National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 3, 2003

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FREE 48-PAGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- Includes books, audiotapes, videotapes and CDs by John Main, Bede Griffiths, Laurence Freeman, Dom Henri Le Saux (Swami Abhishiktananda) and other spiritual teachers for the inward journey. Call toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian Meditation, visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

BOOKS ON HOLY WOMEN and healing prayer by Bridget Mary Meehan. Phone: (703) 379-2487. Web site:


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


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Irish Christmas

ENCHANTING IMAGES of Ireland -- Christmas cards, note cards and matted prints:


UNIQUELY QUALIFIED to mediate church-related disputes, complaints, and conflicts: Mediation Center of Evansville (in Indiana), Clark Field, president. Phone: (812) 428-7996. E-mail:

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. Web site:

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


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:

Religious Goods

HAND MADE Swarovski Crystal Rosaries and Religious Jewelry. Web site:

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as limited accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: 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:

QUIET MOUNTAIN RETREAT in New Mexico -- Redondo Retreat Center in the sacred Jemez Mountains, 80 minutes from Albuquerque, pine forest with hiking trails, access to natural hot springs and breathtaking views. Options include sabbatical, guided retreats, privacy, reiki, massage, Native American-guided sweats. Other options include: tipi/house of prayer, ceremonies, shamanic journeying, drumming circle and day trips to Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, Colo. For more information write, call or e-mail: Sharon Palma, 7 Oso Place, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (505) 829-3185. E-mail:

AWAKENING THE HEART -- Developing contemplative groups and retreats. Many people today yearn not only to practice private contemplation, but also to share this ministry with others. In this retreat, participants explore how to maintain prayer groups, work with guided imagery and develop retreat experiences. Conducted by Pathways Contemplative Community, St. Michaels, Chicago. Jan. 25-30. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

SPANISH MYSTICISM and Spanish Colonial Spirituality of Hispanic New Mexico I and II. Part one of the retreat, led my Beverly Lanzetta, PhD, studies Spanish mystics and teachings on mysticism and spiritual guidance. Part two, led by Charles Carrillo, PhD, focuses on sacred art and spirituality of religious life of colonial New Mexico. Part one, Feb. 27-29; part two, Feb. 29-March 4. Retreats may be taken separately. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. 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:


A SABBATICAL WITH A DIFFERENCE -- Psychotherapy, community formation, dream work, reflexology, emotional bodywork, art and therapy, spiritual direction and discernment, dance and movement, scriptural themes for healing and process, proprioceptive writing (meditational practice and therapy to move deeply into psyche through a simple, but subtly rich writing technique), cranial sacral work, biosynthesis, bioenergetics, bio-dynamic massage, mythology, visualization and hypnosis, yoga. Mini-sabbaticals: tailor-made modules to your time frame. Three-week programs. This is our 16th continuous year for the “Journey Into Self Discovery” and sabbatical programs. For more information contact: Daniel McDonald, Director, CPEB Therapies, Inc., 145 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 2T1. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Web site:

TWO SABBATICAL PROGRAMS: WINTER -- Jan. 5-Feb. 5, 2004, an ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. JUBILEE -- May 4-June 3, 2004, a monthlong 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 St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

MINISTRY CAREERS AND SABBATICAL: Seriously desire priesthood? Lay ministries? Discern/prepare in Spokane, Wash., while earning university degree. Or enjoy inexpensive spiritual sabbatical. Phone toll-free: (800) 645-5347.

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:

LEARN SPANISH, ENJOY NATURE, La Escuela de Idiomas D’Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish on the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manual Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact: La Escuela D’Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Web site:


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


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE MEN and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:

Web Sites

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Employment Opportunities


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 toll-free: (800) 283-2881, ext. 72940. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:

CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN (NOT PRIEST) WANTED for full-time position at Sacred Heart Health Systems in Pensacola, Fla., to complete pastoral care staff of two Catholic priests, four full-time chaplains and three part-time chaplains. Sacred Heart is a member of Ascension Health and consists of a 431-bed acute care hospital, that includes a women’s and children’s hospital and a 120-bed skilled nursing home. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. Direct all correspondence to: Sr. Elaine Jordan, Director of Pastoral Care, Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 N. Ninth Ave., Pensacola, FL 32504. Or fax resume to: (850) 416-4802.


FIELD COORDINATOR -- NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, D.C., seeks a field coordinator to educate, organize and motivate NETWORK members to influence federal legislation. Anticipated start date: Jan. 12, 2004. Submit applications by Oct. 15. Equal opportunity employer. For the full job description and application instructions, go to Web site:


AREA DIRECTOR -- JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS, a Catholic lay volunteer corps working for justice and peace, seeks area directors for our volunteer communities; one position based in San Francisco and one in Los Angeles. JVC coordinates a year of work for social justice and spiritual reflection for young adults. Responsibilities include field support of volunteers, implementation of formation program, developing job placements and local resources. Must be available to travel. Requires strong ability to work independently and keen organizational skills. Two years experience in pastoral ministry preferred. $25k and benefits. Position closes Oct. 17. Send cover letter and resume to: E.D., JVC:SW, PO Box 40039, San Francisco, CA 94140. Fax: (415) 522-1633. 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, health care experience, fiscal savvy with financial planning and management skills, preferred RN license or equivalent, computer literacy, grant-writing and public relations 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:


YOUTH MUSIC MINISTER possessing strong vocal skills and experience in Catholic liturgy and contemporary music with proficiency in guitar or piano. Send inquiries to: Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511. Fax: (813) 655-7948. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Ss. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Cathedral, Phoenix. Full-time director of music with choral and keyboard (piano and organ) proficiency and a desire to lead a 3,500-family cathedral parish in prayerful song. Responsibilities include planning and preparing the music for four to five weekend Masses, holy days and other liturgies; rehearse and direct two adult choirs and seasonal children’s choir. Applicants should work well with volunteers, possess good team-building and people skills, be willing to play good music of traditional and contemporary styles and have a working knowledge of Catholic liturgy. BA or MA in music or music education preferred. English/Spanish language skills a plus. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits. Additional stipends for weddings and funerals. Please submit resume, professional letters of reference and salary request to: Msgr. Michael O’Grady, Ss. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017. Phone: (602) 242-1300. Fax: (602) 249-3768. E-mail:


LAY MISSIONARIES -- Lay Mission-Helpers Association seeking teachers, nurses, administrators, computer techs, and so forth. To serve overseas missions for three years. Airfare, monthly stipend, medical insurance provided. For questions, phone: (213) 637-7222. E-mail: Apply online at Web site:


WANTED -- Religious sister as DRE for religious education, 85 students, K-12. Responsible for sacramental programs, adult religious education and RCIA. Visit homebound and nursing homes. Education/experience required. Comfortable convent. Send resume to: Pastoral Council President, c/o Joe Cirrito, PO Box 436, Calvert City, KY 42029. Phone: (270) 205-0189.


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:

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