National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 29, 2003

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Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas. An intensive program designed for individuals whose first language is other than English. Instruction allows participants to learn the English language and develop skills for ministry. Offered in three-week blocks all year. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:


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PREPARATION FOR Hispanic pastoral ministry at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Discussion, lectures, field trips, border reality experiences, interactive dynamics and faith-sharing from the foundation of the adult learning process. “The Mini Pastoral” is an intensive, three-week, introductory course. The “Hispanic Pastoral Ministry” is a semester program allowing for an in-depth reflection and study. Both courses are offered in English and Spanish and carry initial certification by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

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RENEWAL PROGRAMS: BERAKAH: “A Place of Blessing,” offers A Time of Blessing, four-month renewal programs for women religious and other women in ministry who are seeking to foster fidelity to self, God and world. Components: scriptural and theological input, personal and spiritual renewal, contemplative space, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal Session I:late August to mid-December; Session II: mid-January to mid-May. Choose one or both. Possibility of structuring half sessions. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail:


PARISH MISSIONS/RETREATS with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Contact: DeSales Resources and Ministries, Father John Graden, Director, (800) 782-2270.

RELAX, REST, RENEW; a sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes, retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center offers year-round retreats including 30-day retreats and self-directed sabbaticals near the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. Phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail: Web site:


WINTER SABBATICAL -- Jan. 5-Feb. 5, 2004. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

STUDY TOP-OF-THE-LINE PASTORAL SPANISH and the real Mexican cultural program, total immersion, one-on-one, customized, year-round, start anytime, go as long as you like tutorials. Special emphasis on pastoral care of Hispanics and on developing fluency in professionally oriented Spanish. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican church and the genuine Mexican culture reality. Contact: CIRIMEX, 205 Hill Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501. Phone: (641) 682-4264. Fax: (641) 684-4690. Guadalajara, Mexico, phone: 011-52-333-121-4878; Mexican fax: 011-52-333-121-7738. Worldwide e-mail:

LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH at the Maryknoll Language Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia in the heart of Latin America. Basic, intermediate, advanced courses and a summer program (mid June to July 31). Small classes, and cultural orientation to Latin America. Contact us: Registrar, Instituto de Idiomas, Casilla 550, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Phone: (011) 591-4-4241521. Fax: (011) 591-4-4241187. E-mail:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH at Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas: Adult learning in a multicultural faith community; small classes, outstanding faculty. Beginner/intermediate offered year-round in three-week blocks. Immersion experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, for advanced students. Initial certifications by the USCC/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:


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Employment Opportunities


BUSINESS MANAGER -- LaSalette Shrine, a Catholic pilgrimage and retreat center has an immediate opening for the position of business manager. The main purpose of this position is to ensure the proper stewardship of the shrine’s resources. This includes financial planning, budgeting, supervising the business office staff and preparing reports. 25-30 hours per week. Send resume to: Teri, HR Coordinator, LaSalette Shrine, 947 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703.


CAMPUS MINISTER/LITURGIST -- St. Basil’s Chapel, the Catholic Center at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. (25 miles south of Boston), is seeking a priest campus minister/liturgist who is committed to a team approach to ministry in a vibrant and energetic student and non-student worshipping community. The essentials for this ministry include: passionate and energetic involvement with a Catholic student population of approximately 8,000, creative celebration of the Eucharist (and other sacraments) with homiletics that promote Gospel values for the needs of an academic and progressive community, interactive relational style that facilitates collaboration with and accountability to all the people of God, active engagement with this community in social justice issues and projects, lived commitment to renewal efforts within our church in crisis. If interested in this Archdiocese of Boston campus ministry position please send letter of application, resume and the names of the two most recent positions held to: Search/Interview Committee, 122 Park Ave., Bridgewater, MA 02323. Phone Fr. Richard Clancy, Archdiocesan Director at: (617) 746-5856 and Sr. Mary Ellen Dow, SND at: (508) 531-3012. Fax: (508) 531-6188. E-mail:


