National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 8, 2006

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

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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:

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:

CAMPION RENEWAL CENTER, a Jesuit tradition, offers a wide variety of retreat programs including five and eight 8-day directed and guided retreats, prayer weekends, days of prayer, and The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola in various formats. The “Long Retreat” is offered in October. Visit our website for information on our programs, or call to request our latest brochure. Campion Renewal Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493. Phone: (781) 788-6810. 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:

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:

FEEL AT HOME in a private retreat with God in his space with all of nature, in mountains and desert. “Home Place” in Orangeville UT. Learn from ancient peoples and creatures in a little known area of the west. Spiritual consultation, Reiki available on request. Come to “Home Place” in any season, all year. There, a comfortable 100-year old house surrounded by a large yard awaits you. For more information contact: Paula Wellnitz, OLVM., PO Box 3, Orangeville, UT 84537. Phone: (435) 748-2230. 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:


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:

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

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: INN-TERRA, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID, provides a contemplative time of reflection with earth’s story and our story. Aug. 18 - Sept. 29, 2007. Come for all or part. Presenters include Gail Worcelo, SGM, MA, noted speaker and student of Fr. Thomas Berry, and Kathleen Fischer, PhD, MSW, award-winning author, spiritual director, retreat facilitator. Enjoy beautiful North Idaho; pray with the Benedictine women’s community. Phone: (208) 962-3224. E-mail: 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:

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:


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.


Employment Opportunities


THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON seeks an experienced Campus Minister to serve at Shepherd University located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Candidate will be an active practicing Catholic. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field and CCMA certification or working toward it. This full time 12 month position oversees the development and coordination of a vibrant Catholic campus ministry program for students, faculty and staff at Shepherd University. The Diocese offers competitive salary and benefits package. Send Resume by July 21, 2006 to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, 1300 Byron Street, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. Fax: 304-233-4086. E-mail:


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. E-mail:

PROJECT DIRECTOR -- Migrant Farmworkers Project. Position opening for bilingual, highly organized, flexible person with demonstrated commitment to seeking justice, creating community and providing services for low-income workers. College degree in related field; strong writing and professional skills. MFP coordinates a full range of services to approximately 500 Spanish-speaking farmworkers and families, with a staff of 4-6. Please send cover letter, resume and references, by October 15, to Migrant Farmworkers Project, 920 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108. No phone calls.

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CINCINNATI is seeking a Director of Human Resources to develop, oversee, support and direct services in the area of Human Resources for Archdiocesan offices, parishes, schools and other Archdiocesan institutions. The position provides leadership across the Archdiocese for all human resource needs, and assists Administrators and Departments in managing the personnel of the Archdiocese, based on Catholic values and principles, individual department plans, legislative requirements, and consistent application of policies and practices. Ideal candidate must have experience working in a faith-based organization, Masters degree preferred and/or PHR/SPHR and at least 7 years HR experience. Understanding/appreciation of Roman Catholicism is a plus! If interested, submit letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary history to Hope Manser, Search Coordinator, NACPA, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH, 45202, or e-mail to Deadline: Sept. 29th.


LOYOLA SPIRITUALITY CENTER -- St. Paul, is seeking a part-time Executive Director with development skills who has experience in fundraising and marketing. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with a professional staff of spiritual directors. Qualifications: BA/MA: 3-5 years experience in spiritual direction, retreat ministry and familiarity with Ignatian spirituality. Cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Loyola Spirituality Center, 389 N. Oxford Street, St. Paul, MN 55104. Web site:


FAITH FORMATION COORDINATOR at Holy Redeemer, Marshall, MN. Intergenerational K-8. Full-time with benefits. Degree in related field & experience desired. Open until filled. Send resume to: Holy Redeemer Church, c/o Leo, 503 W Lyon, Marshall, MN 56258. Or

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 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.


ST. CHARLES BORROMEO SCHOOL -- PreK-8 of Port Charlotte, FL has an immediate opening for Educational Media Specialist. The newly hired media specialist shall have a master’s degree in educational media or a bachelor’s degree in a field related to educational media and be familiar with technologies. Send letter if intent and resume to: Rosemary Bratton, Superintendent, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285.


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.


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? Phone: (401) 944-0001 Download information at: E-mail:


ST. CHARLES BORROMEO SCHOOL -- PreK-8 of Port Charlotte, FL is accepting applications for principal. Applicants must have experience and be practicing Catholic with Mater’s Degree in School Administration and/or Educational Leadership. Send letter if intent and resume to: Rosemary Bratton, Superintendent, Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285.


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:


WESTON JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, Cambridge, MA, seeks to fill two full-time, tenure-track positions in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology. Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor. Weston Jesuit School of Theology, an international theological center sponsored by the Society of Jesus, announces openings for two tenure-track positions in Systematic Theology at the level of assistant, associate or full professor. The openings are for Fall, 2007. Along with research and publication in areas of interest and specialization, responsibilities include: offering basic courses in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology for M.Div. and M.T.S. students, advanced level seminars for S.T.L. and S.T.D. students, reading courses, thesis direction, theological reflection and academic advisement. Competency and enthusiasm for mentoring students preparing for ordained and lay ministries in a variety of settings throughout the world is essential. Interested applicants should hold a completed doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D., Dr. Theol., S.T.D.) in Systematic Theology. Please send a letter of application, a resume and three letters of recommendation to: John Baldovin, S.J., Faculty Search Committee - Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 3 Philips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2006. Weston Jesuit encourages applications from Jesuits and other candidates who would enhance the diversity of the faculty and contribute to the international character of the school. The searches will remain open until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with background and experience. For more information, please contact Prof. John Baldovin, S.J: Web site:

WESTON JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, an international theological center, seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Medieval and Reformation Church History for   2007-2008. The particular area of specialization is open, but competency in one or more of the following areas is essential: the history of Christian spirituality, Jesuit history and spirituality, global Christianity, and other thematic subjects that bridge periods and disciplines. Background in the Roman Catholic theological tradition is highly desirable. Candidates must be able to teach and mentor at the master’s and doctoral level and have a commitment to the formation of men and women for ecclesial ministries. Earned doctorate required. Weston Jesuit encourages applications from Jesuits and candidates who would enhance the diversity of the faculty and contribute to the international character of the school. Deadline: October 16, 2006. Address applications and inquiries to: Prof. Thomas Kane, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 3 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA 02138, or 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:

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