National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 12, 2006

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PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN -- (Never known to fail) A most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother, O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech thee from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O show here you are my mother. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse for thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3 times). Thank you for your mercy to me and mine. Amen. This prayer must be said for 3 consecutive days and after that the request will be granted. The prayer must be published. J.E.O.

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MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. Web site:

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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:


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

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:


MORADA DE LAS ROSAS Spiritual Retreat in San Ysidro, New Mexico 87053. Special: religious only. Ten day private retreat $285. (505) 834-7437. E-mail:

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:

ZEN SPIRIT CHRISTIAN SPIRIT -- St. Ignatius Retreat House, Manhasset, NY 11030. Two - Six-Day Retreats: June 16-22, August 4-10, 2006. Zen practice integrating Christian life, prayer and liturgy, Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., Roshi. Inquiries: (516) 621-8300 or (212) 831-5710. E-mail:


BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER -- Design your own sabbatical time at Bethany, one hour from New York City, in a lovely little renovated cottage surrounded by beauty. Select from among a variety of retreats, guided reading courses, spiritual direction, special occasional programs, or simply take quiet time of your own. Ask for a descriptive brochure: (845) 460-3061. E-mail: Web site:

WINTER SABBATICAL: January 3 - February 3, 2007. SPRING SABBATICAL: May 8 - June 6, 2007. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. 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.

GENESIS: NEW BEGINNINGS. SABBATICAL in New England, perfect setting for inner peacekeeping, deepening of contemplative awareness. Design sabbatical time drawing from many programs offered. Contact Sr. Ann Horgan, SP, Sabbatical Coordinator. Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill St., Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. Email: Website:

SABBATICAL ON THE HUDSON -- Do you long to be renewed in body, mind, and spirit in order to respond to the challenges and invitations of your life? Consider a sabbatical at Mariandale, September 25 - November 6 or January 4 - February 15. Three weeks, $1350; six weeks, $2600. Fee includes room, board, two wellness services and spiritual direction. Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining, New York. (914) 941-4455. 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:

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:


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

RECONCILIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH -- “A modern church for modern people.” Clergy wanted for an affirming Old Catholic Church opening new congregations. Telephone: (480) 649-0901. Web site:

CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America Inclusive, progressive, marital status and gender no impediment to holy orders. Phone: (845) 586-2201. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


A DYNAMIC, GROWING Roman Catholic parish in northern Westchester county of New York state seeks candidates for its full-time administrator position. The position involves parish administration, finance, facilities, and human resource management. Candidates must be persons of Catholic faith with an administrative background and understanding of and appreciation for Church organizational structure and ministry. Candidates will have strong spiritual formation and experience in managing complex organizations. Computer literacy, excellent communications and humans relations skills are required. Hours, while flexible, include nights and weekends. Resumes and cover letter should be submitted to John Lally, President of Parish Council at:


DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR -- St. Louis King of France Catholic Parish and School. A full-time position to provide professional development leadership to a large Catholic parish and school. Candidate is committed to and supports the missions of both the church and school. Requirements are: Proven experience in public relations, marketing, stewardship, capital campaigns, grant writing, fundraising and plan giving; Successful organizing and implementing experience in relation to annual giving campaigns, special gifts programs, alumni and student recruitment; Superior oral and written communication skills; Strong qualities of initiative and organization; Effective relationship and motivational skills with regard to colleagues, volunteers and potential donors; Proven ability to oversee multiple projects with attention to detail. Interested candidates please contact: or by fax (512) 454-7252 and include resume, education, and references.


THE FRANCISCAN CENTER for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University is seeking a new Director. The Center seeks to encourage in all members of the University community a yearning for justice and peace, a greater respect for life and a deeper reverence for creation. The director’s primary responsibilities include promoting justice education and awareness, encouraging service learning and raising advocacy awareness on behalf of the poor, marginalized, and excluded in Church and society. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach Catholic Social Teaching as well as related justice education courses. Preference will be given to a candidate with a terminal degree in a related field and is familiar with the Franciscan intellectual-spiritual tradition. There is the possibility of a joint appointment to an appropriate department. The Director of the Center will be expected to work in close collaboration with faculty and staff, and in particular, the University Ministries staff and the Director of The Journey Project which promotes service learning and the theological exploration of vocation. The Director of the FCSC reports to the VP for the Franciscan Mission. The position is available July 1, 2006. The application deadline is May 31, 2006. EOE. Applications should be sent to David Blake, OFM, Franciscan Center for Social Concern, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York 14778 or by e-mail to:


EDITOR -- CHURCH Magazine. The National Pastoral Life Center seeks an editor for CHURCH Magazine, a 68-page quarterly promoting excellence in Catholic pastoral leadership who will also be editorial director at NPLC. Candidates should have outstanding editorial skills, experience in publishing and budget management, be able to work with a small staff and vendors (printers, independent contractors, book publishers), and oversee promotion and advertising. The ideal candidate has a sound theological background, significant knowledge of Church ministries, good computer skills, including desktop-publishing (Quark), and artistic/design aptitude. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to: Rev. Eugene Lauer, National Pastoral Life Center, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 or e-mail: Web site:


