Updated December 18, 1998

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DIABETICS with Medicare or insurance. Save money on diabetic supplies. For more information, phone: 1-800-337-4144.


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY. Rev. Edward Lambro, PhD, CCMHC. Sensitive to the treatment and privacy needs of clergy, religious sisters and brothers. Northern New Jersey. Phone: (973) 696-3102.


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY: designed to work with your current ministry. Two three-week sessions (January and June) on campus yearly, with guided independent study. Accredited. Concentrations in pastoral supervision, CPE, Hispanic ministry. For information write or call: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. Website address:

For Sale

FOR SALE. Simple lifestyle, 50-bed, heated facility. Eight acres, lakefront, 97 miles from New York City, $325,000. Call: (914) 557-8145.


MISSION PREACHERS AVAILABLE. Call: Fr. Ron Luka, CMF, Claretian Missions. Phone: (708) 848-2076.


ANGELIC HOST, bimonthly newsletter, $14 per year. Proceeds go to the homeless. Make checks payable to: O.P.A. Mission, 9861 Baptist Church Rd., Affton, MO 63123-4901.


CELTIC PILGRIMAGES 1999. Prayer and study programs to Ireland, Wales, Scotland. Deepen relationship with God through lectures, worship, visits to holy sites. Contact: Sr. Cintra, 134 E. 28th St., New York, NY 10016. Phone: (212) 725-6435. Fax: (212) 779-4009.

IRELAND IN APRIL - Awaken to Celtic spirituality from Galway to Dublin. Celtic scholars will make the traditions of old come alive, adding a rich meaning to your life. Join Inward Travels for its annual and much loved trip April 17 to May 2, 1999. Contact facilitators Jane Comerford, CSJ, (206) 367-7524, or Joe Conyard, SJ, (206) 706-7295. Or write: Inward Travels, 735 N. 94th #3, Seattle, WA 98103.

IGNATIAN JOURNEY TO SPAIN, June 8-20, 1999. Led by Fr. Russell J. Roide, SJ. Madrid, San Sebastian, Loyola, Manresa, Monserrat, Barcelona and more. $2,495 from San Francisco. Space very limited. Catholic Travel Centre - Los Angeles. Phone toll-free: (800) 553-5233.

BIBLICAL AND CONTEMPORARY WOMEN in the Holy Land, June 4-20, 1999. Phone: (210) 829-6022. Website:

Religious Goods

USED “WORSHIP III” HYMNALS with the lectionary readings are sought by a parish needing to augment hymnals available to congregation. If you have surplus or redundant Worship IIIs available for purchase, please contact Arlie Llenares at: (801) 328-8941.

Religious Studies

DESIRE LAY MINISTRY? Priesthood? Theology degrees? Mater Dei Institute at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99202-1849. Phone: 1-800-986-9585, ext. 6012. Residential program.

Renewal Programs

RENEWAL PROGRAMS: BERAKAH: “A Place of Blessing,” offers A TIME OF BLESSING, four-month renewal programs for women religious seeking to foster fidelity to self, God and world. Components: scriptural and theological input, personal and spiritual renewal, contemplative space, opportunity for spiritual direction and/ or counseling, creative leisure in a community setting. Session I Aug. 28-Dec. 18, 1998. Session II Jan. 15-May 14, 1999. Choose one or two sessions. Inquiries: Berakah, 96 Fairview Rd., Pittsfield, NH 03263-3817. Ph. (603) 435-7271. Fax (603) 435-6670.

ELDERCARE: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, Gerontology Sabbath Renewal Program for those ministering/preparing to minister to elders. Courses, field trips, workshops. CEUs. Aug. 31-Nov. 23, 1999. Contact: Director, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. Phone: (812) 535-5162. Fax: (812) 535-4613. E-mail:


SERMON HELPS, CLIP ART, incisive articles and downloadable resources - PastoraLink is your link to the best pastoral resources. Web site:


SAN DIEGO. The Spiritual Ministry Center offers year-round retreats, including 30-day, by the ocean in a comfortable townhouse. RSCJ directors. Call phone: (619) 224-9444. Fax: (619) 224-1082. E-mail:

THOMAS KEATING’S CONTEMPLATIVE Outreach- Seven-day, centering prayer intensives/post intensive retreats. Monthly. Private rooms only. Alta Retreat Center. Silent side of the Tetons. Simplicity, solitude, sabbath. Information/reservations, contact Rev. Sandra Casey-Martus, Contemplative Outreach National faculty member: (307) 353-8100. E-mail:

THE WOMEN AROUND JESUS - a retreat for men and women led by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Guenther. April 16-18, 1999, Asheville, N.C. Contact: Stillpoint Ministries, Inc., 51 Laurel Lane, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Phone/fax: (828) 669-0606.

