National Catholic Reporter

Updated August 25, 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

NOTES, STORIES and resources for homilists and preachers. Web site:

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:

DYNAMIC, CREATIVE PREACHING -- Parish missions, Faculty in-service, retreats for religious. Web site:


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:


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:

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.

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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and culture courses, June 3-21, 2007 in Miami, Florida. 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:

Spiritual Coaching

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


EXOTIC INDIA & DUBAI -- November 24-December 8, 2006, US $2,349 Land. February 2-February 23, 2007, US-$3,799 Land. Managed by ATOURZ - Canada Contact: (905) 275-3591. E-mail: Web site:


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


Employment Opportunities


CAMPUS MINISTERS -- Diocese of Richmond, Va., has several positions available for priests, religious or laypersons. Pastoral experience and CCMA certification (or a commitment to work toward it) required. For further information, position descriptions, applications contact: Diane M. Guy, SND, Diocesan Director, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:

ASSISTANT CAMPUS MINISTER -- Full-Time: NJ Catholic women’s college in the liberal arts tradition seeks full time assistant to the Director of Campus Ministry. Assistant will work with the Director in executing the programs of campus ministry, specifically to address the spiritual, religious and ministerial needs of the college students. The successful candidate would have some experience in nurturing and developing programs, retreats, including the training and leadership building of peer ministry leadership. Additional experience with alternative spring break and outreach service projects preferred. As needed, the assistant will also collaborate with campus ministry on programs and initiatives including Roman Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith liturgies, social justice education and action, spiritual reflection, community service and RCIA. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to respond creatively and with flexibility to evolving needs of the student population. A bachelor’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry and equivalent experience required. Applicants should have experience in campus ministry or pastoral experience that compliments the mission of campus ministry at a religiously, culturally, and ethnically diverse college. The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, and must be committed to the mission and values of a Catholic college in the liberal arts tradition. Interested applicants may submit a resume along with a personal theology of ministry statement and three letters of reference to: College of Saint Elizabeth, Office of Human Resources, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Fax: (973) 290-4485. E-mail: Review of applications to continue until position is filled EOE


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, resume, three references, and salary history to Thomas Conklin, Search Coordinator, NACPA, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202. E-mail to:


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 resume 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.


DIRECTOR OF CONTINUING and Extension Education at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois. Requires graduate degree in theology, experience in planning and implementation of continuing education programs, experience and/or understanding of online education and distance learning. Self-starter, entrepreneurial yet collaborative, highly organized, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Responsible for identifying potential student markets, and appropriate educational programming and delivery systems (off-site, e-learning, blended); assists in developing new extension and continuing education programs; develops and manages Summer Institute and other workshops at CTU, and recruits appropriate faculty. Send resume and cover letter to: Full job description at:

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 resume due by August 31, 2006 to: Fr. Mark Richards, 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818-2541 or


COMBONI LAY MISSIONARIES -- Position opening for Executive Director with 3-5 years management experience, direct missionary service background, Master’s degree in Theology or equivalent, and excellent communication skills. Must be willing to travel. Spanish language ability desired. Send resume and cover letter by August 31 to: Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st Street, LaGrange Park, IL 60526 or by email to: For more information on the CLMP, visit


DIRECTOR OF ADULT FORMATION -- Vibrant parish community of 2400 families seeks a full time pastoral professional to direct adult formation ministries. The Director is responsible for a wide range of ministries including the Catechumenate, Marriage Preparation, Annulment Advocates, Baptism Preparation, Bible Study, and general adult formation offerings. The successful candidate will be self-directed, take initiative in responding to pastoral needs, and function respectfully and effectively in an inclusive manner. Qualifications: Knowledge of Vatican II Catholic theology; BA/BS in Theology or Pastoral Studies or equivalent education and experience. MA in Theology, Pastoral Studies preferred. Minimum of three years related professional experience. EOE, M/F/D/V. Please send cover letter including salary requirements and resume to: Adult Formation Search, St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Rd., Independence, MO 64055. Fax: (816) 373-3816. E-mail:

DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION -- Vibrant urban parish of 1000+ families seeks a full-time Director of Christian Formation. Located in the heart of Columbia, SC close to USC and blocks from the state capitol. The successful candidate will lead pre-kindergarten through high school program, sacramental prep, adult program, coordinate RCIA and oversee the youth ministry program. The ideal candidate will have a master’s in religious studies, pastoral ministry or related field and min. of three years experience as a catechetical leader. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Send resume to: St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Attention: Search Committee, PO Box 1896, Columbia, SC 29202.


