National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 4, 2005

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WARM, LOVING, financially secure, 33-year-old couple unable to have children, hope to adopt infant. Loving, stable marriage. We wish to bring a child into our supportive, nurturing family. Willing to help with medical costs. Please call Trish and Eric toll-free at (866) 205-0938 (pin 1037) or e-mail us:

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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.

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:


NOT THRILLED by Papal election? BOGO $20 gets two copies of “Women Who Pioneered Christianity: great Mediterranean Hijack”. One for a friend or library. S&H free. E-mail:

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:

SOWING SEEDS FROM THE GOSPELS: Short, challenging, thought-provoking homilies for 2006 cycle B. Download sample Book Store ISBN 1420848410.


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. (800) 880-4988. Web site:

 Facilities for Rent

SUN CITY WEST ARIZONA -- Lovely, newer vacation Rental home, 2 bedrooms,2 baths, clean, private yard, garage, fully furnished including dishes and linens. $1300/month include utilities, four-month lease (longer and shorter available) Photos available. Call: (831) 623-1606.

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:


RETREAT OF A LIFETIME on the beautiful Isle of Iona, Scotland April 17-28, 2006, presented by Dominican Center at Marywood, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Registration deadline December 15th, 2005. Join Sr. Nancy Brousseau, OP for days of silence, solitude prayer, and faith sharing on Scotland’s remote Isle of Iona. $2,729 includes everything! Call Renee at (616) 643-0162 for more information or to register.

SCHOOL OF LECTIO DIVINA -- seven-day Retreat, March 5-11, 2006, Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, IN. cost: $400. For information 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. Web site:

HUMILITY MATTERS -- seven-day Retreat, January 7-13, 2006, Benedict Inn, Beech Grove, IN. cost: $400. For information e-mail:

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.

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 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

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:


CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Inclusive, progressive, marital status and gender no impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201.


FULL-TIME VOLUNTEERS, married or single men and women under 65. Live, work and pray in community at Franciscan Retreat houses in California. Receive spiritual growth., room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


Employment Wanted

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TEACHER situation wanted. Second semester, 2006. Grades 8-12. Excellent references. 20+ years experience. Contact Michael: (763) 458-9466 or

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- The Comboni Lay Missionary Program invites applications for the position of Associate Director. The Associate Director works with Director in the promotion of the Program and in the recruitment, screening, and training of new lay missionaries. Helps with administration, fundraising, and providing support for lay missionaries overseas. Seeking committed Catholic with overseas mission experience, excellent group facilitation, writing, and computer skills (Excel, desktop publishing). Theological studies, website publishing skills, and Spanish are also desirable but not required. Send resume and cover letter to Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st St., La Grange Park, IL 60526 or by e-mail to:


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.


CHAPLAIN -- NEWMAN CENTER, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Illinois. Looking for Roman Catholic priest for part-time sacramental ministry or as full-time member of ministry team. Must be open to lay ministry and collaboration. Application review will continue until position filled. Send resume and references to Dave Ebenhoh, Director, 715 S. Washington, Carbondale, IL 62901. Phone: (618) 529-3311. E-mail:


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, full-time, for Congregation of Women Religious. Qualified candidate will have minimum of Bachelor’s degree and preferably five years of practical experience in Communications. Application deadline: November 15. 2005. Submit resume and letter of application to: Sr. Maryann Bremke, C.PP.S. 4000 Denlinger Rd. Dayton OH 45426. For details:


DIRECTOR (UNIVERSITY MINISTRY) -- Under general direction, is responsible for leading a team of clergy and lay ministers in the offering of religious, pastoral, and service-oriented opportunities to University students, faculty, and staff. Characteristics Job Tasks and Responsibilities, may include any and/or all of the following: Attends to the spiritual needs of the University community; Creates a welcoming atmosphere and develops resources for students of all faith backgrounds; Provides spiritual direction; Conducts crisis intervention and counseling; Develops, in conjunction with the campus ministry staff, an annual plan of services; Oversees the coordination of liturgies and sacramental ministry activities; Manages the campus ministry office and budget, and performs other administrative duties; Involves students in community service projects; Conducts mission presentations; Organizes spiritual retreats and educational seminars for University students, and provides guidance to school and departments which are engaged in service learning programs; Works closely with other University mission and ministry personnel, and with other departments providing services to students, as well as with the pastor of St. Francis (College) Church and the Archdiocese of St. Louis; Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics: Understanding of and ability to articulate the Catholic, Jesuit mission of the University; Strong interpersonal/human relations skills; Counseling and listening skills; Abilities as a public speaker; Compassionate and empathetic person. Minimum Qualifications-Education and experience equivalent to: Master’s degree in divinity, theology, ministry, or the equivalent; supplemented with three (3) years of experience in a ministry setting, preferably in a college or university. Supervisory experience is desired. Annual Salary: $46,592-$60,570. Full-time Managerial position. All applicants please apply through our online application at To send a cover letter and/or resume, please apply document as an attachment.


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.


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:


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.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL -- Archdiocese of Atlanta, St. Mary’s Catholic School, an accredited school with a rich 60-year history wrapped in a new $6 million facility, is accepting applications for the position of elementary school principal. The school enjoys a highly engaged parent base, an active parish of 1000 families, and broad community recognition and support. St. Mary’s is located in Rome, Georgia, a beautiful, vibrant town, one-hour northwest of Atlanta. One of the South’s best kept secrets, Rome is an established community with three colleges, symphony, theatre, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Energetic, creative leaders who will take our school to the next level of excellence please apply. Active Catholics with a Master’s degree in educational administration (or its equivalent), and at least three years of demonstrated experience in administration will be considered. Handsome salary and benefits. Please submit letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference and university credentials to: Principal Search Committee, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161.

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