National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 5, 2005

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GAY AND CHASTE -- Forming a gay men’s support group for those striving to be chaste or celibate, NY, NJ, PA area. THIS IS NOT COURAGE!

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SLI ALUMNI: NYC Psychotherapy Group forming for September. Sensitive to the unique issues and confidentiality required of clergy and religious. Contact Jay Pinkerton, LCSW for initial interview: (212) 712-2784.

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:

 Houses of Prayer

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

Parish Missions

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

Renewal Programs

ROCKHAVEN ECOZOIC CENTER, House Springs, MO. “Questing Your Spiritual Nature”, September 19-October 19, 2005, A 30 day Renewal Program. Join a circle of women to provide a context for emergence in a way that a woman alone, or even in a one-to-one relationship cannot experience. Fulfill the longing for a sacred gathering place where your true self can emerge in honored ways. Sacred stories, myths, dreams, and rituals will feed the hunger for a fuller, freer, more enthusiastic life of love and creative service. We will explore the feminine divine and how women have a significant role to play in bringing balance and healing to our world. This time with Spirit, our souls, and our sisters, will leave us forever changed! $2000. Space is limited. Call before August 15, 2005. Rockhaven Ecozoic Center also offers a 15 week program Jan. - Apr. 2006. Contact: (636) 671-3623. 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, heat and A/C. 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: (219)-398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center, on Cape Cod. Open October 1 to April 30. See our renovations and 2005-2006 schedule at Individual Retreats, Guided Retreats, small private groups. (800) 455-0247.

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:

MEETING GOD IN VIRTUAL REALITY, September 19-22, 2005, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson Arizona. Explore the holy ground of imagined or constructed reality, “virtual realty”, in this invigorating, contemplative 3-day retreat. Participants will be guided by Teresa Blythe, M.Div. and Rev. Daniel Wolpert through experiential presentations of traditional prayer practices bridging popular culture with spirituality. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Or visit: for information.

THE SPIRITUAL PROMISE OF SEXUALITY: Reclaiming the Generative Power of Sacred Eros, November 6-11, 2005, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona. Christianity is a call to loving relationships and generative service. In order to become authentic lovers and life-givers, we must be willing to embrace human passion as a sacred energy that shapes all facets of our living. Join Fran Ferder, FSPA, PhD., D.Min., and John Heagle, M.A., JCL, LMHC, co-directors of Therapy & Renewal Associates for this provocative retreat. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Or visit: for information.

THE SOUL TELLS A STORY writer’s retreat, December 2-6, 2005, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Arizona. Led by authors Vinita Hampton Wright and Rev. Thomas Santa, CSsR, the workshop provides exercises, meditations, and group discussions to help the writer tap both creativity and spirituality in natural, non-threatening ways. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Or visit: for information.

2006 CATHOLIC WRITERS RETREATS, Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona. Catholic Writers Session I January 13-17; Catholic Writers Session II, March 22-26; Catholic Poets , January 6-9; Catholic Editors Retreat, March 10-13. Call 520-744-3400. E-mail: Or visit: for information.

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:


CANTERBURY, ENGLAND -- spend sabbatical time in a Franciscan setting in the Garden of England. Join students from all over the world in spiritual reflection, renewal and stimulating insights into Scripture, spirituality and Franciscan studies. MA and PhD studies also offered. Close to London and links to Europe. Come for ten weeks or a whole academic year. For information contact Sr. Margaret McGrath, Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA, United Kingdom. E-mail: or see our 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. 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 PROGRAM IN OREGON; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

Spanish Studies

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work.

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:

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 Manuel 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:


CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN a community in Rutland, VT, that is different from any other you will ever experience. You’ll have the chance to understand the prisoner and their process of reconciling with and transitioning back into society by sharing housing with them in a drug and alcohol free home with 10 other residents. Room, board, utilities, cable TV, laundry and local phone are all covered for $75 a week. There is a possibility to hold the Night Manager position which covers the weekly fee. The schedule and obligations allow for employment or schooling in the area. Internships also available. Call: (802) 775-5539 and ask for Terese for and application. Or write to: Rutland Dismas House, 103 Park Ave., Rutland, VT 05701. E-mail:


Employment Wanted

ROMAN CATHOLIC WOMAN seeks retreat or pastoral associate position in southwest or western states. M.Div., spiritual director certification, grief training, storyteller, ecumenical relations, social justice. Contact: NCR Classifieds, Dept 117295, PO Box 411009, Kansas City, MO 64141-1009.

