National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 19, 2004

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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. Write for a brochure at, 4875 Shattuck Rd., 48603 or


“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.


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 weekly potential income helping others do same through applied personal development.


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.


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:


DESERT HERMITAGES. Newly constructed hermitages consisting of bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette, private patio, and desert views. Available for occupancy beginning in March 2005. Daily Eucharist. Meal option according to your needs. Information and reservations at Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400.Web site:

House of Prayer

DESERT HOUSE OF PRAYER. Quietness in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson, Ariz. Individuals desiring a closer walk with Jesus, 505-744-3825,


HOSEA MINISTRY of Compassion and Spiritual deepening for individual and community. Composer Gregory Norbet's retreats, parish missions and concerts.,

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:


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:


SCHOOL FOR PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY. A contemplative program, emphasizing the importance of spiritual study, prayer, and silence as the foundation for a sustained reflection on the spiritual implications of one’s life, relationships, communal commitment, and the ministerial expression that flows from this foundation. A four-week residential program, July 17-Aug. 12, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. 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:

FALL AND ADVENT RETREAT OFFERINGS - Evensong by the Sea Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Individual private, guided retreats. Reiki training. Phone toll-free: (800) 455-0247. See our Web site for details:

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 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:

IF SPEAKING SPANISH would enhance your ability to serve, consider -- ¡Español Rápido! Host a class in 2005. (800) 622-5041.

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:

BASIC SPANISH AND SACRAMENTAL PRACTICE for pastoral ministers, a practical and pastoral option for the time-stretched priest or religious who cannot get away or who does not have the inclination for a total immersion program but who nevertheless needs the basic skills and competency to be effective. July 17-Aug. 5, 2005. Redemptorist Renewal Center, Tucson, Ariz. Phone: (520) 744-3400. Web site:

Study Tours

Romero Tour, March 2005. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s Martyrdom in El Salvador. March 28-April 3. Phone: (512) 388-7957. 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:


FULL-TIME MARRIED OR SINGLE men and women under 65. Live, work, pray in community with Franciscan Friars in California and Arizona. Receive spiritual growth, room, board, medical insurance and living allowance. Requires adaptability, tolerance, good health and freedom from obligations. Contact: Franciscan Covenant Program, PO Box 970, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Phone: (831) 623-1119. E-mail:


Employment Opportunities


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR for Haiti and International Issues - The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks staff member for Office of Justice & Peace (OJP) to work with parishes on twinning partnership with Diocese of Hinche in Haiti and to serve as diocesan director for Catholic Relief Services. 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 global social justice setting. Fluency in Creole or capacity to learn Creole essential. Strong communication and group facilitation skills needed. Starting salary of $42,991 to $48,366. Send resume and letter of intent by December 3, to: OJP Search, 811 Cathedral Place, Richmond, VA 23220. E-mail:


WAUSAU HOSPITAL, Wausau, Wis. Four chaplain residency positions available beginning July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006, in a unique CPE program offering normative goals of CPE as well as intrapsychic and family systems theories integration. Wausau Hospital is a 321-bed community hospital and regional medical center committed to spiritual care. Wausau is a progressive community immersed in the beauty and solitude of nature. Recreational activities abound. $23,670 stipend plus fringe benefits. Apply to: Bill Tallevast, DMin, Department of Pastoral Care, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd., Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: (800) 283-2881, ext. 53053. Fax: (715) 847-2015. E-mail:


MINISTRY COORDINATOR -- The Sisters of the Humility of Mary seek dynamic, mission-oriented individual as ministry coordinator for current and future ministries on the campus of Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Penn. Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years’ administrative experience, along with excellent communication, facilitation, collaboration and team building skills required in a dynamic environment. Competitive salary and benefits. Villa Maria Community Center offers an outstanding, friendly work environment in modern facilities located on a beautiful campus-like setting between New Castle, Penn and Youngstown, Ohio. Please send letter of interest, resume, references and current pay rate to: Sister Anne Victory, HM, 20015 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116 or e-mail:


THE GUATEMALA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION/USA is seeking a director. Founded in1982, GHRC/USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, humanitarian organization that documents and reports on the human rights situation in Guatemala and advocates for positive change. Duties include fundraising, overseeing current projects, and developing new projects to improve human rights conditions in Guatemala. The director must have demonstrated success in fundraising and be fluent in Spanish, familiar with the history of Guatemala, and committed to human rights. The job is in Washington, DC, but a willingness to travel to Guatemala is essential. See for more information.

