National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 21, 2003

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Books & Tapes

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Fund Raising

THE ST. BENEDICT CATHOLIC WORKER community in Fresno, Calif., is asking you to become part of their “Loaves and Fishes Campaign.” Our campaign is trying to raise $250,000 for a larger house of hospitality. That means we need 5,000 people to donate $50 each so that we can purchase the new house. If you would like to be one of the 5,000, please send your donation to: The St. Benedict Catholic Worker, 4022 N. Cheryl Ave. Fresno, CA 93705. For further information on our work and this campaign, go to our Web site, Phone: (559) 229-6410. Web site:


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Language Studies

INTENSIVE PASTORAL ENGLISH: Adult language instruction includes vocabulary for ministry. Small classes, multicultural setting, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7102. Web site:


ANIMAL MINISTRY -- Start your own ministry in your church, community or school. Contact: God’s Creatures Ministry, PO Box 322, Wayne, NJ 07474. 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. THE PILGRIMAGE TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA. Follow Spain’s “Way of St. James” on this unique pilgrimage experience during the Jubilee Holy Year 2004. Fr. Thomas Kane will lead the prayerful journey and Sr. Janice Farnham will provide historical lectures. June 7-18, 2004. $3,449 from JFK, plus taxes and fees. Space limited. For brochure, call Catholic Travel Centre. Phone: (800) 553-5233. E-mail:

IRELAND IN MAY -- Explore the heart and soul of Celtic spirituality. Experience a magical, mystical spring in Ireland while praying at sacred Celtic sites and listening to the wisdom of Celtic experts. Join Inward Travel’s much-loved trip, April 29 - May 11, 2004. Contact: Jane Comerford CSJ, 1016 N. Superior St., Spokane, WA 99202. Phone: (509) 483-6495. 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:

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Renewal Programs

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.

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:


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:

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:

MINISTRY CAREERS AND SABBATICAL: Seriously desire Priesthood? Lay ministries? Discern/prepare in Spokane, WA. while earning university degree. Or enjoy inexpensive spiritual sabbatical. 1-800-645-5347.

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: Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. Adult learning in multicultural faith community. Small classes, outstanding faculty. Offered in three-week blocks year-round. Accreditation: USCCB/CCA. Contact Edna Cardona: (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:

Study Tours

“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.

“EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN Western Turkey,” led by Fr. Sean Martin of the Aquinas Institute. March 5-12, 2004. Graduate credits in religious studies available. For additional information phone toll-free: (800) 368-6757, ext. 131 or (617) 367-6757.

“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. For additional information phone toll-free: (800) 368-6757, ext. 131 or (617) 367-6757.


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:

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

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE AMERICAS welcomes men and women who are married, single or live alternative lifestyles to the priesthood or religious life. Nicene creed theology, Vatican II liturgy, apostolic succession, socially liberal. Growing national church represented in five states and five countries. Also needs lay leaders to spread Christ’s inclusive message. For more information please contact Fr. Richard Rohrer, Director of Vocations. Phone: (636) 441-3336. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER -- Candidate must have excellent financial management skills, a willingness to oversee financial campaigns, develop stewardship, oversee building management and repairs and collaborative work ethic. Send resumes to: Parish Business Manager Search, St. Bridget Church, 2213 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ 85213. E-mail:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- Saint Mary’s College, located in Notre Dame, Ind., has an opening for a full-time, academic year campus minister. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: plan and coordinate the retreat program, develop the formation for peer leadership in retreat ministry, Bible study, small faith groups and ecumenical and interfaith prayer. Assist in the preparation of liturgies, ministry to the sick and spiritual guidance. Shared ministry often includes collaboration with students, staff and faculty. Serve as a professional staff member for the division for mission. Promote faith development in Catholic higher education. Qualifications include a master’s of divinity or appropriate degree in theology, one-three years of pastoral experience in a Catholic institution. Equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, theology of ministry and three letters of recommendation to: Human Resources, Saint Mary’s College, 104 Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556.


