National Catholic Reporter

Updated September 10, 2004

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ECUMENICAL MONASTIC COMMUNITY forming in Los Angeles. Contact Fr. Columban Scull at: (323) 663-7570. Or e-mail:

Bed & Breakfast

QUIET COUNTRY LANE setting near Weston. Comfortable bed and breakfast/suite. Open May - October. Color brochure: (802) 259-2903. Leslie Place, Belmont, VT 05730. Website:

Books & Tapes

BOOKS, VIDEOS, PROGRAMS on women’s spirituality. Phone: (703) 379-2487. Or visit: Or:

“FOG: An Analysis of Catholic Dogma”. How have the uses of fear, blind obedience and gloss contributed to today’s scandal in the Catholic church? Professor Garland Jaggers challenges Catholic hierarchy to revisit its dogma. $12.95 plus shipping and handling. G. Jaggers, 1739 Canton Blvd., Detroit, MI 48207.

FREE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION CATALOG -- 44 pages. Resources for newcomers to Christian meditation. Material for nurturing your practice of meditation. Teachings by John Main, OSB; Laurence Freeman, OSB; Bede Griffiths OSB; Thomas Keating, OCSO; and others. A rich source of materials including books, audiotapes, CDs, videos and music for the inward journey. Phone toll-free: (888) 673-8617. Or visit Web site: For more information about Christian meditation phone toll-free: (800) 324-8305. Or visit the World Community for Christian Meditation Web site:

Business Opportunities

FOR SALE: Catholic bookstore and church supply business in major Southwest market. Established 1957. Owner retiring. For information e-mail:


“FINE ART PRINTS” -- Pope Paul (10 images), crucifix (eight images) and three faces of Christ. Web site:


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

ST. ELIAS SCHOOL of Orthodox Theology -- An accredited school offering correspondence graduate and postgraduate programs. Web site:

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 more information, contact: Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216. Phone: (210) 341-1366. Web site:

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

PARISH MISSIONS-LITE MISSIONS: Do you want to make the Eucharist the center of your parish life? “Life In The Eucharist” can help bring life to your Eucharists and Eucharist to your life. Our programs can be tailor-made to meet your needs. We are happy to work with your liturgical and catechetical ministers. Lay teams are ready to serve your parish. Please contact the Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing: (713) 661-3958. E-mail: Web site:

MISSIONS/RETREATS -- Numerous topics offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. DeSales Resources and Ministries, Fr. John Graden, director: (800) 782-2270. Web site:

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


11-DAY “ITALY PILGRIMAGE” with Fr. Chuck, Jan. 11, 2005. $1,999 from Atlanta. Phone: (334) 774-6826. For more details e-mail:


EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Open Oct. 15-April 30. Individual retreats, guided retreats, small private groups. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. 2004-2005 schedule 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.

CONTEMPLATIVE STUDY AND RETREAT SABBATICAL, a residential program for the spiritual renewal of the whole person that combines periods of silence and rest with daily spiritual teachings. Four to seven weeks, limited to 15 participants. Spring session, March 14-April 29, 2005. Winter session, Oct. 31-Dec. 16, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.Web site:

EXPLORATIONS IN THE NATURE OF OBSERVATION, an awareness retreat with internationally known artist, Andrew Rush, and the Drawing Studio. Participants will be busy people who desire to reflect upon the essential nature of seeing through the practice of drawing. January 23-28, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400 Web site:

QUIET MOUNTAIN RETREAT in New Mexico -- Redondo Retreat Center in the sacred Jemez Mountains, 80 minutes from Albuquerque, pine forest with hiking trails, access to natural hot springs and breathtaking views and a labyrinth. Options include sabbatical, guided retreats, privacy, reiki, massage, Native American-guided sweats and sitting meditations with the local Zen Mandala Center.. Other options include: ceremonies, shamanic journeying, drumming circle and day trips to Santa Fe, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, Colo. For more information write, call or e-mail: Sharon Palma, 7 Oso Place, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: (505) 829-3185. 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:

VISITATION SPIRITUALITY CENTER, Monroe, Mich. Year-round retreats, spiritual direction, programs. Beautiful contemplative space on wooded grounds with nearly two miles of walkways. Retreat house, hermitages. Phone: (734) 242-5520. E-mail: Web site:


WINTER OR SPRING SABBATICAL: An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. Winter: Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005. Spring: May 3-June 2, 2005, participants reverence journey of the mature years, reflect on Sabbath time and celebrate life’s wisdom. For information or to register, please contact: Robert Cogswell, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175, ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. E-mail: Web:

RELAX, REST, RENEW -- A sabbatical that you design. Monastic setting in beautiful Oregon. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, classes and retreats. Outings to beaches and mountains. August-May or shorter periods. Men and women. Contact: Jo Morton, OSB, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362. Phone: (503) 845-6773. E-mail: Web site:

