National Catholic Reporter

Updated July 30, 2004

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ECUMENICAL MONASTIC COMMUNITY forming in Los Angeles. Contact Fr. Columban Scull at: (323) 663-7570. Or e-mail:

Bed & Breakfast

QUIET COUNTRY LANE setting near Weston. Comfortable bed and breakfast/suite. Open May - October. Color brochure: (802) 259-2903. Leslie Place, Belmont, VT 05730. Web site:

Books & Tapes

SPIRITUALITY for busy people in all walks of life. Check out: Or phone for a catalogue: (800) 782-2270.

BOOKS, VIDEOS, PROGRAMS on women’s spirituality. Phone: (703) 379-2487. Or visit: Or:

“FOG: An Analysis of Catholic Dogma”. How have the uses of fear, blind obedience and gloss contributed to today’s scandal in the Catholic church? Professor Garland Jaggers challenges Catholic hierarchy to revisit its dogma. $12.95 plus shipping and handling. G. Jaggers, 1739 Canton Blvd., Detroit, MI 48207.

FREE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- 44 pages. Resources for newcomers to Chirstian meditation. Material for nurturing your practice of meditation. Teachings by John Main, OSB; Laurence Freeman, OSB; Bede Griffiths OSB; Thomas Keating, OCSO; and others. A rich source of materials including books, audio tapes, CDs, videos and music for the inward journey. Phone toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian meditation phone toll-free: (800) 324-8305. Or visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

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

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:

Graduate Studies

EMPOWER YOUR VISION of the great work at the Sophia Center in culture and spirituality. Now accepting applications for Fall 2004 and Spring 2005. Earn a master’s of art degree or certificate in semester or weekend format. Spring and fall sabbaticals also available. Ask about our professional religions discounts. Sophia Center at Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. Phone: (800) 794-8813. E-mail: For complete information visit our website at

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-LITE MISSIONS: Do you want to make the Eucharist the center of your parish life? “Life In The Eucharist” can help bring life to your Eucharists and Eucharist to your life. Our programs can be tailor-made to meet your needs. We are happy to work with your liturgical and catechetical ministers. Lay teams are ready to serve your parish. Please contact the Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing: (713) 661-3958. E-mail: Web site:

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFUL IRELAND with Fr. Chuck, Oct. 7-16. $2549.00 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. E-mail:

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:


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.

ENCHANTED, SACRED IONA, Scotland renews body and soul. Sept. 11-30. Week one: “Divine Destiny” workshop. Weeks two and three: body, art, dream, energy work, day trips, contemplation, relaxation. $1500-1995, based on stay, single, double. Contact: Jackie Greedy, PhD (psychology, Jungian), MA (theology). Phone: (775) 883-0854. E-mail:

MONTH-LONG “PRAYER OF THE HEART” retreat in beautiful Oregon. Live in a monastic setting and enjoy break days to beaches and mountains. June 30-July 30, $2,295. Also, private retreats anytime. Contact: Dorothy Pulkka, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. 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:


WINTER SABBATICAL - Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this Southern California garden oasis. For information or to register contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail:

RELAX, REST, RENEW -- A sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes and 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., Mount 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:


REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH, progressive and inclusive. Valid orders. Tutorial seminary. Personalized ministry. PO Box 725, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. Phone: (631) 728-2633

NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA -- Inclusive, affirming, valid orders. Distance-learning seminary. Holy orders without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status. Varied ministries. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

STUDY ONLINE FOR valid Holy Orders in Apostolic Succession:

CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


Employment Wanted

YES, YOU CAN STILL hire a quality DRE/F! Proactive, creative, director/designer DRE with 22 years ministry experience with exceptional background including ministry/theology, catechetics, adult formation, Spanish, Hispanic ministry and top master’s. Resume desires DRE/F and/or combined pastoral ministry position. Relocate anywhere for right situation. Troubleshooter/change agent-see remarkable action/progress in programs. Initial contact by phone: Leave brief phone message with number. Expect a timely response! Mr. DRE’s office toll-free at: (800) 892-0834.

