National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 5, 2004

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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:

CATHOLIC WORKER meeting monthly in Elizabeth, N.J. Interested? Call June (908) 355-2060.

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS including current events. Sundays and holydays. E-mailed weekly. Free trial:

SEE THE BEAUTIFULLY HANDCRAFTED calligraphic Christmas cards with messages of spiritual depth created by the Sisters of St. Clare in Saginaw, Michigan, at or write for a brochure, 4875 Shattuck Rd., 48603.


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


WORSHIP WELLNESS WORKSHOP. Live presentation/discussion. Also for purchase nine, twenty minute taped “survival” messages dealing with Café Christianity. Inspirational and educational. For more information call Eagle Wing Director, Alan Monteith at (712) 256-1071.


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:

SOWING SEEDS FROM THE GOSPELS: Challenging, thought-provoking, short homilies for 2005. Download sample Book Store ISBN 1418452459.

Business Opportunities

ACHIEVE $4K-$8K wkly potential income helping others do same through applied personal development. 800-595-9241.


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:


DESERT HERMITAGES. Newly constructed hermitages consisting of bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, private patio, and desert views. Available for occupancy beginning in March 2005. Daily Eucharist. Meal option according to your needs. Information and reservations at Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.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:


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:


SCHOOL FOR PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY. A contemplative program, emphasizing the importance of spiritual study, prayer, and silence as the foundation for a sustained reflection on the spiritual implications of one’s life, relationships, communal commitment, and the ministerial expression that flows from this foundation. A four-week residential program, July 17-Aug. 12, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. 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:

FALL AND ADVENT RETREAT OFFERINGS - Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual private, guided retreats. Reiki training. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

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:

QUIET MOUNTAIN RETREAT in New Mexico -- Redondo Retreat Center in the sacred Jemez Mountains, 80 minutes from Albuquerque, pine forest with hiking trails, access to natural hot springs and breathtaking views and a labyrinth. Options include sabbatical, guided retreats, privacy, reiki, massage, Native American-guided sweats and sitting meditations with the local Zen Mandala Center.. Other options include: ceremonies, shamanic journeying, drumming circle and day trips to Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, Colo. For more information write, call or e-mail: Sharon Palma, 7 Oso Place, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (505) 829-3185. E-mail:

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:

“A JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM -- An Awareness Retreat.” A new direction to the work of Anthony de Mello. Conducted by PJ Francis SJ, who succeeded de Mello as Director of Sadhana Institute in India and Liz Dillon, spiritual teacher (Ireland). Dates: Dec 17-21. Venue: Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, IN 46556. For details contact Judy Kuzmich - (574) 631-7735. Email:

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:

SACRED TIME AT CORAZON is a personal enrichment experience for women set within an environment of contemplative space, solitude, leisure. The invitation of hospitality is enhanced by possibilities for spiritual direction, private/directed retreats. Workshops in creativity/human/spiritual development themes are offered from September through May. Sacred Time includes options of extended stay -- September to June or shorter periods of time -- months, weeks. For further information contact: Corazon Staff, PO Box 189, Glasco, NY 12432. Phone: (845) 246-8941. Fax: (845) 246-5610*51. E-mail:

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:

IF SPEAKING SPANISH would enhance your ability to serve, consider--Español Rápido! Host a class in 2005. (800) 622-504.

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:

BASIC SPANISH AND SACRAMENTAL PRACTICE for pastoral ministers, a practical and pastoral option for the time-stretched priest or religious who cannot get away or who does not have the inclination for a total immersion program but who nevertheless needs the basic skills and competency to be effective. July 17-Aug. 5, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. 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:


ARE THE WOUNDS HEALING? Sunday, Nov.14, at 1:00 p.m., in Washington, DC area. A symposium sponsored by DC Metro Voice of the Faithful featuring nationally recognized speakers. National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. $10 donation requested. Phone: (703)-538-6128. 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:


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE men and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


CANONIST -- Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., seeking full-time canonist for tribunal. Qualifications: licentiate in canon law with two to three years experience. 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:


