National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 1, 2004

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THE ARTISTS ALLIANCE AGAINST VIOLENCE, INC. -- A 501 (c3) corporation is compiling a national directory of Catholic dancers. For information contact: AAV Inc., PO Box 249, Boiceville, NY 12412. Or e-mail:

CHURCH UNITY PRAYER, FREE. Join our priest, brothers and candidates in a prayer of special interest to Catholics and Orthodox, based on ancient liturgies. Your address will not be used to dun you for money. Write: Arms of the Cross, PO Box 1808, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

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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. Web site:

Books & Tapes

SPIRITUALITY for busy people in all walks of life. Check out: Or phone for a catalogue: (800) 782-2270.

“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, audio tapes, 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:

“THE POWER TO SUPPORT -- The Support of Retired Clergy”, R.M. Kiffman, PhD, JCD. $65.00. Advanced order only. Postage and handling: $10. Send check or money order to: Rev. Dr. R.M. Kiffman, PhD, JCD, 256 King North, PO Box 38070, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2J 4T9.

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


COUNSELING/PSYCHOTHERAPY - “A Sabbatical with a difference.” Design your own sabbatical. Explore dream interpretation, emotional bodywork, massage, group therapy, spiritual direction, discernment, visualization, relaxation and more. Contact: Daniel McDonald, Director, C.P.E.B. THERAPIES, INC. Phone: (416) 928-9570. E-mail: Visit our Web site:

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.


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

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


AUSTRIA/BAVARIA PILGRIMAGE for advocates of lesbian/gay Catholics, Feb. 26-March 7, 2005. Phone Sister Jeannine Gramick: (301) 864-3604. E-mail:

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

WOMEN OF BIBLE LANDS with author Martha Ann Kirk, June 3-17, 2005. Phone: (210) 829-3854. 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:


GAY MEN’S ADVENT RETREAT, Dec. 3-5. Join others who choose to embrace their spiritual life, sexuality and religious tradition fully. Facilitated by Michael Kelly and John Stasio at Easton Mountain, upstate New York. The program will include a variety of approaches to explore our spiritual lives and gifts. Details: (800) 553-8235; (518) 692-8023. E-mail: Web site:

EVENSONG BY THE SEA Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod. Open Oct. 15 to April 30. Individual private retreats, guided retreats. Available for small private groups. Phone toll-free: (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.

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:

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: Winter: Jan. 3-Feb. 3, 2005 -- An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation in this garden oasis. 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:

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:


ECUMENICAL ORDER OF CHARITY -- an inclusive, affirming, noncanonical community of men and women living on the cutting edge of the Gospel. Is God calling you? Contact Br. Guadalupe Mary, OC at:

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


JUSTICE AND PEACE, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Va., seeks staff member for Office of Justice and Peace (OJP) to work with parishes on issues of poverty, economic justice and women in church and society. Position requires a master’s degree in social science or theology/ministry, or its equivalent, and significant course work in the other area and at least five years professional work experience in ministerial or social justice setting. Strong communication and group facilitation skills needed. Starting salary of $42,991 to $48,366. Send resume and letter of intent by Oct. 22 to: OJP Search, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT -- National association of private foundations is seeking applicants for assistant directorship to oversee a focused program developing grant-making know-how, leadership skills and faith framework of younger foundation trustees. Position requires exceptional verbal and written communications, organizational skills, as well as background experience in development or philanthropy. Results-oriented organization. Must possess high initiative, be detail oriented, meet deadlines and work collaboratively. Competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity for professional growth. Requirements: master’s degree, minimum five years work experience. Submit resume and writing samples to: FADICA, PO Box 57223, Washington, DC 20036. No phone inquiries.


