National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 9, 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:

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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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PAUPER WHO WOULD BE POPE -- only existing complete biography of John Paul I. His struggles as an impoverished child; as a revolutionary priest; as an outspoken bishop. Ask for it at any bookstore or go to

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.


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

BENEFACTOR WANTED: Parish or individual to help young Costa Rican woman; wants to go nursing school; has HS diploma; three children; needs financial assistance for two years for school and living; Contact in U.S. (301) 593-7278 Ms. Lee.


GRADUATE INTERNSHIP -- Villanova University Villanova University offers a two-year graduate Campus Ministry Internship for those pursuing a graduate degree in the academic field of their choice. All applicants should be graduated from college by August 2005. One year of volunteer and/or general work experience is preferred. Faith filled applicants are a “must” and need to be willing to share their journey of faith in God with others. Interns work and live in freshmen residence halls modeling, building, and living Christian community. They offer students opportunities to develop personally and spiritually through liturgy, service projects, retreats and evenings of reflection. Interns receive room and board, tuition remission, and a stipend. Deadline: February 15, 2006. Additional information and application are available through our website Choose Graduate Internships. E-mail: or call: (610)519-5179.

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:


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

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:


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:

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

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. Phone: (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

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. 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


SAINT CECILIA CATHOLIC PARISH has a position open for a full-time Business Manager. Parish located in a vibrant university city and consists of 1,400-plus families with a $1.5M budget. Responsibilities include financial, facility, property and church office management. Individual reports to the pastor and works under the direction of the Parish Finance Committee. Position supervises parish staff and develops personnel policies. Requirements: Four-year degree in accounting, business or finance. Related areas or experience will be given consideration. Three years of administrative/business manager experience and supervisory responsibility preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Deadline is December 13 or until filled. Send resume and salary requirements to: Search Committee, business Manager, Saint Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave., Ames, IA 50010. E-mail:


REGIONAL DIRECTOR, D 05 138 -- Atlanta, GA. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic community of the United States is seeking a Regional Director for the Southern Region. This professional will guide, coordinate, and direct CRS programs, resources and services to US Catholics and, with a modest staff of five, will direct CRS’ relationship building, outreach, programming and advocacy in dioceses and parishes throughout the nine-state territory. The office will also coordinate closely with the Major Gift Officers and marketing activities in the region. Qualifications: Advance degree required, in Pastoral Ministry, non-profit, 8-plus years of management experience, knowledge of the US Catholic Church structure and Catholic Social Teaching and ability to travel in the US and overseas. Equal employment opportunity. To learn more about the specific duties and qualifications and to apply on-line, please visit our website at In your cover letter, please include Requisition Number D 05 138, Source Code NCR and salary expectations.

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:


COORDINATOR OF LITURGICAL MUSIC -- Parish with 560 families is seeking a person to oversee liturgical music ministries. This is a half-time position. Must be a practicing Catholic who is knowledgeable and experienced in Vatican II Catholic liturgy with strong spirituality and exceptional organizational and communication skills; experienced in recruiting and training music ministers as well as directing a variety of music groups. Vocal and keyboard (organ) skills required. Ability to inspire and work with adults and children a must. Please send resume and references to: Music Liturgy Coordinator Search Committee, All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, e-mail to:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY -- St. Matthias Parish, Milwaukee, a community of 3100-plus households, is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgy. Responsibilities include: planning of liturgical seasons, sacramental celebrations, formation and coordination of liturgical ministers, overseeing the area of art and environment. Works in collaboration with Director of Music Ministry. This person will also be responsible for another area of parish life fitting the interests and competencies of the individual. Qualifications include strong communication skills and ability to work as a member of pastoral team. Willingness to learn American Sign Language a strong plus. Requires a degree in theology, liturgy, and/or related years experience. The start date of this position is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply to: Director of Liturgy Search Committee, St. Matthias Parish, 9306 W. Beloit Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53227 or e-mail:


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:

OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a team of dedicated missioners serving the poor in Peru, Guatemala, Kenya, Eritrea, or South Africa. Looking for folks who value solidarity with the poor, teamwork, and community. Explore our website at and fill out the Preliminary Form. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL Phone:(708) 588-1602.


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.


PRINCIPAL -- SANTA FE Catholic High School (founded in 1960) is located on a 40-acre campus in Lakeland, Florida. The school serves 231 young men and women in grades nine through twelve. Santa Fe Catholic High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a program of college preparatory studies encompassing values grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Candidates should possess the following characteristics: must be a practicing Catholic; possess an advanced academic degree or be working toward a degree in educational leadership; have at least five years of experience in educational administration, three of which must be in a Catholic high school or Catholic elementary school; must be eligible for Florida certification; and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Go to  to find application forms and instructions. Closing date for applications is December 23, 2005.

PRINCIPAL -- NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, Belmont, California. The Board of Directors at Notre Dame High School, a Catholic independent school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and serving 730 young women in grades 9 through 12, invites candidates who are practicing Roman Catholics to apply for the position of Principal. The school is inaugurating the President/Principal model of Administration effective July 1, 2006. The Principal is the Chief Operating Officer and, as such, has the general charge of the day to day operation of the school. The Principal reports to the President who is responsible to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment as both an enthusiastic educator and an academic leader with a belief in the value of single-gender education. Discover more about the school at Position qualifications include an advanced degree, administrative certification, five years of successful educational experience in teaching and in administration in a Catholic secondary school, collaborative leadership style, superior communication and interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated commitment to women’s education in the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Address all inquiries, letters of intent, and requests for application to: Notre Dame Principal Search, Robert F. Shea, President, Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. (972) 458-7755. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The Office of Catholic Faith Formation of the Archdiocese of Seattle seeks a Director of Religious Education to assist the Archbishop’s Delegate for Catholic Faith Formation in developing and implementing a plan, standards, and programs of formation, education and certification for catechists, teachers and parents serving children and youth (K-12) in parishes and schools. Minimum qualifications include: Master’s degree in religious education, theology, pastoral studies or related field; experience in faith formation leadership in schools and parish settings; and active member of a Roman Catholic parish/faith community. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Please call: (206) 382-2070 or check our web site at and click on “Chancery Jobs” for more information and an application packet.

THE DIOCESE OF GALLUP in New Mexico and Arizona is seeking a Diocesan Director of Religious Education. The incumbent should possess an advanced degree in Religious Education and have a minimum of 10 years experience in supervising, organizing and/or implementing parish or diocesan religious education. The Diocese of Gallup is a multicultural environment serving seven distinct Native American tribes in one of the poorest Catholic Dioceses in the United States. Our economics are poor but our spirit and our culture is rich and we are seeking a Religious man or woman willing to join our dynamic ministry. Potential applicants are invited to learn more about our mission by visiting our web-site at Interested persons should contact Deacon Timoteo Lujan, Chancellor, PO Box 1338, Gallup, NM 87305 (505) 863-4406 x24. E-mail: We offer a salary and benefits package equivalent to that provided for our Diocesan Priests which includes, salary, health & retirement benefits, lodging and living expenses. Transportation is negotiable.


YOUTH MINISTER -- A developing Catholic parish in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania (75 miles from NYC) seeks a person of faith to direct our special outreach to elementary and high school aged students. A program has been in existence for more than 15 years and is open to change and expansion. Experience is helpful, but not necessarily required. Living faith however, is required. Salary, health care, pension and more are offered to the right candidate. Send resume to: Church of Saint Luke, 818 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or e-mail: You may look at our Church at:

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