National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 6, 2006

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WORTH, ILLINOIS -- Need Catholic Woman, pastoral heart, to read brief memorial service with spiritual will. Private Setting. E-mail:

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:


EUGENE BIANCHI’S thrilling, controversial novel, “The Bishop of San Francisco: Sex, Intrigue, Religion”, is a fun page-turner - Rosemary Ruether. Toll free:1-888-280-7715. Web site: local bookstore.


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.


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:


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

CELTIC PILGRIMAGES -- ”Pilgrimage To The Welsh Border” with Esther de Waal, April 30-May 10, 2006. Optional extension to West Wales, May 10-13. “Pilgrimage To Lindisfarne and Iona”, September 19-30, 2006. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier, Kansas City, MO, 64111; Phone: (816) 561-6855. E-mail: 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.


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER one hour from NYC; Margaret Silf: June 1-7, 9-11; Rev. Mike Crosby: July 2-8; Directed Retreats ask for brochure: (845)460-3061

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

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.

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 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:


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: Website:

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:


LOVE THE POOR? Employed? Searching for Religious Community? Join Active Poor Clares, (402) 551-0347.

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 Opportunities


CHAPLAIN/DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Ohio Dominican University seeks a Roman Catholic priest in good standing for the position of Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry. The University Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry serves a community that includes 3000 students from many faiths, cultures and life experiences. The Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry is an integral part of the Student Development staff that supports spiritual and community life. Visible and active participation in campus activities and programs is important along with creative outreach to a diverse community. In addition to providing spiritual leadership in a Dominican Catholic community, duties include: supervising 2 campus ministers, including one Minister-in-Residence; coordination of campus community service efforts identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of a diverse community; coordinating community response to campus tragedies; conducting the celebration of daily Mass special programs, such as Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate ceremonies, the Campus Christmas Lighting and other religious ceremonies. The full-time position will be available July 1, 2006. Resume review will begin immediately. Benefits may include housing in a student apartment complex located 1.5 miles from campus. EOE. Candidates seeking further information about this position should send a cover letter, their resume, and the names of three references to: Andrew Klein, Vice President for Student Development, Ohio Dominican University, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH 43219-2099. 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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Jesuit Retreat House. Manhasset, NY. Experience with fundraising and marketing preferred. Resume to St. Ignatius Retreat House, 251 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY 11030. Fax: (516) 621-7201. E-mail:


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 -- 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.

BISHOP SULLIVAN Catholic High School, an SACS accredited college preparatory Diocesan high school, seeks an energetic, faith centered, instructional leader to serve as principal. Located in the vibrant city of Virginia Beach the school community of 440 students and 60 faculty and staff occupies a new campus and buildings. A strong focus on Catholic identity, on-going school improvement, curriculum and instruction, student recruitment, marketing and development are essential components for the school’s long range planning. A successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic and should possess a master’s degree in education and a valid Virginia administrative certificate or the willingness to work toward it. Applications accepted through February 3. Applications can be requested by submitting a letter of inquiry to Gloria Wright, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL is located in the Northwest’s third largest city, Boise, Idaho. We have an average enrollment of 230 students in K-8. We have wonderful students and teachers, and dynamic parent support. We are currently seeking applicants for the position of principal. Candidates must have 3 years teaching experience and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. Experience as a principal is preferred. Candidates should have or be eligible for an Idaho Administrator Credential. Applications will be accepted through January 23, 2006. For information contact: Dan Makley, Diocese of Boise, 303 Federal Way, Boise, Idaho 83705. Phone: (208) 342-1311. E-mail:


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 and retirement benefits, lodging and living expenses. Transportation is negotiable.

DIRECTOR FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Part-time employment. Twenty hours a week. Community of 700 families. Preferably with experience and studies in Religious Education. If possible, an MA in Religious Studies. Contact: Fr. Joe Annese, 1399 San Felipe Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.


SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Seeking a Superintendent of Schools, a practicing Catholic, to be the chief administrator and educational leader of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Appointed by the Archbishop, the Superintendent is accountable to the Archbishop through the Chancellor, for implementation of the mission of Catholic education in the 18 elementary and secondary schools. The Superintendent is also responsible for implementing the Archbishop’s vision for Catholic schools and managing the Office of Catholic School staff ; developing long and short range plans; providing leadership, and support for local school leadership, pastors, religious congregations, principals, and boards; and ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and codes. Also responsible for mentoring and providing mediation and conflict resolution among staff, students and external sources; representing the Archdiocese in educational matters related to archdiocesan schools. Excellent communication skills; collaborative leadership style; and experience in fiscal management and institutional advancement. Some travel required. Send resume, credentials, references and salary requirements to Mary M. Ruprecht, 140 West Myrtle Street, Duluth, MN 55811-5018. Phone: (218)727-5150. 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. (518) 584-6122 or e-mail:

YOUTH MINISTER for large suburban Maryland parish. Responsibilities for faith formation for junior and senior high school, including Confirmation program, religious education classes, retreats and community service experiences. Must be able to work collaboratively with pastor, associate pastor, and large parish staff, both volunteer and professional. Bachelor’s degree in religious education or a related field required. Graduate degree preferred. Experience preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and references to Youth Ministry Search Committee, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Fax (301) 625-9266. E-mail:

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