National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 14, 2005

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 Hurricane Relief

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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

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:


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:


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 9 - June 7, 2006. Come to this ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. A Winter program is also available: Jan. 3 - Feb. 3. For information, please contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907, (714) 744-3175 x4406. 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:

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. 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:


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Holiday Gifts & Treasures

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INTRODUCING a new book from Marianne Hieb, RSM, art therapist. Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling provides an adjunct meditative practice for individuals in spiritual and pastoral ministries. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Inc., 400 Market St, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106. To order phone: 866-416-1078. Web site:

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS from Cowley Publications. Spirited Men: Story, Soul, and Substance by Brian Doyle, Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog by Raewynne J. Whiteley and Beth Maynard, editors, Falling in Love With God: Passion, Prayer, and the Song of Songs by Tara Soughers, Mary: The Imagination of Her Heart by Penelope Duckworth, In Quiet Silence: Christmas in a Cloister by The Society of Saint John the Evangelist. Web site:

MOUNT SAINT AGNES presents God and the Feminine: Ten years of Theological and Philosophy Discourse by the Women of Mount Saint Agnes 1993-2003. Mount Saint Agnes Theological Center for Women, PO Box 10484, Baltimore, MD 21209. Phone: 410-435-7500 Web site:

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES TEACHER situation wanted. Second semester, 2006. Grades 8-12. Excellent references. 20+ years experience. Contact Michael at:

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR IN CIVIL LAW -- The Legal Resource Center for Religious, Silver Spring, MD, is seeking an attorney for the position of Associate Director in Civil Law. LRCR, a Catholic non-profit organization, provides research, advice, consultations, publications, and educational programs on both civil and canon law issues to religious leaders and treasurers. Duties include providing legal assistance to institutes, overseeing publications and legal projects. Require a licensed attorney, a religious or experience working with religious institutes. Contact: Executive Director, LRCR, 8812 Cameron Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Web site:


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.


SEEKING A ROMAN CATHOLIC Priest Chaplain enthusiastic about providing guidance in the Department of Pastoral Care as a true servant leader. Willingness to be part of our established ecumenical team of chaplains is critical. We are committed to maintaining our identity as a Catholic healing community, but also take seriously our obligation to support and respect different faith traditions. Celebrating Mass and anointing patients is an important part of this position, but duties are not limited to the sacramental, and creativity is welcome. Certification by NACC, APC, or another nationally recognized professional chaplaincy organization is required. Qualified candidates please send resume to: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland: Fax: (248) 858-3068. E-mail: or download an application


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:


COORDINATOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center at Iowa State University seeks a college graduate to work with a team of volunteers in planning, executing and evaluating development activities; and tracking gifts. Send resume and references to: Rev. Everett Hemann, 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7184. Phone: (515) 292-3810.


DIRECTOR: PROGRAM FOR PSYCHOLOGY and Religion - Program for Psychology and Religion is multi-disciplinary program, which conducts intensive outpatient psychotherapy program for Catholic priests, and other men and women religious professionals. Program also serves candidates for religious life, seminarians, lay ministers, ministers of other faiths, and lay people. Position involves providing direct clinical services and administrative responsibilities, including working with leadership of dioceses and religious communities, business and program development, and operational management. Director has access to variety of specialty services and consultants with expertise in various areas within the Institute. Candidates must have understanding of Catholic religious life, must be licensed or license eligible in Missouri, ideally on managed care panels, and familiar with cognitive behavior therapy. Program for Psychology and Religion is part of St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, an academic affiliate of St. Louis University. SLBMI is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for position can either write, e-mail, or fax cover letter, resume, and list of managed care panels for which you are a provider, to Ronald B. Margolis, Ph.D. at or fax 314-534-7996. Please feel free to contact Dr. Margolis at (314) 534-0200. For more information on SLBMI, please see


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


COORDINATOR OF PARISH LITURGY -- Our Lady of the Snows is seeking a full time staff member to oversee the liturgical needs of an active 2000 household parish in Reno, NV. A successful candidate will be Coordinator of Parish Liturgy, responsible for the design and coordination of a comprehensive liturgical program. The job will include planning and development of the full liturgical cycle including special liturgical events during major liturgical seasons; Be a liaison to and provide leadership to liturgical teams and committees; Collaborate with the Music Minister and oversee the parish’s music program; Supervise the scheduling of presiders, lectors, eucharistic ministers, altar servers, musicians, ushers, greeters, hospitality ministers and sacristans; Conduct a liturgical education program; Coordinate the evaluation of overall parish liturgical needs including the Church environment; Report to Parish Life Administrator and work collaboratively with Parish priest. A Master’s Degree in Liturgy or Theology is desirable and three to five years Parish experience. Send cover letter and resume to: Sr. Anita Minihane, Our Lady of the Snows, 1138 Wright St., Reno, NV 89509.

