National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 3, 2004

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

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:


MUSIC CD -- “The Day Is Broken (Oju Timo).” Fifteen worship song tracks in five languages including English (11), Yoruba (two), Twi (one) and Hausa (one) Igbo (one). Produced by Fr. Clem and Rejoice Ministry of African Worship songs (Afrawos). Songs for adoration, Marian devotion, praise worship, offertory, communion, pater noster and so forth. A 12-page booklet containing lyrics and when to use the songs. Donation: $15 (minimum); free shipping. Proceeds go to purchasing Mass kits, chalices and ciboria for newly ordained priests in Africa. Mail checks to: Rejoice Ministry, c/o St. Leonard Faith Community, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, OH 45458. Phone: (937) 435-3626 or (937) 433-7224. E-mail: Or: Visit Web site:

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

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 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:

SICK OF WAR AND VIOLENCE? Help children expect a new day:

Business Opportunities

FOR SALE: Catholic bookstore and church supply business in major Southwest market. Established 1957. Owner retiring. For information e-mail:


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.


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

EXPLORATIONS IN THE NATURE OF OBSERVATION, an awareness retreat with internationally known artist, Andrew Rush, and the Drawing Studio. Participants will be busy people who desire to reflect upon the essential nature of seeing through the practice of drawing. January 23-28, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400 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

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 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:

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- St. Albert the Great Newman Parish, a Catholic community in Las Cruces, N.Mex., is seeking a full-time director of campus ministry. St. Albert’s is a vibrant and growing university parish that serves the student faith community of New Mexico State University. The director of campus ministry is responsible for directing programs ranging from student retreats, adult confirmation and faith sharing to social justice. As a member of the parish pastoral team, the director will work with the student campus minister and a leadership team developing programs and will also serve as a resource for the parish. A master’s degree in pastoral ministry or a related field is required as well as a sensitivity to the specific needs of university students. Applications close Oct. 15. If interested, contact: Chuck Boehmer, St. Albert the Great Newman Parish, 2615 S. Solano, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Phone: (505) 522-6202. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT -- Thriving community alive in the Spirit seeking creative, faith-filled director of stewardship and development who is prepared to walk a purposeful, tithing journey with us. Deep appreciation and understanding of tithing, great networking and people skills, proactive planner and highly organized, computer skills and an ability to equip and empower volunteers. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Please send resumes by Sept. 30 to: Queen of Peace Catholic Community, Attn: Tammy Brizzi, 19000 S.W. 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607.

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:


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:

HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES, international social services organization seeking to make Christ present in the world through service to the poor, seeks director to administer the Living with Hope Outreach Center, Belize City, Belize. New, nonresidential care facility for infants-six years infected with/by HIV/AIDS. First center of its type in Belize. Position requires two- to three-year commitment. Director, in consultation with a nurse, will design and implement programs, supervise staff of four-plus volunteers, oversee budget, report to director of programs in Belize. Qualifications: love of children, experience in related field, strong faith base, strong administrative skills. Knowledge of caring for HIV/AIDS children strong asset, but willingness to educate oneself and experience with special needs children may suffice. Respond as soon as possible with resume: Wayne Fowler, Executive Director, Hand in Hand Ministries, 3729 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218. E-mail: And:


LIGUORI PUBLICATIONS, a leading Catholic publisher, seeks highly motivated acquisitions editor to oversee all stages of development of books under its Liguori and Liguori Triumph imprints. The mission of Liguori Publications is to effectively communicate the Word of God in the Catholic tradition. We publish books and other resources that aid evangelization, ongoing conversion and faith formation while promoting a life of prayer and Christian practice. Qualified candidates, with a college degree in English, journalism or related field and minimum five years editorial experience in religious book publishing, must demonstrate excellent skills in the area of product acquisition, knowledge and understanding of Roman Catholic spirituality and faith formation as well as strong written and oral communication skills. We offer a competitive salary; an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(k), vacation and a beautiful working environment on the southern edge of St. Louis. Equal opportunity employer. Please send resume to: Human Resources, Liguori Publications, 1 Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057. 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.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- Full-time position available immediately to coordinate music ministry for a church of 1,600 families. Requirements: bachelor of music, experience in Catholic liturgy desirable. Excellent skills in organ, piano and choral/handbell conducting. Responsibilities: preparing music for four weekend Masses, holy day; rehearses weekly the Chancel choir (40 STAB voices), chapel choir (grades two-six), cherub choir (pre-K-one), adult/youth handbell choir. Schedules/conducts training for six paid cantors. Salary commensurate with education and experience; excellent benefits. Weddings/funerals extra. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Attn: Rick Hutchings, 1504 Tenth St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. Phone: (940) 723-5288.


BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE helps children who are hurt and at-risk, yet academically capable, to realize their potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes and quality education through college. We seek committed and mature individuals for our live-in residential counselor positions. Our residential counselors work as a member of a team, serving as “surrogate parents” to the six to eight scholars per home. Competitive salary, room, board and benefits provided. College degree and one to three years experience required. Boys Hope Girls Hope is located in 16 U.S. cities. For current openings please visit our Web site. To apply for a position, send resume to Stephanie Welberg, Employment Manager. Fax: (314) 298-1251. E-mail: 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. 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:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Multicultural parish community of 3,000 families is seeking a director of religious education to develop, organize and implement religious education programs for adult and children. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with an appropriate degree and several years of religious education experience and credentials. Excellent communication and leadership skills and able to work a flexible schedule. Bilingual desired (English/Spanish). Competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance. Please send resume to: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, PO Box 619, Burlington, NC 27216. Or e-mail to:


YOUTH MINISTER -- Multicultural parish community of 3,000 families is seeking a youth minister to develop, organize and implement a parish-based youth program for middle and high school age children. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic who is energetic and can work well within a collaborative environment. A degree and two-three years of religious education experience and youth ministry is required. Must be able to communicate effectively with both adults and children and able to work a flexible schedule. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance. Please send resume to: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, PO Box 619, Burlington, NC 27216. Or e-mail to:

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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