Employment Opportunities


THE GRAND RAPIDS DOMINICANS are seeking an Associate Director of Spirituality for the Dominican Center at Marywood. This full time position requires person with strong team, leadership, administrative & financial skills, who has three to five years experience at a retreat/spirituality center. Spiritual director with eight to ten years experience able to reach in the Practicum, assist with training and supervision of individual Supervision Teams, coordinate and supervise the core team at Dominican Center and off-site Spiritual Formation Programs in a variety of locations. Must be self-motivated, high energy, a risk-taker, willing to travel, knowledgeable in Adult Learning, Spiritual Classics, Discernment, Spiritual and Human Development. Position begins immediately. Send resume and salary requirements to: Richard L. Jones, PHR, Director of Human Resources, Grand Rapid Dominicans, Dominican Center at Marywood, 2025 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids MI 49503. E-mail:


PRIVATE, CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL seeks full-time business manager to oversee financial operations, 2005/2006 school year. Responsibilities include payroll, accounts receivable and payable, managing employee benefit and insurance programs, preparing budgets and regular financial reports. Supervising bookstore and cafeteria operations. CPA preferred. Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. Send resume to: President, Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119.

THE CATHOLIC PARISH of Our Lady of the Snows of Reno, Nevada is accepting applications for the position of Business Manager/Stewardship Coordinator. Candidate will be responsible for the administration of Parish business, stewardship, personnel and operational functions. He/she will report to the Parish Life Administrator. Qualifications: A successful candidate must be a practicing faith-filled Catholic, be committed to the church and its mission and have knowledge of or experience in Christian stewardship, familiarity with church accounting and general ledger systems, knowledge of Microsoft Office products, database management and personnel supervision. The ideal candidate must be organized, a good communicator, a multi-tasker and a self-motivator. A college degree is desirable but not a must. This position requires working some evenings and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2005. Applicants must send a resume and letter of introduction to: Sr. Anita Minihane, RSM, Parish Life Administrator, 1138 Wright St., Reno NV 89509


PRIEST CHAPLAIN -- Genesys Health System has an exceptional opportunity on our spiritual care team. As Priest Chaplain, you will assess the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families of all faith traditions, minister and provide pastoral counseling, celebrate Mass and provide the sacraments for Catholic patients and participate in the development of a ‘faith community’ within Genesys Health System. To qualify, you must possess a Master’s degree in Theology plus certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, approval from the Diocese of Lansing to practice at Genesys Regional Medical Center, and have pastoral ministry and counseling experience with specific emphasis on the health care setting. Hospital chaplain experience is preferred. In addition, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) training and experience and a demonstrated personal commitment to spiritual care ministry and religious and cultural diversity is also required. Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our growth-focused professional environment and exceptional benefits program contact Genesys today: Phone: (810) 606-7000. Fax: (810) 606-6915. E-mail: Web site:

CHAPLAIN/PRIEST -- St. Mary Medical Center, the premier healthcare facility in Bucks County, PA in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a caring, people-oriented Chaplain/Priest for an immediate assignment. As an integral member of our professional staff, selected candidate will provide healing and comfort attending to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of our patients, their families and our staff. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years experience in an acute care hospital required; Master’s degree in Theology or equivalent and NACC certification preferred. We offer excellent compensation package, including competitive salary, full benefits after 1st month of hire, pension plan, 403(b), free parking, and tuition reimbursement. Equal opportunity employer. Please fax (215) 710-5190, e-mail resume to, or send resume to J. Rodriquez, Human Resources Dept., St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047


