National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 11, 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.

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:


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 email us:


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:

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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:

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


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

 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

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


TWO 12-DAY HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGES, 2006: June 3-14 and September 16-27. Led by Franciscan Fr. Mario DiCicco, President, Franciscan School of Theology, 29 Years of Experience. Write or call for brochure: 1712 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. (510) 848-5232 or


HESCYCHIA SCHOOL of Spiritual Direction at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson, Arizona. A true interfaith preparation for the ministry of spiritual direction. Classes are formed to enable participation and practicum. Pastoral in the best possible sense of the word, while at the same time the classical traditions of spiritual direction are not ignored. The professional expertise that is required prepares participants for this important ministry. Presented in a series of classes beginning January 29, 2006 and also September 17, 2006. Cost includes the program, room, board, and all amenities. For more information visit our website at or call (520) 744-3400. References upon request.


VILLA FRANCISCO -- House of Prayer, Guest House, Private Retreats. Come; seek the Lord in the calm quiet wood, colorful creatures Francis loved. Relax! Be still! Individual, groups, laity and Religious of all denominations. $100 per day, per person, includes pool, meals, spiritual conversations, Christian counseling available. Contact: Villa Francisco, 10220 Casey Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Phone: (727) 863-7303.

ADVENT FIVE-DAY RETREAT Dec 6 - 11: Details at : Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private, Guided retreats. Reiki Training. (800) 455-0247.

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

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.

CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT and Sabbatical at the beautiful Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson, Arizona. Participants may choose from one to seven weeks (March 19-May 5 and October 29-December 15, 2006). Emphasis is on contemplative spirituality and personal rest. Small group of participants enables community interaction. Cost includes the program, room, board, and all amenities. There are no hidden or unexpected charges. For more information visit our website at or call (520) 744-3400. References upon request.

PLANNING A RETREAT, chapter, meeting or some other event that requires the best setting and the most attentive staff? Consider the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks in Tucson, Arizona. Meeting rooms, chapel, library, bookstore, pool, full dining facilities and a choice of standard room with bath, suites, and hermitages. Prices are reasonable and adjusted with the season. We will work with you to enable your event to the best of our ability. For more information contact the Program Director at (520) 744-3400 or visit our website at

SIXTH ANNUAL Catholic Writers Retreat at the Redemptorist Renewal Center at Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona. Join other Catholic writers along with presenters associated with Ave Maria Press, Loyola Press, Liguori Publications, and CBPA with expertise in Catholic publishing. Small group work on manuscripts, creative skills, marketing tips, and the support and encouragement of others who share your dream. March 22-26, 2006. Information at or call (520) 744-3400.

CATHOLIC POETS RETREAT at the Redemptorist Renewal Center, at Picture Rocks Tucson, Arizona. Join other Catholic poets along with presenters Judith Valente, Charles Reynard, and Patty McCarty (Poetry Editor of NCR). January 6-9, 2006. Information at or call (520) 744-3400.

MONTH-LONG July retreat in Oregon; shorter retreats any time. Shalom Prayer Center: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

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:


SABBATICAL PROGRAM in Oregon; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: 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.


THE WOMEN’S ORDINATION CONFERENCE will award $1000 scholarships to female graduate students preparing for ministry. Deadline: January 30, 2005. For details: Aisha Taylor (703) 352-1006. 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:


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 email 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:


DES MOINES RETREAT CENTER Co-Director-Emmaus House, a retreat and spiritual direction center under the auspices of the Des Moines Diocese, is seeking a new Co-Director to be appointed by Bishop Joseph Charron. Appropriate credentials in theology and experience in spiritual direction is preferred. A detailed job description is available upon request. December 1st has been set as a deadline for resumes submitted to the search committee either by e-mail to or mail to: Bill Konnath, Search Committee Chairperson - Emmaus House - 1521 Center Street - Des Moines, Iowa 50314. For further information call (515) 238-6179 weekdays, or (515) 965-1520 evenings and weekends.

DIRECTOR, Mission and Spiritual Care - St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, located in Pueblo, Colorado, seeks a Director of Mission and Spiritual Care to assure the integration of Mission, Core Values and Spirituality into the organization’s culture. Responsibilities include oversight of pastoral care services, as well as workplace spirituality, ritual and prayer. Exemplifies the spirit of Mission to associates and hospital publics; understands, promotes and interprets the Mission and Values to ensure their application to organizational policies; creates an environment which encourages pride and ownership in the Mission; and, develops programs and opportunities to further the desired culture of the organization. This position reports to the CEO. Catholic preferred. To review the position and/or apply, please go to For all other inquiries, please contact Rudy Krasovec, Human Resources at


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.


