National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 21, 2005

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THE SELF CENTER -- Life Coaching for those who have been hurt by the church. Do you feel stuck in your pain and want to move forward? Are you ready for a profound change and personal growth? Contact: for individual coaching in person or by phone with a Mastery Level Life Coach who has 25-plus years experience in the Church.

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.

WANTED: MANUSCRIPTS/ESSAYS on ecological philosophy. With author’s co-operation material will be incorporated into a book on the theme “human dialogue and the emergence of an ecological theology.” Contact Allan Savage. Homepage:


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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:

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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.


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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:

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:

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:


ONENESS IN PEACE Spiritual Center: holistic ecumenical Retreat/Peace Center, quiet lovely ambiance, Upper Hudson Valley. Programs nurture personal spirituality, physical well-being, bondedness with creation. Parent/teacher workshops in Holistic Orientation for Peace Education known as H.O.P.E. Program educating youngsters for peace and non-violence. Web site: Phone: (518) 537-5678.

INTRO TO SILENT RETREATS” Nov. 10 - 13: Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private, Guided retreats. Reiki Training. (800) 455-0247. Details at:

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. 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.

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

MINI-SABBATH. Living with Balance: Life in Abundance. July 8-22, 2006. Presenters: Michael Laratonda, FMS, Margaret Picha, SSND (previously WELLSPRINGS staff). Cost: $1100 all inclusive ($200 deposit with registration). Registration: Before February 15, 2006. Phone: (973) 962-9778. Franciscan Spiritual Center, Ringwood, NJ. 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.

ECO-SPIRITUALITY SABBATICAL: Inn-Terra provides a contemplative time of reflection with Earth’s story and our story. August 19 - September 18, 2006. Come for the month or just for our speakers, including Marya Grathwohl, OSF, “Earth is a Mystic, Full of God”, September 1-6, and the creators of the Passion of the Earth project, (see, August 25-27. Enjoy the beauty of North Idaho. Pray with the Benedictine women’s community. Entire program: $1,800. Monastery of St. Gertrude. HC3 Box 121, Cottonwood, ID 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. E-mail: Web site:

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.

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. 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.


INTERESTED IN STARTING a Volunteer Program? Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) is holding a Formation Workshop in Washington, DC for those interested in beginning a lay mission/volunteer program for full-time service. All aspects of start-up and volunteer management will be covered. The dates are January 26-28, 2006. Total cost is $470 (includes registration, housing and meals), $400 (includes registration and meals). Please visit on the web at or call: (800) 543-5046, Ext. 11 for more information.

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

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.


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Cardinal Gibbons High School, the one-thousand-student High School of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, seeks a dynamic professional to lead its advancement effort. The successful candidate must possess an enthusiasm for the mission of Catholic education; high energy; excellent communication and management skills; ability to conduct solicitations and work effectively with donors, volunteers and staff. Minimum of three years successful fundraising and demonstrated achievement in annual fund and capital campaigns required. Expertise in database management essential. Start date 01/01/06. Send resume/cover letter by November 15, 2005 to: Search Committee, CGHS, 1401 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. 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


A NEWLY CONFIGURED province of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S. - Ontario, with 720 members is hiring a CFO. The position is full-time with responsibilities for implementing the reconfiguration of the five finance offices into one, administering the province assets, financial planning, investment management, property management, insurance, and accounting. The finance office is in Portland, Oregon. A candidate must have an MBA, CPA, or equivalent, and a minimum of five years experience as a CFO. E-mail (Word document) cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications/experience and compensation requirements, along with a current resume to with CFO Search in the subject field. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. The deadline for application is November 18, 2005, or until the position is filled. Questions contact Sister Linda Orrick: (510) 436-1657.


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.


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:


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 e-mail:


HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT -- Resurrection High School, a Roman Catholic, single gender, college preparatory high school for young women on the far northwest side of Chicago, has an opening for the position of President. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Resurrection since its founding in 1922, the school has an enrollment of approximately 900 students. Please see for job description and more information on the school. Resumes may be sent before November 18, 2005 to: Sister Mary Barbara Sniegowski, C.R., 7432 W. Talcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631 or by fax: (773) 792-9590.

PRESIDENT -- Cardinal Newman School, Columbia, South Carolina. The Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina invites candidates who are practicing Roman Catholics to apply for the position of President, The school, founded in 1858 serves a co-ed population of approximately 425 students from 7th to 12th grade. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the South Carolina Independent School Association accredit the school. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Newman School and, as such, has the general charge and control of its personnel and budget; of its educational and development programs; of its business affairs; and of its facilities. The President reports to the Superintendent of Schools and is advised by a board of interested parents, alumni, faculty, and Catholic school leaders. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: Collaborative leadership style, superior verbal and written skills, experience in development affairs, educational administration and/or teaching experience. An advanced degree is required in addition to five years of administrative experience in a Catholic school. Address all inquiries, letters of intent, and requests for application to: Cardinal Newman President Search, Robert F. Shea, President. Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. E-mail:


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, PO Box 1866, Ft. Smith, AR 72902. Phone: 479-783-7497. E-mail submission of resumes (Word format preferred) to:

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