National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 26, 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.

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

LIVE THE BEATITUDES -- Discover Your Gifts Through Service to Others. L’Arche Harbor House, a L’Arche community in Jacksonville, Florida, invites you to assist in creating community with persons who are developmentally disabled. Requirements: dedicated person who wants to live the Gospel in Community life, who desires to live with, learn from and relate with adults with disabilities. Responsibilities: help create a home based on the Beatitudes, develop relationships with us, assist with personal care and community living. Benefits: Americorps site, stipend, room, board, health insurance, and formation in the spirituality and philosophy of the L’Arche communities founded by Jean Vanier and lived and written about by Henri Nouwen. To apply, contact Patrick Mayhew, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904)721-5992. E-mail: Website:


“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:

Business Opportunities

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


ADDICTIONS SPECIALIST and licensed psychotherapist/pastor leads April, 2005, Midwest retreat for 12 Step/recoverying clergy across USA. Contact: NCR Classifieds, Dept. LAMV, P.O. Box 419281, Kansas City, MO 64141-6281.


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


COMMUNICATION MINISTRY, INC. -- A dialogue on the relationship between personal sexuality, spirituality and ministry conducted for the purpose of building community among lesbians, gay and bisexual clergy, religious and their friends. For more information, please send inquiries to: CMI, PO Box 307, Glenn, MI 49416, or check our website:

HOSEA MINISTRY of Compassion and Spiritual deepening for individual and community. Composer Gregory Norbet’s retreats, parish missions and concerts.,

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:

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:

FIFTH ANNUAL Catholic Writers Retreat”, February 11-15, 2005. Endorsed by the Catholic Book Publishers Association featuring working professionals from Liturgical Press, St. Anthony Messenger, CBPA and others. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona. Information/registration at

CONTEMPLATION AND THE MORAL LIFE, January 9-14, 2005. A retreat/worskhop which focuses on the contemplative dimension of the moral life. Topics include: The formation of the human heart; Spirituality and Morality; Contemplation and Morality in a Pluralistic Society; Contemplative Decision Making; Death and Dying; issues in Environmental Ethics. In association with the Alphonsian Academy of Moral Theology, Lateran University (Rome) .Further information/registration at

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:

SABBATICAL/RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND -- Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

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:

IF SPEAKING SPANISH would enhance your ability to serve, consider -- ¡Español Rápido! Host a class in 2005. (800) 622-5041.

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 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:


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:

Web Sites

PEACE, EARTH, HUMAN DIGNITY. Reflection, Action, Community. Sisters Online.


Employment Opportunities


CO-ADMINISTRATOR for Buildings & Grounds. Full-time (32-40 hrs/wk). Responsible for all aspects of plant and building maintenance, repair and facilities upkeep. Responsible for the supervision of the food service manager, housekeeping and maintenance personnel and the assistant to the administrator. Works closely with the co-administrator for Community Life. Call: (415) 422-5024 to request complete job description. Send resume: Sr. Virginia Espinal, 281 Masonic Ave., San Francisco CA 94118 or email to:

CO-ADMINISTRATOR for Community Life. Full-time (40 hrs/wk) or may be shared by two 20 hr/wk positions. Responsible for all aspects of personal support and pastoral services for the Motherhouse Community. Tends to the needs of the individual and the community. Supervises and schedules pastoral staff and volunteers. Works closely with the co-administrator and staff Call: (415) 422-5024 for complete job description. Send resume to: Sr. Virginia Espinal 281 Masonic Ave., San Francisco CA 94118 or emaill to:


CAMPUS MINISTER -- This is a full-time position for the entire campus, grades nine through 12, with the possibility of teaching a course. This position answers directly to the Principal. Responsibilities include directing and coordinating all campus liturgies, retreats, community service projects and sacramental needs. Position requires a practicing Roman Catholic with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Roman Catholic theology, pastoral ministry or similar studies. Experience in pastoral or youth ministry preferred. Female preferred. Applicants interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume’ by December 22, 2004 to the Principal’s Office, Bishop Gorman High School, 1801 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV. 89104. Phone: (702) 732-1945 ext. 312.


