National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 14, 2005

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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:


NATIONAL CONFERENCE of Catechetical Leadership Annual Conference, April 10-14, 2005, in Louisville KY. Theme: “For Every Season, Leaders Formed in Dialogue.” Keynote speakers: Bishop Robert Morneau (Green Bay WI), Peter Steinfels (A People Adrift), Dr. Catherine Cronin Carotta, Ed.D. (The Work of Your Life), Sr. Adeline Fehriback, SNC, Ph.D (The Women in the Life of the Bridegroom) and Sr. Amina Bejos, SNC and Sr. Joyce Rupp (numerous books on spirituality), Forty breakouts on such topics as dialogue across boundaries, re-imagining the Eucharist Prayer, multicultural catechesis, Catholic inter-religious relations, the spirituality of parenting. Some breakout leaders: Matt Hayes, Carmen Cervantes, Kathy Coffey, Kathy Chesto, Martha Choroco, Jerry Galipeau, Bob McCarty, Sr. Angela Zukowski, and many others. For more information go to the Web site:


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

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.

 Graduate Studies

MA IN SERVANT-LEADERSHIP -- Viterbo University in scenic La Crosse, Wis., offers the MA in Servant-Leadership for lay-persons transforming the church and their community. This unique program is now available in a blended on-line and two-week summer format. Call Trevor Hall at 1-800-VITERBO or visit us at:


GRADUATE INTERNSHIP, Villanova University. Villanova University offers a two-year graduate campus ministry internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should be graduated from college by August 2004. Two years of general work and/or volunteer experience is preferred. Faith filled applicants are a must and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in freshmen residence halls modeling, building, and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission, and a stipend. Deadline: February 15, 2005 .E-mail: or call: (610) 519-4088. Application/information is available through our web site

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:


PILGRIMAGE Bethany Spirituality Center (Highland Mills, NY) pilgrimage to Italy. Bill Drobach, SA, Norene Costa, RJM; Catherine McIntyre, RJM. June 12-22. Rome, Montecassino, Subiaco, Assisi, LaVerna, Siena, Florence. Write, e-mail, call for special flier. Phone: (845) 460-3061. E-mail: Web site:

PILGRIMAGES WITH Fr. Thomas A. Kane, CSP -- ”Greece and Turkey: In the Footsteps of Paul, John and Mary” with Bruce Nieli, CSP, June 6 to 18, 2005, $2999 from NYC. “Rome: A Pilgrimage into the Heart of Ignatius de Loyola” with Julio Giulietti, SJ, June 25 to July 2, 2005, $2149 from Boston. “Ireland: Exploring the Roots of Celtic Spirituality”, July 6 to 16, 2005, $2599 from Boston. Travel Arrangements by Catholic Travel Centre. For free brochure:

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:

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, June 3-17, 2005. Phone: (210) 829-3854. Web site:


LENTEN RETREATS - Ecumenical Holy Week Retreat. Private, group, guided. Evensong by the Sea, Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

“LIVING THE GOSPEL JOYFULLY”, Feb. 25-27, led by Fr. John Catoir at Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, Wilmington, Del. Fr. Catoir was formerly the CEO of The Christophers and led the TV series, “Christopher Closeup” for 17 years. He’s founder and current president of St. Jude Media Ministry. To register or for information call Jesus House at (302) 995-6859. E-mail: Or visit our 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.

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:

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:


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

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:

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 2, 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:


Employment Opportunities


CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN -- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC, composed of 20 tertiary, specialty, and community hospitals, is nationally recognized as a provider of state-of-the-art, progressive health care services. UPMC is western Pennsylvania’s largest private employer and one of the largest medical centers in the nation. Year after year, UPMC is ranked for excellence in “U.S. News & World Report”. UPMC Presbyterian, a part of UPMC, has a regular, full-time Catholic chaplain position available with the Patient Relations Department. The staff chaplain will be a member of an interfaith team that provides pastoral care in routine and emergency situations and will lead worship. Ordained Catholic priest in good standing with a master’s degree in theology, divinity, or related counseling field is required. Endorsement by the Bishop and/or religious superior and granted faculties by local Bishop are a must. Member of National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains, or a cognate group is preferred. Knowledge of religious values and traditions. Clinical Pastoral Education preferred (2 units). Spiritual maturity, emotional stability, and the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting are essential. Ability to adapt to on-going change is a must. Equal opportunity employer. Apply by e-mailing a resume to:


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. GA’s work in campus ministry while pursuing a masters in theology or pastoral ministry. Serve undergraduates through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, advising service clubs and faith/justice activities, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing provided. Applications due March 1. Application at Or contact Crystal Sullivan, (937) 229-2574.


JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORP: South, a Catholic lay volunteer organization working for justice and peace, seeks Director of Development/Former Volunteer Relations. Responsibility for publications, appeals, fundraising events, and program and networking opportunities for former volunteers. Qualifications: two plus years, fundraising experience, knowledge of Access/Excel, strong organization and project management skills. 25-30K plus benefits. Equal employment opportunity employer. Send cover letter and resume to: Pam Krinock, Director, JVC: South, P.O. Box 3126, Houston, TX 77253. E-mail:


CARITAS VEHICLE SERVICES is seeking two very unique individuals as our liaisons in the New England /southeastern NY and mid-western (Chicago/Milwaukee) areas. As a current religious or lay associate, you understand the nuances that uniquely exist among leadership of religious. Computer and administrative skills are a must; a strong communicator who can work independently; is sincere and evokes trust from the people they call upon. Requires travel in the area. Experience in overseeing the cars in your congregation would be helpful but not a must; industry training will be provided. Reply to: Sister Nadine Heimann, OSF: or call Tammy Cheever at 888-227-4827 ext 103.


BUSINESS MANAGER -- Call To Action, a national Catholic not-for-profit organization working for justice in Church and society. It seeks a Business Manager to administer the business affairs of the organization in the areas of finance, information technology and facilities and equipment management, including purchasing. The Business Manager reports to and works with the codirector in charge of business affairs. Experience with or interest in training to develop skills in accounting, information systems and facilities management. Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a commitment to Gospel values of justice and peace. Compensation: $35000 to $55000 depending on skills and experience. To apply, send resume and cover letter outlining experience related to this position. Please include a statement of salary requirements. Mail to: Call To Action, Attention: Sheila Daley, 2135 W. Roscoe, Chicago, IL 60618 or fax: (773) 404-1610.


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.


PASTORAL CARE TEAM MEMBER -- I.H.M. Sisters seek qualified person to join pastoral care team. Duties include: providing pastoral care ministry to health care center and motherhouse resident community and staff, making pastoral care visits, offering presence and prayer, assisting residents, family and friends at time of serious illness and death. Full-time position includes sharing night, weekend, on-call, and holiday responsibilities. Qualifications: Clinical Pastoral Education, spiritual direction or other related pastoral/theological education required, Certification preferred. Geriatric, hospice, rehabilitation or other health care experience required. Must have commitment to learn ministry and continuing professional education and valid driver’s license. Deadline to apply, January 31, 2005. Applicants submit cover letter and resume to: SSIHM, Human Resources Specialist, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162. E-mail:

SUPERVISOR OF PASTORAL CARE -- I.H.M. Sisters seek qualified person as supervisor of pastoral care team. Duties include: developing, organizing and implementing a pastoral care department which provides pastoral care ministry to the motherhouse resident community and SSIHM staff, coordinate pastoral care ministry, provide pastoral care visits and counseling, provide pastoral care input to new hires, prepare and submit annual budget, coordinate and evaluate departmental goals and objectives. Full-time position includes sharing night, weekend, on-call, and holiday responsibilities. Qualifications: Clinical Pastoral Education, spiritual direction or other related pastoral/theological education required, Certification preferred. Required experience supervising a team. Geriatric, hospice, rehabilitation or other health care experience required. Valid driver’s license. Deadline to apply, January 31, 2005. Applicants submit cover letter and resume to: SSIHM, Human Resources Specialist, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162. E-mail:


GLENMARY HOME MISSIONERS seek a Pastoral Associate to collaborate with a Glenmary Pastor in providing leadership for a rural mission church in Swainsboro, GA . Interested persons must be a Catholic in good standing, have a master’s in theology, pastoral studies, or related field; missionary attitude; parish ministry experience. Fluency (reading, writing, speaking) in both Spanish and English absolutely necessary. Send resume and references to: Ms. Liz Dudas, 1312 Fifth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208-2726. Phone: (615) 256-1900. Fax: (615) 256-1902. E-mail:


SAINT GERTRUDE HIGH SCHOOL, Richmond, Virginia a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school of 280 young women, owned and operated by the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia since 1922, seeks an energetic and collaborative President to carry on its strong tradition of academic excellence and faith development. This first President of Saint Gertrude will be a committed, practicing Catholic who will learn about and promote the Benedictine vision of Catholic education, be a strong leader with compelling vision, a team builder, possess exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrate successful experience in fundraising, marketing and financial management. A qualified candidate will hold a masters degree in an appropriately related field. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Preferred start date is July 1, 2005. Review of applications will begin February 7, 2005 and continue until position is filled. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest addressing requirements/skills listed above, resume and names, addresses and telephone numbers of five references, to Saint Gertrude High School Presidential Search, Catholic School Management, P. O. Box 4071, Madison, CT 06443-4071. Web site:


PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Bishop Hendricken High School, an all-boys diocesan high school in Warwick, RI, is seeking candidates for the position of principal beginning July 1, 2005. The school is administered by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and uses the president/principal administrative model. Candidates must be practicing Catholics, hold a master’s degree and have at least five years successful teaching and administrative experience in a Catholic secondary school. Competitive salary. Attractive benefits. Application materials are available at Or interested individuals may send a letter of inquiry and resume to: Hendricken Search, c/o Catholic School Office, One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903-3601. The closing date for inquiries is February 11, 2005. (Information about the school is available at the school’s web site:

VISITATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL, a kindergarten through eighth grade elementary school in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking applicants for the school principal position for the upcoming 2005-2006 academic year. The new principal will oversee a staff of approximately 40 educators and support staff, will serve on the parish leadership team, and will be expected to maintain high academic and faith formation standards. Visitation is an accredited urban school with approximately 500 students located south of the Plaza. We are looking for a strong leader that will continue Visitation’s tradition of academic excellence. Candidates should be Catholic, have a master’s degree, and a minimum of three years of teaching experience in a Catholic school. Applications are available on the Diocesan website and are being accepted until Friday, January 28.

THE DIOCESE OF PENSACOLA-TALLAHASSEE is accepting applications for the position of Principal for the St. Paul Catholic School, Pensacola, Fla., 2005-2006 school year. Applicant must be practicing Catholic, possess master’s degree in school supervision/administration or equivalent certification, and have five years teaching experience preferably in Catholic school. Deadline January 31. Applications can be obtained from: Diocesan Office of Catholic Education, PO Drawer 17329, Pensacola, FL 32522-7329. (850) 435-3500.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Holy Family School, South Pasadena, California, is accepting applications for principal for the 2005-2006 school year. Seeking a practicing Catholic who models Christian teaching and faith and has a commitment to nurturing a Catholic faith community. Requires a strong educational background with leadership skills in teaching, curriculum, staff and resource development, school finance and public relations. Master’s degree in education/administration preferred. Send confidential resume, including salary history, to: Principal Search Committee, Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Fax: (626) 799-4102. E-mail:

PRINCIPAL WANTED, write Lumen Christi High School Principal Search Committee, P.O. Box 781, Jackson, Michigan 49204. E-mail: or check our website at

PRINCIPAL -- St. Thomas More Catholic School, Baton Rouge, LA. St. Thomas More is a diocesan, Catholic elementary school with approximately 1,000 students (grades K through eight). STM is committed to continuing a 45-year legacy of excellence in religious and academic education in a nurturing environment that fosters self-discipline. St. Thomas More is seeking a highly qualified and energetic leader to serve as principal effective July 1, 2005. A candidate must be committed to the ideals of Catholic education. In addition, this spiritual and instructional leader must have outstanding interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills. An applicant must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a setting characterized by faculty collaboration and school community involvement. An applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a master’s degree who has a minimum of five years of teaching and/or school administrative experience, and who satisfies Louisiana State Department of Education requirements for administrative service in Catholic schools. Application materials and information about St. Thomas More School may be found at Completed application packets are due no later than February 22, 2005. Questions or requests for additional information may be directed to Dr. Greg Brandao, STM Administrator, phone: (225) 275-2820. E-mail:


UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS announces a three-year Tschoepe Chair of Homiletics to begin July 1, 2005. The professor will both teach and act as a resource to the local dioceses. Interested parties should submit by February 1, 2005 a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: Search Committee, Tschoepe Chair of Homiletics, Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062. For more information about the IRPS, please visit our website at

LITURGY PROFESSOR. Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry announces a full-time faculty position in the field of liturgical studies beginning Fall 2005. Applicant should be a Roman Catholic priest with a doctorate in liturgical studies or liturgical theology. Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in the sacraments and sacramental liturgy, liturgical presiding and associated electives. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate students preparing for ordained and lay ministry; rank and duration of appointment are open. Application deadline: February 15, 2005. Send a letter of application including statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation to: Dean’s Office, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012. Contact: Website:


ALL SAINTS PARISH, a dynamic and diverse Catholic community located in Hayward, California (25 miles south east of San Francisco) is seeking a full time candidate for the position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to be a part of an exciting ministry whose role will be to foster the personal and spiritual growth of the parish’s youth by drawing them into various ministries of our church. Additionally, the candidate will direct the parish’s Confirmation Program and implement junior and senior high school faith formation programs. The candidate will be given the opportunity and necessary resources to lead the program in a highly professional and effective manner. The position will remain open until filled. For a job description or more information, please contact Tom Passanisi:

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