National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 24, 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:


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

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

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


AUSTRIA/BAVARIA PILGRIMAGE for advocates of lesbian/gay Catholics, Feb. 26-March 7, 2005. Phone Sister Jeannine Gramick: (301) 864-3604. E-mail:

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:


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:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Open Oct. 15-April 30. Individual retreats, guided retreats, small private groups. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. 2004-2005 schedule at:

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:

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:

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 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:

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:

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:


STARTING A MISSION PROGRAM for full-time volunteers or lay missioners? Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS), a resource center for more than 200 domestic and overseas lay volunteer mission programs, is hosting two formation workshops for groups discerning/planning the initiation of a volunteer program or for new staff of existing programs. Will explore all you need to know. Experienced facilitator. Excellent handout materials. Opportunity to network with like-minded persons. Dates: Jan. 20-23, 2005, in Washington, D.C., and March 10-13, 2005, in South Bend, Ind. Workshop cost is $475; lodging is $90. Attendance is limited to 20 persons per workshop. For information or a registration brochure, please contact: Myrtle Washington, CNVS - Formation Workshops, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Phone: (301) 270-0900, ext. 19. E-mail: Or visit our Web site for a brochure:


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:


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:


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.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Catholic Charities of Central Texas. E-mail resumes by Oct. 31 to:


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.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY -- St. Ambrose University and the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, invite applications for a full-time director of liturgy, a joint position between the university and the diocese. Director is responsible for providing formation opportunities and resources for the university worshiping community and for parishes, deaneries and the diocese as a whole. Areas of emphasis include formation of leaders in all liturgical ministries. Applicant should have at least a master’s-level degree in Catholic liturgical theology (doctorate preferred), excellent communication and teaching skills and an ability to work collaboratively with campus ministry team, university faculty and diocesan staff. Successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with an ability to exercise sound pastoral theology and practice. St. Ambrose University is a Catholic, liberal arts, diocesan university that emphasizes excellence in teaching and ongoing professional development. Total institutional enrollment is 3,500 students. St. Ambrose is located in Davenport, Iowa, one of the Quad Cities, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area with a population of more than 350,000. The Diocese of Davenport, with its 85 parish communities and 103,000 Catholics, has the mission “to facilitate and encourage the spiritual growth, development and well being of the people of southeastern Iowa. Review of applications will begin Oct. 4 and continue until position is filled. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Send resume with cover letter and three letters of recommendation to: Human Resource Director, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Multicultural parish filled with talented musicians, located near the sandy shores of Lake Michigan seeks full-time director of music. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church parishioners are accustomed to an eclectic mix of good liturgical music. The worship space has exceptional acoustics. The parish leadership is collaborative. We seek a musician with strong keyboard skills, a master’s degree or its equivalent and one who is willing to work with English, Spanish and Vietnamese choirs. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Francis De Sales, 195 W. 13th St., Holland, MI 49423.

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:


PRINCIPAL -- St. Joseph Catholic School in Columbia, S.C., is accepting applications for principal of the parish elementary school, grades K4-six. With 350 students and a staff of 33, the school features an excellent student to teacher ratio; strong foundation in academics and Catholic spiritual beliefs; an active PTO, family events, athletics and after school activities. In addition to being an active and practicing Catholic, candidates should possess master’s degree in school administration (or administration courses), eligibility for South Carolina elementary principal’s certificate, five-plus years teaching experience in elementary education, a philosophy of inclusiveness. Salary negotiable. Applications due Oct. 6. Send letter of introduction, resume and three references to: Msgr. Charles H. Rowland, St. Joseph Church, 3600 Devine St., Columbia, SC 29205. Additional information, contact Mary Kay Rushman: (803) 254-7646, ext. 8. 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:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Colman of Cloyne Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, both urban communities totaling approximately 2,100 families located in Brockton, Mass., are seeking a full-time coordinator of youth ministry for grades seven-12. Both parishes are merging as of Dec. 1, creating a pivotal and exciting time to be a youth minister. Responsibilities include planning and implementing a comprehensive youth ministry program, interacting with religious education and overseeing the confirmation preparation for high school youth. Other duties include recruiting and working with adults; developing youth leadership; and drawing young people into the life, mission and work of the faith community. Youth ministry certification or a commitment to obtain certification is required. Youth ministry experience preferred (but not required), a bachelor’s degree and a commitment to his/her own spiritual growth. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a resume, a one-page statement of your vision of youth ministry and a letter of reference to: St. Colman Parish, Attn: Youth Minister Search Committee, 42 Wendell Ave., Brockton, MA, 02302.

ST. HENRY PARISH, a suburban Catholic parish of approximately 1,750 families located in Dayton, Ohio, is searching for a coordinator youth ministry who is capable of furthering the development of a collaborative and comprehensive youth ministry directed at junior high and high school youth. Applicants should have a background in either theology/religious studies or a related field and at least two years of catechetical/pastoral experience preferably with high school or junior high students. Our initial review of applications will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Please send your resume with two references to: Noelle Collis, St. Henry Parish, 6696 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. Fax: (937) 434-6798. E-mail: To learn more about St. Henry 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 email:

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