LEGISLATIVE COORDINATOR -- School of the Americas Watch seeks a Legislative Coordinator with grassroots organizing, lobbying, and event planning experience. Qualifications include strong writing, speaking, and computer skills; familiarity with Latin America; and commitment to the SOA Watch mission. Full-time position within office collective. Complete description available at Contact John Stith at or (202) 234-3440.


DEVELOPMENT -- We need your help to bring our small business to its next level. In this position you have the potential to effect social change in the U.S. as well as internationally. If you have a business background, are familiar with Catholic/Christian culture and are interested to work in an unchallenged market with countless opportunities for growth please fax your resume to: (303) 730-8860.


THE GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION/USA is seeking a director. Founded in1982, GHRC/USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization that documents and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala and advocates for positive change. Duties include fundraising, overseeing current projects, and developing new projects to improve human rights conditions in Guatemala. The director must have demonstrated success in fundraising and be fluent in Spanish, familiar with the history of Guatemala, and committed to human rights. The job is in Washington, DC, but a willingness to travel to Guatemala is essential. See for more information.

DIRECTOR, Center for Spiritual Care, South Bend, IN. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center seeks an NACC certified chaplain to lead spiritual care across multiple campuses. Must possess proven business management skills. Saint Joseph has a highly rated accredited CPE program and nationally recognized ministry to the poor and underserved. Located near the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, SJRMC offers an attractive benefits package and a mission-centered atmosphere where you can make a difference. Send application and salary requirements to: 801 E LaSalle Avenue, South Bend IN, 46617. Fax: (574) 237-6833. E-mail:

DIRECTOR -- TEC Conference national office (Teens Encounter Christ) seeking full-time director of spiritual formation/training. Qualifications: MA pastoral ministry, religious education or equivalent experience in youth/YA ministry. Minimum five years’ experience in training and spiritual formation. Mature person capable of team ministry. Relates well to variety of people/volunteers. Strong written/oral communication skills. One who lives from deep appreciation of Catholic faith. TEC Movement experience desired. Resume to: TEC Conference Search Process, 618 East 18th St., Des Moines, IA 50316-3625. phone: (515) 266-3893. E-mail:


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Full time position available immediately in a rapidly growing suburban parish of 1,750 families. Responsible for directly providing music for three weekend Masses plus overseeing Latino and Anglo band leaders for the other two weekend Masses, directing a choir and cantors, and providing music for English-speaking funerals and weddings. Must be proficient in keyboard, have excellent interpersonal skills, and be a practicing Catholic in sync with the principles of Vatican II. Excellent benefit package and salary. Send resume via e-mail attachment to:, or send to Music Search, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 520 W. Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.


LIVE PEACE, DO JUSTICE -- In L’Arche Washington, DC. People with and without developmental disabilities practice peacemaking by sharing daily life of work, prayer and holy leisure in interdenominational Christian community. Room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation, professional trainings. Resume: L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009. 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)984-0593. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


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 master’s 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


YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR -- Mary Queen Church, Lexington, Ky., is seeking a full-time youth ministry coordinator - 1,800 family parish. Requires bachelor degree, minimum three years experience working with teenagers, fulfillment of diocesan requirements for youth ministry certification. Position available immediately. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume/references to: Walter Leachman, Mary Queen Church, 601 Hill ‘N Dale, Lexington, KY 40503. Phone:(859) 278-7432. E-mail:

YOUTH MINISTRY AND ADULT Religious Education position: Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, Fla. is seeking a person to serve as youth minister for high school students and assist with young adult ministries with adult religious education responsibilities. Degree in religious studies/theology preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume to: Search Committee, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 or e-mail to:

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