National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 27, 2006

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

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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:


HOLY WEEK PILGRIMAGE TO MALTA, April 9th-17th, 2006. Join former “Living Faith” author, Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, in her Mediterranean homeland. Experience Maltese pageantry, ritual and devotion via processions, fiestas, live tableaux and Last Supper tables; visit the shrine of Our Lady of Ta’Pinu on the island of Gozo, the grotto in which St Paul was imprisoned following his shipwreck, as well as other sites of historical, cultural and religious significance. Application deadline: March 1st, 2006. For more details call (312) 738-3370 or visit “Sunday Bible Talk” at

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


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:

LENTEN RETREATS, HOLY WEEK RETREAT: Details at: Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private, Guided retreats. Reiki Training. (800) 455-0247.

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

LEARN SPANISH THROUGH IMMERSION at Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Well-trained professional teachers, small classes, pastoral Spanish. Links with social justice and volunteer organizations. Customized programs for groups. Start any Monday, choose the length of your stay.

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: Phone: (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. Contact for more information.

Employment Opportunities


PASTORAL ADMINISTRATOR -- The Diocese of Fairbanks is seeking a Pastoral Administrator to support the mission and programs of Holy Rosary parish in Tok, Alaska. This person will work with the visiting priest and parish council in office management, program development, sacramental preparation, and celebrating the Eucharist in the absence of a priest. Applicant requirements: must be an active, practicing Catholic; minimum 3 years of pastoral experience; work in diverse cultures preferred; successful results from criminal background and reference checks. Successful candidate should be able to work and live independently in a rural/remote location in extreme environmental climates. The Holy Rosary parish is located on the Alaska Highway approximately 200 miles southeast of Fairbanks. For more information contact the Human Resources Director at the Diocese of Fairbanks, 1316 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK, 99709.


CATHOLIC JAIL CHAPLAIN -- Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan. This is a full-time position starting February 6, 2006. Qualification: experience ministering to marginalized persons; knowledge of Scripture and Catholic Theology; counseling and listening skills, administrative, leadership skills and ability to motivate volunteers. Send resume to: Deacon Russ Detwiler, Jail Ministry, 710 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602. (989) 755-3305.


DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Saint Joseph’s College. Saint Joseph College was founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy to provide higher education opportunities for women. Over the years, the College has remained true to this vision, offering students solid professional training grounded in a tradition rich in the liberal arts. Consistently cited on the national level for the quality of its academic and professional programs, Saint Joseph College is committed to responding to the needs of an ever changing society. Today, the College serves the needs of a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate level while remaining true to its original mission. Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Saint Joseph College is only a few minutes from downtown Hartford, less than an hour from New Haven, and less than two hours from Boston and New York City. The campus is well known for its pristine beauty and the location allows easy access to world-class arts and recreational facilities. The Director of Campus Ministry develops and sustains a faith community that is centered on the human and religious dimension of the lives of all members of the Saint Joseph College campus. The successful candidate will be an active Catholic with a Master of Divinity or Master’s degree in Religious Studies/Theology/Pastoral Ministry, with two or more years of campus or pastoral ministry experience, and knowledge of student development, including spiritual development, at the higher education level. Interested applicants should submit: 1) a letter of interest stating qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) names and e-mails of three professional references. Saint Joseph College is committed to diversity and is an EOE/M/F/V/D. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2006 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please send materials to: Campus Ministry Search, c/o Human Resource Department, Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Fax: (860) 231-8273. E-mail:


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:


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Pax Christi USA is seeking an experienced leader in fundraising and institutional development. Pax Christi USA is a national Catholic peace organization seeking to “explore, articulate and witness to the call of Christian nonviolence,” while building an antiracist, multicultural movement animated by the social teachings of the Catholic tradition. Responsibilities of the Development Director include: developing an annual fundraising plan; overseeing the annual Development budget; providing leadership in meeting annual financial goals with strong support from the Executive Director and Associate Development Director; overseeing the development and marketing of planned giving, sustaining and expanding memberships and special appeals; cultivating major donors through effective networking, planning and execution of fundraising programs; representing the organization to various groups through presentations and meetings; researching and pursuing grant opportunities; and participating as an active member of the organization’s leadership team in developing the organization’s chart of work and meeting agendas. For a complete list of qualifications, visit This is a full-time, salaried position responsible to the Executive Director. Travel required. Pax Christi USA offers an excellent benefits package, collegial working conditions and a competitive salary. Pax Christi USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and People of Color encouraged to apply. A cover letter, resume, and three professional references should be sent to: Pax Christi USA, Attn: Development Director Search, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20017. Applications can also be sent via e-mail to


