National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 22, 2006

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SALESIAN SPIRITUALITY RESOURCES -- or phone for a catalogue: 1-800-782-2270.


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the unique treatment issues and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 345-8410.


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

FAITH EDUCATION -- ”The Possible Journey”, Uncompromised Trust. Where politics, lobbies, churches fail. Free download at

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:


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:

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:

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:


AUTHOR MARGARET STARBIRD Retreat on Mary Magdalene, Oct. 20-22: Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual Private Retreats, Guided Retreats. Available for small private groups. (800) 455-0247. Details at:

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.

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:


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


Employment Opportunities


DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS AND PLANNED GIVING -- Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province. The Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers with ministries from Pennsylvania to Florida, is seeking a Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. This position reports directly to the Director of Development, and the successful candidate will have a proven ability to devise strategies and programs to communicate the organization’s mission, vision and values to current and prospective donors to sustain and increase major donor support as well as to continue the Oblate Planned Giving Program. Must be results-oriented with excellent follow-through to move donors to a higher level of commitment. Candidates should possess strong management and planning skills, ability to work independently, demonstrate superior written/oral communication, and strong computer skills. Must be comfortable soliciting cash and deferred gifts in the five-to-seven-figure range. The ability to travel is required. Seven-plus years experience and Bachelor’s degree are required; advanced degree and CFRE preferred. To apply: send cover letter, résumé, salary requirements and three references to: Rev. Angelo Maraldo, OSFS, Director of Development, 1020 West 18th Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. Fax: (302) 658-4627. E-mail:


DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE -- Seeking an Editor for The Long Island Catholic newspaper who will provide leadership to a Catholic newspaper in a time of transition and technology change and will bring new vision/ideas along with a commitment to a life lived in harmony with the tenets of the Catholic faith. He/She will: assure the content/format of the newspaper meets the standards of journalistic integrity and the goals of the Diocesan Bishop; select and edit all content and determine the overall layout of the newspaper; write a weekly column and/or supervise a weekly editorial; oversee a staff of approximately 25. Send cover letter, salary requirements and 3 professional references to: Attention: TLIC Search Committee, Office of Human Resources, Diocese of Rockville Centre, PO Box 9023 Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023. Fax: (516) 678-9566. E-mail:


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 résumé 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 résumé 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 résumé to Reverend James F. Hawker, 1123 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203-4003. For a copy of the Job Description e-mail:

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 résumé to Leslie Hutchison, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.


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


PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATE -- The Department of Pastoral Care, St. Cabrini Nursing Home, is seeking a part-time Pastoral Care Associate to work Saturday and Sunday, 8:30am-2pm or every other weekend, same hours. Experience in healthcare ministry is preferred. This experience would include those who are at present in a CPE program. St. Cabrini Nursing Home is a 304-bed nursing Home sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Please send or fax résumé to: Fr. Edwin Robinson, OFM, director of Pastoral Care, St. Cabrini Nursing Home, 115 N. Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Fax: (914) 693-1731.


WALSINGHAM ACADEMY seeks a qualified and experienced educational leader to serve as Principal of the Lower School for the 2006-2007 school year. Walsingham Academy is a progressive, independent Catholic college-preparatory institution, consisting of an Upper and Lower School. The Lower School, a Blue Ribbon School, serving students in grades pre-kindergarten to seven, is well regarded for its faith life and academic distinction. The candidate should possess administrative experience at the elementary level, a master’s degree in educational administration, hold or able to obtain a Virginia license, and be a practicing Catholic. Qualified candidates should complete an application which is available at E-mail or forward a letter of interest, including a résumé to the following address by October 15, 2006: Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle, President, Walsingham Academy, PO Box 8702 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8702. E-mail:


PRIEST -- St. Mary Medical Center, the premier healthcare facility in Bucks County, PA in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a caring, people-oriented Priest for an immediate assignment. As an integral member of our professional staff, you will provide healing and comfort attending to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of our patients, their families and our staff. A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years experience in an acute care hospital required; Master’s degree in Theology or equivalent and NACC certification preferred. We offer an excellent compensation package, including competitive salary, full benefits after 1st month of hire, pension plan, 403(b), free parking, and tuition reimbursement. Please fax (215) 791-5190, e-mail résumé to or send résumé to J. Rodriguez, Human Resources Dept., St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047. EOE.


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 résumé 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, 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


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, résumé, and references should be e-mailed to

THE DIOCESE OF LAFAYETTE-IN-INDIANA is searching for a professional associate for the Pastoral Office for Education and Youth Catechesis. This is a new position being created in the diocese to direct and coordinate the religious education programs in parishes and school from pre-school through grade 12 and advisory to parents who home-school. The person will be responsible to work with catechists and teachers of religion throughout the diocese. Therefore the person will need to have had experience at both a parish and diocesan level. The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is located in 24 counties of North-central Indiana and has 63 parishes with 100,000 Catholics. An applicant will need to be aware of the following criteria. Please send a résumé by October 15th to: Search Committee, POEYC Associate Position, Dr. Lois A. Meyer, SNDdeN, Diocese of Lafayette-on-Indiana, 2300 S. Ninth Street, Lafayette, IN 47909-2400. Web site:

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