National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 10, 2003

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Facilities for Rent

CEDARS OF PEACE -- Secluded woodland cabins on Loretto motherhouse property in central, rural Kentucky offer quiet solitude for prayer and reflection. Cabins rented by the day or month, electricity and water included. Daily Mass and spiritual direction available. Contact: Cedars of Peace, 515 Nerinx Road, Nerinx, KY 40049. Phone: (270) 865-5291. E-mail:

Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH -- Instruction allows participants to learn the English language, including vocabulary for ministry and to develop skills for ministry. Offered in three-week blocks all year at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio. Contact Edna Cardona. Phone: (210) 732-2156, ext 7102. Web site:

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.

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


THE LOYOLA EXPERIENCE -- Retreat and pilgrimage in the “Footsteps of Ignatius Loyola,” June 21-30, 2004. Led by Fr. Thomas A. Kane, CSP and Fr. Julio Giulietti, SJ. Barcelona, Manresa, Montserrat, Loyola, Bilbao and more: $2,795 from Boston, plus taxes and fees. Space limited. For brochure, call Catholic Travel Centre. Phone: (800) 553-5233. E-mail:


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:

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:

EXPERIENCE DEEP SELF-RENEWAL at Rockhaven (Missouri). The next 15-week renewal program begins Jan. 12, 2004. The framework of this unique program is a blend of feminine spirituality, Jungian insights and the enchantment of the natural world. Engage in a process of integrating your body, mind and spirit through experiential classes and time for leisurely reflection in a beautiful rural Ozark setting. Elements include individual spiritual direction, art, ritual, holistic lifestyle, myth and dreamwork, sacred Earth story with bodywork and massage. For more information, contact Jan Stocking, RSM, director. Phone: (636) 671-3623. E-mail: Web site:


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:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat and Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Open Nov. 1 - April 30. Individual private retreats, guided retreats. Available for small, private groups. Phone: (800) 455-0247. Web site:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

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:

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EARTH’S STORY and discover your own soul-connection at Rockhaven! (Missouri). Earth Connections is a five-weekend program beginning Oct. 17-19. Explore the nature and meaning of recent human discoveries about the origins of the universe. Through ritual, song and creative expression, participants will discover their connection with the story of Mother Earth and begin the process of more fully living out its meaning. For more information, contact Jan Stocking, RSM, director. Phone: (636) 671-3623. 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:


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 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 St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. Fax: (809) 530-2364. E-mail: Or:

INTENSIVE PASTORAL SPANISH at the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio. Adult learning in a multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered year-round in three-week blocks. Contact Edna Cardona. Phone: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:

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:


PRIESTHOOD FOR MEN AND WOMEN -- National Catholic Church of America. Religious life, at-home study. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

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

Web Sites

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Holiday Gifts and Treasures

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HANDMADE Swarovski crystal rosaries and religious jewelry. Web site:


FREE 48-PAGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION catalog-- Includes books, audiotapes, videotapes and CDs by John Main, OSB, Bede Griffiths, OSB, Laurence Freeman, Dom Henri Le Saux, OSB (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:

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

THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2004 -- A multifaith wall calendar reflecting eco-egalitarian spirituality! Holy days from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and nature-based indigenous religions worldwide. Emphasizes universal spiritual principles. Aids in understanding deity within all, and beyond all, in non-patriarchal ways. Recognizes deity can be imaged as both genders and all ethnicities. Explores human rights, feminist, environmentalist and peace movement themes. Promotes deep ecumenism, social justice and deep ecology. Also has experiential and empowering meditations. 24 photos. $14 each postpaid. Discounts for five-plus calendars. MasterCard/Visa. Phone toll-free: (800) 821-6604.

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

GIVE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER as a gift. A gift subscription will remind family and friends of your thoughtfulness and generosity. To subscribe: 1-800-333-7373. Website:


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 -- Inner-city Boston parish, very diverse, inclusive. Includes housing projects and luxury homes, many races, languages, ways of life. Pastoral administrator works equally with pastor. Business, office management, accounting, food pantry, youth center, coordinate/train volunteers. Pastoral skills a must. Open spirit, creative, strong, Spanish a plus. Contact: Fr. Bob Bowers, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 49 Vine St., Charlestown, MA, 02129. Phone: (617) 242-1750. Web site:

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.


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:


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:

DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER MINISTRY -- St. Patrick-St. Anthony Roman Catholic church, a vibrant and rapidly growing community of 1,500 households, seeks full-time director to develop and manage comprehensive volunteer program. Qualifications: bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; commitment to the mission of our church; excellent interpersonal, writing, organizational, self-direction and networking skills; ability to work flexible hours based on needs of volunteers. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to: Search Committee, c/o Denis Geary, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford, CT 06103-1196. Full job description on our Web site:


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:


ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Work with choir director to prepare for weekly Masses, holy days and feast days. Plan liturgy and music for all Polish masses. Rehearse with the Polish choir. Play for all Polish Masses. Provide music for funerals, weddings and other special services. Rehearse with adult, children and diocesan choirs. Provide music for all diocesan events. Rehearse with cantors. Provide organ and piano accompaniment for most weekend Masses. Play for all children’s liturgies. Requires degree in organ or liturgical music plus one year related experience. Competitive salary. Contact: Fr. George Ratzmann, Rector, Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285. Phone: (941) 484-3505.

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:


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.


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in pastoral supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. Web site:

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY -- Weston Jesuit School of Theology seeks to fill a tenure-track position in systematic theology for fall 2004. Along with research and publication, professorial responsibilities include offering basic courses in systematic theology, advanced seminars and thesis direction. Commitment to mentoring candidates for ordained and lay ministries is essential. A completed doctorate in theology (PhD or equivalent) is required. The search will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Nov. 10. Please send cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to: Search Committee, 3 Philips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138. Phone: (617) 492-1960, ext. 201.

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