DIRECTOR -- PAULIST 150th ANNIVERSARY OFFICE. The Paulist Fathers is seeking a qualified candidate to fill immediately an opening for Director, The Paulist 150th Anniversary Office based at the North American Paulist Center in Washington, D.C. The position is for 34 months or until November 2008. There is a possibility that the job may be extended beyond this period of time to become Director, The Paulist Office of Public Relations, but this is not presently confirmed and applicants should approach the job in its present time constraints of 34 months. The Paulist 150th Anniversary Office has the responsibility for directing and administering programs and activities designed to help the Paulist Fathers celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2008. The Director will report to the Paulist Presidential Board through the Paulist Coordinator for the Anniversary who will also serve as supervisor. The Director of the Anniversary Office will (1) provide logistical support and resources for the various design committees, (2) serve as administrator for the national event, (3) serve as liaison for Paulist local foundations and their individual celebrations, (4) network with other Paulist national offices including Development, Vocations, Paulist Press and Paulist Productions, (5) work with local and national media to provide coverage of the anniversary, and (6) administer intra-Paulist media such as internet and printed material to keep the anniversary a priority during 2007 and 2008. The Director should have (1) practical and direct experience in media, public relations and event planning, (2) a solid understanding of the Catholic Church, (3) strong skills in management and communication, (4) a willingness to understand and to advance the mission of the Paulist Fathers in the North American church, and (5) a personal sense of mission toward service. Writing and public speaking skills, computer skills and e-mail are required. Internet website management skills would be helpful. Competitive salary with the possibility of longer term employment after the anniversary completes in 2008. Prospective candidates should indicate their interest by submitting a letter of introduction and resume by February 15, 2006 to: Rev. Paul Robichaud CSP, Saint Paul’s College, 3015 Fourth Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017. Phone: (202) 269-2538. E-mail:


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR for the Office of Liturgy, Diocese of Columbus, Ohio. The Office of Liturgy is accepting applicants for the full time position of Associate Director. The areas of responsibility for this position include assisting the Director in the planning and overseeing of the work of the office. Applicants must be a practicing Roman Catholic, fluent in Spanish, and have a sensitivity for the Hispanic cultures. The applicant should have a collaborative work ethic, be computer literate, and have a Masters in Liturgy (or an advanced degree in another related discipline), with several years of experience in planning liturgies. Applicants are to submit a letter of interest in the position, professional and academic resumes, and two letters of reference to: Office of Personnel Services, Diocese of Columbus, 197 East Gay Street, Columbus, OH 43215

MULTI-CULTURAL archdiocese seeks Director of Office of Worship and Christian Initiation to direct ongoing liturgical renewal in areas of music, ministries, E & A, RCIA and sacramental celebrations, under leadership of Archbishop. MA/MTS in liturgical studies and 5 years diocesan liturgical experience required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) desirable. Full-time salary and benefits. Contact

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP -- St. Mary Catholic Church, Evansville, IN. Full-time position in a vibrant, parish Assembly, active in Vatican II expression of Liturgy, and well developed choir. Experience and education in liturgical theology and pastoral ministry, proficiency in vocal directing, organ, and piano required. Primary responsibilities: pastoral presence to parish, planning all liturgies, including music selection and accompaniment, collaborative working style, ability to organize liturgical ministers. Send resume by April 15, 2006, to Search Committee, 613 Cherry Street, Evansville, IN 47713. E-mail: Web site:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY -- Saint Nicholas, a vibrant Catholic Church in Evanston, Illinois, has begun the search for a full-time Director of Liturgy. The candidate must have a strong competence in liturgy and a broad pastoral vision of parish life. Responsibilities include the designing, planning and execution of liturgies for Sundays, feasts and sacraments in collaboration with the pastor and director of music; training and oversight of all non-musical liturgical ministries; organization of parish liturgy board; oversight of environment and art; and maintenance of liturgical space. For a detailed job description, contact Kim First, business manager at or 847-864-1185 x24. Please send resume via e-mail or to the attention of Kim First, Saint Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60202.


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


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- There are currently openings in various Parishes for the position of Pastoral Associate. Candidates must have a degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or Religious Education. Prefer an individual with experience in parish ministry. The candidate must be able to collaborate with the Pastor and parish leadership in pastoral activity that promotes evangelization, faith formation, community development, stewardship and pastoral care. The ministry requires sensitivity to the needs of a diverse rural population. Openings exist in the Parish of St. Patrick, Weston, WV; shared ministry in the parishes of St. Augustine, Grafton and St. Elizabeth, Philippi, WV and shared ministry in the parishes of Holy Spirit, Monongah and St. Anthony, Fairmont, WV. When applying please indicate location preference if applicable. Send letter of interest and resume to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Human Resources Office, 1300 Byron Street, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Fax: (304) 233-4086. E-mail:


FAITH-FILLED PRINCIPAL needed to lead 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.


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 -- 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

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