PASTORAL COORDINATOR -- Diocese of San Bernardino. The Diocese of San Bernardino, the fastest growing two county diocese in the United States with over a million Catholics is now accepting resumes and inquiries for the position of ministry of pastoral coordinator, for appointment effective July 1, 2005. The pastoral coordinator provides for the overall coordination, administration and stewardship of a parish including the coordination of religious formation, education, liturgy and sacramental preparation, community development, social justice and social service requirements. Qualifications include the following: practicing Catholic committed to Vatican II spirituality, MA or equivalent in pastoral studies, theology or related field, ministry-related experience in a parish setting including extensive staff development experience, strong collaboration skills in a fast-paced, Catholic, growth-oriented environment, working especially with priests, deacons, other staff members and parishioners. The qualified candidate must possess the gifts to be an active, effective coordinator in a richly diverse, multi-cultural population. Bilingual/bi-literate, English/Spanish preferred. Please refer to the Diocese of San Bernardino web site, Employment Section at: for a complete job description and preliminary application information. Please download the information, complete the forms requested and mail to: Diocese of San Bernardino, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5173. E-mail:


Catholic Health East dually accredited Clinical Pastoral Education Program is seeking to contract with certified supervisor to conduct two units of CPE at St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Maryland. These two full-time consecutive units begin Dec. 6, 2004 and end May 13, 2005. Full-time supervisor position possibility in June, 2005. Candidates interested in exploring initial contracted position, please call (215) 710-5085.


DIRECTOR, Office of Religious Education and Formation-The Diocese of San Bernardino is now accepting resumes and nominations for the position of director, office of religious education and formation. The position office is located at the Pastoral Center, Diocese of San Bernardino, and reports directly to the director of educational services, Diocese of San Bernardino. Position’s primary functions are to promote the vision and mission of the Diocese of San Bernardino as well as foster, support and provide faith formation for all levels and ages. The office provides direct contact with parishes supporting catechetical and programming efforts through centers established in the vicariates. Through the Ministry Formation Institute, the office certifies all catechetical ministers in English and Spanish. Qualifications include masters degree(s) in theology, religious education, religious studies and/or pastoral theology. Practicing Catholic. Previous experience and training in multi-cultural/multi-ethnic ministry(s) preferred. Previous experience as a parish director of religious education and preferable diocesan catechetical office experience. Bilingual/bi-literate, English/Spanish. Please refer to Diocesan Website at: for additional application materials. For immediate consideration please send resume with salary history to: Diocese of San Bernardino, Attn: Human Resources, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5179. E-mail to:


KIRKRIDGE RETREAT CENTER seeks an executive director to build upon its rich history as a safe place for open inquiry, reflection, advocacy for peace and justice, and hospitality. Kirkridge is a 62-year-old, ecumenical nonprofit located in northeast Pennsylvania, 85 miles west of New York City, offering 40-50 retreats, seminars and workshops and welcoming 3,500 pilgrims each year. Kirkridge seeks a dynamic, visionary leader who will enable Kirkridge to realize its potential as a destination for people on spiritual pilgrimage. The new executive director should be a member of a faith community, have theological training as well as expertise in worship leadership, though ordination is not required; have experience in nonprofit management, excellent communication skills, a demonstrable record of fund raising and be committed to partnering with a dynamic board in implementing an innovative strategic plan. Send resume and a letter of inquiry to: The Search Committee, Kirkridge, 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013. Check our Web site:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Bannan Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University. The executive director provides direction and leadership for the center, supervises a staff that organizes and conducts educational programs and activities that advance its mission, consults with a steering Committee, manages a budget in excess of $500,000, and obtains funding through gifts, grants, and fee-for-service programs to supplement the center’s endowment income. This position carries with it a joint faculty appointment in the appropriate academic department. The ideal candidate will be a recognized scholar with a demonstrated interest in the Ignatian tradition, who qualifies for a tenured faculty appointment in an academic discipline represented at Santa Clara University. The Bannan Center was established in 1996 to enhance the University’s Catholic and Jesuit character through the exploration of the Ignatian vision, the educational and spiritual legacy of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. The application deadline is Nov. 15 or until filled. SCU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and welcomes applications from women, persons of color, members of other historically under-represented U.S. ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans. Applicants should send both a cover letter highlighting their experience with Jesuit education, and curriculum vitae with the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of three references to: Jane Najour, Bannan Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0452. Electronic applications are welcome to For more information about the Bannan Center and more details about the position go to:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST-Full-time position with benefits available immediately. Active, singing, contemporary 1300 parish family seeks creative and versatile music minister. The music director must be able to direct choirs and congregational singing in addition to playing the organ or piano with a high degree of proficiency. Ideally this individual would have the ability to work with a variety of age groups and be able to build the volunteer base who participates in this ministry. Please send letter of inquiry, resume and references to: Mike Ellis, Parish Administrator, St. Theodore Catholic Church, 308 E. Fountain Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Phone: (507) 373-5254. E-mail:

