National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 30, 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:

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:


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:

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.


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. (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 Counseling

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:


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:

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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


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:


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR of Hispanic Ministries-Oregon Catholic Press, one of the largest publishers of religious music and worship materials in America, is currently seeking a motivated, organized, and detail oriented individual with excellent communication skills to play an integral role in the development of Spanish-language and bilingual products and services. Preference will be given to individuals familiar with the Catholic market. Under the Director of Hispanic Ministries, this individual will serve as project sponsor for new products, and develop and maintain a working relationship with Hispanic artists and composers, stakeholders and the public. The position requires a high level of professionalism and bilingual (Spanish-English) written and verbal communication skills. Qualified applicants will have the ability to organize complex projects, solve problems, make decisions, operate independently, and perform well under pressure. Excellent communication skills are a must. Project management and supervisory experience are desired. Knowledge of music and liturgy, Catholic theology and pastoral issues of Hispanic cultures a plus. A bachelor’s degree in communications, theology, or pastoral ministry (or proven experience) is preferred. OCP provides an informal work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and opportunity for growth. OCP is an EEO employer. Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Human Resources Manager, PO Box 18030, Portland, OR 97218-0030. Fax: (503) 282-3486. E-mail:


ORGANIST NEEDED -- St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Palm Springs, Florida is looking for a part-time organist. If interested, please contact Rebecca at (561) 267-8480.

DIOCESAN LITURGIST POSITION -- The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings seeks a Director of the Office of Worship. In addition to advising the Bishop, primary responsibilities include duties associated with Liturgy and Christian Initiation. The ideal candidate will hold a Masters Degree in liturgy or related field. Pastoral and administrative experience, as well as ability to work with priests, lay ministers and the Liturgical Commission, are required. Willingness to travel long distances required. Copies of job description are available on request. Salary negotiable. Deadline: October 31, 2005. Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Liturgist Search, Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, PO Box 1399, Great Falls MT 59403. E-mail:


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:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE WANTED -- Gesu Parish Catholic Community of Detroit, Michigan, an active diverse Jesuit Parish, seeks an energetic and creative pastoral minister capable of serving and administering in a variety of capacities, especially coordinating the following programs: Youth Ministries and the RCIA. The Associate would also assist in various pastoral care duties, such as visiting the sick and the infirm and in coordinating liturgical ministries. Minimum requirements include three years of pastoral work, degree in Theology, MA preferred, or relevant related equivalent experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: Search Committee; Gesu Church, 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit, MI 48221.

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:


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 Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649. 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:


YOUTH MINISTER -- A developing Catholic parish in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania (75miles from NYC) seeks a person of faith to direct our special outreach to elementary and high school aged students. A program has been in existence for more than 15 years and is open to change and expansion. Experience is helpful, but not necessarily required. Living faith however, is required. Salary, health care, pension and more are offered to the right candidate. Send resume to: Church of Saint Luke, 818 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or email: You may look at our Church at:

YOUTH MINISTER -- The Catholic Community of Saint Christopher, in the West Deanery of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. The successful candidate will be responsible to revitalize our youth program in Grades 7 through 12, and provide new leadership in developing Christian based programs and social activities for our college-age and young single parishioners. We are a parish of approximately 2400 families located in Speedway, Indiana. Minimum qualifications for candidates would be a bachelor’s degree preferably in youth ministry, religious studies or education. The person must be a practicing Catholic with a minimum of two to five years of experience. We are looking for someone who is creative, energetic, self-motivated and faith-filled. Applicants must have good organizational skills and have the ability to work well with experienced volunteers and parish staff. Interested applicants should submit a confidential cover letter expressing their interest along with their resume to: Search Committee, Saint Christopher Catholic Church, Attention: Nancy Meyer, Pastoral Associate, 5301 West 16th Street, Speedway, IN 46224. Phone: (317) 241-6314, Extension 114. E-mail:

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