National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 27, 2005

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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in ministry supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone (210) 341-1366. Web site:

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WHAT’S NEXT IN YOUR LIFE? Register now for Sophia Summer Institute 2005, July 7-10: Envision an Engaged Cosmology. Helen Prejean, Brian Swimme, Jim Conlon, Diarmuid O’Murchu, Patricia Mische and an outstanding Sophia Center faculty. Post-Institute Retreat, July 10-12: Earth as Mystic, Full of God, Helen Prejean and Marya Grathwohl. Discover Your Place in the Great Work. Earn a Master’s Degree or Certificate in Culture and Spirituality. Semester and weekend formats. Weekend, fall and spring sabbaticals (professional religious discount available). Sophia Center in Culture and Spirituality at Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. 1-800-794-8813. E-mail: 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:

NCR Special Issues

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Parish Missions

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


THE SOURCE AT THE CENTER: August 7-20, 2005. Two-week intensive program for spiritual directors that have not completed formal training, or trained spiritual directors seeking a refresher program to renew themselves in the ministry. For more information contact Margaret Scharf, OP, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (714) 744-3175 ext. 4415. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web site:


CLERGY ABUSE SURVIVORS: discover healing at “The Farm” 1,300 acre center in Kentucky. Individual and group options available. Visit: or call (502) 241-5544 for details.

ANGELSPRING FARM Wellness Retreat -- Individual Retreats at The Granary: arts, Franciscan, solitude, nature-focused. Contact Sister Char: Phone: 724-938-2301. E-mail: Web site:

BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 days, year round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: Phone: (219)-398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

RETREATS -- Led by Richard Rohr, OFM, August 11-14, Thousand Oaks, CA. Phone; 877-285-6809. Web site:

MEDITATION On Retreat with Richard Rohr, OFM, August 11-14, Thousand Oaks, CA. Phone: 877-285-6809. 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.

SCHOOL OF LECTIO DIVINA six-day Retreat September 17-23, 2005 Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, Indiana Cost: $400. For information e-mail: Web site:

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:


WINTER SABBATICAL: January 3 - February 3, 2006. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (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.

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:


OLD CATHOLIC FRANCISCAN PRIEST seeks to be consecrated an Abbot by a legitimate independent Catholic Bishop with valid Apostolic Succession. A stipend will be awarded. Serious replies only. Write with phone to: Franciscan Order, PO Box 260018, Crestwood, MO 63126.


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTER. Newman Center at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Help build student-focused ministry based on direct, personal, and healthy relationships. Looking for right person, then will build specific duties and responsibilities. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be dedicated to own spiritual growth. Large state university campus, schedule emphasizes evening hours. B.A. required. M.A. preferred. Open to recent grad, maybe someone looking for internship. Experience working in campus ministry a plus. Send resume ASAP: Dave Ebenhoh, Director, 715 S. Washington, Carbondale, IL 62901. Phone: (618) 529-3311 E-mail:

CAMPUS MINISTER -- Newman Catholic Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston (Diocese of Springfield in Illinois) has an opening for a full-time CM. The CM would work collaboratively with the campus ministry staff, students, faculty and administration. The areas of focus are Evangelization, Social Justice, Christian and Voluntary Service. The person must be willing to work a flexible work schedule with weekend and evening ministry. It is a twelve-month contract, and the position will begin on August 1. Requirements: Catholic lay women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Must have a Master’s degree in Theology or a related field of study. No experience necessary. Good benefits. Pay is $28,000. Deadline for application is June 15. Application Process: Submit resume to: Roy Lanham, Director of Campus Ministry, Newman Catholic Center, 500 Roosevelt Ave., Charleston, IL 61920. Phone: (217) 348-0188.


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 a full-time/part-time Associate Chaplain. Two units of CPE or one year of experience in health care facility 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.


SECRETARY FOR COMMUNICATIONS, Jesuit Conference -- The Secretary for Communications directs the office of communications for the Jesuit Conference (JC), the national office of the Jesuits of the United States. The office is responsible for publishing the “National Jesuit News” and “In All Things” as well as maintaining the JC. (Web site: The Secretary is a member of the Jesuit Conference cabinet and responsible for overseeing and implementing a national communications plan. Candidates for the position should have at least five years experience and professional training in communications. A more complete job description is available on the JC website. Competitive salary and benefits are offered. Please submit a letter of interest and resume by June 17, 2005, to: Thomas Gaunt, SJ, Jesuit Conference, 1616 P Street, NW, Suite #300, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: (202) 328-9212. E-mail: Website:


DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR -- Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, a membership organization of faith-based volunteer programs, seeks to fill new position of full-time Development Coordinator to conduct grantwriting, direct mail appeals, donor cultivation and special events. Minimum three years direct experience in non-profit development/fundraising and proven track record of meeting financial goals are required. Salary: low-forties to low-fifties (commensurate with experience) with excellent benefits. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Proven aptitude with MS Office and fundraising software (e.g., Results Plus). Equal opportunity employer. Start date: early summer 2005. To apply, send: cover letter, resume, contact info for 3 references, 1-2 pg. writing sample, and salary requirements to or by mail to: CNVS, 6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912. No phone calls please. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP wanted St. Mary Catholic Church, Evansville, Indiana. Full-time position in a vibrant, active parish with 465 families. The choir is well developed, and the Assembly active in Vatican II expression of Liturgy. Experience and education in liturgical theology, proficiency in vocal directing, organ, and piano required. Primary responsibilities include pastoral presence to parish, planning all parish liturgies, including music selection and accompaniment, collaborative working style, ability to organize volunteer liturgical ministers. Send resume by July 15, 2005 to Search Committee, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713. E-mail: See web site:

THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP in New Mexico and Arizona is seeking a Diocesan Director of Catholic Schools serving 10 elementary and two high schools. Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in education and a graduate degree in education or administration; Minimum of 10 years experience, preferably in Catholic Schools; The ability to obtain a Superintendent certificate New Mexico; Contemporary computer and technology skills. The successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic open to inculturation in a multicultural environment, a collaborative leadership model and a commitment to Catholic social teaching and its implementation. The greatest challenge of our ministry to the seven Native American Nations that form our boundaries is our poverty. We are among, if not the, poorest Catholic Diocese in the United States. If you are interested in joining us in our mission please send cover letter and resume to: Deacon Timoteo Lujan, Chancellor - Diocese of Gallup, PO Box 1338, Gallup, NM 87305.

AREA DIRECTOR -- Are you interested in service, justice, spirituality, and making the world better one person at a time? If so, please become an Area Director with The Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Midwest. You will lead young women and men through a year of service to poor people while they live in community and seek God’s presence in their life and ministry. You must be willing to travel and have a Bachelor’s degree or preferably a Master’s degree. We offer an excellent salary and benefits. Send your cover letter and resume to Tim McCabe, Executive Director, Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Midwest, 7333 West Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48221.

DIRECTOR OF FRANCISCAN CENTER for Catholic Faith Development. Quincy University, a Catholic and Franciscan University, is seeking a director for its center for Catholic Faith Development. Duties include: coordinating the Master’s of Theological Studies Diaconate program, developing and coordinating the center’s faith development and spirituality programs, and coordinating use of the center’s meeting and lodging space. Master’s degree in theology and two years experience in the retreat center or academic field required. Equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, resume and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Quincy University, 1800 College Avenue, Quincy, IL 62301.


ADULT FORMATION and RCIA Coordinator-Vibrant, 4,000 household parish in suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio seeks full-time Adult Formation/RCIA Coordinator. This creative and innovative person would be responsible for further development of programs of formational experiences for everyone parish reached out to and found who desires to grow in the Catholic faith. This would include catechumens, candidates, angry Catholics, returning Catholics and adults who want to relearn their faith. Minimum Master’s Degree in Theology or equivalent experience required. Send resume and cover letter to: Good Shepherd Church, Attention: Pastor, 8815 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Web site:


MUSIC MINISTER. Church of the Holy Family, Virginia Beach. VA. Full-time position, 1,100 families. Responsible for adult choir, teen choir, children’s choir program, three-octave handbell choir, instrumental ensemble, cantors, Wedding, funeral liturgies. Concert-size Baldwin piano, 3 octaves of handbells, three-manual Ahlborn-Galanti organ. Coordinate, train music ministers, resource person to staff personnel. Strong piano and organ skills desired, vocal skills a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. Requires BA with advanced degree or three years experience. Send resume to Music Search Committee. Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. VA 23454. Phone: (757) 481-5702.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Epiphany Cathedral, Venice, FL. Full-time position with competitive salary/benefits. Responsibilities include: coordination/direction of choir, cantors, musicians; collaboration on parish and diocesan liturgical planning and execution; keyboard skills; maintenance/improvement of quality in all areas of our established music program. Qualifications: master’s in church music or equivalent and parish experience as director of music. We are a 4,000-family cathedral community with a cantor program, 50-plus choir, children’s choir, handbells, 36 rank Klug and Schumacher pipe organ, Yamaha grand piano with Midi enhancement. Principal organist/assistant director in place. Send letter of vision and intent, resume, and references by June 15 to: Search Committee, Epiphany Cathedral, 310 Sarasota St., Venice, FL 34285. Fax: (941)488-9333. E-mail:


COMMUNITY MINISTRIES -- Ursuline Academy of Cincinnati, a Catholic independent high school for young women, seeks an enthusiastic, faith-centered candidate to join the school’s Community Ministries team. Responsibilities include coordinating an active community service program as well as participating in the planning and leadership of student retreats and liturgies. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a background in theology or related field. Applications are due by June 3rd. Strong experience in Christian service is recommended. Submit resumes to Sr. Patricia Homan, Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati OH 45242. E-mail:


MULTIPLE POSITIONS -- The Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2,800 families is seeking: 1) DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION, religious education K through eight, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and coordination with the director of Confirmation, Youth Minister and adult education; Position requires a degree in religious education, theological studies or equivalent plus minimum of two years experience. 2) FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER for grades seven through 12, responsible for High School Confirmation Program; social, spiritual and apostolic ministry coordinating with Office of Christian Formation. Minimum two years experience. Degree in theology or related field. Both positions require background check. Send resume to: Fr. Tom Zotter, Shrine of St. Bernadette, 1800 Martha NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Fax: (505) 271-8099. See our Web Site:


PRINCIPAL -- Resurrection Catholic School, grades pre-K through eighth, 200 students. Master’s degree/Certification, practicing Catholic preferred. Inquiry deadline: May 30, 2005. For application packet contact: Search Committee, Attention: Rev. Fred Briers, CR, 2815 Forbes Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110. Phone: (334) 230-1913. E-mail:


PROGRAM OFFICER II/PARTNERSHIP-D 05 047, Philadelphia Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is seeking a Program Officer II/Partnership. This professional is responsible for outreach and development of relationships between CRS and other Catholic institutions in the Northeast Region in order to advance the agency’s vision of global solidarity with the poor and their mission as Catholic institutions. The Northeast Region includes Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Qualifications: Master’s degree, five years of institutional relations related work and project/budget management experience, extensive knowledge of the Catholic Church and Catholic Social Teaching and ability to travel. Equal opportunity employer. To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit our web site at In your cover letter, please include Requisition Number D 05 047, Source Code NCR and salary expectations.


DIRECTOR OR COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION-Immediate opening for full-time position at St. James Catholic Church, an active growing parish of 1,100 families in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Masters Degree in Religious Education or Studies, Theology, or approved equivalent preferred. Responsibilities include supervising and coordinating religious education programs in parish, including elementary program for approximately 600 students (preschool through eighth grade), adult education, RCIA, sacramental programs, and formation of catechists. For job description visit Send resume to DRE Search, St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Avenue, Lititz, PA 17543.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR-Vibrant, 4,000 household parish in suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio seeks full-time Coordinator of K-6 Religious Education Program. This imaginative and resourceful person would be responsible for parish’s current evening Religious Education Program. They should possess an understanding of the educational and liturgical needs of children and willingness to explore other formational alternatives such as family religious education and concentrated summer program. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Education or equivalent experience required. Send resume and cover letter to: Good Shepherd Church, Attention: Pastor, 8815 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Web site:


SUPERINTENDENT -- Diocese of Metuchen, Catholic community of more than 500,000 people throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren counties in New Jersey, presently seeking creative, experienced Superintendent of Schools to generate innovative Catholic School vision and achieve goals in dynamic and supportive system for 16,000 students (K-12) and 50 schools. Responsibilities: spiritual leadership, academic supervision, advocate spiritual and academic development program that supports vision and mission of the Catholic church, and promotes a safe and stable learning environment for students. Ideal candidate: practicing Roman Catholic with EdD or MA/MS in education and/or school administration, preferably with 8 or more years administrative experience in Catholic school environment. Experience as central office administrator and principal preferred. Possess in-depth knowledge of educational programs and methods that foster Catholic environment and provide quality religious education and academic programs. Experienced in strategic planning for student enrollment/growth and programs supporting staff development. Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits program. Send resume and salary requirements: Director, Office of Human Resources, Diocese of Metuchen, PO Box 19, Metuchen, NJ 08840-0191 or e-mail:


ST. TERESA’S ACADEMY -- Private single-sex secondary school seeking full-time teacher in theology/campus ministry. Send resume to: Academic Principal, 5600 Main, Kansas City, MO 64113. Web site:

TEACHING POSITIONS -- St. Labre Indian Catholic School offers a unique opportunity for service to the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Peoples. We have openings for: (1) HS English and (1) HS Religion teachers. St. Labre is located on a beautiful campus in southeastern Montana. We provide excellent salary and benefits. Contact: Dr. Russ Alexander at (406) 784-4560 or e-mail:

SYSTEMATICS THEOLOGY PROFESSOR. Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, announces a full-time faculty position in the field of systematic theology beginning Fall 2006. Applicant should be someone well versed in the Roman Catholic tradition, possess a doctorate in systematic or historical theology and be able to teach graduate courses in foundational theology and Christian anthropology to graduate students preparing for ordained and lay ministry. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated excellence in teaching; rank and duration of appointment are open. Application deadline: September 15, 2005. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to: Dean’s Office, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel Street NW, Washington, DC 20012. Phone: (202) 541-5219. Web site:

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