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


FRANCISCAN MISSION SERVICE of North America (FMS) seeks a Co-Director from the Franciscan family. FMS has prepared and commissioned lay Catholics for international and reverse U.S. mission service for fifteen years. This full time position requires international mission experience, a commitment to lay-religious partnerships, knowledge of Franciscan communities and charism, the implementation of training programs and fundraising. Applications should be received by October 1st, 2005. Send resumes and letters of interest to Franciscan Mission Service, C/O Board Secretary, PO Box 29034, Washington, DC 20017. For additional information call: (202)365-6179 or e-mail


DIRECTOR OF EVANGELIZATION -- Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi, Raleigh NC, seeks Director of Evangelization responsible for integrating Faith Formation, Liturgy, RCIA, by serving as Team Leader for Music Director, Directors of Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult Faith Formation. Includes direct responsibility for RCIA and preparation of liturgies reflective of Vatican II. Seeking leader of vision and history of empowering volunteers. Minimum of five years pastoral experience, Masters in related field preferred. Full description and application visit


FULL-TIME COORDINATOR of Hispanic Ministry-Responsibilities include program administration; Hispanic liturgies and celebrations; education and leadership development; pastoral outreach. Candidates should be bilingual and bicultural, with two years experience and ministry training preferred. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Send applications to: Fr. Mike Patnode, St. Francis de Sales Church, 601 15th Ave. N., Moorhead, MN 56560. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- Nativity Catholic Church, Brandon, FL. Large (4600 family), dynamic parish in Tampa Bay area (Diocese of St. Petersburg), seeking full-time music director with excellent understanding of liturgy. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic. Requirements include: keyboard skills (piano and organ) in varied musical styles; choral directing experience; minimum BA in music; excellent organizational/interpersonal skills; collaboration with other pastoral staff. Duties include overall coordination of volunteer chorale, children’s choir, Family Mass group, LIFETEEN band, and Spanish choir. Competitive salary based on experience. Please send resume/references to: Pastor, Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511. Phone: (813) 681-4608. Fax: (813) 653-9482.


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:

OVERSEAS MISSION: We are forming new lay mission teams to serve in Guatemala, Kenya, South Africa, and Eritrea. Read about our placements and requirements at: Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-2050.

OVERSEAS MISSION: Interested in serving overseas on a lay mission team living and working with the poor? Looking for a solid program with good training and support? The Comboni Lay Mission Program is developing teams for Kenya, South Africa, and Latin America. Read about our vision, placements, and requirements at our website: Start the admission process now and be ready for training in Spring of 2006. Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526. Phone: (708) 354-2050.


MULTIPLE POSITIONS -- The Shrine of St. Bernadette in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2,800 families is seeking: 1) FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER for grades seven through 12, responsible for High School Confirmation Program and mid-school Religious Education in coordination with DRE, social, spiritual and apostolic ministry. Minimum two years experience. Degree in theology or related field. 2) FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, responsibilities: All Liturgical music (in coordination with Director of Liturgy), rehearse and direct choir(s), support bilingual choir, develop youth choir, train cantors, maintain music resources, primary keyboardist (excellent skills required, especially organ) for weekend Masses, funerals, weddings. Degree preferred, diverse music repertoire and strong choral directing skills required. Excellent benefits, salary commensurate with experience. 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. E-mail: Web Site:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Thomas More Parish in South Kansas City, MO, is seeking a Pastoral Associate to coordinate the Justice and Care & Support ministries. This position is supervisory in nature, providing leadership and support to the volunteers who chair the various ministries. The ideal candidate will possess a Masters degree in theology, religious education, or pastoral ministry and will have significant experience in overseeing volunteers. St. Thomas More is a large, energetic parish with a strong family base, a strong school, a high level of generosity, and a desire to help more. Please send resume to: Joan Sandford, St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Phone: (816) 942-2492 ext. 202. E-mail:


SUPERINTENDENT OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- Diocese of Syracuse, NY. The Superintendent is the educational leader and chief administrator of the 34 schools and 8,634 students of the Diocese. Applicants should be a practicing Catholic, possess an advanced degree in educational administration, have significant school experience, and demonstrable fiscal and communication skills. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references by September 15th to: Rev. James O’Brien, Search Committee, 3127 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206.