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis., four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, in a unique CPE program offering in addition to the normative goals of CPE, intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed, modern community hospital and regional medical center very committed to spiritual care through the CPE program. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of Wisconsin nature while within driving distance to Madison, the state capital, Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Recreational activities abound from skiing, fishing, camping and boating, to community theater and the performing arts. $21,000 stipend plus fringe benefits. Apply to: Bill Tallevast, DMin, Department of Pastoral Care, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd., Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: (800) 283-2881, ext. 72940. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Catholic Health Care Clinic. Villa Therese’s mission is to promote the healing ministry of Jesus among His poor through programs meeting basic medical healthcare needs, especially children. We seek director with minimum of Bachelor’s degree, healthcare experience, fiscal savvy with financial planning and management skills, preferred RN license or equivalent, computer literacy, grant-writing and PR skills. Bilingual (Spanish) skills preferred. Please send letter of interest with resume by September 15th to: Search Committee, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, 219 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. E-mail:


ANDERSON WOODS, INC., a private, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation providing residential services to persons with disabilities, seeks house parent(s) with immediate or future availability. Residences are located in Dubois and Perry Counties, Ind. Our house parents receive salary and insurance. Room and board are provided part-time to parents participating in a rotating duty schedule and full-time to those choosing full-time employment. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual or couple who wishes to serve. For more information, please contact: Robin Schaber, Executive Director, Anderson Woods, Inc.: (812) 482-6896. E-mail: Web site:


BISHOP GRADY VILLAS, a new residential facility in St. Cloud, Fla., for mentally challenged adults, is seeking full-time, live-in resident advisors. Resident advisors will be provided room and board as they supervise, guide and support up to seven mentally challenged residents. Duties include: assisting residents with personal, family, educational, mental health, career decisions and problems; helping residents maintain their physical and emotional health, live safely in the community and develop necessary life skills; establishing and ensuring compliance with house rules and program requirements; supervising and enlisting residents’ assistance for housekeeping activities; interacting with relatives, parents or guardians, staff; conducting individual/group counseling for participants. Minimum age of 21. Licensed social worker, licensed mental health counselor or equivalent combination of specialized training and experience. Demonstrated experience of at least two years with individuals with special needs on either a volunteer or work related basis. Excellent benefits. Minimum salary $26,000. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter to: Theresa Simon, Human Resource Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Vatican II, 2,400-family parish with a television Mass located in the Diocese of Orlandom Fla., is seeking a degreed music director. Upcoming church expansion includes a custom Monarke IV Johannus organ. Experience in organ and K2500X Kurzweil keyboard necessary. Knowledge of contemporary and traditional Catholic music a plus. Send resume to: The Catholic Community of St. Paul, 1330 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg, FL 34748.

MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Holy Trinity Church. Instruments range from organ to electric guitar and drums, with piano receiving the most use. This 2,300-household community has several kinds of choirs serving five weekend Masses. Our bright, modern church and offices, completed in 1998, are situated among rolling hills and enjoy an exceptional view. Contact: Tim Rumery, Administrator, 3111 Tierra de Dios Drive, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. Phone: (530) 677-3234. Fax: (530) 677-3570. E-mail: Web site:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- Large, urban parish with school located in Albuquerque, N.M., is seeking a creative director of music and liturgy. Qualified applicants should have three-five years experience at the parish or diocesan level and a master’s degree in a related field. A skilled communicator who is very parishioner-oriented will find this position fulfilling. Must have good keyboard skills. A very strong faith community awaits the selected candidate. Pastoral team model used; will be collaborating with the school principal, DRE, director of parish life and a host of strong volunteers. Excellent salary and benefits including employer-contributed retirement. Please fax resume with three current letters of reference to: Search Committee, Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110. Fax: (505) 298-0120.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- SS. Peter and Paul Church, Rocklin, Calif. This rapidly growing 2,000-plus family parish located in the Sierra Foothills near Sacramento is seeking a creative, artistic individual with a love and knowledge of Catholic liturgy and music in the spirit of Vatican II. With the support of a respected pastor and responsive congregation, this person will provide leadership to an energetic liturgy team and music program. Liturgy and music responsibilities include coordinating and involving parishioners of all ages in five weekend masses, holy days and sacramental celebrations. Additional music responsibilities include guiding the selection of liturgical music and developing pastoral musicians. The candidate should be capable of leading music at a liturgy. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and education. Send resume and references to: Greg Pfister, Search Committee Chairman, SS. Peter and Paul Church, 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95677. Phone: (916) 624-5827. Fax: (916) 624-5924. E-mail: Web site:

