National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 16, 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.

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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY -- designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in ministry supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone (210) 341-1366 Web site:


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

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.


“LISTENING WITH YOUR HEART” -- Guided Retreat Jan 20 - 22 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:

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.

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

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:

SAN DAMIANO RETREAT Center, Danville, California-Located 30 miles east of San Francisco on 55 acres of wooded hillsides overlooking the San Ramon Valley. We offer Private Retreats (directed and non-directed), Franciscan Spirituality, Women’s, Men’s, Married Couples and Young Adult retreats. Fr. Raymond Bucher, OFM is Director. Contact: Loraine or Mary at: (925) 837-9141 for information. Visit us on 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. Phone: (714) 744-3175 xt.4406. 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

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:

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:

Spiritual Coaching

INNER LIFE COACH -- A space that holds freedom for infinite possibility, inherent knowing, complete support, active challenge, courage, grace, peace, purpose, and fulfillment. Inner Life Coaching specializes in individual spiritual coaching and mentoring for those desiring to move toward the more within Divine relationship. Retreats, spiritual programs, and workshops pertaining to spiritual development and practice are available. Contact: Adrienne Zervos, MPS, and CPCC, Personal & Spiritual Coach, (815) 485-6242. E-mail: Web site:


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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:

Web Sites

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Employment Wanted

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

Employment Opportunities


HOLY CROSS CHILDREN’S SERVICES, Ann Arbor, Michigan, a large Catholic agency serving over 1,000 children and families daily at more than 30 sites around the state of Michigan, is seeking a full-time chaplain to serve delinquent and abused adolescents and their families. Competitive salary and benefits. Bachelor degree minimum requirement. Certification in the National Association of Catholic Chaplains is preferred and a willingness to pursue certification is required certification is required. Send resume to: Gene Hausmann, 8759 Clinton-Macon Road, Clinton, MI 49236. Phone: (517) 423-7451, ext. 574. 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:


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:


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. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL Phone: (708) 588-1602. Explore our website at and fill out the Preliminary Form.


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.


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 - We offer a salary and benefits package equivalent to that provided for our Diocesan Priests which includes, salary, health and retirement benefits, lodging and living expenses. Transportation is negotiable.


EDUCATIONAL LEADER FOR Faith Development-Do you like to teach? Do you like to work with student and adults? Do you desire good liturgical services which nurture faith life? Would you like to live near a reservation and work with Native American students, teachers and families? If you answered YES to all of the above, the position of Education Leader for Faith Development may be of interest to you! St. Labre Indian School is a K-12 Catholic school serving Native American Northern Cheyenne and Crow students located in Ashland, Montana. The Education Leader for Faith Development must be Catholic in order to teach and lead students and staff in the development and practice of the Catholic faith. Contact: Sr. Bernadette Helfert, St. Labre Indian Catholic School, Mission Road, Ashland, MT 59003. Phone (406) 784-4558. E-mail:

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:


YOUTH MINISTER -- Large, active parish in Saratoga Springs, New York seeks a full-time youth minister. We seek someone who can work collaboratively with a large staff. Please contact: Rev. Joseph C. Tizio, C.Ss.R. (518) 584-6122 or e-mail:

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:

ST. MARY’S PARISH in Pompton Lakes, N.J. within the Diocese of Paterson, is a Christian Community rooted in Catholic and Franciscan tradition. This vibrant suburban parish of 5,000 registered families, where religious and laity minister as equal partners, is seeking qualified and experienced candidates to fill three full-time positions on its youth ministry staff. The parish is seeking directors for Youth Ministry, Confirmation and Junior High Faith Formation. Send resumes to: Blake Pra Sisto, St. Mary’s Parish, 17 Pompton Avenue, Pompton Lakes, N.J. 07442 or e-mail to:

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