National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 23, 2005

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RETIRING PRIEST -- Good standing, discerning eremitical life, 2006 at rural Parish(es), Monastery, Motherhouse, Retreat. Part-time Sacramental Ministry. Contact: NCR Classifieds, Dept. 117399, PO Box 411009, Kansas City, MO 64141-1009

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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:


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, 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

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

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:


FATHERS & SONS RETREAT Oct 28 - 30: Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, on Cape Cod. Details at See our new chapel online. Individual Private Retreats, Guided Retreats. Available for small private groups. (800) 455-0247.

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.

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.

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:

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:

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

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:


NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA - inclusive, affirming, valid orders. Distance learning seminary. Holy Orders without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status. Varied ministries. Phone: (518) 434-8861. Web site:

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


LITTLE FRIENDS FOR PEACE -- MJ Park leads playful nonviolence workshops, K-8 class visits, interactive museum - using games, stories, songs and ride on conflict-resolving PEACE TRAIN. They show us HOW to love our enemies. Guidebooks, retreats. Phone: (301)927-5474. E-mail: Web site:


Employment Wanted

STRONG, LOVING, AND WISE retired priest in good health and ecclesial standing seeks full/part time ministry in a parish or educational environment in the New York area. Extensive parish involvement as pastor. Interested in Sunday ministry in a community with serious commitment to the quality of liturgical celebrations, especially the Eucharist and preaching the Word. Academic credentials include Ph.D. and broad experience in high school and college Religious Studies, Scripture, contemporary Catholicism, ecclesiological and moral issues, ecumenical interests. Immediately available. Address: Aldo J. Tos, One Columbus Place, New York, NY 10019. E-mail:

Employment Opportunities


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR -- PACT Program. Full-time/Full-year. Reports to: Director-PACT Program. Overview: The Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers is a two-year service-teaching program for recent graduates who teach in Catholic schools in New England. During the two years the teachers live in small, intentional, faith-based communities, participate in a program of spirituality, teach full-time in Catholic Schools and study towards a Master of Education at Providence College and earn eligibility for State certification as teachers through the State of Rhode Island. Currently PACT has teachers in four New England Catholic dioceses - Providence, Fall River, Worcester and Springfield. It is anticipated that the program will expand into other New England dioceses in the coming years. Essential functions: The Assistant Director will work in collaboration with the Director and contribute to the PACT program in the following areas: Perform supervisory visits to the PACT teachers in their schools; Act as the liaison with Principals and mentor teachers for each PACT Teacher; Foster the development of community life in each of the communities; Promote the spiritual development of the young teachers as Catholic educators; Teach one course during summer school; Recruit and select candidates for the program. Education and experience: Minimum of a Masters degree in Education, Religious Education, or Pastoral Ministry, preferably with significant study in Theology, Spirituality or experience in educational research and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of five years high school teaching experience in Catholic schools, with teacher certification in one high school content area. Some administrative experience is highly desirable - e.g., chair of a department, vice principal. Experience with supervision and mentoring of student-teachers. Demonstrated commitment to Catholic Education. Experience with faith-based community living and leading spiritual retreats for young adults. Must be an active member of a Catholic parish community. Providence College is a Roman Catholic College founded by and sponsored by the Dominican Friars. Providence College encourages applications by women and persons of color. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Send letter of application and resume to Human Resources, Harkins Hall, Room 407, Providence, RI 02918 or e-mail your resume to and include the job position title on the subject line.


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.


DIRECTOR, FAMILY LIFE -- The Archdiocese of Detroit is seeking a Director for the Office for Family Life. The Director will be responsible for the supervision, coordination, and evaluation for the implementation of USCCB Family Perspective in Church and Society (Rev. 1998). The Director will also be responsible for the development of Family Life initiatives at the vicariate and parish levels by providing educational material and workshop presentations to pastors, deacons, pastoral ministers and family life leaders. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in theology (divinity); knowledge of canon law, moral theology, counseling and family systems required. Must have three years experience in parish work. Experience with family support groups, family groups and family dynamics. Equal opportunity employer. Send a letter of interest and resume to: Human Resources, Archdiocese of Detroit, 1234 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226 or e-mail to:


MISSION FELLOWSHIP -- St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Macomb, Michigan. The Trinity Health Fellowship Program is designed to provide an educational experience for individuals who are interested in mission leadership in not-for-profit multi-unit healthcare systems. The Program is planned for one year; July 2006 through June 2007 and is adaptable to meet the participant’s goals and objectives while meeting the needs of the organization. A master’s degree in theology, ethics, spirituality or equivalent is preferred. Offer a competitive salary, with full benefits beginning the first of the month after 30 days of employment. Please mail applications by October 31, 2005 to: Trinity Health, Organization Development and Talent Management, 34605 Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331. For more information about the fellowship opportunity, please go to


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:


PASTORAL MINISTER -- Wright Hall, Chicago, IL. The Sisters of Charity, BVM are seeking a person to serve as Pastoral Minister of Wright Hall, a retirement facility for the Sisters of Charity, BVM. This person will promote the spiritual, psychological and emotional support of the residents. Qualifications: Degree in Pastoral Counseling, Spirituality Certification, CPE or its equivalent; organizational and leadership ability; experience in working with older adults and/or women religious. Attractive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates send, fax or e-mail cover letter, resume and request for application to: Director of Human Resources, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003. Fax: (563) 584-0346. E-mail:


PRESIDENT -- The Blessed Edmund Rice School for Pastoral Ministry invites applications for position of President. Ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Catholic education, the integrity to fulfill the mission of the school to prepare laity who feel called to ministries in the Roman Catholic Church by means of formal theological education, administration experience in financial management and collaboration with staff, pastors, and pastoral leaders in the Diocese. Earned Ph.D. in Theology required. Relocation required. Review of applications begins October 17. Candidates should submit application letter (non-electronic) discussing qualification for leadership in a Catholic post-secondary educational institute, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references: Bridget Olson, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES -- Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a congregation of women religious dedicated to a lifestyle of service that embodies the teachings and values of the Roman Catholic Church, seeks a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master’s preferred, to provide educational support to Sisters and co-workers; and to coordinate psycho-social activities and provide support for the Sisters for their mission in later life. This newly created position requires relevant experience and background in mental health and gerontology. Working knowledge of Catholicism and Women in Religious Life is beneficial. Equal opportunity employer. Cover letter, salary requirement and resume to: Administrator, Adorers of the Blood of Christ, 1165 Southwest Blvd., Wichita, KS 67213 or e-mail to:


SOCIAL JUSTICE POSITION -- Rural and Migrant Ministry, a multi-faith social justice organization working in rural communities of NY, seeking Social Justice Education Coordinator. Details at


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:

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