FULL OR PART-TIME POSITION available for 1,200-family progressive Catholic parish with beautiful new pipe organ. Candidates must have organ/piano keyboard skills and vocal skills, as well as ability to plan and coordinate music for weekend Masses, funerals, wedding and other events. As member of pastoral team, must work collaboratively with various people. Experience with various choral/worship styles, recruiting and developing musicians/cantors. Computer skills needed. Salary based on education/experience. To apply and/or receive further information, please contact: Business Manager, St. Joseph Parish, 404 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54911. Phone: (920) 734-7195.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg, Fla., seeks full-time director of music. Responsibilities include directing adult choirs/ensembles and youth/children’s choirs, recruiting and training choir members and cantors. Must be knowledgeable and experienced in Vatican II liturgy/documents. Requirements include: keyboard and choral skills, ability to work with other instrumentalist(s), eclectic sense of liturgical music. The director is an ex-officio member of the diocesan liturgical commission and involved with the coordination of music for diocesan liturgies. Excellent salary and diocesan benefit package. Address letter of inquiry with resume and references to: Search Committee, Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

MUSIC DIRECTOR sought for growing music program in flourishing suburban parish. Part-time, flexible position (15-20 hours per week), beginning Aug. 1. Background in liturgical music, knowledge of Catholic worship, choral conducting and keyboard skills preferred. Works closely with pastor, liturgy committee, cantors and organist to coordinate music for weekly liturgies and holy days. Direct and develop adult, children and small instrumental ensembles while employing traditional and contemporary styles of liturgical music. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to: Pastor, St. Matthew Church, PO Box 100, Tolland, CT 06084. Web site:


VEHICLE MANAGER to Catholic religious congregations. Unique opportunity for ministry has opened in Northeastern states. CARITAS Vehicle Services is a company that provides external vehicle administration and management services especially focused on Catholic religious congregations. We are looking for a religious or lay associate with a strong background in administration and management to serve an established client and prospect base of car fleets. Experience in overseeing the cars in your congregation helpful but not a must; industry training will be provided. The primary effort will be to cultivate and service business from existing clients, as well as introduce our services to other congregations. Computer knowledge and skills are musts. This position works independently with daily travel in the area. Salary, bonus, health insurance and other benefits are available. We will honor the (reasonable) non-subsidy salary requested by your congregation. For more information, contact: Christopher T. Hoar, CARITAS Fleet Services, 7400 W National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53214. Phone: (888) CARITAS, (888) 227-4827 ext. 111. E-mail: Web site:


ECUMENICAL WORKER -- The Glenmary Home Missioners are seeking an ecumenical worker to foster reconciliation between Catholics and evangelicals, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Must be committed Catholic (lay, ordained, or religious), well-trained in Catholic history and theology, have at least a master’s degree, experienced in ecumenism and at least two years professional ministry experience. Office located in Nashville, Tenn. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37208.


