National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 27, 2004

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


GUIDELINES AND CONFERENCES (audio tape) for making a retreat. Rev. Louis Rink, Holy Cross House, PO Box 1048, Notre Dame, IN 46556-1048. Phone: (574) 631-7530.

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. Website:

Books & Tapes

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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 Christian 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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COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

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:

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:


11-DAY “ITALY PILGRIMAGE” with Fr. Chuck, Jan. 11, 2005. $1,999 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. For more details 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.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY AND RETREAT SABBATICAL, a residential program for the spiritual renewal of the whole person that combines periods of silence and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Four to seven weeks, limited to 15 participants. Spring session, March 14-April 29, 2005. Winter session, Oct. 31-Dec. 16, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.Web site:

SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center, The Religious of the Sacred Heart, 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:


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:

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:


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

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


Employment Opportunities


COORDINATOR, IONA IN MISSION -- Serves as a member of the Iona College campus ministry team and directs alternative break mission trips as well as local service/social justice offerings. Qualifications: master’s degree in religious studies, pastoral ministry or related field and two years experience in youth or campus ministry. Iona College is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education and an equal opportunity employer. Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references by Sept. 3, 2004, to: Carl Procario-Foley, Director of Campus Ministries, Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Fax: (914) 633-2363. E-mail: For more detailed information, please visit:

COORDINATOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Serve as full-time campus ministry coordinator in a K-12 Catholic, independent school with 1,100 students. Previous experience needed. Master’s degree in related fields preferred. Contact: Chair, Search Committee for Campus Minister, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115. Fax: (415) 563-3005. E-mail: For full job description see careers at:

CAMPUS MINISTER, HONOLULU -- U.H. Manoa, large state school. Seeking full-time campus minister. Team includes laywoman, layman, two Jesuit priests. Responsibilities include: small-group leadership, supervision of activities; family-style religious education; liturgy, retreat and fellowship participation. Send curriculum vitae and letters of reference to: Chris Cartwright, SJ, Catholic Campus Ministry, 1941 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. See our Web for complete listing:


RESIDENT CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN: TROY, N.Y. The University Parish of Christ, Sun of Justice and the Rensselaer Newman Foundation (in association with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute office of religious affairs) invite applicants for the full-time position of resident Catholic chaplain. This position is open to Roman Catholic laywomen or members of a women’s religious community. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, multifaceted woman with hands-on experience in faith formation, community ministry and pastoral care and with the management skills necessary to balance multiple responsibilities in both a university and a parish setting. This position requires a strong and frequent personal, public presence on campus and in the parish; evening and weekend hours are integral to this position. Successful candidates must either possess diocesan certification in faith formation or have credentials necessary to receive such certification at the time of hiring. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience; full position description available upon request. Send letter of interest, resume and five references to: Rensselaer Newman Foundation Search Committee, 10 Tom Phelan Place, Troy, NY 12180. Web site: No phone calls, please.

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:


PROVIDENCE HOSPITALITY HOUSE, social outreach ministry of the Sisters of Providence, Seattle Washing, seeking team members to provide a Christian home atmosphere for homeless women with children in crisis coming from a diverse population. Candidate must be able to share all aspects of managing a home; have good mental and physical health; good communication skills; motivated with a sense of ministry and a willingness to learn, grow and strengthen her personal, emotional and spiritual growth while living in an intentional community. Benefits include monthly stipend, health and dental insurance, intensive on-site training. Send resume: PO Box 22382, Seattle, WA 98122. Or phone: (206) 322-2107. E-mail:


DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- Mankato Area Catholic Schools, Inc., Mankato, Minn., is looking for a director of development who is responsible for directing and coordinating development and mission advancement activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, donor cultivation and recognition, major giving, planned giving, grants, annual giving, special events and special appeals. The director, as part of the office of development and communications, forms a team with the director of communications. The individual is to provide a strong, positive presence in the community and with benefactors and collaborate and network with local, regional and state development groups. Qualified applicants should have a master’s in development or administration with CFRE certification preferred or courses/workshops on fund raising, planned giving, and so forth. Deadline is Sept. 1. Equal opportunity employer. Detailed job description available upon request. Send letter of application, resume and salary requirements to: Dr. Katherine DuVal, SSND, 145 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. Or e-mail:

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Religious nonprofit organization in Southern California seeking director of development. Responsibilities include creating, implementing multifaceted program, management and coordination of existing development office staff. Exceptional verbal, written communication skills with ability to work collaboratively and produce results. Previous experience required. Salary, benefits commensurate with experience. Position immediately available. Fax: (310) 541-5967. More information, e-mail: lwebb@dmjca.org115


DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY FOR AFRICA -- Franciscans International, a U.N.-affiliated nongovernmental organization, seeks a full-time director of advocacy for Africa. The director will advocate for Africa concerns within the United Nations and the Franciscan family; help Franciscans in Africa network with U.N. and other international agencies; and develop capacity-building opportunities to respond effectively to urgent social needs. Qualifications: Expertise in workshop development/training; experience with teambuilding, fund raising and other technical assistance; familiarity with Africa issues/communities; experience with United Nations and other international agencies; appreciation for Franciscan spirituality and Catholic social teaching; computer/internet literacy; excellent (English) communication skills. A command of French and a graduate degree are desirable. This New York City-based position starts Nov. 1. Send complete resume, writing sample and salary requirements to: David B. Couturier, OFM Cap, 30 Gedney Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10605. E-mail:

DIRECTOR -- St. John Center for Youth and Family. The Archdiocese of Detroit seeks an experienced administrator to manage St. John Center for Youth and Family in Plymouth, a western suburb of Detroit. Director responsible for development, planning, communication and implementation of sponsored programs, conferences, retreats and workshops offered at St. John Center. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal, decision making skills and proven organizational and administrative/management experience. A degree in religious studies, preferably with advanced degree in theology would be ideal. The individual must also be well-grounded in the magisterium of Roman Catholic faith. We offer a full package of excellent benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and letter to: Human Resources, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Fax: (313) 237-5791. E-mail:

DIRECTOR, CONSTITUENCY RELATIONS and Support Department, D 04 054, Baltimore, Md. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is seeking a constituency relations and support department director. This professional will be responsible for managing the process of identifying, building and maintaining relationships at the national level with institutional and church organizations in the United States in support of the U.S. operations strategy. Must have master’s degree, seven years experience and in-depth knowledge of Catholic social teaching. In your cover letter, please include requisition number: D 04 054, source code: NCR and salary expectations (eeo). To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit our Web site at:

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is now recruiting for three regional director positions: Midwest, Chicago (requisition number D 04 058), Northeast: (requisition number D 04 059), Southwest (requisition number D 04 060). CRS offers competitive salary with excellent benefits. Equal opportunity employer. To learn more about these positions and to apply directly online, please visit our Web site at: and refer to the “ABOUT US”/JOBS section. When entering information into the application resume builder, please select “Advertisement: NCR” as your source. In your cover letter, please indicate your salary requirement and title of position (please include requisition number in your title).

THE GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION/USA, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization, is seeking a director. Duties include fund raising, overseeing the organization’s projects and creatively developing new projects aimed at improving human rights conditions in Guatemala. For more information, see:

DIRECTOR OF ADULT EDUCATION -- Growing parish located in southeast corner of North Carolina, serving Brunswick beach communities, seeks part-time to full-time director of adult education. Responsibilities include organize and facilitate programs to educate adult parishioners in faith, RCIA, stewardship program, scripture study, outreach to inactive Catholics, workshops, retreats, spiritual and religious programs, other. Background/education in theology, spirituality, education important. Knowledge of Spanish is great help. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. Patrick O’Connor, OSFS, 5101 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, NC 28470. Or e-mail to:


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


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA), which is dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices rooted in gospel values, is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization. Qualifications: five years proven administration experience in a management position; demonstrated strategic planning, marketing, grant writing and public relations skills; ability to work with volunteer board and committees as well as other national organizations and church-related groups; master’s degree or equivalent in related field; experience in managing/administering a membership organization preferred. Frequent nationwide travel required. A possible change in the geographic location of the national office is being explored. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and have a working knowledge of the church and its structures. Position to begin Jan. 3, 2005. Please send letter of interest and resume by Sept. 15 to: Search Committee, c/o NACPA, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Or e-mail to:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- 2,700-family, multicultural Vatican II parish seeks a full-time director of liturgy and music responsible for direction of parish liturgy committee and coordination of parish liturgies. Proficiency needed in keyboard, vocal skills and directing choirs using contemporary Catholic music. Must be willing to work collaboratively with staff. Salary negotiable with benefits. Send resume, three references and letter of intent by Sept. 15 to: Search Committee, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA, 22309.

MUSIC MINISTER -- St. Brendan Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C. Growing parish located in southeast corner of North Carolina, serving Brunswick beach communities, seeks full-time music minister with knowledge and background in Catholic liturgy and planning rituals. Responsibilities include liturgy and music planning, musician, direct choir, develop present music ministry in parish. Must have keyboard and vocal skills and broad knowledge of contemporary and traditional music. Also recruit, train and coordinate liturgical ministers and keep abreast of developments in liturgical life of the Catholic church and requirements of diocese. Work collaboratively with pastor and staff. Spanish language skills helpful. Must have parish work experience. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to: Search Committee, c/o Rev. Patrick O’Connor, OSFS, 5101 Ocean Highway W., Shallotte, NC 28470. Or e-mail to:


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:

OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a team of lay missioners serving the poor in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea or South Africa. We provide great training and support. Application deadline for spring 2005 is Sept. 1. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, Ill. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore our Web site at:


CATHOLIC PASTORAL MINISTER -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie, Pa., is seeking a full-time, salaried pastoral minister for Polk Center. Qualifications include a master’s degree or CPE certification, experience with persons with developmental disabilities and/or pastoral care and a commitment to the gifts required for work with this special population. Salary (including benefits) depending upon education and experience. Please contact Paulette Patora at: (814) 824-1251. Fax: (814) 824-1264. E-mail:


PRESIDENT -- Fontbonne Academy (, a private, Catholic college preparatory high school for young women, seeks a president. The president serves as spiritual leader, fostering a collaborative style of leadership, articulating and modeling the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the mission of Fontbonne Academy. The president will promote academic excellence with a commitment to preserving the economic and racial diversity of the learning community, ensure high quality of education, maintain school’s accreditation and will develop the highest levels of philanthropic support of Fontbonne Academy. Minimum requirements: Sister of St. Joseph; commitment to and practice of Catholicism; master’s degree (preferably in education) and administration experience; five-seven years professional experience within Catholic education; excellent interpersonal, communication, managerial and leadership skills. Resumes to: Sharon Mutrie, Fontbonne Academy, 303 Adams St., Milton, MA, 02186. Or by e-mail to:


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.


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:


PASTORAL 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:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH and young adult ministry -- Growing parish and mission located in the beautiful Texas hill country about one hour west of Austin, is seeking a minister to work with teens, young adults and young married couples. This individual must be innovative, creative and with a view to coordinate youth activities for the entire deanery. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For information or to send resume, write to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 N. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX 76550. Phone: (512) 556-5544. Or e-mail:

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