National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 28, 2003

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Fund Raising

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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:

Parish Missions

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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 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 pilgrimage to Ireland, land of saints and scholars. Rev. Thomas E. Clarke, SJ, Sr. Catherine McIntyre, RJM, Sr. Norene Costa, RJM; Aug. 18-29, 2004; $2,295. Daily Mass at select sites and informal presentations on Celtic spirituality of sites visited. For flyer and registration, contact: Sr. Catherine, 202 County Route 105, PO Box 1003, Highland Mills, NY 10930. Phone: (845) 928-2213. E-mail:

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:

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: 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:


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

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


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:

SAINT FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER (SFMC), is seeking a full-time chaplain to address spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families, including in-patients and outpatients as well as hospital staff. This is an excellent opportunity to join our ecumenical pastoral care team and to develop new ministries. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in theology or related field plus four units of clinical education. Must hold a NACC certification or in the process of certification. SFMC is a member of Catholic Health Initiatives, licensed for 189 beds with 1,100 employees. Grand Island is in the heartland of America, a central Nebraska community if 42,000. Excellent benefit package offered plus salary recognizing experience. To apply, contact: Human Resources, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2620 W. Faidley Ave., Grand Island, NE 68803. Fax: (308) 398-6561. 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.


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:


DIRECTOR OF FORMATION -- Diocese of Tucson, Ariz. Oversees implementation of shared diocesan program for diaconate and lay leadership formation. Provides formation opportunities for current ministers and resources parish adult formation and RCIA. Minimum master’s degree in theology, scripture, religious education or pastoral ministry; bilingual (English/Spanish); experience in ministry formation and work on diocesan level; ability to work in a diverse and geographically extensive diocese. Send resume, including references, to: Bishop’s Office, c/o Fr. Van Wagner, PO Box 31, Tucson, AZ 85702.


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.


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:


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.


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, six percent Native American and two 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.


BILINGUAL PRIESTS NEEDED -- Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) is seeking bilingual (English-Spanish) Catholic priests to assist in finding sponsors for children and elderly in Catholic missions in developing countries. CFCA is looking for priests with a love for the poor and excellent preaching skills who are available to travel and preside at weekend liturgies. Stipends and expenses paid. Send resumes and references to: Bill Cordaro, CFCA, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103. E-mail: Web site:

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