National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 24, 2003

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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

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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, Ariz. 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, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

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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:


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Ind., 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:

ADVENT RETREAT OFFERINGS -- Evensong by the Sea Retreat and Spirituality Center Cape Cod. Individual private retreats, guided retreats. Reiki training. Phone: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

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:

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:


JUBILEE: CELEBRATING LIFE’S WISDOM -- 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 x4406. 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:

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, Fla. 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:

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:


STARTING A MISSION PROGRAM for full-time volunteers or lay missioners? Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS), a resource center for more than 210 domestic and overseas lay volunteer mission programs, is hosting two formation workshops for groups discerning/planning the initiation of a volunteer program or for new staff of existing programs. Will explore all you need to know. Experienced facilitator. Excellent handout materials. Opportunity to network with like-minded persons. Dates: Jan. 8-11, 2004, in Washington, D.C. and March 11-14, 2004, in South Bend, Ind. Workshop cost is $475, lodging is $90. Attendance is limited to 20 persons per workshop. For information or a registration brochure, please contact: Myrtle Washington, CNVS Formation Workshops, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Phone: (301) 270-0900, ext. 19. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


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:


ST. PATRICK’S PARISH, in Merced, Calif., in San Joaquin Valley, the gate to Yosemite, seeks creative full-time liturgical music director for 3,400-family parish and parochial school. Applicant must be able to lead and guide numerous groups in collaborative style, along with large staff. Requirements include keyboard skills, vocal leadership, training in contemporary liturgical practices, ability to work with children and teens. Should have degree in music and pastoral experience. Must be practicing Roman Catholic. Competitive salary and benefit package negotiable based on education/experience. Immediate opening. All interested parties should send resumes to: Fr. Mike Lastiri, St. Patrick’s Parish, PO Box 2087, Merced, CA 95344.

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:


LAY MISSION SERVICE in Peru. We are forming a lay mission team to serve in a shantytown on the northern coast of Peru. Join a dedicated pastoral team of priests, sisters and lay leaders serving in a slum on the outskirts of Trujillo, Peru, where thousands of poor families have come to build their homes and struggle for a better life. We provide training, language school, monthly stipends, insurance and ongoing support. To learn more, visit our Web site. 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:


DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH MINISTRY -- St. Francis Xavier, a vibrant, progressive Jesuit parish with 156-year tradition in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, seeks a director for our outreach mission. The role of the director is to coordinate and supervise all the various aspects of our mission activities, including the men’s shelter, the food pantry, EOP, the adult ed/ESL program and the welcome table. The director will have experience in social-service work, with familiarity of the New York networks that will assist him/her to minister with sensitivity to persons who are homeless, hungry or in financial difficulty. Donor management, fund-raising, and financial planning with the help of the parish finance committee are necessary components of the position. Supervisory skills and an ability at working collaboratively will aid in managing the many coordinators and volunteers who assist in the maintenance of these programs. As a member of the pastoral council, the director is part of the parish leadership team. The successful candidate will have professional credentials at the master’s level in ministry or social work with the ability to work from a faith-based perspective in an ecumenical setting. Compensation is competitive and full benefits are included. Position is available immediately. Send resumes to: Search Committee, SFX, 55 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011. Fax: (212) 675-6997. E-mail:


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:


PRESIDENT AND PRINCIPAL at Our Lady of Mercy High School, a 75-year old ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Rochester, N.Y., offers a unique opportunity for an experienced and visionary administrative team to work with a board of trustees, staff, faculty and students at a thriving college-preparatory Catholic school (grades seven-12), enrolling more than 600 young women. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for exciting students in lifelong learning, continuing Mercy’s tradition of educational excellence and articulating the charism of the Sisters of Mercy in an educational setting. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Profile of Our Lady of Mercy High School and detailed job descriptions for the positions of president and principal on our Web site. Positions available July 1, 2004. Application deadline: Nov. 30. Send letter of interest, resume and three professional reference letters to: Dr. Deborah Dooley, Chair, Administrative Search Committee, c/o Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. Web site:


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:

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