National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 17, 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.

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A SHELTER OF WINGS: Music for Healing, Meditation, Prayer and Relaxation” CD with music, lyrics, and performance by Sister Charleen Pavlik and Karen Evanczuk inspired by sacred writings drawn from Navajo, Franciscan, women’s religious, and lullaby traditions put to beautiful healing music. $18.00 (plus shipping and handling). To order or for more information, contact: Angelspring Farm Wellness Retreat, 789 Brownsville Road, Fayette City, PA 15438-1115. Phone: (724) 938-2301. E-mail: Web site:

WORSHIP WELLNESS WORKSHOP. Live presentation/discussion. Also for purchase nine, twenty minute taped “survival” messages dealing with Cafe 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:


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

Facilities for Rent

HERMITAGE APARTMENT in modest Florida home. Reasonable. P.O. Box 727, New Port Richey, FL 34656.

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:


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. or

Parish Missions

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


PILGRIMAGE TO WALES, April 28-May 7, 2005. Walk the pilgrim paths of the beautiful Welsh countryside with Celtic and Benedictine scholar, Esther de Waal. PILGRIMAGE TO IRELAND, September 2005, dates pending. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO 64111. Phone: 816/561-6855 E-mail: Web site:

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGES, 2005/12-day: May 29-June 9 and September 17-28. 28 years of experience in Holy Land pilgrimages. Write for brochure: Fr. Mario DiCicco, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology, 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail:

12 DAY PILGRIMAGE TO TURKEY. Join the “Ephesus Meeting” ( and visit The House of the Virgin Mary: May 19-30, 2005. $1,990 from New York. More Catholic tours year-round. For more details e-mail: Phone: 432-687-1038.

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:


BOOK YOUR WINTER OR LENTEN retreat now. Individual retreats anytime, private room/bath, meals. Lenten Retreats, Ecumenical Holy Week Retreat - see our complete schedule online. Evensong by the Sea is an Ecumenical Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. 326 Lower County Road, Harwich Port, MA 02646. Phone: ( 800) 455-0247. E-mail: Web site:

GLASTONBURY ABBEY RETREATS -- January, 2005 - July, 2005: Jan. 21-23, “Woundedness to Wellness with Fr. John, OSB; Feb. 11-13, “Women’s Retreat” with Sandra DeRome, Obl.SB; Feb. 20-25, “Vacation Week Retreat” with Sandra DeRome, Obl.SB; March 4-6, “Introductory Celtic Workshop” with Fr. Timothy, OSB and Harpist, Mairead Doherty; March 18-20, “Humility and Greatness” with Fr. John, OSB; March 24-27, “Easter Triduum Celebration” with The Monks; April 1-3, “The Seven Gifts of Easter” with Fr. Jonah, OSB; April 8-10 “Organizing Your Life to Enjoy God’s Gifts” with Peter Donadio and Fr. John, OSB; April 15-17, “Henri Nouwen Retreat” with author Robert Waldron; April 25-May 1, “Sacred Threads: Quilting and the Spiritual Life” with Fr. Jonah, OSB; July 10-15, “Women’s Guided/Directed Retreat” with Sandra DeRome, Obl.SB. Glastonbury Abbey Retreat and Spirituality Center, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043. Phone: (781) 749-2155. Fax: (781) 749-6236. 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.

SIX-DAY CHRISTIAN MEDITATION RETREAT: led by Fr. Laurence Freeman at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (near Detroit), May 13-19, 2005. Private room and meals. Yoga included. $495 for six days, $300 for weekend only. $40 non-refundable fee for registration; balance of $455 or $260 due at arrival. Call Fr. Owens: (248) 644-4933, EXT. 16 for more information. Register: 1390 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 or web site:

HOME PLACE -- A place for desert retreat in homelike surroundings. Reiki and spiritual consultation available. Explore ancient remains. Climb mountains. Contact Paula Wellnitz, OLVM, P.O. Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230. E-mail:

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/workshop 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:

RETREAT OFFERINGS at Corazon/Villa St. Dominic, 2005. Guided retreat: Sunday, Jan. 16, 7:30 pm to Friday, Jan. 21, noon, “Who Do You Say That I Am?” Presenter: Robert E. O’Brien, SJ, $325. Directed/private retreats: Meeting with director and communal gathering at Liturgy daily. Retreatants receive director of choice when possible. Retreats open at 7:30 pm at a communal prayer service and close after Liturgy at noon. Saturday, Feb. 12-Saturday, Feb. 19; Friday, June 17-Friday, June 24; Saturday, July 9-Saturday, July 16;Saturday; July 23-Saturday, July 30; Saturday, Aug. 20-Saturday, Aug. 27. Directors: Katherine Gaffney, OP; Margaret Tiernan, OP., Visiting Director. Liturgy: Julian Guzman, SDS. Fee: $350-Directed/Private. For further information: Corazon Staff, Box 189, Glasco, NY 12432-0189. Phone: (845) 246-8941. Fax: (845) 246-5610 *51. E-mail:


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 3 - June 2, 2005, participants reverence their 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 Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext.4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant’s needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

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:


SCHOLARSHIP: The Women’s Ordination Conference will award $1000 scholarships to female graduate students preparing for ministry. Deadline: January 31, 2005. For details: Aisha Taylor (703) 352-1006. 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:

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

NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA -- web site: Phone (518) 434-8861.

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:

Web Sites

DOMAIN REGISTRATION: $8.95/year; Web Hosting: $3.95/monthly and other low cost services.