COMMUNITY MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS (CMHP) of Springfield, Ohio has retained Witt/Kieffer to conduct a search for a Senior Vice President, Mission Services (SVPMS). Currently CMHP is a three hospital system with several surgical centers, long term care facilities, several clinics and community programs in the Springfield area. It will open a new 350 bed regional hospital in 2010. The SVPMS reports to the system President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew McCulloch. While managing a staff of 12, the SVPMS has extensive responsibilities for Mission, Spiritual Care and Community Health Outreach. There is a significant emphasis on mission development by creating community based health service programs, especially to the underserved and mission development within CMHP. Candidates should have an advanced degree, healthcare experience with mission services, an understanding of the complexities and challenges to healthcare providers and a commitment to the mission of catholic healthcare and its values. This is an opportunity to become part of an executive team committed to the mission of catholic healthcare and vision of quality health services in the Springfield area. The SVPMS will have a meaningful role in the planning and development of the new hospital, extension of services to Springfield and surrounding communities, and ongoing mission development and services within CMHP. If you would like to recommend a candidate, become a candidate or would like additional information, please contact Kurt E. Vining, 2015 Spring Road, Suite 510, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Phone: (630) 575-6106. E-mail:


PASTORAL ASSISTANT FOR YOUTH MINISTRY -- Mary Queen of Peace, Sammamish, WA seeks a full-time Youth Minister. Responsibilities: All youth ministry, grades 7-12, Sacramental Preparation for teens. Related degree and previous experience in program development and implementation highly desirable. Active member of a Catholic faith community strong in theology, adolescent ministry and adult leadership development. Salary in accord with Archdiocesan guidelines. Full benefits, EOE. Deadline: September 9. For application package contact: Mary Keyser, YM Search, 1121-228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Phone: (425) 391-1178.

BLESSED SACRAMENT WALPOLE is seeking a full-time person to coordinate youth in a comprehensive youth ministry program. Duties include coordination of Confirmation program, supervise and train volunteers, and organize youth activities. We seek a practicing Roman Catholic, a person of vision, one who is enthusiastic, collaborative, and committed to community building. Must be computer literate and organizationally self-sufficient. The applicant must have the ability to work with a range of volunteers and professionals, understand and communicate about adolescent development, and be able to attract, engage and mentor with teens. Resume and 3 letters of recommendation should be sent to Youth Minister Search, 10 Diamond St., Walpole, MA 02081.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, Bellingham WA seeks Middle and High School Youth Minister. Must be active member of Catholic Faith Community; have at least 4 years recent successful Youth Minister experience; BA in Catholic Theology/Pastoral Care or equivalent; demonstrated ability to recruit & train volunteers; ability to work nights and weekends. Competitive salary/excellent benefits. Position open until filled. Contact Donna Buechele for information and application: (360) 733-1380 ext 11.

YOUTH MINISTER -- Our Lady of Good Counsel, a parish of 3300 families in Northern Virginia, pastored by the Oblates of Francis de Sales, is accepting applications for a full time Youth Minister. Our parish community, guided by the spirit of Francis De Sales, is grounded in the spirit of Vatican II. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, Religious Studies, Theology, Scripture or related field. Have experience in Youth Ministry, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. Competitive salary with benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume, two letters of recommendation and your philosophy of Youth Ministry to YM Search Committee, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, P.O. Box 97, Vienna, VA 22183-0097. E-mail:

NEW POSITION: Junior High Youth Minister-The Catholic Community of St. Matthias in Somerset, NJ, a vibrant, multi-cultural, Vatican II parish of 3055 households, is seeking an innovative, experienced youth minister to serve the middle school/junior high youth, and confirmation program. The middle school/junior high youth minister is responsible for facilitating planning, administering programs, developing a leadership team of adults and youth, and working as a team with the high school coordinator of youth ministry to offer a complete and comprehensive ministry to the youth in our community. A BA degree in theology, youth ministry or related field or equivalent work experience is required. Please send resume to Youth Ministry Search Committee, Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 JFK Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Fax: (732) 828-0866. E-mail:

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