Galesburg Catholic 

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COSTA CATHOLIC ACADEMY is taking applications for a full-time secretary beginning July 1, 2019, with part-time work beginning upon hire. Qualified applicants will have an Associate Degree in Administrative Assistant, Secretarial Science, or Office Assistant or equivalent work experience. Must have a working knowledge of basic office equipment, technology, and computers, including school management, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Must have good communication and clerical skills, including a pleasant telephone manner, be tactful and considerate, works well with others, functions well under pressure and reacts calmly in emergency and stressful situations, is trustworthy and respects confidentiality, demonstrates organizational skills, and is loyal to Costa Catholic Academy, the Galesburg area Catholic community and the Peoria Diocese. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume including references, and 3 letters of recommendation to Mr. Joe Buresh, Principal, Costa Catholic Academy, 2726 Costa Drive, Galesburg, IL 61401. Annual salary will be dependent on qualifications. Application deadline is April 22, 2019, with anticipated part-time start date of May 1, 2019.


The Diocese of Peoria is conducting a feasibility study for a Western Diocesan Catholic High School to serve families in the western counties of the diocese.  A focus group of parishioners and parents (grades 2- 8)  is being scheduled to seek information that will help our consultant understand the needs in the community, your preferences as parishioners and parents, and potential for a new Catholic high school.  Would you be willing to invest approximately 1 hour of your time as a focus group member at any of the following times:

April 9, 2019 –5:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. -  Costa Catholic Academy
(2726 Costa Drive, Galesburg)

April 10, 2019 – 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – McAteer Center at Corpus Christi Church

(273 South Prairie St, Galesburg)
April 30, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Immaculate Conception School, Monmouth

(115 N. B Street, Monmouth)

Please come even if you are unsure about Catholic schools.

Our Vision: "Costa Catholic Academy is dedicated to the whole child...Body, Mind, Spirit & Community” 
Our Mission: “We strive everyday to bring the living God into the hearts and minds of our students." 
2017-2018 Motto: ALL FOR JESUS - ALL WITH MARY 

COSTA CATHOLIC ACADEMY’S Annual Appeal Drive is underway. Parish members and other people associated with Costa Catholic Academy will get an Appeal letter in the mail soon. Catholic Education has been offered in Galesburg since 1879. Although we had a good year in 2017-2018, we need to have a better year fiscally this year and start securing our future. We need your help now to help bridge the gap in our budget, to consistently end each fiscal year with a positive financial balance, and to allow us to continue to provide the best Catholic Education achievable. We are asking every alumnus/alumna, family member, and friend of our great institution to give at least $100 right now so that we can secure our future and continue to offer the highest quality Catholic education to current and future students. The Annual Appeal will end on October 8, 2018 and you can give by check or go online at to contribute with a credit card. Thank you in advance for your continued support of Costa Catholic Academy.

 Costa Catholic Academy Performing Arts students are selling beautiful Christmas evergreens again this year! These wreaths and other greenery items are available from any Costa band, choir, or strings student and will be delivered just after Thanksgiving for your holiday decorating. Ask a Costa student, or call Kelly Wallenfelsz at 309-337-4781 or Lindsay Bailey at 309-337-3715 to order.