National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 15, 2004

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Business Opportunities

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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:

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:

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:

INN-TERRA: Eco-spirituality Sabbatical Program, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID. August 13 to November 16, 2005 featuring Diarmuid O’Murchu, M.S.C. and Paula Gonzalez, S.C., or August 13 to September 12 only. A time of reflection with earth’s story and our story. Contact: Spirituality Ministry, HC3 Box 121, Cottonwood, Idaho 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224.,

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:

CENTER OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE -- Spanish to suit your needs, individualized instruction by professional, experienced teachers in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Phone: (809) 530-7234. 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:

Holiday Gifts & Treasures


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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:

This Christmas, give the gift of music. 10% off Catholic Folk Cd's, discount code ncr40. Various artists including Bernadette Farrell, David Haas, Marty Haugen, Gregory Norbert, St. Louis Jesuits, John Michael Talbot and the Monks of Weston Priory. Web site:

Sophia Spirit feminist spirituality resources. Free CD Sampler with $50+ purchase. Various authors including Kathryn Christian, Chris Connors, Daughters of God, Colleen Fulmer, Carolyn McDade, Women with Wings and Miriam Therese Winter. Web site:

THE COMPANY now on DVD! The Company: Inigo and his Jesuits hosted by the distinguished actor Cyril Cook, examines the life and legacy of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus and one of the most influential reformers of the Christian Church. Filmed on location in England, France, Italy, Spain and the U.S., The Company is a visually moving mosaic of the locations and events that influenced the story of Ignatius and his followers from the early years to the present. Also included on the DVD: Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Universe: A conversation with Father Thomas Berry - historian, environmental activist and poet. Regularly $24.95, save 25%! Visit or Call 800-229-8575.

GREAT GIFT BOOK! Father Ventline has done it again! His new book, Securing Serenity in Troubling Times is framed in the popular Serenity Prayer used by countless self-help, 12 step groups, with a foreword by Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton. The book can be ordered by e-mail at, or by calling Cindy at 1-866-381-BOOK, ext. 109. Cura Animarum/Care of the Soul and Companions web site:

ADVENT 2004 -- Do-It-Yourself Joy: Gospel Reflections & Prayers by Joseph F. Sica. Ideal for individual reflection, Bible study groups, small Christian communities, parish leadership teams, adult faith formation, student Scripture-study groups, RCIA teams, catechumens and candidates, catechists and teachers. Call Twenty-Third Publications at 1-800-321-0411 to place your order. 32 pages (order 158595-355-5) bulk pricing available.

ST. NICHOLAS CENTER discovering the truth about Santa Claus. Celebrate Saint Nicholas, Gift Giver, Bishop, Saint. Web site: WWW.STNICHOLASCENTER.ORG. An ecumenical non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Special Gifts for Friends, Family and Colleagues. Blessed Art Thou: Mother Lady, Mystic Queen Art by Brother Mickey McGrath Prayers by Father Richard Fragomeni and Daily Roman Missal among others. World Library Publications, 3708 River Road, Suite 400, Franklin Park, IL 60131-2158. Phone: 1-800-566-6150 Fax: 1-888-957-3291 E-mail: Web:

MACC Bookstore and Giftshop. Unique Christmas Gifts. Mexican American Cultural Center, 3115 W. Ashby Pl., San Antonio, TX 78228. Phone: (210) 732-2156, ext. 7108 Fax: (210) 732-6162 E-mail: Website:

Pax Christi USA -- Gifts and cards that proclaim the peace of Christ this Christmas. See our entire catalog online at or to order, call 814-453-4955 ext. 231. E-mail:

GIVE YOUR LOVED ONES THE GIFT THEY WILL USE -- The Ability To Ride Their Dragons. Riding the Dragon: 10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times by Robert J. Wicks. Sorin Books, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Phone: 1-800-282-1865 Web:

A JOURNEY OF LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS by Sister Judith Fenyvesi. This is the triumphant story of Sister Judith Fenyvesi, her life from the Holocaust to freedom in the United States. To order a copy, send a donation of $15 to: The Sisters of Social Service, 296 Summit Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214. For multiple orders, e-mail or call (716) 834-0197.