YOUNG ADULT AND CAMPUS MINISTRY -- Chaplain sought for Catholic student center serving Rice University and the schools of the Texas Medical Center. Catholic priest with permission of superior, knowledge of bioethics, campus ministry experience. Works in collaboration with the center director, a Dominican sister, in a broad-based campus ministry guided by the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit.” Human Resources, Diocese of Galveston-Houston, PO Box 907, Houston, TX 77001-0907. E-mail:


CANONIST -- Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., seeking full-time canonist for tribunal. Qualifications: licentiate in canon law. Knowledge of Spanish desirable but not necessary. Position open to clerics, religious laity. Salary, health benefits, retirement based on diocesan guidelines. Resume to: Rev. Richard J. Lyons, JCL, Diocese of Metuchen, PO Box 191, Metuchen, NJ 08840. E-mail:


DIOCESAN DIRECTOR, Office of Catechesis. PS/K-grade 12 religious education parishes and Catholic schools. Maintain diocesan catechist formation program. Develop parish catechetical leadership: recruitment, formation, certification. Continue to implement diocesan religious education curriculum guidelines. Assist parishes with systematic program evaluation. Strong collaborative and administrative skills. MA religious education, minimum, five years experience as parish DRE. Additional diocesan experience preferred. Substantial experience in catechist formation. Position open immediately but starting date negotiable. Inquiry, request for application materials and detailed job description: Sr. Dorita Wotiska, OP, PhD, Diocese of Lansing, 300 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI 48933. Phone: (517) 342-2481. E-mail:

DIRECTOR of the Department of Parish Catechetical Outreach, Diocese of Oakland, Calif. This innovative department is composed of five teams of professionals commissioned to each region of the diocese to connect the parishes of the region with resources for catechetical programs to all ages and in various areas of ministry. The director supervises the teams and assures that they share their areas of expertise with one another for the benefit of the parishes in the regions they serve. Full-time. For information or application, contact (Oct. 22 deadline): Sister Barbara Flannery, Chancellor, 2900 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610. Phone: (510) 893-4711. Fax: (510) 893-0945. E-mail:

AREA DIRECTOR -- Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a Catholic, lay volunteer corps working for justice and peace, seeks area director for our volunteer communities. JVC coordinates a year of work for social justice and spiritual reflection for young adults. Responsibilities include field support of volunteers, implementation of formation program, developing job placements and local resources. Travel required. Strong teamwork, ability to work independently and keen organizational skills required. Two years experience in pastoral ministry preferred. $25K plus benefits. Send cover letter and resume to: JVC:SW, PO Box 40039, San Francisco, CA 94140. Fax: (415) 522-1633. E-mail:


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: The Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Center (MCIF), named after two Maryknoll nuns killed in El Salvador, is a women’s education, job training and small business center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y. MCIF seeks an energetic, innovative director who understands and supports the mission of the center. Candidates should have a minimum of five years relevant experience. For more information e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF FINANCE -- Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur seek a director of finance. Person must have experience in accounting, forecasting and strategic planning; expertise in working with nonprofit organizations; excellent verbal and written skills; ability to work as a member of a team; advanced degree, MBA preferred. Salary negotiable. Send resume to: Search Committee, Finance Office, 351 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. Or fax: (617) 387-1303.


BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE helps children who are hurt and at-risk, yet academically capable, to realize their potential by providing value-centered, family-like homes and quality education through college. We seek committed and mature individuals for our live-in residential counselor positions. Our residential counselors work as a member of a team, serving as “surrogate parents” to the six to eight scholars per home. Competitive salary, room, board and benefits provided. College degree and one to three years experience required. Boys Hope Girls Hope is located in 16 U.S. cities. For current openings please visit our Web site. To apply for a position, send resume to Stephanie Welberg, Employment Manager. Fax: (314) 298-1251. E-mail: Web site:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- Multicultural parish filled with talented musicians, located near the sandy shores of Lake Michigan seeks full-time director of music. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church parishioners are accustomed to an eclectic mix of good liturgical music. The worship space has exceptional acoustics. The parish leadership is collaborative. We seek a musician with strong keyboard skills, a master’s degree or its equivalent and one who is willing to work with English, Spanish and Vietnamese choirs. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Send resume to: Search Committee, St. Francis De Sales, 195 W. 13th St., Holland, MI 49423.