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR wanted for 2,500-family, Eucharist centered, very social service active, east coast Florida parish. Must be experienced in Catholic liturgy, proficient in voice, on organ and piano. experience in directing and training adult and youth choirs, cantors and have a strong spirituality. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and references to: Search Committee, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Fax: (386) 677-3224.


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:


COLUMBIA ROAD HEALTH SERVICES, a faith based health clinic ministry to the poor in Washington, DC seeks a registered nurse or LPN. Duties include direct patient care, triage, assisting nurse administrator. Bilingual English/Spanish required. One to three years nursing experience preferred. Contact Mark Roberts fax: (202) 588-8101. E-mail:


PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC PARISH looking for a pastoral associate who will work with adult education and the formation and development of lay leadership, ministries and parish council. Ability to collaborate with parish team is a must. Contact Sr. Ann Marie at phone: (718) 984-5203. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL a private, Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school, in Burbank, Calif., sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, seeks a principal for the 2005-2006 school year. A qualified candidate must be a practicing Catholic, hold at least a master’s degree in educational administration or the equivalent, and have a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience as well as additional classroom experience. Applicants should submit their resumes no later than Nov. 22, to: The Law Offices of Vincent Stefano, Jr., Attention: Search Committee, 101 South First Street, Suite 402, Burbank, CA 91505.

PRINCIPAL -- Louisville, KY based Sacred Heart Model School; a K-8 “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” is seeking a new principal. Sacred Heart Model School is one of five schools within the Ursuline Campus school system. This “top-tier” private Catholic model school with enrollment of 370 students and a faculty and staff compliment of 40 has been through tremendous capital growth over the past three years! The new principal will lead the continued growth within this highly competitive environment. We are seeking a practicing Roman Catholic with administrative experience in budgeting, curriculum planning, and development. Experience requires a minimum of five years classroom experience with eligibility for Kentucky Principal Certification. Pastoral leadership in a Catholic school environment or public school administration experience is highly desired. This high energy opportunity requires a masters degree with doctoral preparation highly preferred. Reporting to the President of Ursuline Campus Schools Inc., this highly visible principal will be the “model” leader within a “model” campus community. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume in MS Word format by December 3, to: Angel Group LLC c/o


TELEPHONE SALES REP -- Catholic and Hispanic Markets, for Cook Communications Ministries. These two positions (one position for the Catholic market, one for the Hispanic market) will make outbound sales calls to Catholic and Hispanic accounts, sell new and back-list products to assigned accounts as well as follow-up with existing accounts and develop new leads. Requirements include a self-motivated starter who will thrive in a proactive sales environment, and who is closely familiar with either Catholic or Hispanic markets (Hispanic position must speak/read/write Spanish/English). The individual must also be willing to travel a few times per year as needed, to meet with clients and attend annual CBA, EXPO and ECPA and other events associated with their accounts. For consideration/information, please send resumes to: fax: (719) 536-3267 or e-mail:


SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- The Diocese of San Bernardino is now accepting resumes and nominations for superintendent of our Catholic elementary and high schools. The position will oversee the office of Catholic schools, which includes twenty-six elementary schools, five stand-alone pre-schools and two high schools. The mission of the ministry of Catholic schools is to assist, lead and challenge the schools of the diocese. The superintendent’s position is called to embrace and implement the common vision of the Catholic church and of our diocese. The superintendent’s position will advocate a vibrant academic program within a safe environment, which cherishes a richly diverse and multicultural population. The qualified candidate is a practicing Catholic, has a PhD or MS in education, a California teaching credential, minimum ten to fifteen years previous administrative experience within the Catholic school ministry, Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. For immediate consideration please send resume and salary requirements to: Diocese of San Bernardino, Attn: Human Resources, 1201 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax: (909) 475-5179. E-mail: Please see our web site for preliminary application materials at:

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