National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 25, 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:


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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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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 e-mail:


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 web site at or call: (520) 744-3400. References upon request.


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:

SCHOOL OF LECTIO DIVINA -- seven-day Retreat, March 5-11, 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. References upon request. For more information visit our web site at or call (520) 744-3400.

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 web site 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:


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.

ARE YOU PLANNING A SABBATICAL? House share available in Upstate New York (own room and bath). Reasonable rent -- Bill: (518) 494-4526.

SABBATICAL PROGRAM in Oregon; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center: (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:

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. Web site:


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

HIGH SCHOOL RELIGION TEACHER available, January 2006. M.R.E./D.Min. Please contact Michael: (763) 458-9466 or

Employment Opportunities


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:


ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY in San Antonio, Texas, is inviting applications for the position of University Minister for Liturgy. St. Mary’s is a Catholic and Marianist Liberal Arts University which offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. Familiarity with Marianist spirituality would be a plus. The University Minister for Liturgy must be a practicing Roman Catholic, and have a graduate degree in Liturgy, or some other area of Pastoral Theology which includes significant graduate work in Liturgy. The University Minister for Liturgy is responsible, generally, for the prayer, liturgical and paraliturgical life of the University, and is ecumenically responsive. Position closes on January 31, 2006. Please send completed application (available at with resume and three letters of reference to or mail to Human Resources, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228. For a complete job description, please e-mail:


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.

St. Thomas More School Principal -- St. Thomas More (STM) Catholic parish seeks a spiritual leader committed to Catholic education with excellent leadership and motivation skills. This energetic leader will work with a faculty and staff of 50+. STM is an elementary school for grades K-8, plus a preschool, with an enrollment of approximately 650 and a class size maximum of 26 students. STM School has very strong traditions of academic excellence and community service. St. Thomas More is a parish of almost 2,000 households located in south Kansas City, Missouri, in a quiet residential area. Mission: STM School provides a safe learning environment in which I, as a unique child of God, strive to become the person God intends for me to be through academic achievement and acts of justice, love, and service based in our Catholic religious beliefs. Candidates should be Catholic, have a Master’s degree, and a minimum of three years of teaching experience in a Catholic school. Applications are available by calling the Diocesan School Office at 816-756-1858 x274 and are being accepted until December 21.


THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON, Department of Religious Studies Announces a Tenure-Track Position with a focus in Pastoral Ministry to start in the Fall, 2006. Applicants must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment and diverse and significant experience in pastoral ministry. Applicants must be prepared to participate in the graduate programs in theology and pastoral ministry, especially by mentoring students involved in practicum experiences and by engaging them in theological reflection on that experience. Responsibilities also include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of pastoral ministry and sacramental theology, teaching introductory general education courses, and maintaining a program of research and scholarly publication. Appointment anticipated at the assistant professor level, dependent upon previous experience and scholarly accomplishment. Salary is competitive. The University of Dayton is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Dayton is firmly committed to the principle of diversity. Deadline: A complete application for the tenure-track position, consisting of a placement dossier (or C.V., transcripts, and three letters of reference) and a representative example of scholarly work (unpublished research paper, published book or article) must be received in our department by January 15, 2006. Address application to: Sandra Yocum Mize, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-1530. Phone: (937) 229-4321. E-mail:

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