National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 23, 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:

NO PRIEST FOR MIDNIGHT MASS? Married priests are valid and available.


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:


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:


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:


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:


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER Pilgrimage to Holy Land. June 12-21. Excellent guides. Ask for flier and brochure. (845) 460-3061. 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:


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

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

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:

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:


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 ext.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

SPANISH IMMERSION in Guatemala. Homestay and voluntary work.

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 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:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Bon Secours Spiritual Center seeks an accomplished Executive Director. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated success in leading and growing not-for-profit organizations, and in retreat and conference services. A solid background in Catholic spirituality or theology, and outstanding communication, marketing and people skills are required. A ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, the Spiritual Center provides retreat and conference services to over 20,000 people annually. As part of the healing ministry of the Catholic Church, the Center warmly welcomes women and men of all faith traditions. Bon Secours Spiritual Center is located on 313 wooded acres in Marriottsville, MD, and is approximately twenty miles from Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, DC. Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Executive Director - Search Committee, Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Maryland, 21104. Fax: (410) 442-8041. For more information, please go to No telephone inquiries, please.


KEYBOARD MUSICIAN/vocalist to coordinate Life Teen music program at Saint Lucie Catholic Church. Good keyboard music skills required. Lively, joyful Christian music rhythmically styled to attract the youth and teens of our parish will make this job interesting and exciting. The successful applicant will lead the music for a pre-mass rehearsal (4:00 pm) and Mass (5:30 pm) on Sunday afternoons. Life Teen experience a plus. Coordinator will also be involved with music planning and recruitment of additional band members. Please submit resume Attn: Pastor via e-mail (preferred method of contact) at or send to Saint Lucie Catholic Church, 425 S.W. Irving Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.

MUSIC DIRECTOR/organist required for large, dynamic, growing parish in the diocese. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning liturgies, midweek choir rehearsal. Availability for funerals (approximately 80 to 100 per year) and weddings provides significant additional income. The applicant must display proficiency in playing organ, piano and demonstrate competency in vocal conducting and choir leadership. Familiarity with the Catholic liturgies is a plus. Position in available January 1, 2006. Please submit resume Attn: Pastor via e-mail (preferred method of contact) at or send to Saint Lucie Catholic Church, 425 S.W. Irving Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34983.


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.


CHRIST HOUSE, a 32-bed in-patient medical facility for homeless men and women, has openings for the following two professional positions: Addictions Counselor: Certified Addictions Counselor required, Level II preferred. Nursing Operations Administrator: provide administrative, educational and operational support for our nursing unit. Send resume to: Christ House, 1717 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009. Fax: (202) 232-4972. E-mail: Web site:


BILINGUAL PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Glenmary seeks a pastoral associate for Holy Family parish in Metter, GA to work with a small English speaking and a larger Spanish speaking community. This person will work under the supervision of a priest-pastor in the neighboring county. The ministry includes ecumenical involvement, evangelization, work for justice and nurture of a missionary Catholic church. Master’s in theology or pastoral ministry required, plus fluency in Spanish, previous experience in Hispanic/Latino ministry and some full-time parish experience, preferably in a rural Southern area. Send resume to Jay Gilchrist, Glenmary Home Missioners, 1312 5th Ave. N, Nashville TN 37208. E-mail: Web site:


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 -- Grey Nun Academy, a private, Catholic, coeducational elementary school in Lower Bucks County Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a principal effective July 1, 2006. Grey Nun Academy, sponsored by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, is a Middle States Accredited school with 250 students in grades Pre-K to 8. Grey Nun Academy is a community committed to empowering our students to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically in a nurturing atmosphere of caring and trust. Working to integrate learning with faith and action, Grey Nun Academy promotes peace and social justice as part of its curriculum. The successful candidate must be an experienced educational leader and a practicing Catholic and have the ability to appreciate and support the mission of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. The required qualifications are: a master’s degree in education or educational administration and experience in elementary school administration. A minimum of five years experience is desirable. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and the names and addresses of three references to: Sister Jean Liston, GNSH, Grey Nun Academy Search Committee Chair, 1750 Quarry Road, Yardley PA 19067. Fax: (215) 968-6656. E-mail:

PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is located in the beachside town of Indialatic, on central Florida’s east coast. Established in 1964, Holy Name of Jesus provides a high quality, faith-centered Catholic education for approximately 455 pre-K through eighth students. Part of a large and vibrant Catholic community, Holy Name of Jesus is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to develop their spiritual, academic, social and personal gifts in a safe, positive and faith-filled environment. The school is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Applications for a faith-filled, inspiring, dynamic educator to serve as Principal beginning in July 2006 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership, have five or more years elementary or middle school teaching experience and preferably have three or more years of experience in Catholic school administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida Certification. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline for applications is January 23, 2006. To apply, please forward your resume to: Dr. Harry Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800.


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 - P.O. 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 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 students 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:


VICE PRESIDENT OF MISSION -- Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC. This is a Senior Executive position reporting to the President/CEO of Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Ensures the system operates in accordance with the mission, values, operating principles and ethical performance standards of the organization. Ensures that Bon Secours St. Francis Xavier Hospital and its divisions maintain their Catholic identity and are operated in accordance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services. Serves as senior manager for Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy Program, Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance and Mission Departments. Master’s Degree or equivalent required (equivalent equals six years of study in theology/religious studies). Five years experience at a senior leader level in Catholic healthcare preferred. Candidates may apply online:


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. Phone: (518) 584-6122 or e-mail:

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