National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 11, 2006

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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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Homilies -- Missions -- Retreats

PURELY MOTIVATED: Highly skilled, experienced, updated preaching; expenses only. (800) 483-1999. E-mail:


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

PROCLAIMING ABUNDANT LOVE -- Parish Missions - Preaching teams of ordained, religious and lay. Website:

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION TRAINING PROGRAM begins Oct. 9-13, 2006. Consists of eight weekly sessions held quarterly over a two-year period (2006-2008). The program will be held at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center which is located on a beautiful 780-acre rural campus in Maple Mount, Kentucky. Participants receive intense training, practice and supervision. (270) 229-0200. E-mail: Visit:

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:

BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including 30 day Ignatian, year-round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: 219-398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Acclaimed authors Robert Blair Kaiser and Margaret Starbird will each direct a weekend retreat on our 2006-2007 schedule, Starbird in October, Kaiser in March. (800) 455-0247. Web site:

SACRED SCOTTISH ISLAND RETREATS: “Writing from Soul,” Sept. 25-Oct.2; “Soul Images: Inner and Outer Landscapes,” Oct 7-14. Inclusive retreat costs: $700-850. Oct 3-7, $50 per day. (877) 667-7682.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:


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

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. E-mail: Website:

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:

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:

Spiritual Coaching

WHITEHAWK SPIRIT COACHING, LLC -- Gavin W. Young, Jr., M.A., M.A.P.M., C.T.A.C.; RC Spiritual Life Coach;

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

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


ARC ECUMENICAL RETREAT Community in central Minnesota’s pine woods seeks short-term volunteers and year-round residents to welcome retreatants and share simple, sustainable, spiritual lifestyle. Room, board provided for volunteers up to three months; stipend, health insurance for longer-term residents. Contact Jan at: (763) 689-3540. E-mail: Web site:


Employment Opportunities


CATHOLIC NETWORK OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE, a membership organization of faith-based volunteer programs, is in search of a FT Associate Director to work with Executive Director and staff. Duties include staff supervision, program management, conference/workshop planning, and oversight of day-to-day operations. Minimum of three years management and supervisory experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Position available August 15, 2006, but will remain open until appropriate candidate is found. Website: Please send cover letter, résumé, one brief writing sample, salary requirements, and list of references to: CNVS, attn: Jim Lindsay, 6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 506, Takoma Park, MD 20912 or No phone calls please. CNVS is an EOE.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES -- The Diocese of San Bernardino has an immediate opening for an experienced H.R. Generalist with a minimum of 8 years experience in all areas of human resource management. We require a broad knowledge of state and federal employment regulations, a service oriented approach and familiarity with Catholic Church teaching and protocol. The ideal candidate will be bilingual Spanish/English with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Qualified candidates send résumé to: Diocese of San Bernardino, Office of Human Resource, 1201 E. Highland Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92404. Fax (909) 475-5189. E-mail:


JVC: SOUTHWEST seeks a dynamic, creative Program Coordinator to manage program for 80 volunteers each year. Program Coordinator oversees formation of the volunteers in faith that does justice; recruiting, screening and placement of volunteers; placement development; supervision of four Area Directors. Must be available to travel and have supervisory experience. Send résumé and cover letter to Executive Director, JVC: Southwest, PO Box 40039, San Francisco, CA 94140 or Job summary available via email or (415) 522-1599.


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- The National Pastoral Life Center, the leading resource for the best of thinking and practice in Catholic pastoral ministry, seeks a Director of Development. A great opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative person who knows and loves Catholic parish life; excellent writing and verbal skills, and computer literacy are essential. Full-time. Located in New York City. Please send cover letter and résumé by September 12 to: Rev. Eugene Lauer, National Pastoral Life Center, 18 Bleecker Street, NY, NY 10012 or by e-mail to: No phone calls please.