FULL-TIME PASTORAL STAFF position as Director of Music and Liturgy for dynamic 1,980 family parish where worship is of primary importance. Must be a practicing Catholic. Minimum BA in music or equivalent, experience in planning Catholic liturgy, keyboard and choral directing proficiency, strong organization and people skills. Responsibilities include: coordinate all parish liturgies and prayer services, direct choir and coordinate other music and liturgical ministries, including 4-octave bell choir, coordinate funeral and wedding ministries. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send resume in care of Marian Furst, 4300 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002.


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

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 60526. Phone: (708) 588-1602.


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 resume to: Christ House, Human Resources, 1717 Columbia Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Fax: (202) 232-4972. E-mail: Visit our website at for further information.


PARISH ASSOCIATE -- A non-traditional Catholic parish has need of a parish associate in Rhode Island. Part- time position. Seeking a cleric desiring to grow with a five year old National (independent of Rome) Catholic parish. Are you up to the challenge? Download information at: E-mail:


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:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Good Shepherd Parish (900 families), Diocese of Lexington, KY seeks DRE to coordinate religious ed and sacramental formation programs. Communication, leadership and organizational skills essential. Creative, energetic and willing to work collaboratively. MA in religious ed + three years successful experience in religious formation program required. Salary/benefits commensurate with education/experience. Resume and three references by September 15 to: Miriam Picconi, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 310 Wapping St., Frankfort, KY 40601. E-mail:


PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY/Education Coordinator-The Office of Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Hartford located in New Haven, CT is seeking an experienced PSM/Ed Coordinator to infuse Catholic social teaching and the Church’s social justice perspective into all aspects of Catholic life in the Archdiocese, especially social justice formation processes and parish social ministry. Master’s required in the area of Social Studies, Religious Studies, Theology or related field, with a working knowledge of principles of Catholic social teaching and their application. Basic competence in use of Microsoft Office programs and PowerPoint presentation skills are required. Must provide own transportation and be available for frequent night and weekend work. Bilingual strongly preferred. Salary/benefits commensurate with qualifications. Send resume, cover letter and three references to: P. Joseph Smyth, Executive Director, Office of Urban Affairs of The Archdiocese of Hartford, 81 Satonstall Ave., New Haven. CT 06513. Fax: (203) 776-3233. E-mail:


CHURCH HISTORY PROFESSOR. Washington Theological Union, a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, announces a full-time faculty position in the field of church history beginning Fall 2007. Applicant should possess a doctorate in church history or related area, have demonstrated excellence in teaching and be able to teach graduate survey courses in the ancient/medieval and reformation/modern periods to graduate students preparing for ordained and lay ministry. Rank and duration of appointment are open; preference given to applicants from Union corporate religious communities. Application deadline: October 27, 2006. Send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to: Dean’s Office, Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel Street, NW, Washington, DC 20012. Phone (202) 541-5219. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- Good Shepherd Parish (900 families) Diocese Of Lexington, KY seeks enthusiastic Youth Minister to coordinate programs for middle and high school age youth. Communication, leadership and organizational skills are essential. Practicing Catholic with bachelor’s degree + experience in Youth Ministry required. Salary / benefits commensurate with education and experience. Send resume and three references by September 15: Miriam Picconi, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 310 Wapping Street, Frankfort, KY 40601. E-mail to:

YOUTH MINISTRY -- North Las Vegas Parish needs Youth and Young Adult Minister. Currently serving 2,600 households, St. John Neumann Catholic Church seeks a full-time minister to guide the faith formation of the parish’s youth (from junior high to young adult) as part of a faith formation team. Good communication, organizational skills and experience in youth or campus ministry required; degree in Theology, Ministry or Religious Studies preferred. Opportunities to serve include retreat organization and leadership, Confirmation preparation, and helping our youth recognize their talents as disciples and stewards of the church. Salary and starting date are negotiable. Send resume or letter of inquiry to: Zoe DeBlasio, D.Min., Director of Faith and Ministry Formation, e-mail: Website:

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