HEAD OF SCHOOL -- St. Bernard Academy, Nashville, Tennessee. The Board of Trustees invites candidates who are practicing Roman Catholics to apply for the position of Head of School. The school, founded in 1866 by the Sisters of Mercy, serves a co-ed population of approximately 300 students from K to 8th grade. This independent, Catholic School is recognized by the Diocese of Nashville and is conducted in the spirit of the founding Religious Community. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) accredit the school. The Head of School is the Chief Executive Officer and, as such, has the general charge and control of the school’s personnel and budget; of its educational and development programs; of its business affairs; and of its facilities. The Head of School reports to the Board of Trustees composed of interested parents and community leaders. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: Collaborative leadership style, superior verbal and written skills, experience in development affairs, educational administration and 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: St. Bernard Academy Search, Robert F. Shea, President, Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. E-mail: Discover more about the school at:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- St. Joseph Church, Sylvania, OH. Full-time Music Director needed for large, active parish. Master’s Degree and 10-plus years experience in a parish setting preferred. Must have a thorough understanding of Catholic liturgy and strong skills in choral conducting, organ and piano. Responsibilities include five to six weekend liturgies, weekday school liturgies, and directing adult and children’s choirs. Salary/benefits commensurate with experience. Position available August 2006. Send letter of interest, resume, and three references to Search Committee, c/o Wendy Relation, St. Joseph Church, 5373 S. Main St., Sylvania, OH 43560. Fax: (419)882-5235. E-mail:


MANAGER, Mission and Spiritual Care -- St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, located in the beautiful mountains of Summit County, Colorado, seeks a Manager of Mission and Spiritual Care to assure the integration of Mission, Core Values and Spirituality into the organization’s culture. Responsibilities include direct pastoral care, oversight for community pastoral care volunteers, as well as workplace spirituality, ritual and prayer. This position reports to the Administrator. Catholic preferred. To review the position and/or to apply, please go to and search for Requisition #9940. For all other inquiries, please contact Steven Stec, Human Resources at


ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY invites applications for the position of President. As the chief executive officer of the school, the President is responsible to the Board of Directors and provides visionary leadership for the school, specifically in the areas of institutional, spiritual, financial, advancement, and facility management. The successful candidate will: Embody, articulate, and promote the tenets of the Benedictine tradition both within the school and in the wider community; Manifest a passion for the strengths and advantages of Catholic education and single-gender education for young women; Exemplify a mature Christian spiritual life. We seek an experienced and visionary leader who possesses: An advanced degree in a related field; A proven collaborative, problem-solving leadership style; Excellent communication skills, including listening, speaking, writing; Strong interpersonal skills necessary for creating and sustaining strong relationships with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago who sponsor the Academy, parents, alumnae, potential students, funders, and the community at large; Demonstrated abilities in development, fundraising, marketing, and growing an already strong product; Top notch management skills to bring to the supervision of the Principal and the Directors of Finance, Advancement, and Facilities. Position starting July 1, 2006. Resumes must be submitted by December 15, 2005. Send resume with salary expectations and cover letter describing your connections with the Benedictine tradition to: Donna Clesen, Chair SSA President Search Committee, e-mail: Or mail: Benita Coffey, OSB, St. Scholastica Academy, 7416 North Ridge, Chicago, IL 60645.


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.


VICE PRESIDENT for Academic Affairs-Divine Word College, a Roman Catholic seminary, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. The College, located near Dubuque, Iowa, educates future members of the Society of the Divine Word, a missionary order of over 6,000 men serving in 67 nations. The student body is diverse, including a majority born abroad. The VPAA oversees a liberal arts program supported by an English language institute. The College offers BA and AA degrees with majors in cross-cultural studies and philosophy. Candidates should show evidence of educational leadership and be able to participate fully in the life and mission of the college, working closely with persons involved in spiritual development and missionary service. Equal opportunity employer. Letters of application, with curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three references, will be accepted until November 30, 2005 or when the position is filled. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Send to: Rev. Kenneth Anich, SVD, Chair Search Committee, Divine Word College, PO Box 380, Epworth, IA, 52045-0380. For particulars:

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