THE DIOCESE OF RICHMOND, Virginia seeks a Director to oversee the new diocesan Church Leadership Institute. The Director will provide the inspirational leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate a Church leadership formation program that will produce both volunteer and career/professional ecclesial ministers. The Director will collaborate with chancery offices in order to provide opportunities for development of the skills necessary for lay ministry, within a variety of roles. Minimum requirements include a Masters degree in theology or related field, three years experience in pastoral ministry, adult education experience, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, excellent communication and facilitation skills, good administration skills and a passion for developing leaders. The selected candidate will be well versed in Church documents, particularly regarding the role of lay ecclesial ministers, and be a Catholic in good standing. Some travel is required. Position is open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and diocesan application to: D.G. Mahanes, Director of Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Richmond, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF PENDOLA CENTER, a summer camp, outdoor school, and retreat facility in the Diocese of Sacramento. Refer to: for job description. Letter of interest and résumé due by August 31, 2006 to: Fr. Mark Richards, 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2541 or

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF LAY FORMATION -- The Catholic Diocese of Toledo seeks a motivated, energetic person to serve as Director, Office of Lay Formation. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation program and assisting parishes with educational workshops and resources particular to the understanding of stewardship. Qualified applicants should possess five years experience in parish or diocesan ministry. A Master’s degree in Theology or related religious area is preferred. Must be a believing and practicing Catholic committed to the teachings and values of the Catholic Church and have the ability to articulate and support the Church’s philosophy, including the theology of stewardship. Please respond with résumé, cover letter and salary expectations by August 25, 2006 to: Human Resources, Catholic Diocese of Toledo, PO Box 985, Toledo, OH 43697-0985.


L’ARCHE MOBILE needs full-time live-in assistants to assist people with a mental handicap. We seek to create communities of peace where adults who are mentally handicapped, and those who help them live, work and share their lives together. L’Arche Mobile is a member of the International Federation of Christian Communities founded by Jean Vanier. For more information contact: Marty O’Malley, Administrator, L’Arche Mobile, 151-A S. Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604. Phone: (251) 438-2094. Fax: (251) 438-2094. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Plymouth, MA. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a vibrant and welcoming South Shore community with excellent liturgy, seeks a part-time Director of Music. 20hr/wk position which includes playing 3 weekend Masses, 1 adult choir rehearsal, working with volunteer cantors, and playing all funerals, weddings and other liturgical celebrations. Instrument is a 5’10” Kawai grand piano. Candidate should possess excellent keyboard skills, intricate knowledge of Catholic liturgy, and some vocal ability is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and résume to: Search Committee. HLP-6703, 126 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA 02360. Fax: (508) 747-0616. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute, IN, St. Joseph University Parish, an active parish of approximately 750 households with a substantial campus ministry, invites applications for the full-time position of Director of Music and Liturgy. The director, a person of strong faith, is responsible for the effective preparation, coordination, performance, and leadership of the music and all other ministries within the liturgical celebrations of the parish and has a thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy. The successful candidate will have advanced proficiency in piano/organ and/or other instrument(s), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, or comparable experience in liturgical music ministry. For a complete specification of the position, please contact the Search Committee. Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicant screening will begin August 1st, and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your letter of interest, including some discussion of: your vision of Church, liturgy and the role of liturgical music, why you are interested in the position, and any special attributes you would bring to the parish, along with a current résumé to: Search Committee, Director of Liturgical and Music Ministries, St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807-3577. Phone: (812) 232-7011.


OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Do you value solidarity with the poor, teamwork, and community? We are forming teams of dedicated Catholic missioners to serve in Peru, Guatemala, and Kenya. We are a progressive and professional expression of the new lay mission movement in our Church. Explore our website at and fill out the Preliminary Form. Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, IL. Phone: (708) 588-1602.

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


REGISTERED NURSE -- Christ House, a 32-bed medical recovery facility for homeless men and women has openings for full- and part-time Nurses. This challenging position demands a commitment to serving people who are homeless in the context of a supportive community. Responsibilities include patient assessment and intervention including administration of medications and patient education. Excellent benefits package. Please send cover letter and résumé to: Christ House, Human Resources, 1717 Columbia Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Fax: (202) 232-4972. E-mail: For further information Visit our web site at:


CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER -- The Diocese of Orlando is seeking an individual for the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will serve as the Bishop’s chief administrative and business officer, responsible for fostering a ministry-oriented and accountable environment within the Chancery Office. The COO will provide the leadership and management that successfully implement the adopted mission and core values of the Diocese of Orlando. Consideration will be given to individuals with: business and management experience (minimum of 8 years), background in theology/religion, experience in managing employees, experience in working with lay-led boards and committees, managerial and leadership experience in parish/diocesan settings, proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, excellent written and oral communication skills (Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus). Deadline: 8/31/06. If interested, submit letter of interest, résumé, three references, and salary history to Thomas Conklin, Search Coordinator, NACPA, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202. E-mail to:


PRESIDENT -- St. Teresa’s Academy, a Catholic, private, not-for-profit, single-sex, college-prep secondary school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet for 500+ female students in Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of President. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate a minimum of five years of proven professional administrative experience in secondary education and be a practicing Catholic with a clear and deep appreciation for the mission and aspirations of Catholic education. Doctoral degree in a related educational field from an accredited school of higher education preferred. Interested parties are instructed to apply in confidence with a résumé and cover letter via e-mail. by no later then September 1, 2006, to: Dr. Robert Watkins at

PRESIDENT, BEAUMONT SCHOOL, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Beaumont School of Cleveland Heights, Ohio is a Roman Catholic secondary school in the Ursuline tradition that educates women for life, leadership, and service. It has approximately 500 young women in grades nine through twelve and is known for its loving and supportive environment. The position of President is becoming available due to the planned retirement of the incumbent. The President, reporting to the Board of Directors and under the authority of the Ursuline Leadership Team, is responsible for the strategic direction of the school. The Principal, the Director of Finance and Facilities and the Development Staff report directly to the President. The President leads planning, business affairs, fundraising campaigns and other strategic functions typical of an independent high school. The qualified candidate will be an experienced educator who is Roman Catholic and passionate about single sex education. Please submit your curriculum vitae in confidence to: Chair, Beaumont School Search Committee c/o Dise & Company 20600 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 925 Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122. E-mail: (subject: Beaumont President). For further information you may contact: Ralph Dise, Committee Chair directly at: (216) 752-1700, ext.102. For more information about the school and the position go to:


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY -- Xavier University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Catholic Systematic theology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2007. Additional competencies are desired (such as patristics, pastoral studies, christology). Teaching load consists primarily in teaching an introductory theology course and advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in systematic theology or additional areas of competence. Ph.D. (or equivalent) or imminent receipt of doctoral degree required. Some teaching experience is preferred. Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and, building upon recent success, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities. Xavier University is a Roman Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence in teaching, high-quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of peace and justice. The Theology Department currently consists of fifteen full-time, doctorally prepared professors. The Department offers the Bachelor and the Master of Arts in Theology degrees. Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL national meeting in November 2006. Xavier University is an AA/EOE employer. Send application letter, cv, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J./Department of Theology/Xavier University/3800 Victory Parkway/Cincinnati, OH 45207-4442. Application must be postmarked by October 16, 2006. Web page at:


COORDINATOR OF YOUTH and Young Adult Ministry wanted for Jesuit Retreat House, Staten Island NY. Send inquiries to: Fax (718) 727-4881 or

ST. GERTRUDE’S CHURCH, a suburban Cincinnati parish of 2000 families staffed by the Dominican Friars, is seeking a full-time youth minister to further the development of a dynamic, comprehensive youth ministry. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a strong grounding in the Catholic faith and good communication, leadership and organizational skills. Applicants are required to have a BA in Theology/Religious Studies or a related field and at least three years of pastoral experience. Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Send résumé with references to Search Committee, St. Gertrude Catholic Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243-3009. Fax: (513) 527-3971. Parish website:

YOUTH MINISTER -- Large suburban Vatican II parish (2,500+ families) in Fort Worth, Texas diocese seeks creative and energetic youth minister. Candidates should have minimum three years experience, with skills in leadership, motivation, organization, and communication; willingness to work with staff /volunteers to direct a comprehensive program for grades 6-12 including faith formation. BA plus certification in Youth Ministry. Competitive salary/benefits. YM Search Committee, St. Philip the Apostle, 1897 W. Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067. Fax: (972) 219-5429. E-mail:

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