JOURNEY INTO SELF-DISCOVERY for Men in Ministry, Feb. 7-12, 1999, San Pedro Center, Orlando, Fla. An exclusive workshop for men in ministry. A blend of retreat/group therapy exploring the inner life, ministry, relationships, behavior, sexuality, addictions, psychotherapy, emotional bodywork, massage, dreamwork, painting of dreams, meditation, discernment, community building and private sessions. Limited to 15 participants. Contact: Daniel McDonald, Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork, 145 Spadina Rd., Toronto, Ont. M5R 2T1, Canada. Phone: (416) 928-9570. Fax: (416) 921-7464. E-mail: Website:

SEEKING GOD in Silence and Simplicity. The Rev. Dr. Margaret Guenther will facilitate this retreat/seminar for spiritual directors and retreat leaders. April 18-19, 1999, Asheville, N.C. Contact: Stillpoint Ministries, Inc., 51 Laurel Lane, Black Mountain, NC. Phone/fax: (828) 669-0606.

PAINTING AS PRAYER - a retreat experience integrating creativity, prayer and reflection led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Doty. May 9-13, 1999, Asheville, N.C. Contact: Stillpoint Ministries, Inc., 51 Laurel Lane, Black Mountain, NC. Phone/fax: (828) 669-0606.


SIENA SABBATICALS. In the Dominican tradition, a three-month (or part-time) program providing participants with an opportunity to grow in an integrated understanding of themselves as human persons, as Christians and as religious/clergy. Contact: Sr. Peggy Tully, OP, DMin, Program Director, Siena Spirituality Center, PO Box 660, Water Mill, NY 11976. Phone: (516) 726-4740. Fax: (516) 726-1930. E-mail:

JUBILEE - Celebrating Life’s Wisdom: May 19-June 10, 1999. A three-week renewal in southern California for ages 70 years or wiser. Participants listen to the urgings of the heart and reverence their journey of the mature years. Write or call: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176.

WINTER SABBATICAL - Jan. 4-Feb. 2, 1999. A monthlong, spiritual renewal in southern California with theological updating and holistic relaxation in a garden oasis. Write or call: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176.


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Spanish Studies

SPEAK SPANISH. Total immersion in ... Cuernavaca Language School. Apdo. 4-254 62430, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Phone: (011-52-73) 17-5151. Fax: (011-52-73) 16-3546. International Office: Box 4133, Windham, NH 03087-4133. Phone: (603) 437-9714. Fax: (603) 437-6412. E-mail: Website:

STUDY SPANISH LANGUAGE/Latin Culture total immersion, one-on-one customized programs in Guadalajara. Outstanding year around, start any time customized tutorials only with special emphasis on pastoral and other professionally-oriented Spanish. Home boarding recommended. Excellent faculty. Direct interaction with the Mexican reality. Contact CIRIMEX by mail: 2344 Patuxent River Rd., Gambrills, MD 21054; Fax: (301) 261-0417; Phone: 011-52-31-21-48-78; E-mail: 103110.1320 Compuserve .