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:


THE NORTHWEST BRONX COMMUNITY and Clergy Coalition seeks community organizer to coordinate work involving churches, mosques and synagogues. Five years experience, Spanish required. 32-42K plus benefits. For details see Web site. E-mail or fax resume and cover letter to Clay Smith. Fax: (718) 329-2848. E-mail: Web site:


JUSTICE AND PEACE COORDINATOR -- The Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis is seeking a justice and peace coordinator to promote, develop and foster the community’s prophetic witness to justice issues in accordance with a Catholic social teaching and Franciscan tradition. Qualifications: knowledge of Catholic church structure and social teachings. Bachelor’s degree in theology, religious studies or related field. Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting. Strong written and verbal communication skills necessary. Competitive salary with fringe benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Sister Maryann Falbe, OSF, PO Box 19431, Springfield, IL 62794-9431.


THE DIOCESE OF Norwich, Conn., seeks a part-time director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs. Responsibilities: to serve as a consultant and resource person, to develop diocesan and parish-level programs that will guide clergy and laity toward a deeper understanding and involvement in interfaith and Christian unity endeavors and to sponsor programs or joint worship, dialogue and cooperative action. Qualifications: a sensitivity to and awareness of the goals of the ecumenical movement and the mission and policies of the Diocese of Norwich. Experience and involvement in ecumenical and interreligious affairs. Strong capability for planning, coordinating and organizing, especially in the field of human relations and the process of spiritual formation. A theological degree or its equivalent in studies related to or directly concerning ecumenism. Applicant must be a fully participating member of the Roman Catholic church. Please send letter of application, resume and letters of reference (if available) by Dec. 19 to: Office of the Chancellor, Diocese of Norwich, Attn: Msgr. Robert L. Brown, 201 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06380. Phone: (860) 886-1670. Fax: (860) 887-9294.

ASSISTANT 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:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF mission and ministry -- St. Catherine Hospital of Garden City, Kan. is a faith-based acute care hospital. We are seeking qualified candidates for the position of executive director of mission ministries. Located in southwest Kansas, Garden City offers a safe, clean family environment featuring excellent schools and abundant recreational opportunities. We are a rural, primary care, 99-bed facility with an established tradition of working with Catholic traditions and values since 1932. We are a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second largest Catholic health care system in the nation. This position reports to the president/CEO. The position plays a key role in shaping the culture of the hospital. Grounded in the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence, the executive director of mission ministries collaborates with others in the development of new ministries to promote healthy communities and facilitates the integration of mission, ethics and spirituality. The incumbent will provide direction and leadership to the ethics committee, pastoral care, volunteers and a variety of other functions to fulfill St. Catherine Hospital’s mission. Master’s degree, preferably in theology or health-related specialty, with a working knowledge of operations; health care trends and issues; government affairs and financing. The candidate must be conversant with Catholicism, have a demonstrated familiarity with diversity of spiritualities and possess the knowledge and ability to work effectively within the framework of the Catholic church. Knowledge of health care ethics with particular emphasis on the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services” (ERDs) is imperative. St. Catherine Hospital offers an excellent work atmosphere, a well-experienced staff and a community dedicated to the continued success of the hospital provide a broad spectrum of superior health care services. Equal opportunity employer Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to: St. Catherine Hospital, Human Resource Department, 401 E. Spruce, Garden City, KS 67846-5679.


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.


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:


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:

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:

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:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE FOR ADMINISTRATION and stewardship. Dynamic, vibrant and growing parish seeks full-time pastoral associate for administration and stewardship to serve as a staff resource in support of the pastor though effective administration in areas of finance, database management, supervision of personnel. Also responsible for stewardship education and communication for the parish and school community. St. Mary Magdalene in Altamonte Springs, Fla., seeks a professional who has the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced church environment. Practicing Catholic. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in business administration or related area. Must have five-10 years business management experience, two years supervisory experience. Excellent benefits. No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter by Nov. 26 to: Theresa Simon, Human Resource Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800. Fax: (407) 246-4941. E-mail: Web site:

PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC PARISH looking for a pastoral associate who will work with adult education and the formation and development of lay leadership, ministries and parish council. Ability to collaborate with parish team is a must. Contact Sr. Ann Marie. Phone: (718) 984-0593. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL -- Peninsula Catholic High School, founded in 1903, a coeducational regional Catholic school enrolling 350 students in grades eight through 12, located in Newport News, Va., seeks a charismatic team leader and outstanding Catholic candidate to become its next president starting July 1, 2004. The president must be able to lead and articulate the school’s mission and vision for the future to the faculty and staff, school board, parents, alumni and the broader community. Candidate must possess a record of effective leadership with experience in educational programs, finance, development, public relations, facilities management and community service. Candidate must hold at least a master’s degree in education/administration and a minimum five years teaching experience in a Catholic school. Closing date is Jan. 9, 2004. Qualified candidates should request, in writing, an information packet and application form to: Peninsula Catholic High School Search Committee, Attention: Cynthia Zodda, 600 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601.

