National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 2, 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.


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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

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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:

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.

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.

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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:


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 PROGRAM IN OREGON; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

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:

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:

Spiritual Coaching

INNER LIFE COACH -- A space that holds freedom for infinite possibility, inherent knowing, complete support, active challenge, courage, grace, peace, purpose, and fulfillment. Inner Life Coaching specializes in individual spiritual coaching and mentoring for those desiring to move toward the more within Divine relationship. Retreats, spiritual programs, and workshops pertaining to spiritual development and practice are available. Contact: Adrienne Zervos, MPS, and CPCC, Personal & Spiritual Coach, (815) 485-6242. E-mail: Web site:


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Employment Opportunities


LA SALLE UNIVERSITY invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Religion Department at the Associate/Full Professor level. Candidates with distinguished teaching and scholarship records and administrative experience/potential are sought to lead a department of ten faculty serving 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students annually. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach various courses in a reduced schedule that can include Catholic theology, Christology, moral theology, and contemporary Catholicism. The Chair manages the department’s administrative activities and exercises leadership by working with faculty to further develop the academic objectives of the department and by promoting teaching excellence, individual research, and scholarly achievement. La Salle University is a Roman Catholic University in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes candidates who can contribute to its unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement visit the website at Review of applications will begin on/before December 1. AA/EOE. Candidates should submit an application letter (non-electronic) that discusses qualifications for departmental leadership in a Lasallian and Catholic university, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references: Geffrey Kelly, Chair/ Religion Department/ La Salle University/ 1900 West Olney Avenue/ Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199.


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.


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


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.


DIRECTOR OF ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- St. Bartholomew Parish, Bethesda, Maryland, one of the very few parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington with a comprehensive adult religious education program, is seeking a candidate to assume this position after the expected retirement of the current director in July 2006. This full-time position entails (1) teaching courses in Scripture, Theology and Spirituality, (2) directing the guest lecture series with about 25 speakers a year, (3) directing the RCIA program, (4) directing the elements of the parish’s prayer life in prayer groups, days of recollection and retreats. The position entails a substantial commitment of evenings and weekends. Salary is commensurate with academic background and experience. Benefits are also included. Applications should be received no later than November 30, 2005, Send resume together with expected salary range and three references (include their addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) to: St. Bartholomew Parish, 7212 Blacklock Road, Bethesda. Maryland 20817. E-mail:


EL RANCITO DE LOS NINOS, a long-term home for children in Los Lunas, NM, seeks two religious Sisters to share house parent responsibilities with one Franciscan Sister and one Notre Dame Sister. The positions are available immediately after visiting and spending time at the Home. Benefits include monthly salary, room and board, health and dental insurance and more. For additional information or to apply, please contact Dr. Joseph Barbour, PH.D., Executive Director, El Rancito de los Ninos, PO Box 2400, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Phone: (505) 565-4470. 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!


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.

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, PO 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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