National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 17, 2003

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“WOMEN PRIESTS NOW” -- Four powerful videos featuring archeological evidence, ordination ceremony, Dr. Ida Raming and more. For order information, phone Bridget Mary Meehan: (703) 379-2487. Or visit Web site:

Books & Tapes

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:


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 Prints

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

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:


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

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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:


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:

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:

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:


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:

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:


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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Employment Opportunities


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:


ASSOCIATE CAMPUS MINISTER for service and social justice would complete a three-person team at Siena Heights University, a Dominican university in Adrian, Mich. You would develop service and social justice opportunities with students, faculty and staff. Requirements include bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry or related field or four years of work experience. Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills are needed. Full-time 12-month position available immediately with excellent benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references to: Tom Puszczewicz, Director of Campus Ministry, Siena Heights University, 1247 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221. For direct inquires, e-mail to Tom at:


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:

PRIEST, CHAPLAIN AND DIRECTOR of campus ministry, Diocese of Rochester, N.Y. An exciting position is open at Cornell University in Ithaca. Campus ministry is well-established at this college and the director will oversee all aspects of the Newman community. For applications and inquiries, contact Barbara Pedeville. Phone: (585) 328-3228, ext. 1215. E-mail:

CATHOLIC PRIEST/CHAPLAIN -- St. John’s Regional Medical Center, a 367-bed licensed medical center in southwest Missouri, is seeking a Catholic priest to join our pastoral care team. This role can be either part-time or full-time and will provide sacramental ministry, spiritual counseling and emotional support to patients, families and employees. Requirements include: ordained Catholic priest with proper ecclesiastical approval of bishop or major superior. Some CPE training preferred. Must have served in a position that included ministry to the sick and dying. On-site apartment is available if desired. For more information about our medical center check our Web site. Resumes may be sent to: Ellen Stillions, Human Resources, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, 2727 McClelland Blvd., Joplin, MO 64804. Phone toll-free: (800) 638-7074, ext. 8. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL PROGRAMMING -- Roman Catholic priest or religious sister to direct and participate in spiritual programming at Queen of Angels Retreat, Saginaw, Mich. Master’s degree in spirituality or equivalent and experience in retreat required. Collaborative work with administrative team. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Contact: Queen of Angels Retreat, PO Box 2026, Saginaw, MI 48605. Phone: (989) 755-2149. E-mail:


ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH seeking full-time music minister. Phone: (405) 579-7883.

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 to five years of 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’s principal, DRE, director of parish life and a host of strong volunteers. Competitive salary, high $40s to low $50s and excellent benefits including employer-contributed retirement. Please fax or mail 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.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, a parish of 1,750 families (and growing), is seeking a qualified person eager to collaborate with a team and is willing to build a liturgical music program as we construct a new church (including a 40-rank Moller organ). Potential to form a youth choir, bell choir and adult choir. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Application deadline: Nov. 30. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Attention Search Committee, 9505 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23229. 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:

LAY MISSION SERVICE in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We are forming a lay mission team to serve in the slums of Nairobi in collaboration with a dedicated team of priests, religious and lay leaders. Work possibilities include: teaching computers and English in the local Catholic schools, working in the women’s promotion center, visiting AIDS patients in their homes, working with “street children,” providing administrative support for the parish clinic and helping with other parish outreach activities. More than a brief immersion experience, this is an invitation to walk in solidarity with the poor of another land. We provide training, language school, monthly stipends, insurance and ongoing support. Visit our Web site and check out our vision, service opportunities and requirements. If you think it might be for you, fill out the preliminary form on the Web site. Comboni Lay Missionaries, LaGrange Park, Ill. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Web site:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATES -- The Diocese of Rochester, N.Y., is seeking applicants for a pastoral associate in a urban setting. This person has a major leadership role in a parish including: directing a variety of aspects of parish life such as liturgy, pastoral care, sacramental preparation, adult faith formation, preaching where appropriate, evangelization, social ministry and so forth. This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English), a master’s degree in pastoral ministry, theology or comparable field. Send cover letter, resume and references to: Barbara Pedeville, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Phone: (585) 328-3210. Fax: (585) 328-3149 or (585) 529-9529. E-mail: Web site:

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