National Catholic Reporter

Updated May 19, 2006

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HESYCHIA SCHOOL for Spiritual Directors. Weeks I & II: Sept. 17-22; Sept. 24-29; Weeks III & IV: Oct. 29-Nov. 4; Nov. 5-10, Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Focusing on the ancient art of Christian spiritual direction, the four-week certificate program will be taught in the context of contemplative study and spiritual mentoring. It embraces a diversity of faiths. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

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

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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:


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:

COME AND DRINK from the Well of God’s Grace (John 4:14) Retreat. Reverend Robert J. Vitillo, Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis. Aug. 20-25, 2006; Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. This retreat is for people living with or otherwise affected by HIV and AIDS and those who minister to them. For the caregivers, this is the time to assess their ministry and to identify skills and sensitivity that need to be. For HIV-positive people and their loved ones, a spiritual retreat can fulfill the need for a tranquil and safe place where they can reflect, clarify and assimilate the radically-altered circumstances of their lives and “drink from the well of God’s grace.” Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS RETREAT, Robert J. Allen, author of Text for Task, Aug. 27-31, 2006; Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. This retreat/seminar aims to provide women and men, who work for the Catholic Church in development, the opportunity to understand their work as a vocation and a ministry; Help Church workers to become aware of development, not as a job, department, or effort but rather as a way of life: development offers the opportunity for spiritual renewal, based on a theology of giving which is rooted in the Scripture. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

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:


CANTERBURY, ENGLAND -- spend sabbatical time in a Franciscan setting in the Garden of England. Join students from all over the world in spiritual reflection, renewal and stimulating insights into Scripture, spirituality and Franciscan studies. MA and PhD studies also offered. Close to London and links to Europe. Come for ten weeks or a whole academic year. For information contact Sr. Margaret McGrath, Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 7NA, United Kingdom. E-mail: or see our web site

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.

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. Phone: (914) 941-4455. Web site:

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY and Retreat Sabbatical. Winter Sabbatical: Oct. 29-Dec. 15, 2006; Spring Sabbatical: March 18-May 4, 2007. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, AZ. Created for the spiritual renewal of the whole person, this residential program combines periods of silent prayer and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Topics include study of the mystics, desert spirituality, Passio Christi, creating your own mission statement, spirituality through art and freedom to “just be.” Limit 15. Call: (520) 744-3400. E-mail: Visit:

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:

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:


RETREAT OF A LIFETIME: Meister Eckhardt & The Beguine Mystics: A Pilgrimage to The Source. Belgium & Rhineland. 13 days: October 22 - November 3, 2006, presented by the Dominican Center at Marywood. Registration deadline July 1, 2006. Walk with us along the mystical River Valley of the Rhine. $2649 includes everything! Call (616) 643-0162 for more information or to register.

TOUR VIETNAM with former NCR editor and publisher, Tom Fox and his wife, Kim Hoa. For information go to: or e-mail: or write: Fox Friendship Enterprises, 4928 Howe Dr., Roeland Park, KS 66205.


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Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, Catholic Campus Ministry and Pastoral Outreach: DePaul University Ministry is now hiring for this new position. Application deadline is May 31st. For more information, see: keyword: ministry.


UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CENTER at UCLA, of the LA Archdiocese, seeks Catholic full-time Campus Minister (Education and Faith Development). Minimum two years experience in university campus ministry or related field, ideally in multicultural interfaith sensitive environment. BA required, track to MA preferred. Responsibilities include plan/facilitate RCIA and confirmation programs, advise/staff coordinator for retreats and educational/formation programming, mentor student leadership, work as part of collegial campus ministry team. Send résumés to: HR 3424 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010. Phone: (213) 637-7242. Fax: (213) 637-6242. E-mail:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Campus Ministry-Fontbonne University, a coeducational Roman Catholic four-year institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking a full-time (10 month, 40 hours/week) Assistant Director of Campus Ministry. Responsibilities include providing formal and informal opportunities for spiritual growth, including organization of service opportunities; retreats, spring and summer break alternatives, facilitating small group discussion and prayer, liturgical planning and mentoring and empowering students. This position is housed in the Student Affairs division and works collaboratively with campus-wide constituents to foster the mission and values of the University. Preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in ministry with at least two years experience in direct college ministry and availability August 1, 2006. AA/EOE. Please send/email cover letter, describing your philosophy of ministry, résumé and three references to: Sandy Davis, Director Human Resources, Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105. E-mail:


FAITH FORMATION/RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Diocesan Regional Coordinators (Office of Faith Formation). Charlotte Diocese seeks two persons with master’s degree in Religious Ed/allied field, five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Well-rounded in catechist formation skills. Collaborative. Sensitive to cultural minorities. Good written/oral communication skills. Spanish a plus. Office locations: one in Maggie Valley, NC and the other in Greensboro, NC. Application deadline May 31, 2006. Please send résumé, salary requirements and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Cris V. Villapando 1123 S. Church St. Charlotte, NC 28203-4003 or For copy of Job Description, e-mail