LEAD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER -- Faith Based Organizations, Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), in metropolitan St. Louis, MO and Jubilee, Newark, NJ dealing with social justice and public policy issues, seeks candidates for community organizing positions. Other opportunities may be available. Diversity encouraged. Equal opportunity employer. See Gamaliel Personnel for details


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Would be responsible for the religious education of 300 students in public school and 100 students in parish school in grades pre-K-eight. There are 17 catechists and three youth ministers who volunteer. In addition to religious education in the school and CCD programs, the DRE would also be responsible for presenting programs for adult religious education and sacramental preparation, including but not limited to: baptism, Eucharist, reconciliation, confirmation and marriage. In the past this parish has been exposed to RENEW 2000, scripture study and guest speakers on various topics. Applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry or religious education. Experience is a plus. Please submit a letter of application with reasons for applying for this position; philosophy and objectives of religious education; resume; three letters of recommendation from employer, academic instructor or colleague; letter from current pastor stating one’s good standing and practice within the Catholic church; academic transcripts; Act 33/34 and DPW clearances. Submit to: Fr.. Paul D. Cwynar, Pastor, St. Irenaeus Parish, 387 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Phone: (412) 828-1587. E-mail: Web site:


SPRINGBANK SPIRITUALITY CENTER, has an opening for a full-time, live-in staff person. Top priority: computer, marketing and office management skills. Other opportunities include: planning, prayers and ritual, cooking, spiritual companioning and other creative endeavors based on applicant’s gifts. Persons applying should appreciate creation-centered spirituality, have a deep reverence for the Earth and all its creatures, be capable of physical work, enjoy living and working in a rural Southern area and be interested in being part of a diverse, unique and talented team. Contact: Ursula Ording, OP, 1345 Springbank Road, Kingstree, SC 29556. Phone toll-free: (800) 671-0361. Fax: (843) 382-5340.


CONFERENCE SERVICES ASSOCIATE -- The Atlanta Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society seeks a full-time person with strong communication and presentation skills as well as demonstrated ability to organize and implement education/training programs. Area travel and some evening/weekend work. BS in education or social services-related field with four-five years experience required. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint essential. Office in north metro Atlanta. Send resume with salary requirements to: Sheila Bissonnette. Fax: (770) 457-3021. E-mail:


THE DIOCESE OF JEFFERSON CITY, MO., is seeking applicants for the position of director of youth ministry. The director is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive diocesan program for youth ministry. Applicants must be Roman Catholic in good standing, with at least three years experience as a paid parish or diocesan youth minister, with at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in theology or ministry plus youth ministry training. Salary is in accord with experience and education and includes a full benefits package. Refer all questions and/or resumes with references by Aug. 15 to: Mr. Jim Kemna, PO Box 417, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Phone: (573) 635-9127, ext. 228. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH -- The Diocese of Saint Augustine, Fla., seeks a director for youth and young adult ministry. Master’s degree in religious education, pastoral ministry, theology or related field desired. Parish or diocesan experience in youth/young adult ministry required. Deadline: Oct. 15. Resumes can be sent to: Human Resource Office, Diocese of Saint Augustine, 11625 Old Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258. Phone: (904) 262-3200.

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Michael Parish in Wheaton, Ill., a suburban parish outside Chicago is seeking a full-time director of youth ministry. Qualified person will serve a well-established, large, active youth ministry program built upon student leadership, community prayer, established missions and retreats and collaborative ministry in accord with “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.” Also must be organized and capable of directing a dedicated, experienced team of adult youth ministry volunteers. Master’s degree in religious studies or related field and two years experience preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume by Aug. 31 to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, c/o Ann Evans, 317 W. Willow St., Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: (630) 682-3650. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER -- Large suburban parish that embraces Vatican II in Fort Worth, Texas diocese seeks experienced youth minister. Should be a leader, motivator and good communicator willing to work with parish staff and volunteers. Will direct a comprehensive program for grades six-12 including faith formation and Life Teen. BA, certification in youth ministry and five years experience preferred. Competitive salary/benefits. YM Search Committee, St. Philip the Apostle, 1897 W. Main, Lewisville, TX 75067. Fax: (972) 436-5302.

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