Port Au Prince, Haiti: Seeking highly motivated and committed Executive Director for a ministry of hospitality in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Hospice Saint Joseph ( serves as a guesthouse, Primary Care clinic, short-term residence for sick from the countryside. Necessary skills: previous administrative/management experience, computer literate (word processing, database management), bilingual in Haitian Creole and English. Applicants must have ability to travel to the US (Visa or US Passport). Benefits: salaried position, medical insurance, cross cultural training. Interested persons send letter of intent and resume to: Medicines for Humanity-HSJ, 842 Lancaster Ave. Suite 2, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 or email:

MIGRANT HEALTH PROMOTION seeks Executive Director to manage nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of migrant farmworkers and their families. Responsibilities include program strategy and planning; private and public fundraising; external relations; oversight of financial and business management; board reporting and board relations; human resources. Send resume/cover letter to:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Presentation Retreat & Conference Center in Los Gatos, CA seeks a leader with strong administrative skills and a keen sense of hospitality. This position is responsible for administrative and financial oversight, planning, and management of all aspects of the Center. Qualifications: BA/MA; 3-5 years experience in nonprofit, church or educational organizations; demonstrated administrative and planning skills; financial management, fundraising and board experience; strong interpersonal and communication skills. F/T, benefits, housing optional. Salary DOE. Send cover letter, resume and salary history by May 31st to: Sister Rosina Conrotto, PBVM, Presentation Center Search Committee, 281 Masonic Avenue San Francisco, CA 94118. E-mail: Web site:


FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR -- Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Full-time position with benefits for 5,000 member parish. Responsibilities: coordinate Faith Formation K-8 including first Reconciliation and Eucharist; collaborate on established intergenerational faith formation program; oversee baptism and marriage preparation; possible involvement in RCIA. Qualifications: degree in theology, education or related field. Experience desired. Application deadline: May 19. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, % Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258 or e-mail:


PASTORAL ASSISTANT for Liturgy and Music-All Saints Parish: Joyous large parish in Puyallup, Washington seeks a full-time Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy and Music. Skills desired: Working with volunteers, music and communication. Strong salary and benefits. Contact by May 31, Eric Paige, All Saints, 204 6th Avenue SW, Puyallup, WA 98371. Fax: (253) 845-3105.

DIRECTOR OF VOCAL MUSIC -- Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, a Catholic co-educational 7-12 school is seeking a director of vocal music for the 2006-2007 school year. Responsibilities include oversee and direct music program for both the high school and junior high, instruct two senior high choir classes, work with the campus ministry team to prepare liturgical music for school masses. Additional opportunities include direct high school pop choirs and work with the drama department on school musicals. Candidate should have Bachelor of Music Education or equivalent degree, experience working with young adults, knowledge of Catholic worship, conducting skills, and proficiency at piano. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Deadline for application is May 22, 2006. Instructions for application are available at

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY -- Holy Trinity Catholic Church, an historic Washington, DC Jesuit parish of 3,500 households, seeks a full-time Director of Music Ministry. The parish has a well-established, versatile music program and active assembly participation. The Director is responsible for the overall parish liturgical music program including multiple choirs, cantor program, and supervisory duties. This position requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, professional experience, superior keyboard and conducting skills, and a solid grounding in Catholic liturgical worship. The successful candidate will have strong pastoral, collaborative and organizational skills. Resources include: Historic 1925 Skinner Organ, Visser Tracker Organ and Yamaha Grand Piano. Salary negotiable. Benefits included. Resumes will be accepted until May 15, 2006. Send resume to Music Director Search Committee, 3513 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, or e-mail to: Web site:


CATHOLIC DOCTORS -- Urgent need for Catholic Doctors to serve at Mission hospitals and clinics in Africa and Latin America. Mission Doctors Association has supported the work of US Catholic doctors serving around the world since 1959. Are you being called to serve? (213) 368-1875. E-mail: Web site:

LAY MISSIONARIES -- Interested in serving overseas as a lay missionary for 3 years in the areas of education, nursing, administration, accounting, computers, technical trades, etc.? Lay Mission-Helpers Association provides training and support. Check out our website at