COORDINATOR OF EVANGELIZATION for Young Adult and Youth Ministry. St. Mark Parish in Catonsville, Maryland has opened a search for this newly created position. The Coordinator will design and lead programs to address the faith formation needs of the young adults (ages 18-30) and youth (Grades 6-12), in order to welcome and engage young people fully and wholeheartedly into the life of the parish. Some of the specific responsibilities would include a new outreach to all the young adults of the parish, the recruitment and supervision of volunteers, the preparation process for the Sacrament of Confirmation, and the coordination of the parish catechetical programs for Grades 6, 7, 8. The ideal candidate should have a degree in Religious Studies, Theology, or Religious Education, and four to five years experience working in a parish. Send résumé and salary requirements to: Rev. Christopher J. Whatley, Pastor, St. Mark Church, 30 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. E-Mail: Web site:


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 résumé, education, and references.


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 résumé/cover letter to:


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION -- St. Mark, a mid-size parish in Highlands Ranch, CO (Denver Suburb), is currently seeking a Director of Faith Formation. Responsibilities include: comprehensive faith formation program for children ages three through sixth grade, RCIA, RCIA for children, preparation programs for Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Eucharist, Adult Education, and Bible Study groups; as well as, recruitment, training and formation for volunteer catechists, planning programs and evaluating curricula, and acting as a parish resource person in methods and some areas of theology. Strong leadership, collaborative and organizational skills are required. Bachelors degree in Theology or Religious Education highly preferred or at least five years experience in church religious education programming, teaching, administration and working with volunteers. Some evening and weekend work. Full-time, twelve month position with benefits. For an application, please call the parish office at: (720) 348-9700 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (MDT).

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 résumé 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.

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE, Liturgy and Music -- St. Joseph Catholic community, Eldersburg, Maryland, a vibrant progressive Marianist community of 3,000 families seeks an energetic and collaborative individual to join our staff as Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Music. Primary responsibilities for this full-time position include planning of all parish liturgies including music selection and accompaniment. Keyboard and vocal direction experience required as well as background in liturgical theology. Excellent communication skills and collaborative leadership style are necessary. Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Send cover letter and résumé no later than June 19 to: PALM Search Committee, St. Joseph Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784. Fax: (410) 795-7516. E-mail:


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:


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:


CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN MANHATTAN is looking for a Principal. We are looking for one who is comfortable in a multi-cultural environment and seeks a creative approach in education. Applicant should have a consultative style but have a firm idea of the importance of leadership. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic. A master’s degree as well as New York State permanent teaching certification is required. Should the candidate be certified elsewhere, begin the process of certification in N.Y. In addition the candidate must have a minimum of five year teaching experience. Please send all résumés to: Rev. Philip Kelly, St. Joseph of the Holy Family Church, 405 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027. Phone: (212) 662-9125. Fax: (212) 531-4196.

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL POSITION -- Saint Mary’s School, Alexandria, IN is seeking faith-filled and dedicated visionary leader: Grades K-eight (approximately 90 students); progressive and welcoming parish community; dedicated and experienced staff; active parental involvement; strong spiritual and educational environment for over 100 years. Newer facilities-school 1987, Family Life Center 1997, church 2006. Prefer practicing Catholic with, or working toward Indiana administrator’s license. Deadline: May 20, 2006. Send letter of interest, résumé and transcripts to: Father Paul Cochran, 820 W. Madison, Alexandria, IN 46001. E-mail:


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 résumé to: DRE Search Committee, 28 Sumter Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483. Fax: (843) 873-1431.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT for Instructional Services. The Catholic Diocese in Richmond Virginia seeks an exceptional educational leader in the area of curriculum design, research based instruction, professional development and accreditation. The successful candidate must have current research knowledge and a working understanding in all areas of responsibility. In addition he/she must possess an understanding of Catholic school leadership, have exemplary communication and relational skills, and possess a minimum of a master’s degree in education, curriculum or education administration. Prior Catholic school leadership experience is preferred. Candidates must be Catholics in good standing. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application deadline: May 30, 2006. To receive an application, send a letter of inquiry and résumé to: Dot Mahanes, Director of Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23112.


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 résumé 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

PASTORAL ASSOCIATE, Youth Ministry-St. Joseph Catholic community, Eldersburg, Maryland, a vibrant progressive Marianist community of 3,000 families seeks an energetic and collaborative individual to join our staff as Pastoral Associate for Youth Ministry. This full-time position provides weekly youth gatherings, retreats, youth liturgies and service/social events for grades 9-12. In addition the PAYM oversees the Confirmation program for second year high school students. Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Send cover letter and résumé no later than June 19 to: PAYM Search Committee, St. Joseph Catholic Community, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784. Fax: (410) 795-7516. E-mail:

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