National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 1, 2006

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Homilies -- Missions -- Retreats

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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

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. Phone: (270) 229-0200. E-mail: Visit:


SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RETREAT, Idyllwild, CA for individual retreat and small group retreats. Hildegard’s Hermitage is a perfect setting for individually designed sabbaticals. Contact: Esther Kennedy O.P. E-mail: abigail@spiritmountainretreat Visit: Phone: (951) 659-2523.

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:


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:

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. Web site:


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Employment Opportunities


DIRECTOR OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE -- Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, LA. Application deadline: until position is filled. The ideal candidate will have: Master's Degree in Theology or equivalent (minimum BA degree and willing to work toward Masters in Theology); distinguished background in ministry at diocesan or parish level, must work with young adult population, young married population, middle-aged and elderly populations; Director is expected to work in collaboration with Christian Formation Secretariat offices; familiar with Church documents involving marriage, family life, respect life, natural family planning, and Catholic sexual morality; familiar with large scale program planning and administration; must be well versed in computer skills/technology, and supervision; self starter, hard worker, must balance multiple tasks. Some evening/weekend work required, salary based on diocesan salary scale with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send resume, references, and cover letter to: Mr. Charles Jumonville, Chair - Search Committee, PO Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028.


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 to: Comboni Lay Missionaries, 1615 E. 31st Street, LaGrange Park, IL 60526 or by e-mail: For more information on the program, visit:


ST. CHARLES BORROMEO seeks experienced full-time Faith Formation Director for whole community catechesis, religious education, adult formation, and training faith formation volunteers. Must be a practicing Catholic with an MA in Theology, well organized, collaborative, and dynamic with strong leadership skills. Send resume to Leslie Hutchison, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

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.


LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS -- Loyola University Institute For Ministry is accepting applications for a Manager of Recruitment, Promotion & Student Services. Master of Pastoral Studies, Religious Education or Related Degree required. Knowledge of the structure, issues and needs of constituents in contemporary Roman Catholic parishes and dioceses is also necessary. Loyola offers an excellent benefits package including generous tuition benefits for full-time employees and their dependents. Send cover letter and resume to: or Mail to: Department of Human Resources, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Box 16, New Orleans, LA 70118.


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.


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:


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:


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 plus 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: Web site:

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