and share opinions about the topic of the evening. The first meeting for this year will be on Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph Parish in Marian Hall. There is no charge. Come and see if you like the first night; if so, then continue; if not, there is no pressure to return, but we hope you do! Spots are limited—sign up online at Interested in forming a table with other folks from St. Thomas? Contact Ted to coordinate ( and start inviting a few others to join you. This is a proven-effective worldwide program helping people spark their faith in powerful ways. 

Respecting Choices, Advanced Care Planning
Let your wishes be known

Advanced Care Planning becomes increasingly important as we age in order to make our wishes known if we can’t speak for ourselves. Respecting Choices is an internationally recognized program that provides education in a process of communication that helps individuals. Experienced professionals will provide information on medical treatment options, benefits and burdens. Register for a free 2-hour class held at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Health Education Center (NE 92nd Ave and E. Mill Plain Blvd) on Wednesday, November 8 from 2:00  to 4:00 pm. Register online at or call 360-514-2190. Space is limited, so register today!






Employment Opportunities


Good Shepherd Manor Resident Caregiver Needed

Good Shepherd Manor, an independent non-profit founded by lay Catholics, urgently needs an live-in caregiver for our Adult Care Home.  A large room with private bath, utilities and meals are provided in addition to wages. CNA (NAC) or HCA credentials are preferred, but we are willing to pay for training for the right person.

Please call Carol at 360-606-3620.