DIRECTOR OF PASTORAL CARE -- Mercy Hospital Iowa City is seeking an experienced Director of Pastoral care to establish and maintains an effective relationship between Mercy Hospital and the ministerial community. Qualifications for this position include a graduate degree in education, theology, ethics, or related area preferred. Formal current preparation in theology, Christian ethics, Catholic social teachings and adult education. Clinical Pastoral Certification and NACC membership is desired. Minimum of five years demonstrated leadership in a mission related position. Experience in health care and knowledge of health care trends. Broad understanding of Catholic health care and the history and charisms of the sponsoring groups. Mercy offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits including a cafeteria style benefits plan, matching 401(k) plan in addition to our defined pension program, vacation and sick pay, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and more. Equal Opportunity Employer. For immediate consideration or additional information on this position, please contact: Sarah Blomme, HR Recruiting Coordinator, Mercy Hospital, 500 E. Market St., Iowa City, IA 52245. Local calls: 339-3959. Toll Free calls: (888) 251-1674. E-mail: View this position or other Mercy career opportunities online at


BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA PARISH, a dynamic, young Catholic community is looking for a Pastoral Associate who would be responsible for Liturgy, Outreach, Faith Formation and Hispanic Ministry. We are the newest parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle nestled in the wine country of Woodinville, Washington. If you have a pioneering spirit and would like to be a part of forming a parish from the ground floor, then we’re the community for you. BA required/ Master’s in Theology preferred. Contact Shauna Smith for an application and job description at: (425) 806-8096. E-mail:


PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Joseph Parish School, located in beautiful Lakeland, Florida, challenges each student to achieve academic excellence, to embrace the Gospel message and to make a difference in the school, the community and the world. The school serves 244 students in Pre-K to eighth grade and is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Applications for a faith-filled, dedicated educator to serve as Principal beginning July 2006 are currently being accepted. Candidates must be practicing Catholics 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 to receive Florida certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, please forward a resume to: Dr. Harry V. Purpur, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orlando, PO Box 1800, Orlando, FL 32802-1800 as soon as possible.


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Large, dynamic Catholic parish in Pittsburg, California seeks Director of Religious Education. The Director will be responsible for a comprehensive religious education program and ensure the total faith formation of the parish for children, teens and adults and will plan, implement and staff all religious education programs, Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word and summer religious education programs as well as provide catechist training and parent sacramental meetings. Duties include the supervision of other Religious Education personnel; managing the Religious Education office, including budgeting and fund raising, recruitment and training of volunteers; planning programs, evaluating curricula and acting as a parish resource person in methods and some areas of theology. Qualified candidate will posses an MDiv/MA in Religious Studies or related field and three to five years of experience in the field as well as strong leadership and organization skills and a collaborative attitude. This is a twelve month position with a full benefits package. All applications and resumes must be returned by June 30, 2006. Selected applicant would need to be available to begin work on August, 15, 2006. For an application, please contact Yvette at: (925) 432-6404 ext 12 or

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- The Church of St. John the Beloved, a 1,400-family parish located outside of Charleston, SC, is seeking a full-time Director of Religious Education. As a member of the pastoral staff, this position includes faith formation for Pre-K to grade five, sacramental preparation for Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Adult formation, Catechist formation and collaboration with the administration and teaching staff of the parish school. Master’s degree and experience preferred. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Please send resume to: DRE Search Committee, 28 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483. Fax: (843) 873-1431.


SACRAMENTAL MINISTER sought for Newman Center during summer session. Roman Catholic priest needed to offer sacraments throughout the summer in a vibrant worshipping community. We offer room and stipend in a lovely lakeside community in Upstate New York. There is an opportunity for graduate classes at SUNY Oswego and recreational opportunities abound. Oswego is centrally located in NY State; 5 hours to Toronto, NYC, Boston, and Philadelphia. If interested please call: (315) 312-7222 or e-mail:


YOUTH MINISTER for 2,800-family parish on the Connecticut shoreline (5 miles from New Haven & Yale University, 80 miles from New York City, and 140 miles from Boston). Newly-created, full-time position (with benefits), to start July 2006. Primary responsibilities will include: hands-on administration of a two-year Confirmation program; developing a high school youth ministry program (with a potential population of 250-plus teens); outreach to students in the upper grades of the parish elementary school; and planning and overseeing the weekly “Life Teen” Mass. The successful candidate is a committed, practicing Catholic with a bachelor’s degree in theology, youth ministry, or religious education, and excellent communications and leadership skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send resume with cover letter to: Youth Minister Search Committee, St. Mary Church, 731 Main St., Branford, CT 06405. Or e-mail to: with Subject line “Youth Minister position.”

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Francis de Sales is a multicultural parish in Holland, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. Responsible for comprehensive and multicultural youth ministry, grades 6-12. We are now focused on building a larger and more inclusive ministry. Youth Minister will have support and mentoring by volunteers with successful experience in multicultural youth ministry. Do you have gifts of collaboration, creativity, high energy, and a heart for teens? This is a dynamic opportunity for leadership and growth in the field of youth ministry. Many things a plus: degrees in theology or education, Spanish, youth ministry certification, and multi-cultural experience. Contact: Marilyn Torborg, Director of Faith Formation, 195 W. 13th Street, Holland, MI 49423. (616) 392-6700, ext. 111 or

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