MARYKNOLL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, Cochabamba, Bolivia. More than 35 years experience with thousands of students. Dedicated to preparing church personnel and those with a serious commitment to the Hispanic people at home or abroad. Highly qualified staff with mission theology, counseling, linguistics, language learning and culture. Pastoral immersion, living with local families. Located in the heart of the Andes (no McDonald’s yet). Contact: Casilla 550, Cochabamba, Bolivia. Phone: 591-4-241521. Fax: 591-4-241187. E-mail:

Study Tours

ISRAEL, PALESTINE, JORDAN - June 15-July 13, 1999. Twenty-seventh year of biblical, historical, archaeological study tours guided by biblical scholar Fr. Charles Miller, dean/professor of sacred scripture, St. Mary’s University of Texas. Six graduate/undergraduate credits. Two weeks in Jerusalem, one in Galilee, one in Jordan. Visit active excavations: Bedouin settlement; Jewish, Christian, Muslim holy places; Byzantine sites, Crusader castles, meet contemporary Israelis, Jordanians, Palestinians. Understand modern Middle East against 5,000 years of history. Scholarship assistance available. $5,400. Contact: (210) 436-3737. E-mail:


OBERAMMERGAU AND IMPERIAL EUROPE, May 29-June 9, 2000. Contact: Sr. Davey, Linwood Retreats. Phone: (914) 471-5838. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


CASA ANGELICA, a ministry of the Canossian Sisters since 1967, is seeking an assistant administrator to carry on the successful, family-oriented philosophy that has made Casa Angelica a special home for children. Three (3) years experienced working with the developmentally disabled, one of which should be in a supervisory capacity. Must be willing to attain New Mexico licensure for nursing home administration. Competitive salary, excellent benefits, stable work environment make Casa Angelica an ideal choice for the selected applicant. Position open immediately. Incumbent is new mother who leaves Casa to stay home; however, incumbent will be heavily involved in the transition. Equal opportunity employer. Please send or fax resume with three letters of reference to: Search Committee, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Fax: (505) 873-2786.


CAMPUS MINISTER. Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university of approximately 4,200 undergraduate and 4,000 full-time and part-time graduate students, is seeking one full-time campus minister to serve on a team of laypeople, religious and priests. The campus ministry team shares responsibilities in scripture, liturgy, sacramental preparation, RCIA, retreat work, social justice and pastoral counseling. Required background: MA or its equivalent in theology, pastoral ministry or related field with two years experience in pastoral ministry, preferably on a university campus. Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline is Feb. 8, 1999. Send resume and references to: Mario J. Prietto, SJ, Director of Campus Ministry, Santa Clara University, Benson Center 105, Santa Clara, CA 95053.

CAMPUS MINISTER POSITION available immediately for vibrant, action-oriented campus ministry team in growing, Catholic, coeducational college 15 miles west of Philadelphia. Contributes to “Education of the Heart” by focusing on faith development, outreach and community service, pastoral counseling, retreats, prayer services, celebrations and worship. May require teaching one course per year. Ten-month, full-time position. Bachelor’s in theology or related field with at least five years academic experience required. Duties require grounded personal spirituality, excellent interpersonal skills, remaining focused in hectic environment, active participation in college community life, strong work ethic, working collaboratively with all members of campus, handling fast pace and change. Master’s degree and teaching experience preferred. Expertise in women’s issues and women’s spirituality a plus. Cabrini is a vibrant, Catholic, coeducational college of more than 2,000 residential and commuter students. Send letter of application and resume to: Marna Guerrl, Human Resources, Cabrini College, 610 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087. For more information, visit our Web site at:


AGENCY COORDINATOR with team approach needed for The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless (not a shelter), located at St. Joseph’s Social Service Center, Elizabeth, N.J. The coalition is about empowerment, organizing, advocacy, education. Full-time, year-round position to provide leadership, program direction and administrative oversight. MSW, bilingual skills preferred. Skills: team building leadership, public speaking, computer literacy, fundraising, grantwriting, proficient writing skills. Salary: mid-20s. Send or fax resume to: Search Committee, c/o Joanne Eash, Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, 118 Division St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Phone: (908) 355-2060. Fax: (908) 355-5094.


DIRECTOR OF PARISH CARE and Empowerment. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., is seeking qualified persons interested in applying for the position of director, parish care and empowerment. This position creates a new office in the Department of Catholic Education and Parish Life. The director, parish care and empowerment, develops programs, services and systems to educate and form parish leadership in their pastoral ministries. Responsibilities also include adult and lay ministry formation. The director will work with parish pastoral councils and other parish and vicariate groups to enrich parish life. This position also assists the department’s executive director in the management of the Vicariate Pastoral Liaison Program. Qualified persons should possess a master’s degree in theology/pastoral ministry or related field. Prefer persons with advanced study in pastoral ministry track. Five to seven years of parish or diocesan experience is preferred. Looking for individuals with management experience and who are able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Adherence to the practice and traditions of the Catholic church is essential. Interested individuals should send resume to: Human Resources Office, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, 1300 Byron St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Fax: (304) 233-0890.


DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION. Immediate opening for person to address education issues at state legislature and direct affiliated resource organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills, MA/MS and public policy background. Send application, resume and salary requirements to: SEARCH - Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103.


FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR for 1,000-family parish. Prefer master’s in religious studies or pastoral ministry. RCIA, family-based catechesis experience helpful. Collaboration, people skills are musts. Send resume: Fr. Schmid, St. Mary, Box 325, Derby, KS 67037. Phone: (316) 788-5525.


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS of San Domenico School is seeking candidates for the position of head of school effective July 1, 1999. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: experience in educational administration and teaching combined with an advanced degree (and boarding school experience, if possible); a profound commitment to independent education in the Catholic tradition and the mission of San Domenico; commitment to single-gender education for young women at the secondary level; successful experience with collaborative leadership; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to motivate a team of career professionals. Founded in 1850, San Domenico School is a Roman Catholic, independent school in the Dominican tradition serving students pre-K through 12. Pre-K to eight is coeducational, while grades nine through 12 serve young women who may be either day students or residents. The mission of the school is “to form, with parents, a community committed to excellence in education.” The school provides contemporary and innovative academic training in the context of a history rich in tradition. San Domenico offers its more than 500 students a truly distinctive learning opportunity that touches on every aspect of their development through the dedicated service of 100 members of faculty and staff. In addition to the traditional services offered at premier schools, San Domenico is proud of its music conservatory and equestrian center. San Domenico is situated in the hills of Marin County, Calif., just north of San Francisco and is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the California Association of Independent Schools. Address all inquiries and letters of intent to: San Domenico Search, Robert F. Shea, President, Shea Consulting Services, 4098 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 1, Dallas, TX 75244. Phone: (972) 484-3958. Fax: (972) 484-1048. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC. Part-time position (15-20 hours) starting Jan. 4, 1999, in this progressive, 650-family faith community in Santa Cruz, Calif., area on beautiful Monterey Bay. Plan music for four weekend liturgies; prepare cantors, singers, instrumentalists; direct choir; join liturgy planning team. Good keyboard skills optional for additional work and salary. Send/fax resume to Patrick Conway at: Resurrection Catholic Church, 7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003. Phone: (831) 688-4300. Fax: (831) 688-6921. E-mail: Web site:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and religious education. Parish of 600 families in suburban Las Vegas is seeking a music director skilled in liturgy and religious education. Duties: music and ministry training, accompanist, marriage and funeral planning, religious education program. Salary negotiable. Send resume: Fr. Annese, St. Andrew’s Church, 1399 San Felipe Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005.

MUSIC DIRECTOR: 1,600-household Catholic, stewardship parish implementing year one of a three-year pastoral plan seeks part-time music director for choir/cantor development at four weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, other prayers of the church. Twenty hours per week. Collaborative-style, salaried staff position. Organ required; organ and piano preferred. Please send inquiries by mail or fax to: MD Search, 41 Harding Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Fax: (508) 992-0685.


ORGANIZER: Congregation, faith-based community organization with strong track record seeks resourceful person to develop, mobilize grassroots leaders. Equal opportunity employer. Interfaith Action, 410 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14611.


CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT. Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School of Omaha, Neb., a coed high school of 660 students, seeks applicants for the position of president. Deadline for applications: Dec. 31, 1998. Interviews for position: January 1999. Send inquiries and request for position description and requirements to: Catholic School Office, PO Box 4130, Omaha, NE 68104-0130.


DESALES REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (coed, Middle States accredited) in Geneva (Finger Lakes region), N.Y., seeks applicants for principal beginning July 1, 1999. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with demonstrated leadership, communications skills and experience in educational administration with emphasis in fiscal management, strategic planning and resource development. Candidate must possess a master’s degree and five years of progressive administrative leadership experience. Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. Application deadline: Jan. 11, 1999. Send letter of interest and resume to: Search Committee, DeSales Regional High School, 90 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456.

