National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 12, 2004

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PROVIDING A COMPASSIONATE ALTERNATIVE to serve and be served. Web site:

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

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS Byzantine Catholic Monastery, a new foundation in north central Idaho based n the Athonite model is inviting serious inquiries. Primitive living conditions. Must love animals. Address: HC 1, Box 108, Ferdinand, ID 83526.

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.


SPIRITUALITY for busy people in all walks of life. Check out: Or phone for a catalogue: (800) 782-2270.

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.


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


CEDARS OF PEACE -- secluded woodland cabins on Loretto Motherhouse property in central, rural Kentucky offers quiet solitude for prayer and reflection. Cabins rented by the day or month, electricity and water included. Daily Mass and spiritual direction available. Write: Cedars of Peace, 515 Nerinx Road, Nerinx, KY 40049. Phone: (270) 865-5291. E-mail:

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:


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:

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:

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.

“ 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:

Spanish Studies

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:

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.

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:

Study Tours

Romero Tour, March 2005. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Martyrdom in El Salvador. March 28-April 3. Phone: (512) 388-7957. E-mail: web site:


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:


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:


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.


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)984-0593. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE -- The SETON Healthcare Network is seeking a candidate with a background in policies, procedures, budget and staffing. At least three years of experience as chaplain and in management. The educational requirements are a bachelor’s degree; master’s in divinity or equivalency. Ordination preferred. Certification or certification eligibility with Association of Catholic Chaplains or Associations of Professional Chaplains. If interested and qualified, please email Marilyn Faulks, Clinical Employment Recruiter, @ You may apply online:


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


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PASTORAL COUNSELING -- Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University. Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education in New York City announces an opening for the full-time position of Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling. This will be a tenure-track teaching and research appointment with salary commensurate to rank and experience. Starting date: August 2005. Expected qualifications: completed Ph.D. in counseling or clinical psychology, competency for coursework in developmental and clinical psychology, knowledge of and interest in pastoral/spiritual ministries essential, teaching and direction all graduate level, membership in or the interest in acquiring membership in American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Prospective candidates are invited to submit a letter giving expression to professional interests, accompanied by current curriculum vitae. At the time of application candidates should also have requested three references of their choosing to submit letters of recommendation. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be closed March 1, 2005. Materials should be addressed to Dean, Rev. Anthony J. Ciorra, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, Fordham University, Keating Hall Room 307, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.

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