National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 26, 2003

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Parish Missions

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

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HEYSCHIA SCHOOL FOR spiritual directors focuses on ancient art of Christian spiritual direction in context of contemplative study, spiritual mentoring and the diversity of faith. Four-week residential program leading to a certificate in spiritual direction. Begins Jan. 18, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

FOURTH ANNUAL CATHOLIC WRITERS retreat provides unique gathering place for established and new writers sharing common Catholic spiritual base and tradition. Working professionals from Resurrection, Liguori, Loyola and RBTE Press will attend. Limited to 45 participants. Feb. 6-10, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

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Renewal Programs

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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 days, year round in a prayerful home-setting. Phone: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

“THE SOUL TELLS A STORY,” different kind of writer’s workshop providing exercises, meditations and group discussions to help writer tap both creativity and spirituality in natural, nonthreatening ways. Retreat experience led by Vinita Hampton Wright, Loyola Press Chicago and Rev. Thomas Santa, former president and publisher, Liguori Publications. Nov. 14-18. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY RETREAT feeds both intellect and soul, covering several key themes in Christian and pre-Christian Celtic Spirituality. Specific topics: origin of Celts, Divine in Celtic tradition, Celtic music and spirituality and Celtic holy women. Retreat leaders: Padraigin Clancy, Dennis Doyle and other presenters from Ireland. Feb. 13-15, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. 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:


TWO SABBATICAL PROGRAMS: WINTER - January 5 - February 5, 2004, an ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. JUBILEE - May 4 - June 3, 2004, a month long renewal for ages 70 and wiser reverencing their journey of the mature years. For information or to register, please contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (714) 744-3175 x4406, Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY AND retreat sabbatical, residential program for spiritual renewal of whole person combining periods of silence and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Four to seven weeks. Begins March 21, 2004. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

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:

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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and Culture courses, Feb. 29 to March 18, 2004 or June 6 to 24, 2004 in Miami Florida. Designed for religious, priests, deacons, seminarians and laity interested in the Hispanic people and Hispanic ministry. Recommended for beginners. Write or call for brochure: Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), 7700 SW 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


SEEKING THOSE WHO’VE HEARD THE CALL -- The Liberal Catholic Church International. Distance-learning seminary for apostolic priesthood. For more information, write: The Very Rev. Tony J. Howard, Dean, St. Alban, Theological Seminary, PO Box 2507, Frisco, TX 75034-2507. Web site:

VOCATIONS -- Catholic Apostolic Church in North America. Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:

Web Sites

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DESCRIPTION: Mid-Life and Long Life Directions workshop programs 40-90-plus Personal and Spiritual Growth. Renew your passion for life with renowned facilitators, authors of “Passion For Life: Lifelong Psychological and Spiritual Growth”, Dr. Anne Brennan, Dr. Janice Brewi: Oct. 17-19, 2003 and Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2004, St. Joseph by the Sea, South Mantoloking, N.J. Phone: (732) 892-8494. Nov. 21-23, 2003, Mt. Carmel Spiritual Center, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Phone: (905) 356-4113. March 26-28, 2004, Divine Compassion Center, White Plains, N.Y. Phone: (914) 948-4086. May 14-15, 2004, Workshop II, St. Joseph Renewal Center, Brentwood N.Y. Phone: (732) 255-1239. Workshop/retreat, June 26-July 2, 2004, Bon Secours, Marriottsville, Md. Phone: (410) 442-1320. Philippines, January 2004. Ireland, April 2004. Information: Mid Life Directions, 4 Palm Ave., Brick, NJ 08723. Phone: (732) 255-1239.


Employment Opportunities


ADMINISTRATOR -- The Adorers of the Blood of Christ invite applications for this job opportunity at our Wichita, Kan., center, a nonlicensed retirement/health care residence served by 80 coworkers. The successful candidate will be a professional with proven success in directing all operation services, including oversight of human resources, finances and facilities management. Requirements: master’s degree preferred; minimum of five years related senior management or supervisory experience; exceptional skills in time, project and budget management/organization; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; critical thinking and decision making; computer proficiency. Equal opportunity employer. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Attn: Director of Human Resources, 721 Emerson Road, Suite 685, St. Louis, MO 63141. E-mail:

RETREAT CENTER ADMINISTRATOR -- Position immediately available at a very active Northern California Catholic retreat center. Day-to-day responsibilities include physical facilities, personnel, purchasing and financial administration. Requires ability to direct both employees and volunteers and to work collaboratively with committees and boards, local and national. The center conducts a variety of its own retreat programs, and hosts many Catholic and ecumenical groups. Sponsored by a Catholic religious order the center seeks to embody its charism along with hospitality and openness. Business or nonprofit administration experience is necessary; previous retreat center experience desirable. Commensurate salary, good benefits. Send resume to: NCR Classified, Dept. CO12, PO Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281. Or e-mail:

PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR POSITION -- Resumes are being accepted from Roman Catholics for the position of pastoral administrator of St. Agnes Parish, a dynamic, financially sound, urban parish in Cincinnati. St. Agnes has 250 families, 85 percent of whom are African American. The ideal candidate will have experience in the African American Catholic community and lead collaboratively with demonstrated administrative ability. The position requires: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; a degree/certificate in theology, pastoral ministry or equivalent; demonstrated competence in administration; demonstrated ability to work in the African American community; knowledge and love of African American Catholic history, culture and heritage. Benefits and competitive salary are offered. Resumes requested by Oct. 31. Send resume to: Fr. Thomas DiFolco, 9927 Wayne Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215.


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Bishop Alemany High School, Mission Hills, Calif., is a beautiful 52-acre campus, nestled between the Santa Susana, Santa Monica, and the San Gabriel mountain ranges. Mission Hills is a peaceful community, that lies 25 minutes northwest of the cultural center of Los Angeles. We a currently searching for a bright and energetic individual to reinforce our Catholic identity and raise our consciences to the wonders of the Gospel. This creative “pray-er” will further develop our dynamic program of liturgies, retreats and ministry through a team approach that inspires the students and staff to volunteer, learn and act. Desired qualifications include an enthusiasm for the Gospel and the Catholic faith, an excitement for youth ministry, an ability and desire to work with others in a collaborative team environment, a master’s degree in theology or religious studies and substantial experience in campus ministry on the secondary level (including Kairos retreats). Send resume to: Search Committee Chair, Bishop Alemany High School, 11111 N. Alemany Drive, Mission Hills, CA 91345.


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:


DIRECTOR OF PARISH MINISTERS -- Diocese of Green Bay, Wis. Collaborates with diocesan departments and Silver Lake College in directing and administering the formation and continuing education of ministerial leaders via the Commissioned Ministry Leadership Program. Applicants for this full-time position should have a master’s degree in theology or its equivalent, knowledge of diocesan and parish structures/procedures, ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. If interested in this position, please send your resume to: Cathy Larson, PO Box 23825, Green Bay, WI 54305-3825.


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 to: Search Committee, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, 219 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. E-mail:


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:


LEAD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER -- Faith-based organizations, Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), in metropolitan St. Louis and Jubilee, Newark, N.J., 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


THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Catholic Chaplains is seeking an executive vice president and chief operating officer with a collaborative leadership style to oversee the administration of internal operations of this professional chaplains’ organization. Sound Catholic theological background and thorough knowledge of chaplain practice and education are required. Candidate must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have experience in administrative management, budgeting and finance. Applicants with these qualifications should submit a letter of application, resume and salary expectations by Oct. 15, to: Search Committee, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, PO Box 070473, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0473. Web site:


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.

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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