National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 31, 2003

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“WOMEN PRIESTS NOW”--Four powerful videos featuring archeological evidence, ordination ceremony, Dr. Ida Raming and more. For order information, call 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:

“FREE JESUS, LIBERATE AMERICA,” by minister Ronald Mazur. Web sites: or


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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:

Irish Christmas

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, Fr. 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, 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:

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:

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.

PARISH LEADERSHIP IN THE Roman Catholic church. A retreat for pastors, lay ministers and parish professionals in Assisi and Rome. Led by Fr. Walter H. Cueinin. March 6-12, 2004. For additional information phone toll-free: (800) 368-6757, ext. 131. Or: (617) 367-6757.

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:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. 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:

Study Tours

EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN Western Turkey,” led by Fr. Sean Martin of the Aquinas Institute. March 5-12, 2004. Graduate credits in religious studies available. “Interfaith Medical Ethics,” led by James Keenan, SJ of Boston College and Weston Jesuit School of Theology and health care professionals. May 9-16, 2004 in Spain. Credit toward AMA Physicians Recognition Award available. “Exploring Our Common Heritage,” ecumenical study tour to Rome and Canterbury led by Dean William H. Petersen of Bexley Hall Theological Seminary. June 8-17, 2004. For additional information phone toll-free: (800) 368-6757, ext. 131 or (617) 367-6757.


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:


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:


Employment Opportunities


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:

COLLEGE CHAPLAIN -- Marymount College. Seeking a priest to join campus ministry to provide for the sacramental and pastoral needs of the college. This is a nine-month appointment. It is preferred, though not required, that the chaplain live in on-campus townhouse accommodations. Generally, no weekend liturgical duties. Other responsibilities include forming and sustaining the faith community, implementation of empowered by the spirit, RCIA, evangelization, weekly Mass and possibility of academic teaching. Deadline: Nov. 8. Send application to: Chaplain’s Search Committee, Human Resource, Marymount College, 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS -- Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) is a Catholic lay sponsorship organization that sponsors children and aging in 25 countries. We are seeking a director of communications who will be responsible for the effective and integrated development, management and implementation of CFCA’s worldwide internal and external communications initiatives. Director will direct communications efforts, message formulation and content in all aspects of CFCA’s work. Will work to illustrate the CFCA vision and mission with stories of faith, hope and compassion. Master’s degree, preferably in communications or marketing and minimum of five years related experience. Fully paid benefit package. Apply in writing to: Human Resources, One Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103. Fax: (913) 384-2211. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF INTERFAITH RETREAT center, near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Position starts March 4, 2004. We are looking for a community minded self-starter with administrative and marketing experience. Applicants must be consciously pursuing a spiritual path that integrates the body, mind and spirit connection and recognizes the importance of the Earth. The center offers its own retreat programs, hosts private (in free-standing hermitages) and group retreats (in large welcoming house), spiritual counseling, yoga, meditation, reiki and massage available. Must be able to work collaboratively. On-site communal living situation. Application deadline: Dec. 15. Contact: Still Point, Route 423, Stillwater, NY 12170. E-mail: Web site:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Holy Spirit Center, Anchorage, Alaska, provides Ignatian based retreats, pastoral programs and related services. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative executive director who demonstrates effective collaborative leadership. Applicant will have administrative experience, persuasive oral and written communication skills, demonstrated professional expertise in fund raising, budgeting, marketing and strategic planning. Refer to the job description and application on our Web site. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2003, with a start date in July, 2004. Please submit your application and resume addressing minimum qualifications to: Search Committee, Holy Spirit Center, 10980 Hillside Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507. Web site:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEEDED for “Responsibility-Ability” by Jan. 15, 2004. This faith-based national volunteer program for men and women desiring to teach full-time in urban Catholic elementary schools is sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and is based at Rosemont College, 12 miles west of Philadelphia. The director is responsible for the management and implementation of the program. Applicants must have a BA or BS degree and demonstrated organizational and leadership ability. Competitive salary. Send letter of interest and resume by Nov. 15 to: Eileen Algeo, SHCJ, Chair, Search Committee, 460 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Fax: (610) 626-0451.