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 Manual 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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH LANGUAGE and culture courses, June 5-23, 2005 in Miami. 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:


REFORMED CATHOLIC CHURCH, progressive and inclusive. Valid orders. Tutorial seminary. Personalized ministry. PO Box 725, Hampton Bays, NY 11946. Phone: (631) 728-2633

CATHOLIC APOSTOLIC CHURCH in North America -- Marital status and gender not an impediment to holy orders. Phone: (212) 923-1901. Web site:


Employment Opportunities


FULL-TIME BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR with strengths in development wanted for a progressive Roman Catholic church of 1,900 households in central Wisconsin. For application contact:


PRIEST CHAPLAIN and director of Catholic campus ministry; full-time, 12 months. Cornell Catholic Community seeking applicants to oversee all aspects of ministry and responsible for forming and sustaining the faith community at the university through the pastoral care of the students, faculty and staff; leadership of a large campus ministry team; and implementation of the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit.” This position will provide the pastoral and sacramental needs of the faith community, direct evangelization and outreach to the alienated and unchurched in the campus community, call forth and develop lay leadership, cultivate relationships with the university administration and provide leadership for the development of funding and alumni relations. Qualifications: MDiv, five years experience in campus ministry with comparable responsibilities and duties. Campus ministry certification preferred. Would consider an assistant director with less qualification for the right applicant. Application deadline: Nov. 30 for a July 1, 2005, start date. Send cover letter and resume to: Barbara Pedeville, Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, New York 14624. Or e-mail:

COORDINATOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Serve as full-time campus ministry coordinator in a K-12 Catholic, independent school with 1,100 students. Previous experience needed. Master’s degree in related fields preferred. Contact: Chair, Search Committee for Campus Minister, Schools of the Sacred Heart, 2222 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94115. Fax: (415) 563-3005. E-mail: For full job description see careers at:


COORDINATOR, Batahola Norte Cultural Center, Managua, Nicaragua -- lead member of administrative team implementing center’s mission including cultural, educational, pastoral programs. Experience in administration, work with youth and women, work in Latin America. Bilingual. Commitment to social justice and poor. Deadline: Sept. 30. Send resume/request for complete job description:


DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT -- Thriving community alive in the Spirit seeking creative, faith-filled director of stewardship and development who is prepared to walk a purposeful, tithing journey with us. Deep appreciation and understanding of tithing, great networking and people skills, proactive planner and highly organized, computer skills and an ability to equip and empower volunteers. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Please send resumes by Sept. 30 to: Queen of Peace Catholic Community, Attn: Tammy Brizzi, 19000 S.W. 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -- Religious nonprofit organization in Southern California seeking director of development. Responsibilities include creating, implementing multifaceted program, management and coordination of existing development office staff. Exceptional verbal, written communication skills with ability to work collaboratively and produce results. Previous experience required. Salary, benefits commensurate with experience. Position immediately available. Fax: (310) 541-5967. More information, e-mail:


THE GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION/USA, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization, is seeking a director. Duties include fund raising, overseeing the organization’s projects and creatively developing new projects aimed at improving human rights conditions in Guatemala. For more information, see:

HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES, international social services organization seeking to make Christ present in the world through service to the poor, seeks director to administer the Living with Hope Outreach Center, Belize City, Belize. New, nonresidential care facility for infants-six years infected with/by HIV/AIDS. First center of its type in Belize. Position requires two- to three-year commitment. Director, in consultation with a nurse, will design and implement programs, supervise staff of four-plus volunteers, oversee budget, report to director of programs in Belize. Qualifications: love of children, experience in related field, strong faith base, strong administrative skills. Knowledge of caring for HIV/AIDS children strong asset, but willingness to educate oneself and experience with special needs children may suffice. Respond as soon as possible with resume: Wayne Fowler, Executive Director, Hand in Hand Ministries, 3729 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40218. E-mail: And:


ASSISTANT EDITOR, “U.S .Catholic” magazine. Progressive, national, Catholic general interest magazine, conveniently located in Chicago’s Loop, seeks a skilled and creative assistant editor to work as an integral team member on its editorial staff. Qualified applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications or equivalent experience; at least three years prior editing, writing, layout and production experience; and excellent communication, organization, and proofreading skills. Demonstrated PC proficiency (Adobe InDesign and Photoshop) and an understanding of contemporary Catholicism are very important. Must possess high initiative, detail orientation and the ability to meet deadlines and work both independently and collaboratively. We offer competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity for professional growth in a congenial environment where your efforts will be appreciated. Submit resume with published clips to: Human Resources, Dept. AE, St. Jude League/Claretian Publications, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60606. Fax: (312) 236-5761. E-mail:


CHICAGO-BASED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR position available. Opportunity for a clinically-skilled, pastoral administrator to lead the competent, collegial staff of an ecumenical ministry development service serving the Midwestern states in four locations. Must meet criteria for a director as outlined by the Ministry Development Council. Deadline: Sept. 30. Send inquiries and resume to: Mr. Jerry Haun, Search Committee Chair, 3013 S. Wolf Road, No. 324, Westchester, IL 60154. Check our Web site for further information about our organization:


MINISTER OF MUSIC, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk, Va. Music minister for 1,130-family Roman Catholic congregation and parish school to coordinate and accompany sacred music for liturgy and direct choirs. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Contact: Michelle Castillo, Search Committee, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 155 W. Government Ave., Norfolk, VA 23503. Phone: (757) 480-3433, ext. 14. Please visit our Web site at:

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES -- Full-time position available immediately to coordinate music ministry for a church of 1,600 families. Requirements: bachelor of music, experience in Catholic liturgy desirable. Excellent skills in organ, piano and choral/handbell conducting. Responsibilities: preparing music for four weekend Masses, holy day; rehearses weekly the Chancel choir (40 STAB voices), chapel choir (grades two-six), cherub choir (pre-K-one), adult/youth handbell choir. Schedules/conducts training for six paid cantors. Salary commensurate with education and experience; excellent benefits. Weddings/funerals extra. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Attn: Rick Hutchings, 1504 Tenth St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. Phone: (940) 723-5288.

MUSIC MINISTER -- Full- or part-time, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lakeland, Fla. Accompany children’s choir, adult choir, cantors for Sunday liturgies, holy days, funerals, weddings. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy/music required. Strong keyboard and/or organ skills a must. Openness in communication and collaborative skills in working with director of liturgy and other pastoral staff. Candidate should send resume to: Search Committee, Attn: Director of Liturgy, St. Anthony Church, PO Box 90164, Lakeland, FL 33804-0164. Or fax: (863) 859-1036.

MINISTER OF MUSIC/ORGANIST -- Full-time position with benefits available October. Active, singing, contemporary, 1,700-family parish seeks creative and versatile music minister. STAB adult choir, contemporary choir and handbell choir using Gress-Miles pipe organ and Steinway grand piano. Desired background includes strong spirituality, experience with contemporary and traditional musical styles, experience and competence on organ, ability to work with pastoral team, ability to find and recruit performers for yearly concert series. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Please send letter of inquiry with resume and references to: Search Committee, St. Thomas More Parish, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231. E-mail: Web site:


OVERSEAS LAY MISSION: Join a team of lay missioners serving the poor in Peru, Kenya, Eritrea or South Africa. We provide great training and support. Application deadline for spring 2005 is Sept. 1.Comboni Lay Missionaries, La Grange Park, Ill. Phone: (708) 354-2050. Explore our Web site at:


PRIESTS WANTED TO PREACH PARISH MISSIONS -- Stipend, travel and accommodations provided. Isaiah Ministries, Inc., now in its 20th year. Contact Dr. Gerry Downs. Phone: (888) 472-4241. E-mail:


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Multicultural parish community of 3,000 families is seeking a director of religious education to develop, organize and implement religious education programs for adult and children. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with an appropriate degree and several years of religious education experience and credentials. Excellent communication and leadership skills and able to work a flexible schedule. Bilingual desired (English/Spanish). Competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance. Please send resume to: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, PO Box 619, Burlington, NC 27216. Or e-mail to:


YOUTH MINISTER -- Multicultural parish community of 3,000 families is seeking a youth minister to develop, organize and implement a parish-based youth program for middle and high school age children. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic who is energetic and can work well within a collaborative environment. A degree and two-three years of religious education experience and youth ministry is required. Must be able to communicate effectively with both adults and children and able to work a flexible schedule. Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish). Competitive salary and benefits. Relocation assistance. Please send resume to: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, PO Box 619, Burlington, NC 27216. Or e-mail to:

A VIBRANT, NEW JERSEY Catholic community seeking innovative, creative, faith-filled, energetic, inspirational leader as a full time pastoral associate for youth ministry. This individual will serve a well-established youth ministry program for junior high and high school students in a dynamic, growing parish of approximately 3,000 households. Knowledge and experience with “Renewing the Vision” a comprehensive model of youth ministry, along with a BA in theology preferred. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send resume to: Youth Ministry Search Committee, Catholic Community of St. Matthias, 168 JFK Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Or email:

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH and young adult ministry -- Growing parish and mission located in the beautiful Texas hill country about one hour west of Austin, is seeking a minister to work with teens, young adults and young married couples. This individual must be innovative, creative and with a view to coordinate youth activities for the entire deanery. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus. This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For information or to send resume, write to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 701 N. Key Ave., Lampasas, TX 76550. Phone: (512) 556-5544. Or e-mail:

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