GONZAGA PREPARATORY SCHOOL is seeking a dynamic and committed Catholic leader for the position of president. In this capacity, the successful candidate will work at maintaining and strengthening the Roman Catholic and Jesuit character of the school, as well as represent that character to various constituencies in the Inland Northwest church and communities. The president of the school is the CEO, accountable to the board of directors, responsible for the educational vision, programs and financial viability of the institution built upon a nationally recognized Fair Share tuition program. The president will work closely with the superior of the Jesuit community in the ongoing formation of the school community in the Jesuit vision and charism, will work closely with the principal in formulating and maintaining the educational mission of the school and will work closely in the areas of development, fund raising and future capital projects. As well as being an active and committed Catholic, it is preferred that the successful candidate will be an experienced educator and administrator, have a master’s degree and have experience with and understanding of Jesuit education. Gonzaga Prep is a 117 year-old coed Jesuit college preparatory school with an enrollment of 900 students and a staff of 100. We are an equal opportunity employer and are actively seeking a diverse applicant pool, both Jesuits and laypersons, for this exciting position. Submit your application by Dec. 15. Position will remain open until filled. For an application packet, contact: Deborah Blake, Gonzaga Preparatory School, 1224 E. Euclid Ave., Spokane, WA 99207. Phone: (509) 489-6302. Fax: (509) 484-9361. E-mail:


THE DIOCESE OF ORLANDO, Fla., has begun principal searches for three high schools. All three schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Father Lopez Catholic High School is a coeducational school located in renowned Daytona Beach, Fla. Built in 1959, it has a rich history of academic and co-curricular excellence within the Catholic school tradition. The school offers a program of college prep academics to 300 students in grades nine through 12. Melbourne Central Catholic High School, winner of the prestigious U.S. department of education School of Excellence award, is located in Melbourne, Fla., a midsized and growing city located on the Atlantic Ocean and in the heart of the nation’s high tech space industry. A new building with state of the art technology and science classrooms was recently added to the campus serving 600 coed college prep students. The school offers an education focused on the belief that every student can achieve personal fulfillment by informed and loving service to God and others. Santa Fe Catholic High School (founded in 1960) is located on a 40-acre campus in Lakeland, Fla., a midsized and growing city of 80,000 residents. The location provides an opportunity to live in a small town atmosphere with a lower cost of living but within an hour’s access to the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando. The school serves 190 young men and women in grades nine through 12. It offers a program of college preparatory studies encompassing values grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Candidates should possess the following characteristics: must be a practicing Catholic; possess an advanced academic degree or be working toward a degree in educational leadership; must be eligible for Florida certification; have at least five years of experience in educational administration, three of which must be in a Catholic high school or Catholic elementary school and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Closing date for applications is Dec. 19. Visit our Web site and click on “job opportunities” to find principal application forms and instructions. Web site:

HOLY CROSS SCHOOL, seeks a principal for the 2004-2005 school year. The candidate must have at least a master’s degree, five years teaching experience and eligibility for certification in the state of New Mexico. Holy Cross School is certified in the state of New Mexico and North Central Association. Holy Cross School has been in existence since 1928 and is an integral part of the Santa Cruz Parish founded in 1695. The parish and school are located in northern New Mexico, 22 miles north of Santa Fe, surrounded by beautiful, picturesque mountains. The school is 92 percent Hispanic, 6 percent Native American and 2 percent other. The position begins on July 1, 2004. The salary is negotiable and comes with a compensation package. Resumes will be accepted through Jan. 3, 2004, with interviews beginning shortly afterwards. The selected candidate will be an active, practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic faith, history and tradition. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of introduction outlining their spiritual, academic and leadership approaches with a curriculum vitae and names of references to: Fr. Ron Carrillo, SF, Santa Cruz de la Canada, PO Box 1228, Santa Cruz, NM 87567.

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