National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 24, 2004

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

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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:


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:

House of Prayer

DESERT HOUSE OF PRAYER. Quietness in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Ariz. Individuals desiring a closer walk with Jesus, 520-744-3825,

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:

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:


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:


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:

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:


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:

“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

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:


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.

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:

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:

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:

Web Sites

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Employment Opportunities


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!


DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS -- The Benedictine Sisters of Erie are seeking an experienced writer and media representative to serve as director of communications. This person will be responsible for all print and electronic media, media relations and marketing for this dynamic community of 122 women religious. Requires strong writing and editing skills combined with effective interpersonal and management skills. Up-to-date knowledge of current communications software and trends a plus. Deadline is Jan. 7, 2005. Submit resume along with salary requirements to: Mary Jane Vergotz, OSB, Benedictine Sister of Erie, 6101 east Lake Road, Erie PA 16511. Or e-mail to:

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, seeks applicants for two positions in small, rural Appalachian county in southern West Virginia coalfields. McDowell County Director oversees programs addressing needs of people challenged by high rates of poverty, joblessness, and illiteracy. Includes adult learning center, daycare center, after school project, social outreach/advocacy. Background/education in education, social work, and/or non-profit administration required. Even Start Program Director directs family literacy efforts in same locale. Background/education in early education, elementary education, and/or adult learning required. Willingness to work with and for poor in collaborative model essential in both positions; two year commitment preferred. Inquire for extended job/salary/benefits descriptions. Apply by February 15; starting date March (negotiable). Send resumes and inquiries to Michael Vincent, PO Box 386, Princeton, WV 24740. Phone: (304)425-4306. Fax: (304)425-7515. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/COO -- Catholic Charities, Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking an ED/COO responsible for all administrative, supervisory and fiscal functions of the operation, programs and services of the four-county regional office. Office has five major programs, 30 staff and $3M budget. Ideal candidate needs to have MPA, MSW or equivalent, five years experience. Equal opportunity employer. Deadline: Jan. 21, 2005Send resumes to: HR, Catholic Charities, 134 E. Church St., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Fax: (904) 354-4718. For information phone: (904) 354-4846, ext. 228.

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:


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:


A PART TIME POSITION is available at the Mercy Center in Colorado Springs, CO includes Mass and individual spiritual direction at the Center with optional Part-time in local parish to include sacramental ministry and related duties. Contact Tim Fogle, Executive Director at or (719) 633-2302.


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:


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:


BETHLEHEM HIGH SCHOOL, Bardstown, Kentucky., is seeking a principal beginning in the 2005-2006 school year. Candidates must be successful educators with proven administrative experience and be committed to a strong academic and spiritual program for the school community. Strong leadership and communications skills are also desired. Bethlehem is a coed school of 300 and features a college preparatory curriculum. Our school, the oldest in the state, recently celebrated its 185th anniversary and currently serves students from several central Kentucky counties. Qualified candidates must be practicing Catholics and have a Kentucky principal’s certification. Inquiries and resumes should be submitted by February 1, 2005 to: Principal Search Committee, P.O. Box 548, Bardstown, KY 40004. Fax: (502) 349-0941. E-mail: For more information about Bethlehem High School, visit our web site:

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON is a dynamic parish of 975 families seeking an experienced administrator to provide educational, spiritual and managerial initiative as the first principal of our new school that will open August 2005. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic, willing to become part of the community, hold a masters degree, having successful experience as a principal as well as some experience in Catholic Education. Please send resumes/references before January 20, 2005, to: Principal Search Committee, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 1730 Summerhill Dr., Lexington, KY 40515. Fax: (859) 272-6988. E-mail:


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.


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:

A 420-PLUS PARISH in suburban Atlanta is seeking a youth minister responsible for ministry to students in grades nine through 12. Applicant should be a practicing, committed Catholic with a grasp of Catholic teaching, training in education or related field and experience working in a youth ministry program. The position is full-/part-time (benefits negotiable). Responsibilities include organization and implementation of a Total Youth Ministry Program: catechesis, prayer and spiritual development, service/outreach programs and social activities. Knowledge of various youth ministry models a plus. Please send resume to: Cindy Madrid, fax: (770) 253-1290. E-mail:

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