National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 20, 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:

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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.


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. Call: (610)519-5179. Additional information and application are available through our website Choose Graduate Internships. E-mail:

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: 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 site:

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: Phone: (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:

SABBATICAL PROGRAM in Oregon; monastic setting. Shalom Prayer Center: (503) 845-6773. 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.

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:

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:


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, phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


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


PASTORAL COORDINATOR -- Glenmary seeks a pastoral coordinator for Holy Redeemer parish in Vanceburg, KY, to be appointed by the bishop to lead the church in Lewis County. A skillful pastoral minister is needed to guide evangelization, worship and work with other churches, social outreach and justice efforts and the care of a missionary Catholic church. The position involves collaborative work with the nearby Glenmary Farm volunteer program and several local outreach initiatives. Master’s in theology or pastoral ministry required, plus three years’ full-time general parish experience, preferably in an Appalachian area. Send resume to Jay Gilchrist, Glenmary Home Missioners, 1312 5th Ave. N, Nashville TN 37208. E-mail:


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


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:

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY for experienced Administrator. New Catholic school opening in Westside El Paso, TX, fall 2006, starting K4-3rd, Principal needed to begin early 2006. Qualifications: Practicing Roman Catholic committed to Catholic education in the spirit of Vatican II, academic excellence, use of technology and strong faith formation, Master's in Education with 18 hrs in administration and supervision, minimum 5 years successful administration and teaching experience, strong interpersonal communication skills, understanding and willingness to develop stewardship and direct fundraising efforts. Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Deadline: January 28, 2006. Contact the Office of Education, Catholic Diocese of El Paso, 499 St. Matthews St., El Paso, TX 79907. Phone: (915) 872-8426.


FAITH-FILLED PRINCIPAL needed to lead Ascension Catholic-Ascension Catholic School, fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference, is a thriving Catholic educational institution situated on the east coast of Central Florida. This “No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School” and “Reading Renaissance Master School” offers a quality Catholic education for 630 students in grades Pre-K4 through eighth as well as an extended “Before and After School Care” program. Applications are now being accepted for a dynamic principal whose faith is seen through his/her actions, whose energy can match the dynamic parish he/she would be joining and whose educational direction is guided by what is best for the children. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic committed to Catholic education, possess an advanced degree in educational leadership and preferably have three to five years of experience in Catholic School administration. The candidate must be eligible for Florida certification. The chosen candidate will receive a highly regarded benefit package and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information about Ascension Catholic School, please visit our web site at: Deadline for applications is January 31, 2006. To apply, please forward a 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:


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 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS -- Diocese of Rochester, New York. The Diocese of Rochester is searching for outstanding candidates for the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools. The successful candidate will be a faith-filled practicing Catholic enthusiastically committed to Catholic education with proven leadership, administrative and communication skills. Background should include a Masters degree in Educational Administration and a minimum of 10 productive and effective years in Catholic education with five years serving as building principal or administrator. Send resume to: Human Resources, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Fax: (585)-328-3149. 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:

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:

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