National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 17, 2004

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Books & Tapes

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“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.

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Business Opportunities

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


“FINE ART PRINTS” -- Pope Paul (10 images), crucifix (eight images) and three faces of Christ. Web site:


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

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:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, June 3-17, 2005. Phone: (210) 829-3854. 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:


INTERNATIONAL RETREAT: Cenacle Spiritual Life Center, Tuscany, Italy, June 18-28, 2005. “Painting our Prayers Under Tuscan Skies” -- a 10-day contemplative art retreat held at the Cenacle in Italy. No art experience needed, just a desire to explore art as a language of prayer and meditation. Days will include visiting art treasures in Florence, Assisi and surrounding areas as well as quiet studio days for prayer and reflection. Contact: Sr. Peg Lane, 1400 S. Dixie Highway, Lantana, FL. 33462-5492. Phone: (561) 582-2534. Fax: (561) 582-8070. E-mail:

GAY MEN’S ADVENT RETREAT, Dec. 3-5. Join others who choose to embrace their spiritual life, sexuality and religious tradition fully. Facilitated by Michael Kelly and John Stasio at Easton Mountain, upstate New York. The program will include a variety of approaches to explore our spiritual lives and gifts. Details: (800) 553-8235; (518) 692-8023. 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.

HOME PLACE -- Experience a special setting for respite or to seek the guidance of the Spirit for life direction. Available all year. Contact: Home Place, PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230. E-mail:

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 OR SPRING SABBATICAL: Winter: Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005 -- An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. Spring: May 3-June 2, 2005, participants reverence journey of the mature years, reflect on Sabbath time and celebrate life’s wisdom. 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, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. 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, June 5-23, 2005 in Miami. 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 S.W. 56th St., Miami, FL 33155. Phone: (305) 279-2333. E-mail:


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


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

FULL-TIME BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR with strengths in development wanted for a progressive Roman Catholic church of 1,900 households in central Wisconsin. For application contact:


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:


CANONIST -- Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., seeking full-time canonist for tribunal. Qualifications: licentiate in canon law. Knowledge of Spanish desirable but not necessary. Position open to clerics, religious laity. Salary, health benefits, retirement based on diocesan guidelines. Resume to: Rev. Richard J. Lyons, JCL, Diocese of Metuchen, PO Box 191, Metuchen, NJ 08840. E-mail:


CHAPLAIN COORDINATOR -- Chaplain to manage the pastoral care needs of 120 residents for The Haven of Our Lady of Peace located in Pensacola, Fla. The Haven is part of the Ascension Health System. Eligible for certification by NACC and at least two years experience required. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. Please fax resume to employment office: (850) 416-6740.

CHAPLAIN -- Chaplain wanted for full-time position at Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Fla. Sacred Heart is part of the Ascension Health System and consists of a 445-bed, acute-care hospital. Eligible for certification by NACC. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. Please fax resume to employment office: (850) 416-6740


COORDINATOR, Batahola Norte Cultural Center, Managua, Nicaragua -- lead member of administrative team implementing center’s mission including cultural, educational, pastoral programs. Experience in administration, work with youth and women, work in Latin America. Bilingual. Commitment to social justice and poor. Deadline: Sept. 30. Send resume/request for complete job description:


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.

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:


EXECUTIVE LEADER OF SPONSORSHIP for Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, Wis. The Congregation of Sisters of Saint Agnes (CSA), Fond du Lac, Wis., seeks an executive leader of sponsorship to function as liaison between CSA sponsorship ministry, boards of directors and CEOs of CSA sponsored ministries. This person reflects on the experiences of sponsorship; assists in developing the changing face of sponsorship; leads sponsorship ministry with vision, knowledge and spiritual depth; provides background information to sponsorship ministry for decision making; keeps the constituencies and the congregation informed of major issues. Qualifications include professional preparation and experience in a church-related ministry, executive ability, knowledge of and commitment to church mission and values and an ability to understand sponsorship as a church ministry. A master’s degree in an appropriate field is required. Candidates must exhibit personal spirituality, have knowledge of current trends in health care and higher education, be able to function as a professional colleague, have knowledge of not-for-profit organizations, be able to understand canon law and civil law and be able to see and function in macro issues. The ability to lead decisively, to think systemically and to work collaboratively are required skills. We offer a competitive salary and benefits for this full-time position. Send resumes and salary history by Oct. 15 to: Search Committee, c/o S. Patricia Hayes, 320 County Road K, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Fax: (920) 923-3194. E-mail: Visit our Web site at:


MINISTER OF MUSIC, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk, Va. Music minister for 1,130-family Roman Catholic congregation and parish school to coordinate and accompany sacred music for liturgy and direct choirs. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Contact: Michelle Castillo, Search Committee, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 155 W. Government Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503. Phone: (757) 480-3433, ext. 14. Please visit our Web site at:

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.

MUSIC MINISTER -- Full- or part-time, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lakeland, Fla. Accompany children’s choir, adult choir, cantors for Sunday liturgies, holy days, funerals, weddings. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy/music required. Strong keyboard and/or organ skills a must. Openness in communication and collaborative skills in working with director of liturgy and other pastoral staff. Candidate should send resume to: Search Committee, Attn: Director of Liturgy, St. Anthony Church, PO Box 90164, Lakeland, FL 33804-0164. Or fax: (863) 859-1036.

MINISTER OF MUSIC/ORGANIST -- Full-time position with benefits available October. Active, singing, contemporary, 1,700-family parish seeks creative and versatile music minister. STAB adult choir, contemporary choir and handbell choir using Gress-Miles pipe organ and Steinway grand piano. Desired background includes strong spirituality, experience with contemporary and traditional musical styles, experience and competence on organ, ability to work with pastoral team, ability to find and recruit performers for yearly concert series. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please send letter of inquiry with resume and references to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More Parish, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231. 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:


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 -- Our parish of more than 1,200 families is seeking an experienced director of religious formation of children, youth and adults. Our priority is religious formation based on participation in the Sunday Eucharist and active involvement of parents in the formation process. Apply with resume to: St. Mary’s Church, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT 06413. Phone: (860) 669-8512. Fax: (860) 669-9052. E-mail:


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 email:

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:

YOUTH MINISTER WANTED at. St. Paul the Apostle parish. Large, suburban parish seeks dynamic person as youth minister. Candidates with solid education in the field and with extensive experience are preferred to lead a program at St. Paul, a Catholic community with 4,000 families. The minister will provide spiritual leadership to junior and senior high school students as well as to young adults. Salary will be commensurate with background. Full benefits are available. Starting date is negotiable, but immediate availability is preferred. Send resume and references by Sept. 30 to: Fr. Charles F. Klinger, Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43082-8825.

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