National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 26, 2005

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“JUSTICE AND MERCY WILL KISS: A Conference on the Vocation of Peacemaking in a World of Many Faiths” will be hosted by the Manresa Project at Marquette University September 22-24. Register by September 9, 2005. Further information, registration materials and a tentative program schedule are available at: or at (414) 263-0263.


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:

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:

 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:

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:

Parish Missions

PROCLAIMING ABUNDANT LOVE -- Parish Missions - Preaching teams of ordained, religious and lay. Website:

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

Religious Goods

SEE THE ELEGANTLY calligraphic Christmas cards that express the wonder and awe of the season, created by the Sisters of St. Clare in Saginaw, Michigan at or write for a brochure: 4875 Shattuck Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. E-mail:

Renewal Programs

BERAKAH: A Place of Blessing, offers “A Time of Blessing,” a four- to eight-month renewal program as well as accommodations for shorter, personalized programs for women religious and all women who are seeking to foster deeper fidelity to self, God and world. Components: variety of prayer experiences, contemplative space, scriptural and theological input, opportunity for spiritual direction and/or growth counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Renewal sessions: late August to mid-December and mid-January to mid-May. Some programs could be designed during these months to meet individual needs. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Road, Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Phone: (603) 435-7271. Fax: (603) 435-6670. E-mail: Web site:


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.

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.

ANGELSPRING FARM Wellness Retreat -- Individual Retreats at The Granary: arts, Franciscan, solitude, nature-focused, heat and A/C. Contact Sister Char at: Phone: (724) 938.2301 E-mail: Web site:

LIVING STONE GUESTHOUSE for retreat and renewal. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Nourish your soul while you vacation in Sarasota, Fla. Phone: (941) 966-5933.

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 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, (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/RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND -- Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

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:

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:

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 18 to July 6, 2006 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:


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:

ARC ECUMENCAL RETREAT Community (Action, Reflection, Celebration) invites applications now from adult volunteers for up to one year or longer beginning Fall 2005. ARC’s residential community, centered in the Christian hospitality tradition, serves individuals and groups seeking time apart, rest and spiritual renewal. Room, board, health insurance and stipend provided. For information see, or contact the Director at, or (763) 689-3540.


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 teach 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:


CHAPLAIN -- The Pastoral Care Department of St. John’s Hospital, a nationally recognized regional health center, has a part-time (64 hours/pay period) position available. Chaplain candidates must have completed at least one accredited unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Working towards certification with the NACC is encouraged. Candidates must be experienced in crisis and grief ministry. Individuals interested in this position please apply on-line at or send a resume to: Human Resources Department, St. John’s hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769. Phone: (800) 419-2296. Fax: (217) 525-5601.


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:


USC CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: Immediate opening for full-time Campus Minister to build student membership, work with pastoral council, manage student programs, organize parish activities. This is an exciting opportunity due to major expansion. BA required. Certification in Campus Ministry preferred. Please submit resume, references and salary history to Father Lawrence Seyer, USC Catholic Center, 3207 University Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Fax: (213) 749-3475.


COORDINATOR FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES -- This full-time position works under the direction of the Director of Education providing personnel services to parishes and schools in the Diocese of Green Bay, primarily recruitment, screening, placement, evaluation, in-service consultation, and related issues. Responsibilities include coordinating work of personnel search/screening with Boards of Education and with individuals seeking employment in administration; assisting pastors, boards, and administrators with contract and employment records; planning and executing new teacher/administrator in-services; assisting administrators with education related operations; and developing handbooks and resource books for parishes and schools. The ideal candidate has master’s degree in education or related field, appropriate licensure, and minimum of five years’ related experience. Position also requires knowledge of the principles of personnel administration and knowledge of WI school law and contract. Must have valid driver’s license. Please do not apply in person. If interested, please send resume to Cathy Larson, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 23825, Green Bay, WI 54305-3825 or e-mail resume to


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:


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:


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.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- St. Xavier Church, the Jesuit parish in downtown Cincinnati, is seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate. This position involves leadership in the parish’s work of adult faith formation, spiritual/educational outreach to the downtown community, and programming that utilizes Ignatian Spirituality. Major responsibilities include conducting the RCIA program, helping to develop adult programs for spiritual enrichment, and occasional sacramental preparation. It is hoped that the Pastoral Associate will also bring personal interests/gifts to St. Xavier that will result in new, creative efforts within the life of the parish. Salary commensurate with background and experience; includes some work on evenings and weekends, according to the needs of programs. The Pastoral Associate participates in weekly staff meetings and is accountable to the Pastor. Benefits included. Qualified candidates will possess the following: Bachelor or Master’s degree of Divinity, Theology or a related field; 3-5 years experience in parish ministerial leadership; Specific training in pastoral ministry, including RCIA; Proficiency in Ignatian Spirituality and the Jesuit tradition; Good knowledge and appreciation of the Roman Catholic tradition; Ability to work well with others in a parish setting; Excellent communication skills; Technological skills. Submit resume, including references or letters of recommendation by September 1, 2005, to: Reverend Eric J. Knapp, S.J., St. Xavier Church, 607 Sycamore St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Phone: (513) 721-4045.


PRINCIPAL WANTED: Bergen Catholic High School, an all-boys high school of 850 students, owned and operated by the congregation of Christian Brothers in Oradell, New Jersey, seeks a Principal for July 2006. Candidates should be practicing Catholics with a minimum of five years experience in education/administration. They should have a master’s degree/certification in Administration. Please send resume and appropriate background information by November 1, 2005 to: Search Committee Chairperson, Bergen Catholic High School, 1040 Oradell Ave., Oradell, NJ 07649. E-mail:


PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY FELLOWSHIP -- Immediate opening for a female or male Religious or a Diocesan Priest for a 6-10 month period. The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Fellowship, sponsored by Catholic Charities USA, creates an opportunity for the development and implementation of strategies for building stronger relationships between parishes and Catholic Charities. Special focus on working with low-income and culturally diverse, under-represented parishes. Catholic Charities USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please forward cover letter and resume to: Catholic Charities USA, 1731 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Fax: (703) 549-4198 or e-mail: No phone calls please!


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.


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:

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:

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.

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