National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 15, 2006

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Homilies -- Missions -- Retreats

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

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


INTERFAITH INSTITUTE -- ”Water: A Blessing in Crisis”, October 27-29, 2006. Wisdom House Retreat Center, Litchfield, CT. (860) 567-3163. Brochure available on-line: 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

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


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:

A LENTEN RETREAT DAY with Spiritual Writer and Author Sister Joyce Rupp, Saturday, March 31, 2007, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. St. Margaret of York Church, 9483 Columbia Road, Loveland, OH 45140. $25 (includes lunch). Send check payable to SMOY to Mary Jo Blankemeyer, c/o SMOY Church. For more information you can e-mail to:

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:

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 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:

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:

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:


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


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. 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:

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford is an independent, tuition-free middle school for boys from low-income families in the New Bedford, MA area. Staffed entirely by full-time volunteer teachers, Nativity’s goal is to graduate young men who are academically prepared to win scholarships to private high schools. The Board of Trustees seeks to hire a dynamic leader who will be responsible for creating and executing the school’s long term strategic and development plans. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing all financial, budgetary, facility, and development needs to ensure academic programs have the resources necessary to provide an exceptional education. To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Brendan Kennealey at For more information please visit


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS FORMATION for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Charlotte, NC. The responsibilities include overseeing the religion curriculum and instruction in the schools; providing professional development for all teachers and administrators; ensuring the certification of the religion teachers. The candidate should have the ability to communicate with diverse populations, to organize programs, to formulate and to monitor a budget. Experience: A master’s degree in religious education and at least three years working in a diocese or a Catholic School. Application deadline, Friday, October 6, 2006. Please send resume to Reverend James F. Hawker 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203-4003. For a copy of the Job Description e-mail:

MINISTER OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION -- (Full time) Duties include, but are not limited to: directing and coordinating P-K thru 11th grade religious education program, coordinating RCIA (with the help of a catechetical team), and sacramental preparation within the religious education program (First Penance, First Eucharist & Confirmation), supervising youth, young adult and adult Christian formation programming (retreats, workshops, scripture study, etc). Need good administrative, organizational and collaborative skills. Master’s degree in Religious studies, Pastoral studies or related field preferred with a minimum of 3 years experience as a catechetical leader. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Background check and VIRTUS training mandatory. Salary and benefits in accordance with the guidelines established by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Send letter of interest, resume and letter from your Pastor to: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attention Search Committee, 344 Maple Ave, Waynesboro VA 22980.

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 minimum. 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.


MINISTER OF MUSIC & LITURGY -- (Full time) Duties include, but are not limited to: directing and coordinating entire parish music program, responsible for selecting music and accompanying (or securing the necessary musicians for) weekend liturgies, holy days, Christmas, Holy Week, weddings, funerals, penance services and all other liturgical celebrations, training and supervising liturgical musicians, instrumental and vocal, facilitating participation of the assembly in the liturgy through singing; coordinating and supervising Liturgy Committee. Need good administrative, organizational and collaborative skills, a mastery of liturgical repertoire and choral development, minimum of three years experience as minister of music. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Background check and VIRTUS training mandatory. Salary and benefits in accordance with the guidelines established by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Send letter of interest, resume and letter from your Pastor to: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attention Search Committee, 344 Maple Ave, Waynesboro VA 22980.


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:


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 e-mail Prof. John Baldovin, SJ:

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 AY 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


ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER -- Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, a membership organization of faith-based volunteer programs, is looking for a full-time volunteer to join the CNVS office staff in suburban Washington, DC for a one-year commitment (with option to renew). This position involves responding to inquiries about volunteer opportunities, processing mailings, helping with conference planning and other special projects. Other duties include database entry, development projects including assisting with grant proposals and appeal letters, and communications projects including newsletter writing/editing. This position can utilize a variety of skills and allow one to gain experience in all aspects of a non-profit organization while promoting volunteer and lay mission opportunities! The position provides a stipend, room and board, and health insurance. Come help build bridges between volunteers and the people who need them! Position available immediately. Please contact Jim Lindsay at or (800) 543-5046, x18.


FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER -- Church of the Presentation, a vibrant Vatican II Catholic parish of about 5,500 families, located in the New Jersey suburbs is looking to fill a full time position in high school youth ministry. The parish is deeply committed to youth ministry and has had a full-time staff position for over 25 years. Key characteristics for a successful candidate include a vision of Church in alignment with the teachings of Vatican II, strong communication skills, and a deep respect for parishioner involvement. Degrees or certificates in ministry, theology, or related field a plus. Compensation packages are competitive and can be creative to fit particular situations. Cover letter, resume, and references should be e-mailed to:

YOUTH MINISTER -- (Part time) Duties include, but are not limited to: directing and coordinating parish-wide youth activities in conjunction with the Minister of Christian Formation, directing and supervising Parish Youth Council, serving as advocate for youth of the parish. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Background check and VIRTUS training mandatory. Salary and benefits in accordance with the guidelines established by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Send letter of interest, resume and letter from your Pastor to: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Attention Search Committee, 344 Maple Ave, Waynesboro VA 22980.

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