National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 7, 2005

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WHITEHAWK SPIRIT COACHING -- Gavin W. Young, Jr., M.A., M.A.P.M. Seasoned Life Coach partnering with BabyBoom/GenX men in attaining enhanced lives by focusing on spiritual integration in all areas of life. Initial session is complimentary. Sessions are held by phone and last approx. 45 minutes. Contact: (541) 535-1558 (Pacific time) or for more info or to schedule an appointment.

MEN, WOMEN: consider ordained ministry with the Ecumenical Catholic Church+USA. Visit:


EUGENE BIANCHI’s lively novel, ‘The Bishop of San Francisco’, moves like a flesh and blood Da Vinci Code.” information:; toll-free: 1-888-280-7715;; local bookstore.

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:

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THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2006 -- A multifaith wall calendar reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality. Holy days from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Baha’ism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Nature-based indigenous religions world-wide. Emphasizes universal spiritual principles. Aids in understanding Deity within all, and beyond all, in non-patriarchal ways. Recognizes Deity can be imaged as both genders and all ethnicities. Explores human rights, feminist, environmentalist, and peace movement themes. Promotes deep ecumenism, social justice, and deep ecology. Also has experiential and empowering meditations. 24 photos. $14 each postpaid. Discounts for 5+ calendars. MC/Visa. 1-800-821-6604. Web site:


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.


KATRINA RECOVERY continues. Help rebuild shattered lives. The Wilkinson Center, 5200 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX 75206. 1-800-880-4988. Web site:


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

 Hurricane Relief

AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST Network of Food Banks across America are coming together to help our neighbors in need. 100% of your hurricane relief donation will go directly to fund support of Hurricane Katrina victims. Our network is sending an average of one million pounds of food each day to the affected areas. A2H has activated our Disaster Assistance Team to quickly move supplies to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. We are also providing support to member food banks in Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas. Your donation will help raise the $3 million we need to fund our disaster-relief efforts. Please mail your donation to: America’s Second Harvest, Hurricane Relief Fund, Attn: Nicholas Saccaro, Exec. Director, 915 Douglas, St. Joseph, MO 64505. Your donation is tax-deductible. Visit our St. Joseph, Missouri branch web site at

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:

 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:


“CELEBRATING THE DISSIDENT DAUGHTER”: Nov. 4 - 6: Details at: Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private, Guided retreats. Reiki Training. (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.

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

Spanish Studies

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work. Web site:

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 - Inclusive, progressive, marital status and gender no impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201. 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


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:


YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL is seeking to fill a junior position in social ethics, to begin July 1, 2006. Candidates must be prepared to teach students training for ministry and for advanced work in the academy. They must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2006. Yale Divinity School is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2005. A letter of application and a dossier should be submitted to Harold W. Attridge, Dean, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-2167.


THE NACAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS invites suitable applicants to apply for the position of Executive Director of the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR). She/he will direct, coordinate the mission, vision, activities, effectively communicate with associates and religious throughout North America, plan, coordinate a national conference every two years, give presentations and workshops, write grants and articles, prepare and execute a budget; maintain a database. Qualifications include knowledge of pastoral ministry at a level normally acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in religious studies; extensive experience with the Associate Movement pastoral ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, working knowledge of computers, ability to travel. NACAR is a non-profit organization established through the Archdiocese of New York. Position can be performed from new director’s current location. Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references by November 1 to: Marci Madary, NACAR Board President, 912 Market St., LaCrosse, WI 54601. (08) 791-5610. E-mail: For more information


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:


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 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.


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:


SOCIAL WORKER IN MINISTRY -- Seeking full time social worker to assist students. Needed: B.A., social work or related field. Prefer M.S.W. Send letter of interest, resume, references: Sister Adele Thibaudeau, OSF, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd., # 510, Milwaukee, WI 53217. Phone: (414) 410-4150. Fax: (414) 410-4239. E-mail:


SIENA HEIGHTS UNIVERSITY, a small Catholic liberal arts institution sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, seeks an assistant professor for a continuing position in undergraduate teaching in Christian Ethics to begin in August, 2006. We desire a theologian with an intellectual and personal commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition, to the Dominican heritage, and evidence of teaching/learning excellence. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper level undergraduate courses in ethics and other areas of theology, advising students, directing senior projects, mentoring, collaborating on committees. Earned Ph.D. preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Equal opportunity employer Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation and sample syllabus to: Mark Schersten, Chair, Humanities Division, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI 49221. Electronic submissions are encouraged:


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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