Employment Opportunities


CATHOLIC PRIEST HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN, Albuquerque, N.M., as soon as possible. Master’s degree divinity, theology or related field. NACC or APC certification\hospital chaplain experience preferred. Required local ordinary endorsement. Archdiocesan priest salary; negotiable. Resume: Chancellor’s Office, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 4000 St. Joseph Place N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120. Phone: (505) 831-8158. Fax: (505) 831-8115. E-mail: Web site:

CERTIFIED CHAPLAIN: Full-time Roman Catholic priest chaplain in good standing with ecclesiastical endorsement to join our spiritual care team committed to Catholic Healthcare Partners mission and philosophy. Qualifications include CPE certification or a minimum of two CPE units and actively working towards certification. Willing to work as a multidisciplinary team member to provide spiritual care to inpatient, outpatient, home care patients, and families and staff of all cultures, ages, and faiths. Ability to enhance Catholic identity in carrying out the healing ministry of Jesus through a compassionate, pastoral presence and excellent communication skills. Responsible for the sacramental need of our Catholic patients. Must possess a high level of flexibility on a daily basis. Share in on-call and weekend coverage. To apply, submit a resume with three professional references to: Attn: Jamie Hairgrove, Lourdes Human Resources Department, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003. Fax: (270)-444-2976. E-mail:

CHAPLAIN -- QueensCare is seeking part time or full-time Catholic priest to join the pastoral care division of QueensCare. Chaplain would provide pastoral care for Catholic patients in the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, assist with noon Masses at the hospital and have some on-call responsibility. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Applications from retired priests are welcome. Compensation would include salary and could include some meals. QueensCare is a faith-based nonprofit that provides innovative health services in the multicultural communities of Los Angeles County. Send resume to: Rebecca O’Neill, Director of Human Resources, 1300 N. Vermont, No. 706, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Fax: (323) 953-9979. Or e-mail to: Please visit our Web site at:


THE DIOCESE OF LANSING, Mich., department of education and catechesis, is seeking applicants for the position of director of family life. Applicants must be practicing Catholics, have at least a BA degree in theology and family systems, five years experience and leadership ability. Resumes must be received no later than Aug. 10. Interested persons should send their resumes to: Sr. Dorita Wotiska, OP, PhD, Diocese of Lansing, 300 W. Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48917. Phone: (517) 342-2481. Fax: (517) 342-2515.

DIRECTOR -- Hand in Hand Ministries, an international social services organization that seeks to make Christ present in the world through service to the poor, seeks a director to administer the Living with Hope Outreach Center, Belize City, Belize, a new, nonresidential care facility for children up to six years of age infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It will be the first center of its type in Belize and the position requires a two- to three-year commitment. The director, in consultation with a nurse, will design and implement programs, supervise a staff of five plus volunteers, oversee the budget and report to the director of programs in Belize. Qualifications include a love of children, experience in a related field, a strong faith base and strong administrative skills. Knowledge of caring for HIV/AIDS children is a strong asset, but a willingness to educate oneself and experience with special needs children may suffice. A master’s degree in a related field is helpful but not required. Respond before July 15 by e-mailing a resume to: And: You may also mail: Wayne Fowler, Executive Director, Hand in Hand Ministries, 3729 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY, 40218.


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 ASSISTANT FOR liturgy and music -- Holy Family Parish, Kirkland Wash., a community of 2,200 households is seeking a full-time creative director of music and liturgy. Responsibilities include liturgy planning, coordination of all music programs, choral directing and training of liturgical ministers. Applicant should have three-five years parish experience; current theology and liturgical background in the spirit of Vatican II; and proficiency in organ, piano and voice. Also needs good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Salary and benefits in accord with archdiocesan guidelines. Send resume and references to: Holy Family Search Committee, 7355 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland, WA 98033

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Church of St. Pius X, Rochester, Minn. Full-time position for Catholic parish of 1,450 families. Responsibilities include coordinating music for five weekend Masses, directing two adult choirs and one children’s choir, overseeing preparation of all parish liturgies, recruiting and training liturgical ministers. Seeking candidate with strong keyboard skills and experience in Roman Catholic liturgy. Degree in liturgy/music preferred. Competitive salary plus benefits. Send resume to: Denise DeRienzo, Administrator for the Church of St. Pius X, 1315 12th Ave. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. Phone: (507) 288-8238.


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. E-mail: Apply online at Web site:


FULL-TIME PASTORAL MINISTER at Holy Family Parish in Springfield, Mass. Competitive salary plus health benefits. Parish pastoral ministry among a principally Latino community and coordination of ministry within an African American community. Additional responsibilities will include scheduling and coordinating parish events, attention to the needs of parish groups, collaboration with social ministries at the parish. Requirements for the position include post-graduate educational credits allowing for certification in pastoral ministry and/or five or more years experience in parish social ministry, fluency in Spanish and English, a knowledge, appreciation and sensitivity to Latino and African American cultures. Cover letter, resume and three professional letters of recommendation to: Catholic Latino Ministry, Diocese of Springfield, 65 Elliot St. P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01101-1730. E-mail:

GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS seek a pastoral associate to collaborate with a Glenmary pastor in providing leadership for a small, rural mission in Owingsville, Ky. Interested persons need a master’s in theology, pastoral studies or related field; missionary attitude; parish ministry experience. Some Spanish language skills preferable. Send resume and references to: Ms. Liz Dudas, 1312 Fifth Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37208-2726. Phone: (615) 256-1900, ext. 111. Fax: (615) 256-1902. E-mail:


PRIESTS WANTED TO PREACH PARISH MISSIONS -- Stipend, travel and accommodations provided. Isaiah Ministries, Inc., now in its 20th year. Contact Dr. Gerry Downs. Phone: (888) 472-4241. E-mail:

MOST HOLY NATIVITY CATHOLIC CHURCH in Rio Rico, Arizona, with 640 registered families and growing is in need of a pastor. English is the dominant language, however, the pastor should have a working knowledge of Spanish and be culturally sensitive to families, many of whom hail from Mexico and other states. Rio Rico is a community of 10,000 people located approximately one hour south of Tucson, Arizona. The parishioners are willing to do whatever is needed to make their parish a viable, faith-filled Christian community. Interested priests should send a letter of introduction and a resume to: Mrs. June Kellen, Chancellor, Diocese of Tucson, P. O. Box 31, Tucson, AZ 85702-0031.


HOLY REDEEMER CATHOLIC SCHOOL, pre-K-seven, in El Dorado, Ark., seeks elementary principal. E-mail resumes to Office of Catholic Schools, Vernell Bowen: Phone: (501) 664-0340, ext. 321.


DIRECTOR OF RETREAT CENTER, Saginaw, Mich. Roman Catholic priest or religious sister or brother; general administration and public relations/promotion, fund raising, opportunity to work in team to create new programs. Master’s degree in spirituality or equivalent and experience in retreat work required. Review of resumes will begin immediately. Send resume before Sept. 1 to: Queen of Angels Retreat Center, PO Box 2026, Saginaw, MI 48605. For information phone: (989) 755-2149. E-mail:


ASSISTANT for ministry with children -- Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue, Wash., has an opening for an experienced religious educator for children. The ideal candidate will be active in a Catholic faith community, have strong administrative and catechetical skills, experience in coordinating preparation programs for first Eucharist and first reconciliation, overseeing “Liturgy of the Word” (K-three) and educational ministry for children from the nursery through the fifth grade. The ability to inspire and train volunteer teachers and assistants is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who have catechetical certification, graduate theology training, excellent people skills and extensive knowledge of child development. This position will remain open until the best candidate is found. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Dr. Gretchen Gundrum, Pastoral Associate, 9460 N.E. 14th St., Bellevue, WA 98004. Information about Sacred Heart can be found at:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY POSITION -- St. Frances Cabrini Church, a 4,500-family member community in Littleton, Colo. is currently searching for a full-time director of youth ministry, including direct leadership of a weekly LIFE TEEN Ministry for senior high teens, Confirmation preparation and supervision for the parish youth ministry staff. Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in religious education, theology or some related field and three to five years of experience on either the parish or diocesan level. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2004. To apply, resumes can be sent to: Attn. Jim Beckman, St. Frances Cabrini Church, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave., Littleton, CO 80128. For more information or a more detailed job description, contact Jim Beckman at 303-979-9560. E-mail:

ST. GERTRUDE, a suburban Cincinnati Catholic parish of 2,000 families staffed by Dominican Friars, is seeking a full-time youth and young adult minister to work collaboratively with a pastoral team in furthering the development of a dynamic, comprehensive youth ministry in accord with “Renewing the Vision.” Applicants are required to have a BA in theology/religious studies or a related field and at least three years of pastoral experience. Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume with references to: Search Committee, St. Gertrude Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243-3009. Fax: (513) 527-3971. To learn more about our parish, please visit our Web site at:

A VIBRANT, NEW JERSEY Catholic community seeking innovative, creative, faith-filled, energetic, inspirational leader as a full time pastoral associate for youth ministry. This individual will serve a well-established youth ministry program for junior high and high school students in a dynamic, growing parish of approximately 3,000 households. Knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” a comprehensive model of youth ministry, along with a BA in theology preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 JFK Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Or e-mail:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Full-time position available at St. Raphael Parish in Louisville, Ky. The parish seeks a dynamic, self-directed leader with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively with a dynamic parish administrative team and provide comprehensive ministry to a well-established youth program for middle- and-senior-high youth. Experience in youth ministry preferred. Salary based on diocesan guidelines. Good benefits and retirement package. Send resume: Youth Minister Search, St. Raphael Catholic Church, Attn: Fr. Jim Hackett, 2121 Lancashire Ave., Louisville, KY 40205. Phone: (502) 458-2500 Ext 135. Fax: (502) 451-3632.

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