National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 13, 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 e-mail us:


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:

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: Website:


SABBATH SPACE: Mar. 27-Apr. 3. An opportunity for church ministers to rest and renew themselves before attending the “Religious Education Congress” in Anaheim. A light schedule complimentary to REC is arranged. Morning transportation to REC is provided Friday-Sunday. For information 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:

SOURCE AT THE CENTER: Aug. 20-Sept. 2. A two-week intensive program for spiritual directors who have not completed formal training or trained spiritual directors seeking to renew themselves in the ministry. For information contact: Margaret Scharf OP, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4415. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

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:


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. 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:

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. Come to this ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. 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:

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:

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:


DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA -- American Catholic Church. Valid orders and apostolic succession. Inclusive/respect diversity. Inquire: (707) 554-2803 or

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 Wanted

AWARD WINNING CHRISTIAN Scripture Theology Instructor and Baseball Coach with thirteen years of experience seeks position at a progressive, disciplined learning environment. Offering expertise in Student Council Moderation. Experienced Residential Director of both High School and Middle School Dormitories. Currently living in the North East, but willing to relocate to the right school. For more information contact:

Employment Opportunities


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. GA’s work in campus ministry while pursuing a Masters in Theology or Pastoral Ministry. Serve undergraduates through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, advising service clubs and faith/justice activities, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing provided. Applications due March 1. Contact Crystal Sullivan, (937) 229-2574. Application at min/GA/index.htm


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The Sisters of Providence are a not-for-profit Roman Catholic Congregation of women religious. The Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, whose mission is to honor Divine Providence and to further God’s loving plans by devoting themselves to works of love, mercy, and justice among God’s people, was founded in October 1840 by Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin. There are nearly 500 Sisters of Providence engaged in ministries in 20 states, the District of Columbia, Taiwan, and China. The motherhouse, or corporate headquarters, is located on over 1,200 acres at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, which is five miles northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Indiana. The Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods employ nearly 300 staff members in a variety of areas, including health care, general labor, communications, and administrative support. They offer a warm and caring environment, as well as a beautiful, natural setting. Position and Requirements: The Director of Development will report directly to the Executive Director of the Office of Congregational Advancement, which also includes the functions of marketing and communications, and work closely with the Congregation leadership team and outside counsel. The development component of the Office of Congregational Advancement (OCA) consists of the following elements: major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, capital campaigns, and donor recognition. The main emphasis of the development component is on relationship building and fundraising, and the Director of Development is responsible for overseeing all related activities. The Director of Development directs the Major Gifts Team, supervises development staff, serves as a member of the Annual Giving Team and serves on the editorial board of the development publication, HOPE. He/she is a member of the Advancement Committee of the Mission Advisory Board. The main responsibility for the new Director of Development will be to serve as the major gifts officer for the Congregation. Other duties include: leading and managing the fundraising efforts for the Congregation; prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gift asks with individuals, corporations and foundations; building and maintaining relationships with donors; supervising managers of planned giving and the annual fund; motivating staff and volunteers including performance review and development planning; and extensive travel and the ability to work occasional weekends and evenings. The new Director of Development should have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, and a minimum three to five years of successful fundraising experience with increasing levels of responsibility. He or she must have strong supervisory skills; the ability to analyze financial data; and exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. A strong commitment to the Congregation’s mission is a must. Opportunities at the Sisters of Providence: The new Director of Development will be given the opportunity to take the level of fundraising to new heights. The Sisters of Providence will consider qualified candidates as the resumes are received and plans to fill the position when the appropriate professional is identified. All resumes should include a cover letter outlining why the individual is qualified and wants the position, and three (3) professional references (including e-mail address). Nominations should include name, title, address, e-mail address (if available), and phone numbers. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential. The Sisters of Providence are an equal opportunity employer supportive of a multicultural workforce. The successful candidate will be offered an excellent benefit and compensation package. [] Please forward all resumes and nominations to: Cheryl A. Hyatt, President/COO, The Charitable Resources Group (TCR Group), 400 Ninth Street, Suite A, Conway, Pennsylvania 15027. Fax: (724) 876-0463. E-mail: Web site: WWW.TCRGROUP.COM


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:


HISPANIC MINISTRY COORDINATOR -- Our Ministry Team is seeking a coordinator for the central area of our diocese. He/she must be bilingual, culturally sensitive and with a vision toward a multicultural Church, a team player able to work under a plan and a promoter of Pastoral de Conjunto among parishes and ministers. He/she must develop and maintain a strong volunteer group to work in areas of Youth ministry Leadership formation, Communications, Migrant ministry and catechesis. Requirements include a bachelor degree or equivalent in areas related to Hispanic Ministry with emphasis on theological and religious studies. Send letter of interest, resume and references to: Hispanic Ministry Director, 650 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.


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:

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:


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 central New Jersey seeks to hire a youth minister. Scope includes coordination of all parish services for junior high, high school, and young adults. Send resume including salary requirements, to Msgr. Thomas Gervasio, 3816 E. State Street, Mercerville, NJ 08619. E-mail your resume to:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Active Life Teen parish seeks energetic, mature youth minister who has a minimum of 5 years experience. This person will become a part of a thriving community of 1,500 families that has been committed to youth ministry since 1980. Located across from NASA, St. Paul was the first church established to serve the growing needs of the space industry. We are seeking a person who has a proven track record that demonstrates the ability to recruit, train and inspire. You must be highly motivated, organized and a self starter. Salary will commensurate with experience. Resumes should be sent to Search Committee, St. Paul Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr., Houston, TX 77058 or can be e-mailed to Luis Lopez at

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. Bachelorís 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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