National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 29, 2004

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CATHOLIC AND DEMOCRAT politico-spiritual sustenance (and cool stuff) for the embattled majority:

PROVIDING A COMPASSIONATE ALTERNATIVE to serve and be served. Web site:

CATHOLIC WORKER meeting monthly in Elizabeth, N.J. Interested? Call June (908) 355-2060.

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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.


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


WORSHIP WELLNESS WORKSHOP. Live presentation/discussion. Also for purchase nine, twenty minute taped “survival” messages dealing with café Christianity. Inspirational and educational. For more information call Eagle Wing Director, Alan Monteith at (712) 256-1071.

Books & Tapes

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

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:

SOWING SEEDS FROM THE GOSPELS: Challenging, thought-provoking, short homilies for 2005. Download sample Book Store ISBN 1418452459.

Business Opportunities

ACHIEVE $4K-$8K wkly potential income helping others do same through applied personal development. Phone toll-free: (800) 595-9241


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

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:

SABBATICAL /RENEWAL TIME IN NEW ENGLAND - Genesis provides the perfect atmosphere for your Inner “Peacekeeping and Deepening of Contemplative Awareness.” Design your own sabbatical time according to your needs. Genesis retreats and workshops are available as desired. Contact: Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085. Phone: (413) 562-3627. E-mail: Web site:

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:

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:


ARE THE WOUNDS HEALING? Sunday, Nov.14, at 1:00 p.m., in Washington, DC area. A symposium sponsored by DC Metro Voice of the Faithful featuring nationally recognized speakers. National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. $10 donation requested. Phone: (703)-538-6128. E-mail:


ARE YOU A FAITH-FILLED Roman Catholic woman? Do you have a Bernardine Franciscan heart? Serve God’s people with more than 450 Bernardine Franciscan Sisters across the continental United States, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Liberia (West Africa). Join us as a vowed sister or lay associate. The Gospel, Francis and Clare permeate our formation programs for both sisters and lay associates! For more information contact: S. Shaun Kathleen, OSF, Office of Vocations, 460 St. Bernardine St., Reading, PA 19607-1737. Phone: (610) 777-2967. E-mail: Web site:

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


CANONIST -- Diocese of Metuchen, N.J., seeking full-time canonist for tribunal. Qualifications: licentiate in canon law with two to three years experience. 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:


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -- Assisi Heights, home and congregational center of the Sisters of St. Francis, is seeking a full-time executive assistant to the community minister/president. This position has administrative responsibility for the leadership office of the community minister of the sisters and president of the Academy of Our Lady of Lourdes. Qualified candidates will possess a post secondary degree or equivalent educational experience, five years administration assistant experience or comparable combination. The individual must also exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills, problem solving and strong interpersonal skills. Equal opportunity employer. Application deadline is Nov. 5. Interested candidates may send resume and salary history to: Assisi Heights, Attention: Human Resources, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55091


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

FUND RAISER: Comboni Lay Mission Program seeks part-time fundraiser. Handle grant proposals, mass mailings, special events; maintain donor database. Good writing and computer skills, fundraising experience, and preferably overseas mission experience. Send cover letter and resume to: fax: (708) 354-2006. Or e-mail:


DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY - Full-time position, available immediately, in 1,100 household parish in Oceanside, Calif. Graduate degree preferred. Skills needed include proficiency in organ, piano, directing adult & children’s choirs and a strong background in liturgy. Desired background includes strong spirituality, experience with traditional and contemporary musical styles, ability to work with pastoral staff, excellent communication and teaching skills with an ability to work collaboratively with parish members. Salary is commensurate with education, skills and experience. Full benefits package with weddings and funerals extra. Full ministry description is available upon request. Please submit resume and letters of reference to: Search Committee, Church of St. Thomas More, 1450 South Melrose Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056.

LITURGY/MUSIC DIRECTOR wanted for 2,500-family, Eucharist centered, very social service active, east coast Florida parish. Must be experienced in Catholic liturgy, proficient in voice, on organ and piano. experience in directing and training adult and youth choirs, cantors and have a strong spirituality. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume and references to: Search Committee, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Fax: (386) 677-3224.


COLUMBIA ROAD HEALTH SERVICES, a faith based health clinic ministry to the poor in Washington, DC seeks a registered nurse or LPN. Duties include direct patient care, triage, assisting nurse administrator. Bilingual English/Spanish required. One to three years nursing experience preferred. Contact Mark Roberts fax: (202) 588-8101. E-mail:


PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC PARISH looking for a pastoral associate who will work with adult education and the formation and development of lay leadership, ministries and parish council. Ability to collaborate with parish team is a must. Contact Sr. Ann Marie at phone: (718) 984-5203. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


PROVIDENCE HIGH School a private, Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory school, in Burbank, Calif., sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, seeks a principal for the 2005-2006 school year. A qualified candidate must be a practicing Catholic, hold at least a master’s degree in educational administration or the equivalent, and have a minimum of five years of successful administrative experience as well as additional classroom experience. Applicants should submit their resumes no later than Nov. 22, to: The Law Offices of Vincent Stefano, Jr., Attention: Search Committee, 101 South First Street, Suite 402, Burbank, CA 91505.

PRINCIPAL -- Louisville, KY based Sacred Heart Model School; a K-8 “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence” is seeking a new principal. Sacred Heart Model School is one of five schools within the Ursuline Campus school system. This “top-tier” private Catholic model school with enrollment of 370 students and a faculty and staff compliment of 40 has been through tremendous capital growth over the past three years! The new principal will lead the continued growth within this highly competitive environment. We are seeking a practicing Roman Catholic with administrative experience in budgeting, curriculum planning, and development. Experience requires a minimum of five years classroom experience with eligibility for Kentucky Principal Certification. Pastoral leadership in a Catholic school environment or public school administration experience is highly desired. This high energy opportunity requires a masters degree with doctoral preparation highly preferred. Reporting to the President of Ursuline Campus Schools Inc., this highly visible principal will be the “model” leader within a “model” campus community. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume in MS Word format by December 3, to: Angel Group LLC c/o steve@angelgroup.


PUBLISHER WANTED (by published author) for memoir of convent life, watershed years, 1960-1965: novitiate, sister-formation college, parish school teaching, community conflicts.


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:

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