National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 14, 2003

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Books & Tapes

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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

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:

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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:


ANGELSPRING WELLNESS AND RETREAT CENTER, Fayette City, Pa., 111 acres of woods, fields, springs, extensive bird life, contemplative surroundings and provides a level of care you request. The Granary is a cozy, all-season individual retreat house with complete accommodations including kitchenette. Reading and music resources are available. Services include: directed/private, individual, small-group and arts retreats; select spa services and meals. Contact: Angelspring, 789 Brownsville Road, Fayette City, PA 15438-1115. Phone: (724) 938-2301. E-mail: Web site:

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL PASSAGES -- Nov. 21-23, St. Paul Retreat Center, Detroit, with Fr. Lawrence Ventline, D. Min., licensed psychotherapist. Phone: (586) 504-1779. 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.

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: Web site:

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:

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:


FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF JOY -- Employed? Formation in your area. Phone: (402) 551-8151.

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


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of congregational social justice office. Research justice issues, educate congregation’s members, edit monthly action alert and contact state and federal legislators. Background in theology/spirituality, church’s social teachings, advocacy work helpful. Contact: Margaret Hohman, SCN, PO Box 172, Nazareth, KY 40048. Phone: (502) 348-1553. Fax: (502) 348-1502. E-mail:


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:


SEEKING DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR to coordinate fund raising for seminary education, missions, retirement and ministry programs for New Orleans Jesuit Province. Qualifications: at least five years as development professional, success in fund raising, supervisory experience and knowledge of Catholic organizations. Position located in New Orleans. Nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and salary history by Dec. 1 to: Development Position, 500 S. Jeff Davis Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70119.

DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION (DCF) -- Immediate opening. St. Benedict Parish, a growing, youth-filled community in Phoenix, collaboratively organized and welcoming, seeks a director to join our diversified and gifted staff in challenging and responding to the needs of the community in light of the call of Jesus to transform the world. Responsible for total formation programs including lectionary-based catechesis, children’s sacramental preparation, as well as faith formation for families new to the Catholic community. DCF will work in collaboration with middle school and high school coordinators. Programs for current year are under way. Send resume and cover letter to: Parish of St. Benedict, 6400 W. Del Rio St., Chandler, AZ 85226. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE - St. Mary’s Medical Center, a member of Tenet South Florida HealthSystem, is a 460-bed acute care hospital and level II trauma center. We Currently have an opportunity for a Catholic priest to direct and supervise all the functions of the department including patient visitation schedules, in-service programs for hospital personnel, procurement of spiritual and inspirational materials for patients and staff, and liaison between administration and department staff. CPE certification is required along with and training and/or experience in counseling and interpersonal relationships. Training is demonstrated by format, academic courses in fields such as theology, psychology, counseling, ethics, social work or clinical pastoral education. Completion of theological studies from an accredited school of theology is required. A bachelor’s of divinity or master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, the individual we seek must possess knowledge of other Christian and non-Christian religious beliefs and a familiarity with hospital organizations and procedures. A professional knowledge of medico-moral matters, the ethical and religious directives as they relate to the practice of medicine is needed. Equal opportunity employer, drug-free workplace. Please apply online at: Or forward resume to: St. Mary’s Medical Center, Human Resources, 901 45th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Phone: (561) 881-2771. Fax: (561) 881-2907.

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:


EDITOR -- Religious books publisher seeks accomplished editor to acquire and develop books relating to parish ministry and pastoral care. Create new products, evaluate existing publications and responsibility for editorial process. Editorial or publishing experience plus knowledge of Catholic practices required. Ministry involvement desirable. Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Ind. Fax: (847) 835-5086. E-mail:


PASTORAL SERVICES/HISPANIC MINISTRY -- Glenmary seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) consultant for ministry development among Hispanics. Assist Glenmarians and coworkers in 10 states. Position requires extensive travel and working collaboratively as a member of the department of pastoral services located in Nashville. Must be a U.S. citizen with U.S. parish experience and the ability to read, write and speak in both Spanish and English. Master’s in theology, pastoral studies or related field required. Send resumes to: Fr. Mike Langell, Director, Department of Pastoral Services, 1312 Fifth Ave., Nashville, TN 37208.


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.

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