National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 8, 2004

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Books & Tapes

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Business Opportunities

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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:


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

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:


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:


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.

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:

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: 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:

SACRED TIME AT CORAZON is a personal enrichment experience for women set within an environment of contemplative space, solitude, leisure. The invitation of hospitality is enhanced by possibilities for spiritual direction, private/directed retreats. Workshops in creativity/human/spiritual development themes are offered from September through May. Sacred Time includes options of extended stay -- September to June or shorter periods of time -- months, weeks. For further information contact: Corazon Staff, PO Box 189, Glasco, NY 12432. Phone: (845) 246-8941. Fax: (845) 246-5610*51. E-mail:

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:


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:


ARC ECUMENICAL RETREAT Community (Action, Reflection, Celebration) invites applications now from adult volunteers for up to one year or longer beginning in 2005. ARC’s residential community, centered in the Christian hospitality tradition, serves individuals and groups seeking time apart, rest and spiritual renewal. Room, board, health insurance and stipend provided. For information see, or contact the Director at, or 763-689-3540.


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.


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:


SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY seeks a Director of Campus Ministry - The director of campus ministry promotes the religious welfare of the total university community. The director serves as leader and overall director of the programs, services, and events of campus ministry. These include liturgical celebrations, retreats, service programs, consciousness-raising events, religious education programs, and social occasions. Reporting to the Vice President for Mission, this person must have an in-depth familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality. A successful director will have demonstrated collaborative, managerial and pastoral ability, imagination, and abundant energy. A terminal degree in ministry or its equivalent is preferred; a master’s degree is required. Five years’ experience in pastoral administration or university campus ministry is desirable. Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/male/female/disabled/veteran. Applications received by October 29, 2004 will receive first consideration. Interested applicants should send letters of interest to E. Peter Zurbach, Ph.D., Chair, Director of Campus Ministry Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131,


AQUINAS INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY in St. Louis seeks a part-time program director for the Apollos Project, designed to integrate lay ecclesial ministers into parish life. May be combined with teaching to create a full-time position. For details, see

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:


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.


CATHOLIC FUNDRAISERS: Put your major-gift or planned giving skills to work in the broadcast media, with an exciting, ambitious, fast-paced organization committed to great Catholic radio programming that helps people bridge the gap between their faith and their everyday lives. Relevant Radio ( needs your energy, fundraising expertise and commitment to the Catholic Church. Five positions open! Send resume to


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:


VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT - Since 1987,The Haitian Project has provided support needed to feed, house, educate and spiritually form academically talented students from the poorest Haitian families through its operation of Louverture Cleary School in Haiti. We seek a faith-filled vice president of development with primary responsibilities of building and sustaining communities of support throughout the U.S., directing Annual Appeal, capital campaigns, and public relations. Excellent opportunity to create positive social change by supporting individuals, parishes, and schools as they strive to promote justice through their relationship with THP. Send Resume: Mr. Patrick Moynihan, President, THP. PO Box 8722 Rockford, IL 61126. Inquiries to: phone: (815) 484-8623. E-mail: 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.

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