National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 28, 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:


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:


ARE YOU TOUCHED BY MATTHEW 25:36? I need faithful Catholic writers to share the love of Christ with inmates on Death Row. 100% safe! You will be bringing Christ into the darkest of Dark places. Will you reach out in loveto a Death Row Inmate? Please pray about writing a DeathRow Inmate. You will be rewarded for sharing the love of Christ with these Poor souls! Contact: Michael Denson, Catholic Death Row Ministry, P.O. Box 1328, Howe, TX 75459. E-mail:

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 Oblatesof 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 TO THE WELSH BORDERS with Esther de Waal, April 28- May 7, 2005. A contemplative journey, Celtic and Benedictine, with space for silence and prayer; for secret hidden holy places as well as famous sites. Optional extension to Western Wales as space allows. Pilgrimage to Ireland, September, 2005. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO, 64111; 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:

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 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) 224-9444. 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.

ECO-SPIRITUALITY SABBATICAL: Inn-Terra is a time of reflection with Earth’s story and our story. August 13, 2005 to November 16, 2005. Presenters include Diarmuid O’Murchu and Paula Gonzalez. Come for first month only or all three months. Enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. Entire program $4600. First month only $1600. Monastery of St. Gertrude, HC3 Box 121, Cottonwood, Idaho, 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. 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

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:


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


ST. CABRINI NURSING HOME, a 304-bed facility with an Adult Day Health Care Program, sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, whose mission is to provide quality long term and short term care and rehabilitation services for the elderly, has an immediate opening for an Associate Chaplain. The position is part-time and temporary. Two units of CPE preferred. For consideration, please send/fax resume to: Fr. Edwin Robinson, OFM, Director of Pastoral Care, St. Cabrini Nursing Home, 115 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Fax (914) 693-1731.


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY: Full-time position provides for ministerial needs of students at Miami University of Ohio through programming, listening and presence. St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry is a well-established program that provides many opportunities for college students to learn more about a God of love and joy; to become involved in parish ministries, Christian outreach, and mission opportunities in the United States and Central America; and to deepen their faith life through prayer, retreats and interaction with other students and the members of a vital parish community of 700 families. Expected starting date is summer, 2005. Salary commensurate with education and experience. To read a more detailed description of the position and full details regarding the application process, visit the parish web site at and click on to the Campus Ministry Job Description link.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices and workplace justice rooted in gospel values. NACPA has re-opened its search for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization whose national office is located in Cincinnati. Qualifications: five years proven administration experience in a management position; demonstrated strategic planning, marketing, grant-writing, supervision, and public relations skills; ability to work with volunteer board and committees as well as other national organizations and church-related groups; Master’s degree or equivalent in related field; experience in managing/administering a membership organization preferred. Frequent nationwide travel required. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and have a working knowledge of the church and its structures. Please send letter of interest and resumeby February 25, 2005 to: Search Committee, c/o NACPA, 100 E. Eighth St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, or e-mail to:

MERCY VOLUNTEER CORPS, a lay volunteer ministry program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is seeking faith-filled, energetic, service-oriented candidates for the position of Executive Director for this international ministry. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership, administration and coordination of all activities and efforts of Mercy Volunteer Corps. MVC is an equal opportunity employer. A master’s degree in related area and experience is required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. Website: Please send a letter of interest and request for position description to Mercy Volunteer Corps Search Committee, Attn: Evamaria Sawyerr, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, 8380 Colesville Road #300, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or email:


DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- The Office of the Word - Diocese of Crookston seeks a staff member as Director of Faith Formation to serve the lay formation program, oversee the certification process of catechetical leaders, and provide catechist formation. Position requires anMA in Pastoral Ministry or equivalent; appreciation of his/her Catholic faith; successful experience in related areas; excellent skills in organization, communication and collaboration; self-motivated, prompt, and professional. Salary/benefits negotiable. Send letter of interest, resume and 3 references to: Sr. Pat Murphy, PO Box 610, Crookston, MN 56716. E-mail:


MUSIC MINISTER -- 3,800-family parish, seeks a team-oriented, dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to serve as a full-time Music Director. Candidates will need a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in music and proficiency in piano, midi/synthesizers, conducting, and organ. Responsibilities include planning and preparation of liturgies, directing contemporary groups, traditional four-part choir, developing and training cantor program, along with weddings, funerals, and prayer services. Competitive salary with diocesan benefits will be offered. Apply to Fr. George Williamsat 44800 Warren Road, Canton, MI 48187, by fax (734) 455-6779, or email to

PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR LITURGY -- Community of 1,200 households on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula seeking full-time pastoral assistant for liturgy/music. Fully-initiated, practicing Catholic. Strong theological and liturgical background. Commitment to the spirit of Vatican II. Knowledgeable: best in traditional and contemporary Catholic repertoire. Excellent collaborative, communication skills required. Proficiency: organ, piano. Recruits/trains/schedules parish musicians, cantors, choir, liturgical ministers. Resource to worship commission. Three to five successful years of parish ministry preferred. Salary/benefits in accord with Archdiocese of Seattle guidelines. Send resume/references to: St. Gabriel Search Committee, 1150 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98633.