OPENING FOR AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL starting in the 1999-2000 school year at St. Mary’s Academy, The Dalles, Ore.. Located 80 miles east of Portland in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and established in 1864, St. Mary’s offers a PK-eight Catholic education and day care program. Seeking a practicing Catholic with dynamic teaching, development and leadership skills. Request for information packets should be mailed by Jan. 15, 1999, to: Principal Search Committee, 1112 Cherry Heights. Rd., The Dalles, OR 97058. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Catholic parishes in Perham, Minn., seek qualified person to direct combined religious programs, preschool through adult. Need practicing Catholic with solid background and experience. Position available in July 1999. Send resume and credentials to: Fr. David Rieder, PO Box 216, Perham, MN 56573.

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. Opening for director of religious education for the parish of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Antioch, Tenn. This parish of 550 families seeks an individual with initiative and experience in religious education and administration to coordinate a continuing educational process for preschool children through adults. To apply, send resumes to: St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Community, 601 Bell Rd., Antioch, TN 37013.


ENGLISH- AND SPANISH-SPEAKING mathematics teachers needed for adult education instruction in pueblo 50 miles south of Cancun. Apartment and modest stipend provided. Reply to: Paul Ramsey, 500 W. 43rd St., Apt. 30E, New York, NY 10036. E-mail:

TEACHERS NEEDED. St. Bonaventure Indian School is seeking lay missionaries to teach Navajo children from kindergarten through the 12th grade for the 1999-2000 school year. Teaching certification preferred or willing to become certified after employment. Salary is $5,000 per year plus housing and health insurance. Send letters of inquiry and resume to: Bob O’Connell, St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, PO Box 746 Thoreau, NM 87323.

DEDICATED, CERTIFIED/CERTIFIABLE Professionals sought for 125-year-old, revitalized, coed Catholic High School. Openings for the 1999-2000 school year are anticipated in religion (2), physical sciences and social studies. Please forward resumes to: John R. Carlucci, Principal, St. Joseph Academy, 155 SR 207, St. Augustine, FL 32095. Or fax: (904) 826-4477.

INSTRUCTOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Sacred Heart Major Seminary invites applications from Roman Catholics free to accept a full-time faculty position in systematic theology. A doctorate is required. Instructor will be expected to support the mission of SHMS and the teachings of “Pastores Dabo Vobis” and the “Program for Priestly Formation.” Minorities are encouraged to apply. Deadline: Feb. 1, 1999. Send application, vita with references (address and phone) and transcripts to: Dr. Mark Latkovic, 2701 Chicago Blvd., Detroit, MI 48206.


BELLARMINE CHAPEL, CINCINNATI, needs full-time director of young adult and youth ministry. St. Robert Bellarmine Parish is searching for a full-time staff person with primary responsibility for the faith development of our teen-age and young adult parishioners. Lively, well-attended programs are already in place, awaiting coordination and further growth through the talents a new person will bring. He or she will join a staff of five, who share the practical direction of the parish mission, where strong liturgy, community spirit and social outreach are important values. We are a Jesuit parish at Xavier University in Cincinnati, a parish of choice for approximately 640 households. A challenging place to work and grow. Deadline: Jan. 31, 1999. Send resume with cover letter and references noting your gifts and vision for ministry to: Richard Bollman, SJ, Pastor, Bellarmine Chapel, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Fax: (513) 745-2031.

RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS. Boys Hope/Girls Hope is seeking experienced religious to serve as houseparents for academically capable, yet at-risk youth in small group, family-style neighborhood homes associated with Catholic grade and high schools. These are 24-hour, live-in positions with competitive salary, room and board and benefits. Positions available in several locations. Contact: Boys Hope/Girls Hope, Personnel Dept., 12120 Bridgeton Square Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044-2607. Phone: 1-800-545-2697.

YOUTH MINISTER. Growing parish of 1,900 families has immediate opening for full-time youth minister for established total youth ministry program, youth grades six through 12. Candidate must be faith-filled, enthusiastic, organized, creative and team-oriented. Salary commensurate with degree and experience. Benefits package included. Send or fax resume and statement of your vision of youth ministry to: Youth Minister Search Committee, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410. Fax: (336) 294-6149.

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