National Catholic Reporter

Updated February 3, 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.


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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.


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:


HOLY WEEK IN MALTA, April 9-17, 2006. Join Elizabeth-Anne Stewart and experience Mediterranean pageantry and ritual; visit the shrine of Our Lady of TaPinu on the island of Gozo, the grotto where Paul was imprisoned, and other historical and religious sites. Application: March 1, 2006 (312) 738-3370. Details at Sunday Bible Talk

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:

SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE -- ”Dancing in the Darkness.” Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal on living with hope in “dark” times. August 3-6. Hilton Durham, NC. Presentations, prayer, community, resources. DeSales Resources and Ministries: 1-800-782-2270 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

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.

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.

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:


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:

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 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:

PRIEST AVAILABLE FOR SUPPLY/RETREAT -- Dynamic LaSalette priest in good standing for your parish or ministry while you vacation or need temporary extra hand. Includes 3-weekend period (2 full weeks) onsite plus Eco-Retreat package for $1500 ($1800 large parishes), transportation, room and board. Contact: Rev. Richard Landry MS, PO Box 420, Enfield, NH 03748 Phone: (603) 632-7087

ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, business coach, management consultant seeks post as executive director of a retreat organization. E-mail: for C.V. or call 760-720-0016 for details.

Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- A vibrant ecumenical labor-management membership organization, sponsored by the Boston Archdiocese, is seeking an ordained religious to join us as Associate Director with potential for advancement. The applicant will be working with the Jesuit Director, now in his 35th year, and a small staff to expand our programs. Now in its 60th year, The Labor Guild has its roots in the Catholic Labor School tradition, but through the years has expanded its programs to include professional conferences, publication of a guidebook on worker rights, oversight of labor elections, as well as mediation and counseling initiatives. Applicants should have basic knowledge of labor economics, business, social ethics, administration, and possess pastoral sensitivities, an outgoing personality, and enthusiasm for the challenges of social justice. Send resume to Rev. Edward F. Boyle, S.J., The Labor Guild, 85 Commercial St., Weymouth, MA 02188. Phone: (781) 340-7887. E-mail:


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.


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:


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.


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

MUSIC DIRECTOR -- St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, Roswell, Georgia. Full time Director of Music. Build on existing program that includes a traditional choir, two contemporary ensembles, Hispanic group, and seasonal children’s choir. Position requires excellent keyboard and vocal skills, experience in traditional choral conducting, contemporary ensemble leadership, a good working knowledge of Catholic liturgy. Ability to conduct chant, hymns, and polyphonic choral music is a must. A music degree is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to Paul Tate, 4900 Markim Forest Lane, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 or e-mail to:

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


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 MINISTRY -- Brescia University, an Ursuline, Catholic institution, seeks a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to direct undergraduate pastoral ministry degree program, starting August. D.Min. preferred. Background in Catholic ministry and post-secondary teaching experience preferred. Position includes coordinating campus, off-campus and on-line programs and teaching ministry/theology courses. Send letters of interest, vita, three letters of reference and copies of transcripts to L. Hostetter, Ministry Search, Committee Chair, Brescia University, 717 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301. E-mail:


ST. MEL PARISH IN WOODLAND HILLS is seeking a Principal for its 550 student, K-8 school. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic with an understanding of Catholic education. Strong communication, management and demonstrated leadership skills are essential. California teaching credential, minimum 5 years teaching and administrative experience. Masters degree in Administration or Education and/or an Administrative Services Credential are desirable. Position available July 1, 2006. Please send resume: Chairperson, Principal Search Committee, St. Mel Parish, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364 or


PROGRAM ASSOCIATE -- Parish Social Ministry (PSM). Catholic Charities USA is seeking a program associate to coordinate the PSM Regional Training Project and assist in staffing the PSM Section. The Program Associate will be responsible for coordinating the Parish Social Ministry (PSM) Regional Training and assisting the Director in staffing the PSM Professional Interest Section. Coordinating the PSM Regional Training will involve recruiting Catholic Charities agencies and surrounding dioceses to host trainings and facilitating the planning and execution of the training. Working with the PSM Section will involve active participation on the Section Leadership Team, coordination of ad hoc committees and developing, editing and maintaining content for both the PSM Section webpage and quarterly newsletter, Koinonia. The Program Associate will also be called upon to respond to requests for assistance from Catholic Charities network and to participate in the Catholic Charities USA team. The ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of the Catholic Church, Parish Social Ministry, and Catholic social teaching as well as experience in planning, organizing, and implementing adult learning opportunities. The job will require the ability to facilitate a group planning process and excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and inter personal skills. Job requires ability to travel and work some weekends. Experience engaging diverse communities and experience in diocesan-level parish social ministry helpful. Catholic Charities USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please direct inquiries and resumes to: Rachel Lustig, Director, PSM Office, Catholic Charities USA, 1731 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applicants are encouraged to send resumes to:


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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