CATHOLIC BOOKSTORE and church supply business in major Southwest market. Established 1957. Owner retiring. For info e-mail:


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

SEE THE BEAUTIFULLY HANDCRAFTED calligraphic Christmas cards with messages of spiritual depth created by the Sisters of St. Clare in Saginaw, Michigan, at or write for a brochure, 4875 Shattuck Rd., 48603.


Aid to the Church in Need -- A Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father. The people of Sudan are being tested in faith ... but we are being tested in love. Will you respond?  Aid to the Church in Need, 378 Broome St., New York, NY 10013-3706. Your gift is tax deductible.


Employment Opportunities


CHAPLAIN COORDINATOR -- Chaplain to manage the pastoral care needs of 120 residents for The Haven of Our Lady of Peace located in Pensacola, Fla., The Haven is part of the Ascension Health System. Eligible for certification by NACC and at least two years experience required. Benefits include competitive salary, paid time off and retirement package. Please fax resume to: Employment office (850) 416-6740.


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:


EDITOR -- Diocesan Magazine. New Catholic publication seeks energetic, creative editor. Help start magazine with in-depth articles for growing, diverse diocese. Must be willing to go out for the story and meet the people behind them. Some promotion and PR duties required. Ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic with a love for communicating his/her faith in a lively, innovative and informative way. Prefer five years experience in publications editing or writing. Send resume with salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Raleigh, 715 Nazareth Street, Raleigh, NC 27606 or Email to:


FULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSIC. Date Available: Immediately. Responsibilities: established, vibrant parish and school with 1200 families in Colorado Springs, Colo., is seeking a full-time director of music and liturgy for the parish and school. The director coordinates music for the three weekend parish liturgies, season liturgies, school and R.E. liturgies, and prayer services. The director recruits and trains all cantors, instrumentalists and choirs and rehearses and directs all choirs, attends staff and liturgy meetings. The director manages the budget and coordinates music for all funerals and weddings. The director handles maintenance of all parish owned instruments and supervises sound system ministers. Strong leadership and conducting skills, knowledge of Catholic liturgy and music, familiarity with Catholic, contemporary Christian and children’s music. Job Specifications: bachelor’s degree in music or commensurate experience. Salary range: minimum $28,000. For a detailed job description and application contact: Carole Heindel, Divine Redeemer Catholic Church, 1520 East Yampa, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Phone: (719) 234-0335. E-mail:

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 and weddings extra). Knowledge of Catholic liturgy/music required. Strong organ skills a must. Piano skills a plus. Openness in communication and collaborative skills in working with director of liturgy, other musicians and pastoral staff. Benefits included. Candidate should send or fax resume to: Attention: Director of Liturgy Search Committee, St. Anthony Church, P.O. Box 90164, Lakeland, FL 33804-0164. Fax: (863) 859-1036.


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:


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:


CATHOLIC PASTORAL MINISTER -- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Erie in Erie, Penn., is seeking a full-time pastoral minister for Polk Center, a facility for 375 adults with moderate to profound mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Qualifications preferred: master’s degree and/or CPE certification and a passionate commitment to ministry with this population. Salary and benefits based on qualifications. Please contact Jackie Johnson at (814) 824-1257 or (800) 374-3723, ext. 257. Fax: (814) 824-1264. E-mail:


RETIRED PRIESTS -- If you want priestly ministry part-time/full-time in another diocese, call Father John Vianney Hoover: (704) 541-5026.


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:

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION needed: Master’s degree in religious education, theology or equivalent. Must be practicing Catholic - willing to work weekends and evenings. Salary negotiable. Please send resume to: Search Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 700 Brown Chapel Road, St. Cloud, FL 34769. Fax: (407) 957-1771. E-mail:


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:, website:


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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