National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 19, 2003

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THE ARTISTS ALLIANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE, INC. -- A 501 (c3) corporation is compiling a national directory of Catholic dancers. For information contact: AAV Inc., PO Box 249, Boiceville, NY 12412. Or e-mail:

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HEALTH CARE AT EXCELLENT WHOLESALE COST -- Four plans include medical, prescriptions, dental and vision plus more. $29.99/month for entire family. This is not insurance. Phone: (800) 484-2930, pin 2316.


ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:

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:


ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS GIFTS -- Help people with disabilities in Ecuador receive wheelchairs. Web site:

ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING -- Heartbeats: networking women, developing world and minority artists. Free catalog. Phone: (800) 808-1991. Web site:

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

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:


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:

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 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:


ENJOY A QUIET WINTER RETREAT on Cape Cod. 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:

ICAP’s 12-STEP SPIRITUALITY RETREATS -- March 15 - 21, 2004 and July 2 - 8, 2004. Women religious working 12-step programs. March retreat location is Guest House for Women Religious in Lake Orion, Mich. July retreat location is the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, Ill. Fee for either retreat is $350. Register early from ICAP 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.

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:


LEARN NEW SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP of volunteers and staff. Survival School offers conflict management, developing volunteers, stress reduction and much more. Feb. 1-6, 2004 in sunny Carefree, Ariz. $550 before Jan. 2, 2004 includes tuition, room and board. After Jan. 2, 2004, cost is $630. Contact Arizona Ecumenical Council. Phone: (602) 468-3818. E-mail:

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:


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:


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:

VOLUNTEERS IN MINISTRY -- March 8-13, 2004. An opportunity to serve those in need of your hands and hearts in the city and western suburbs of Chicago. Applicants 19 to 30 years old, committed to justice and willing to live in community in La Grange Park residence for the week. Applications by Feb. 16, 2004. Contact: Sr. Marlene Schemmel, The Well, Sisters of St. Joseph, 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-9200.


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTER/LITURGIST -- St. Basil’s Chapel, the Catholic Center at Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. (25 miles south of Boston), is seeking a priest campus minister/liturgist who is committed to a team approach to ministry in a vibrant and energetic student and non-student worshipping community. The essentials for this ministry include: passionate and energetic involvement with a Catholic student population of approximately 8,000, creative celebration of the Eucharist (and other sacraments) with homiletics that promote Gospel values for the needs of an academic and progressive community, interactive relational style that facilitates collaboration with and accountability to all the people of God, active engagement with this community in social justice issues and projects, lived commitment to renewal efforts within our church in crisis. If interested in this Archdiocese of Boston campus ministry position please send letter of application, resume and the names of the two most recent positions held to: Search/Interview Committee, 122 Park Ave., Bridgewater, MA 02325. Phone Fr. Richard Clancy, Archdiocesan Director at: (617) 746-5856 and Sr. Mary Ellen Dow, SND at: (508) 531-3012. Fax: (508) 531-6188. 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:

CHAPLAIN/PRIEST -- St. Vincent’s Medical Center (SVMC), Bridgeport, Conn. We are seeking a chaplain/priest to join our pastoral care team. SVMC is a values-driven, Catholic health care facility that focuses on healing the sick and improving the health of the community. The selected candidate will participate in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the spiritual and sacramental needs of our patients, families and staff. The duties will include anointing, celebrating Mass and responding to emergencies on a 24-hour basis several nights of the week. The candidate should have hospital experience and be NACC or APC certified or eligible. The candidate must have ecclesiastical endorsement. Excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should send a resume to: Dennis McCann, director of pastoral care. Phone: (203) 576-5117. E-mail:


THE IOWA CITY Catholic Community is seeking a coordinator of evangelization and stewardship. The individual needs to be a practicing Catholic who is a self-starter, motivational in sharing their faith and has skills in marketing and planning events. Candidates need experience in ministry of evangelization and stewardship and should be familiar with the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops documents regarding this ministry. An educational degree in Catholic theology is preferred. Detailed job description may be found by going to the Web site: Or contacting Mary Peterson at (319)-621-9000. Please send resume and three references to: Mary Peterson, Evangelization and Stewardship Search, 50 Brunswick Court, Iowa City, IA 52240 postmarked by Jan. 2, 2004.