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


Employment Opportunities


NETWORK FOR MERCY EDUCATION -- full-time or part-time associate director effective August 15, 2005. Qualifications: Catholic, commitment to furthering Mercy sponsored secondary and elementary education as works of the Church faithful to the charism, values and tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. Knowledge of sponsorship and skills in leadership and administration. Ability to travel to implement programs and services of the Network. Location flexible. Master’s degree or equivalent experience. Computer skills required. Send resume, three references, salary expectations, availability for full or part-time by January 14, 2005 to: Search Committee, Network for Mercy Education, 7315 S. Yale, Chicago, IL 60621. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- The National Pastoral Life Center, the leading resource for the best of thinking and practice in Catholic pastoral ministry, seeks its first Director of Development A great opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative person who knows and loves Catholic parish life; excellent writing and verbal skills, and computer literacy are essential. Part-time or full-time. Please send cover letter and resume to: Rev. Eugene Lauer, National Pastoral Life Center, 18 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012 or by email: No phone calls please!


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:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: National Association of Catholic Chaplains, a not-for-profit national organization seeks Executive Director with collaborative style to lead membership organization of professional Roman Catholic chaplains. Thorough understanding of chaplain education and practice required. Candidate must be a member of the Roman Catholic Church in good standing with a comprehensive understanding of current theology, ecclesiology, spiritual and sacramental practices within the church. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with a broad spectrum of related professionals, ecclesial leaders, and potential financial donors are essential. Experience in administrative leadership, including strategic visioning and planning, business management and development. Relocation preferred, but negotiable. Qualified applicants submit letter of application, resume, and salary expectations by January 14, 2005, to: Search Committee, NACC, P.O. Box 070473, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0473. E-mail: Web site:


FUNDRAISER: Comboni Lay Mission Program seeks part-time fundraiser. Handle grant proposals, mass mailings, special events; maintain donor database. Good writing and computer skills, fundraising experience, and preferably overseas mission experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Or fax: (708) 354-2006.


1100-FAMILY PARISH near Chesapeake Bay beaches seeks creative, enthusiastic Music Minister committed to vibrant, eclectic liturgy. Good organ and piano skills are required. Knowledge in Catholic liturgy preferred as is BA in music, liturgy, related fields and/or equivalent experience. Position description and further information available at our website:

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:


OFFICE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGER -- Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS), a non-profit membership organization of 200-plus Christian volunteer/mission programs, offering full-time service opportunities to over 10,000 volunteers annually in the U.S. and overseas, is in need of a full-time office and technology manager. Duties would include but not be limited to website and database development and management, special events coordination, overseeing human resource and day to day office operation plus processing payables and receivables. Requirements: Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s a plus with three years work experience. Salary commensurate with work experience (mid to upper $30s) and excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Equal opportunity employer. Mail resume to: Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Fax: (301) 270-0901. E-mail:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE for Formation & Catechesis. A vibrant, suburban parish of 2,900 culturally diverse households with a pastoral staff committed to shared ministry is seeking qualified candidate to coordinate programs and ministries for children’s religious faith formation. The position includes the administration of the current traditional model of religious education and sacramental preparation as well as moving toward whole community catechesis. The successful candidate should have a BA or MA degree in religious education or pastoral ministry and appropriate parish administrative experience. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Matthias Parish, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873 or e-mail:


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Andrew Parish School, Coral Springs, Fla., is accepting applications for the position of principal. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic, willing to be part of this community, hold a masters degree and a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience, preferably in Catholic schools, with some experience in school administration. Please send your resume to: Pastor, St. Andrew Catholic Parish, 9950 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Fax: (954) 752-3986.


HAVE A GIFT for multiplying the Loaves and Fishes? Have you always wanted to be a Fisher of People? Come minister with us! Large, dynamic Catholic parish with school in Orlando, Fla. area seeks full-time coordinator for “Time & Talent”. Opportunity for an energetic and creative person to coordinate and manage our year-round stewardship of Time & Talent. Ideal candidate will be a practicing, faith-filled Roman Catholic with knowledge, experience and formal training in stewardship, parish volunteer management, interviewing skills, strong computer skills and excellent people skills. Must be a quick learner, very organized and strong at communicating and coordinating multiple tasks. This job will frequently require working long hours, evenings and weekends. Salary depends on qualifications and experience. Diocesan benefits. For application packet, send your complete name/address/phone to: Inquire by e-mail only.


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE seeks a Coordinator for Hispanic Young Adult and Youth Ministry. This position will serve as a member of the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the Department of Catholic Education Ministries. The coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that support the outreach to the Hispanic young adult and youth through the sixteen Spanish speaking parish communities. The coordinator participates in programs and activities of the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and performs those duties as requested by the Division Director. Qualifications include: master’s or bachelor,s degree in youth ministry, religious education, theology, or pastoral ministry; proficient language skills in English and Spanish; minimum of five years in parish ministry or Catholic school; significant knowledge of and experience working with youth and young adults. Equal opportunity employer. .Please submit resume and cover letter to H/R Manager at or fax to (410) 234-2953.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE seeks a Coordinator of Adolescent Faith Formation. This position will serve as a member of the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry whose responsibilities focus on enhancing the practice of faith among both younger and older adolescents. The coordinator identifies and illustrates resources that will help youth ministers in parishes and catholic schools guide adolescents as they develop the faith practices and life skills. The coordinator also participates in programs and activities of the Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and performs those duties as requested by the Division Director. Qualifications include: master’s degree in religious education, theology, or youth ministry; minimum of five years in parish ministry or Catholic school; significant knowledge of and experience working with youth and young adults. Equal opportunity employer. Please submit resume and cover letter to HR Manager at or fax to (410) 234-2953.

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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