LAY MISSIONARIES -- Lay Mission-Helpers Association seeking teachers, nurses, administrators, computer techs, and so forth. To serve overseas missions for three years. Airfare, monthly stipend, medical insurance provided. E-mail: Apply online at Web site:


PRESIDENT -- LEXINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, Lexington, Ky. The board of Lexington Catholic High School, founded in 1951, invites candidates who are practicing Roman Catholics to apply for the position of president. The school serves a coed population of approximately 850 students from grades nine-12. The mission of the school is “to serve Catholic students and students of other faiths, providing the highest quality secondary education and emphasizing the spiritual ideals and moral values of the Gospel.” The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Kentucky State Department of Education accredit the school. Successful candidates will possess the following characteristics: collaborative leadership style, experience in fund raising and long-range strategic planning, superior verbal and written skills, educational administration and/or teaching experience. An advanced degree is preferred. The candidate must be able to make a commitment to the spirit and letter of the specific mission of the school. Address all inquiries, letters of intent and requests for application to: Lexington Catholic Presidential Search, Robert F. Shea, President, Shea Consulting Services, LLC, 7601 Churchill Way, Suite 1116, Dallas, TX 75251. Phone: (972) 458-7755. E-mail:


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OPENING -- Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Elementary School, Gardner, Mass. The pastor and school board seek applicants who have a commitment to the highest standards of teaching and learning, a commitment to and practice of Roman Catholicism, a commitment to the development of a Christian spirit and a Catholic community of faith within the school, a master’s degree, a minimum of five years teaching and/or administrative experience on the elementary level. Application process is open. Please indicate in writing your interest as soon as possible or no later than Friday, Oct. 15. Contact: Holy Rosary School Search Committee, c/o Rev. Andre Dargis, Pastor, 135 Nichols St., Gardner, MA 01440.


DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION -- Our parish, a multicultural community of 1,300 families, is seeking an experienced director of religious education to develop, organize and implement religious formation programs for children, youth and adults. Our priority is religious formation based on participation in the Sunday Eucharist and active involvement of parents in the formation process. Requirements: bachelor’s degree, several years of experience in religious education and faith formation, good oral and written communication skills, computer literate with the ability to involve and motivate volunteers. Please include references. Apply with resume to: St. Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove St., Clinton, CT 06413. Phone: (860) 669-8512. Fax: (860) 669-9052. E-mail: Web site:


SACRED HEART SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for fall 2005 full-time position in Old Testament. PhD/doctorate in scripture and successful teaching experience required. Ability to teach New Testament as well as Hebrew/Greek preferred. Fluency in diverse contemporary hermeneutics and concern for Hispanic presence in U.S. church will weigh heavily. Sacred Heart, in metropolitan Milwaukee, is the largest Roman Catholic seminary specializing in priestly formation of men more than 30 years of age. Applicants must support the seminary’s mission. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and evidence of successful teaching by Nov. 5, to: Rev. Thomas L. Knoebel, Academic Dean, Sacred Heart School of Theology, PO Box 429, Hales Corners WI 53130-0429. Web site:


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- St. Colman of Cloyne Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, both urban communities totaling approximately 2,100 families located in Brockton, Mass., are seeking a full-time coordinator of youth ministry for grades seven-12. Both parishes are merging as of Dec. 1, creating a pivotal and exciting time to be a youth minister. Responsibilities include planning and implementing a comprehensive youth ministry program, interacting with religious education and overseeing the confirmation preparation for high school youth. Other duties include recruiting and working with adults; developing youth leadership; and drawing young people into the life, mission and work of the faith community. Youth ministry certification or a commitment to obtain certification is required. Youth ministry experience preferred (but not required), a bachelor’s degree and a commitment to his/her own spiritual growth. Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit a resume, a one-page statement of your vision of youth ministry and a letter of reference to: St. Colman Parish, Attn: Youth Minister Search Committee, 42 Wendell Ave., Brockton, MA, 02302.

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 e-mail:

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