HOUSE PARENTS IN PARADISE -- Non-profit agency serving children in the beautiful Florida Keys seeks house parents for a live-in children’s shelter located in Key West, Fla. Couple will provide daily living support to infants and young children (zero-10 years old) in a small six-bed, group-home setting. Religious sisters, and couples are encouraged to apply. Benefits including salary, medical, dental and paid leave. Live rent-free with business vehicle, utilities and food provided while on duty. Prefer experience in youth care field and bachelor’s degree in human services related field. Requires valid driver’s license with good driving record and successful completion of background, drug screening. Equal opportunity employer. Please contact: Donna Firanski, Florida Keys Children’s Shelter, 73 High Point Road, Tavernier, FL 33070. Phone: (305) 852-4246. Fax: (305) 852-6902. E-mail:


INTERESTED IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE in someone’s life while earning money to pay for tuition, graduate work and student loans? L’Arche Spokane is seeking full-time live-in volunteers to create Christian family with adults with developmental disabilities. Minimum commitment: one year. Room and board, medical/dental insurance, living stipend. AmeriCorps awards available. Student loan deferment possible. Phone: (509) 483-0438. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Large suburban Catholic parish hiring director of liturgy and music. Incumbent oversees the planning of liturgical celebrations and scheduling of ministers. Candidates must have theological understanding of liturgy and sacraments or of music or be qualified in the same. Experience required. Send resumes and salary requirements to: 18000 E. Arapahoe Road, Foxfield, CO 80016. Or:

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.

SAINT ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, in Haines City, Fla., is looking for a part-time music director. Needs to be musically talented in contemporary and traditional songs. Should be a person of faith familiar with Catholic liturgy and worship. Must collaborate well with clergy and laity. Should work will with volunteer choir and soloists. Bilingual skills helpful, but not necessary. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Fax resumes to: (863) 421-2522.

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:


PROJECT MANAGER -- The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is seeking a project manager to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed educational initiative. Qualified candidates should be skilled at conducting interviews, leading focus groups, coordinating meetings and steering committee activities. Target groups include community, business and school leaders, parents and students. The project manager will be responsible for drafting a final report. Strong skills in writing, research and community relations are essential. Experience in the education field is helpful. The study begins in January and must be finalized by June 30, 2004. Salary is negotiable. Please send resumes to: Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, School Office, PO Box 419037, Kansas City, MO 64141-6037. E-mail:


LAY MISSION SERVICE in Eritrea. We are forming a lay mission team to serve in Asmara, the capital city of the young country of Eritrea, which is battling famine and struggling to recover from a long civil war. The Comboni bishop of Asmara has requested lay missioners to serve in the local high school and to support the diocesan offices in their pastoral and social ministries. We provide training, language school, insurance, monthly stipends, 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:


PRESIDENT, ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL -- Wheaton, Ill. St. Francis High School, a premier institution of the Diocese of Joliet, has a rare opportunity in leadership and seeks an individual of the highest caliber as president. St. Francis, a coeducational diocesan school has an enrollment of 700, experiences a strong financial position, has completed a successful capital campaign, enjoys a dedicated and highly-qualified faculty, involved and supportive parents, committed and competent administrative personnel and a board committed to its mission. The president is the CEO of the institution and operates in a president/principal model. The president’s role will require leadership in all external affairs and in particular, in institutional advancement. The advancement program is key to a value-added vision for the future and will support the president in institutional advancement efforts. The president will have the full support of the board and many key volunteers in moving St. Francis High School to a fully mission-driven institution. As the institution’s CEO, the president will have the responsibility of managing administrative team in continuing the school’s commitment to excellence in education. The position requires a candidate of vision having a deep commitment to Catholic education. Qualifications should include an advanced degree, a minimum of five to 10 years of experience in secondary education, administrative experience, demonstrated success in institutional advancement and an extraordinary ability to lead the institution to a position of continued excellence. Skills and abilities gleaned from the corporate sector, higher education and/or an intimate knowledge and intense interest in St. Francis High School are other factors that will be considered in addition to the stated preferred qualifications. Please send inquiries, resumes and nominations to: Mr. Frank J. Murname, Jr., School Board Chairman, SFHS, 607 Northwest Ave., Northlake, IL 60164. Phone: (708) 449-1200, ext. 103. E-mail:

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