DIRECTOR(S) OF LITURGY AND STEWARDSHIP -- St. Matthias Parish, Milwaukee, a community of 3100-plus households, is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgy and Stewardship or a half-time Director of Liturgy and a half-time Director of Stewardship. Responsibilities in the area of liturgy include: planning of liturgical seasons/sacramental celebrations, formation/coordination of liturgical ministers, overseeing the liturgical environment. Works in collaboration with Director of Music Ministry. Stewardship responsibilities include: overseeing stewardship/development efforts and recruitment of volunteers. Willingness to learn American Sign Language a strong plus. Requires a degree in theology, liturgy, and/or related years experience. The start date is negotiable anytime after December 1, 2005. Please submit resume by November 1, 2005 to Director of Liturgy/Stewardship Search Committee, St. Matthias Parish, 9306 W. Beloit Rd., Milwaukee 53227 or email to


ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: The English Speaking Catholic Mission in Zurich is in need of a pastor. Candidates with strong pastoral and leadership experience/potential are sought to lead a community of approximately 350 families in a culturally diverse congregation. The successful candidate will be committed to two Sunday Masses. He will administer the other sacramental life of the Mission and work closely with the Mission Council in building community through participation in on-going programs. The candidate should be prepared to learn German in order to facilitate relations to the Vicar General and the Central Commission. Candidates are requested to submit their letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position as well as their cv by November 1st, to Father Franz Stampfli, c/o Generalvikariat, Hirschengraben 66, 8023 Zurich, Switzerland per post or email:


PRINCIPAL -- Archdiocese of Hartford, East Catholic High School, Manchester, CT. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford seeks qualified candidates for the position of Principal for East Catholic High School, a co-educational, college preparatory, nationally recognized “School of Excellence” serving a student population of nearly 800 located in the City of Manchester, Connecticut. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic, hold a master’s degree in educational administration or its equivalent and have a minimum of five years administrative experience in a Catholic secondary school. Candidate must be certifiable as an administrator in Connecticut. The position is available July 1, 2006. Salary will be competitive and is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. Interested candidates are invited to request an application packet from: Robert F. Shea, Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. Fax: (972) 458-7756. E-mail:


EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION: Assistant Professor Tenure-track position. Candidates will be expected to have experience in the administration of Catholic/private schools and be able to teach and publish in the areas of public and private/Catholic school finance, public and private/Catholic school policy, law, politics of education, or human resource management. Successful candidate should be capable of developing outreach and research programs in Catholic education, and be a spokesperson about Catholic education (K-16). Boston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university committed to professional preparation that is based on reflective practice and the scientist practitioner model as well as to research to further educational practice in the United States and around the world. The Lynch School is ranked among the top 20 Research schools of education nationally. Applications are encouraged from persons who would enhance the ethnic, linguistic, and cultural diversity of the Lynch School. Boston College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Please send a Curriculum Vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, samples of scholarly writing (reprints or preprints), and three letters of reference to: Search Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Starratt ( Lynch School, Boston College, Campion Hall,140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, (617) 552-2200.

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:


LIFE TEEN YOUTH MINISTER -- River Valley Life Teen, Fort Smith, Arkansas. Life’s worth living in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and we want you! River Valley Life Teen has an immediate opening for a full-time Youth Minister. Qualifications to include: Practicing Catholic; Bachelor’s degree preferred; Must have a working knowledge of teen mental, psychological, & social development; Life Teen experience preferred; A record of strong leadership and organizational skills; Spanish speaking skills a plus. Salary will depend on education and experience (benefits included). Application deadline: November 10, 2005. Mail resumes with 3 letters of reference to: Immaculate Conception Church, Attn: Surennah Werley, P.O. Box 1866, Ft. Smith, AR 72902. Phone: 479-783-7497. E-mail submission of resumes (Word format preferred) to:

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