COORDINATOR OF CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY -- Program at Saint Luke Institute, a residential psychological treatment center for Catholic clergy, religious women and men in Silver Spring, Md. (suburb of Washington, D.C.). Open to religious priest or diocesan with experience in spiritual direction. Competitive salary and benefits. It is a wonderful grace to work with priests and religious in spiritual direction. Position open immediately. Contact Nancy Farran. Phone: (301) 422-5403. E-mail:


ECUMENICAL WORKER --The Glenmary Home Missioners are seeking an ecumenical worker to foster reconciliation between Catholics and evangelicals, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Must be committed Catholic (lay, ordained or religious); well trained in Catholic history and theology; at least a Master’s Degree in theological studies; experienced in ecumenism; and at least two years professional ministry experience. Office in Nashville, Tenn. Extensive traveling required. Professional salary and benefits. Send resume to: Ecumenical Worker Search Committee, 1312 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208.


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.


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Small suburban parish in New Jersey seeks music director with keyboard and vocal proficiency. Being familiar with liturgy, candidate must oversee choir, possess leadership qualities and have knowledge of appropriate Catholic contemporary and traditional music. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with references to: Music Ministry, PO Box 9185, Morristown, NJ 07963-9185.


AGENTS WANTED -- Marketing nationwide excellent wholesale health care. Benefit needed by every American family. Minimum investment required. This is not insurance. Phone: (800) 484-2930, pin 2316.


EXPERIENCED LEAD ORGANIZER for Vermont Interfaith Action (VIA). VIA strives to strengthen the voice and role of interfaith communities in establishing social justice. Requirements: previous experience in community organizing, researching issues, writing and record of obtaining grants. Salary negotiable in the $40,000-$55,000 range. Resumes to: Peter Galbraith, 68 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403-7737. E-mail:


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -- Assistant Director of Pastoral Ministry at St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic selective coeducational school serving 1,325 students from diverse socio-economic, neighborhood, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Average ACT: 27. Anticipated starting date for the successful candidate is Jan. 20, 2004. See: Process: Please send letter stating personal interest, comprehensive resume, and three references to: Ms. Carole Manning, Principal, St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608. Candidates selected for further consideration will receive a pre-application packet. Successful candidates will be willing to make a 3-5 year commitment to this position. E-mail: Phone: (312) 421-5900 ext. 308

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Mary Cathedral Parish Community, Saginaw, Mich. A justice-oriented community is seeking a full-time pastoral associate to begin July 1, 2004. Primary responsibilities are in the area of Christian service ministries, although not exclusive of other parish ministry. Master’s degree in pastoral or theological studies desired. Competitive salary/benefits. Deadline for application is Feb. 16, 2004. Send resume and cover letter to: Fr. Ronald Wagner, St. Mary Cathedral, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607.


THE DIOCESE OF ST. PETERSBURG is accepting applications for the position of principal at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa. The coeducational secondary school has an ethnically diverse student population of more than 700 students. Tampa Catholic High School is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A candidate must be a mature, practicing Catholic. The candidate must possess a minimum of an earned master’s degree in educational administration or a related field and have a current Florida administrator’s certificate or be in a position to obtain such. The candidate is to show evidence of a minimum of five years of successful teaching and a minimum of three years of successful administrative experience, both in a Catholic high school. Salary and benefits will be in accord with diocesan policy. The application process will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. An interested candidate should write a letter to request an application to: Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools and Centers, PO Box 40200, St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200. E-mail:

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.

PRINCIPAL -- St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, is a Jesuit Catholic selective co-educational school serving 1,325 students from diverse socio-economic, neighborhood, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Average ACT: 27. Anticipated starting date for the successful candidate is July 1, 2004. See: Process: Please send letter stating personal interest, comprehensive resume, and three letters of references to: Mr. James Luzzi, Chair, Principal Search Committee, St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608. Candidates selected for further consideration will receive a pre-application packet. E-mail: Phone: (312) 421-5900 ext. 349 Submissions should be received before Jan. 16, 2004.


DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY WITH YOUTH -- The Diocese of San Bernardino, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, is now accepting resumes for the position of director of ministry with youth. This highly visible, pro-active position reports directly to the director of educational services and is a vital focal point in the development and implementation of the church’s vision for the education and guidance of diocesan youth. The director supervises a paid staff that will assist in the collaboration with department directors and other diocesan offices in the planning and implementation of ministry and curriculum, whose approach is multicultural and multilingual. The qualified candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing, master’s degree in religious studies, pastoral ministry, religious education, theology or a related field, five-10 years previous experience serving adolescents and young adults. Bilingual/biliterate (English/Spanish) preferred. Must possess strong planning and organizational skills and posses the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with all levels of pastoral personnel. The Diocese of San Bernardino offers a comprehensive wage and benefits package. For immediate consideration please submit your resume, letters of reference and salary requirements to: Diocese of San Bernardino, Attn: Human Resources, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5173. E-mail:

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