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:


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS -- Archdiocese of Hartford. The Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Hartford is accepting applications for the position of elementary school principal for the 2005-2006 academic year. The Archdiocese of Hartford network of 66 Catholic elementary schools serves Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties. The schools are Pre-K thru 8 and are accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Qualified candidates will be practicing Catholics, possess a master’s degree in educational administration (or its equivalent), be certifiable in the State of Connecticut and will preferably have at least three years of demonstrated experience in Catholic school administration. Please submit letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference and university credentials to: Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools, Archdiocese of Hartford, 467 Bloomfield Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002.

PRINCIPAL -- Our Lady Of Grace Parish Catholic School is a K thru 8th grade school located in the city of Castro Valley in Alameda County servingthe cities of Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward. Our Lady of Grace School enrolls up to 300 students with a professional staff of 33 andis fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. The candidate must be able to provide spiritual, administrative and educational leadership for the school as well as be able to assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration. Candidates are expected to take an active role as a member of the parish staff and work collaboratively with the Pastor and pastoral staff. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a must. Salary is based upon the Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement. Applications should be completed by February 15, 2005. Send Letter of Intent and Request for Application to: Penny Pendola, Ed.D., Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Phone: (510) 893-4711. Fax: (510) 272-0725.

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.

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 -- Seeking a Principal beginning September 2005 for: Large, well-established Catholic elementary school. Co-sponsored Catholic Pre-K through 8, suburban location in North Bergen County. Minimum of five years experience as an educator, appropriate degrees and certification. Deadline: February 28, 2005. Send resume to: Principal’s Search Committee, St. John’s Academy, 460 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, NJ 07642.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL opening school year 2005-2006. Diocese of Manchester, Hew Hampshire, Department of Catholic Schools -- St. Christopher School, Nashua, NH. Pre-kindergarten through grade six with approximately 325 students currently enrolled. Strong family, parish and community support. Applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics. The search committee seeks applicants with Catholic school experience along with a strong commitment to Catholic Church ministry. M.Ed. plus NH state certification is most desirable. Salary and benefits package are negotiable. Application deadline: March 15. Position to begin July 1. Contact: Superintendent of Catholic Schools, 153 Ash St., PO Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105. Phone: (603) 699-3100. E-mail:


DO YOU HAVE THE VISION, desire and skills to shape Catholic religious education in an Archdiocesan setting? Are you a person who recognizes all the forces that war against religious faith, but who is willing to “fight the good fight” to pass on to the next generation of our Catholic faith? Is your own heart forever tied to the Catholic Church and its traditions? Are you open to the concept of Family Catechesis? We seek a person with vision and skills to assume the position of Director of Religious Education in the Archdiocese of Miami, a diocese of 120 parishes and 857,000 members, led by Archbishop John Clement Favalora. The Archdiocese is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter by Feb. 10, to: Chairperson, Search Committee for Director of Religious Education at the following e-mail address:

DRE/YOUTH MINISTER. Parish seeks a person to continue vibrant total youth ministry program in a progressive area with a fast growing parish. Responsible for religious education preschool through grade 11, sacramental programs, jr. high and sr. high total youth ministry. Some knowledge of “Life Teen.” Work closely with pastor in coordinating RCIA and adult catechesis. Be assured that this is an excellent position with tremendous support from students and adults. Prefer at least 5 years experience, bachelor degree in theology/religious education and youth certification. Competitive salary and health benefit package. Interview required. Send resume: Search Committee, St. Rose of Lima, 1601 N. Tennessee Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129.


RETREAT MINISTRY -- Needing an opportunity to use a variety of skills in a retreat center environment? Christ the King Retreat Center, lakeside, near the Twin Cities is seeking a dynamic woman religious to serve on the retreat team. Responsibilities: preaching conferences, liturgy and music, spiritual direction. An opportunity to be a key part of supportive team. Required: Masters in Theology or Spirituality, ability to accompany music, skills for spiritual direction. Starting date by July 1. Inquiries and resumes to Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI, 621 First Ave. S, Buffalo, MN 55313 by March 15, see


SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY -- JustFaith Ministries, committed to justice formation/education and social ministry empowerment in parishes, seeks to hire staff member to join team in Louisville, KY. Responsibilities include oversight of skills development programs for JustFaith graduates and creation of effective strategies for engaging parishioners in justice work. Extensive experience in social ministry with theology degree preferred. Program development and writing skills required. Competitive pay and benefits. Send resume by February 15 to Jack Jezreel, 7406 Greenlawn Rd., Louisville, KY, 40222 or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH -- The Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida seeks a director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Master’s degree in religious education, pastoral ministry, theology or related field desired. Parish or diocesan experience in youth/young adult ministry required. Resumes can be sent to Office of Christian Formation, 11625 Old Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. E-mail:

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