DIRECTOR-TEC Conference national office (Teens Encounter Christ) seeking full-time director of spiritual formation/training. Qualifications: MA pastoral ministry, religious education or equivalent experience in youth/YA ministry. Minimum five years’ experience in training and spiritual formation. Mature person capable of team ministry. Relates well to variety of people/volunteers. Strong written/oral communication skills. One who lives from deep appreciation of Catholic faith. TEC Movement experience desired. Resume to: TEC Conference Search Process, 618 East 18th St., Des Moines, IA 50316-3625. phone: (515) 266-3893. E-mail:


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:


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)984-0593. Fax: (718) 984-5203.


SCHOOL PRESIDENT -- Mother Seton Academy seeks president for co-ed independent tuition free Catholic middle school in Baltimore serving 72 low-income students. It is sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame; Xaverian Brothers; Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia; Daughters of Charity; Marianists. Founded in 1993, MSA provides at risk inner city youth with a holistic education that addresses their spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and educational needs while preparing them for college prep high schools. The president will provide leadership to sustain the school’s mission by maintaining effective working relationships with the sponsoring congregations, boards, staff, benefactors, volunteers, students, and families. The president will serve as the CEO and public spokesperson with responsibilities for board relations, fund development and financial management. Candidates will be practicing Catholics with a master’s degree in education or related field. Experience should include three to five years in administration with demonstrated leadership skills and excellent written and verbal skills. Experience working with urban students from low-income families is necessary. Deadline: January 7, 2005. Send cover letter and resume to Search Committee, Mother Seton Academy, 724 South Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. Visit


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Andrew Parish School, Coral Springs, Fla., is accepting applications for the position of principal. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic, willing to be part of this community, hold a masters degree and a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience, preferably in Catholic schools, with some experience in school administration. Please send your resume to: Pastor, St. Andrew Catholic Parish, 9950 NW 29th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Fax: (954) 752-3986.

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


INSTITUTE JUSTICE MINISTRY. Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. The Institute Justice Office is located within the Institute Office in Silver Spring, Maryland and will require residence in the Silver Spring area. Members of the Institute Justice Office work together as a team facilitating justice activities, collaborating with like-minded organizations, mobilizing for public action, and providing tools that will effectively bring the corporate presence of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy to bear on matters of social justice and effectively bring the activity of other groups involved in these matters to bear on our corporate reality. Requirements: must have broad knowledge and experience in justice work, preferably national and international in scope; the ability to work as part of a team; the ability to foster collaboration among groups and across disciplines; the ability to facilitate energy and commitment into effective justice work and the movement of specific issues through complex systems; must have good communication and strong organizing skills; must have openness to accept varied points of view, work styles and cultures; must have stamina for extensive travel; and must have experience in creatively mobilizing groups toward corporate presence and action. Desirable: Bilingual skills and knowledge of technology as a tool for justice work (e.g., PowerPoint, MSWord, Access, etc.). Members of the Institute Justice Office will be employees of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and will be remunerated according to the salary scale currently in place for lay or religious employees. Closing Date: January 10, 2005 @ 5:00pm. Starting date for position: Preferred beginning date is May 1, 2005. A three-year commitment is desirable. To apply please send a resume and cover letter, along with names and phone numbers of three references. Mail Resume to: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc., Attention: Human Resource, Director, 8380 Colesville Road, #300, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Fax to: Human Resource, Director (301) 587-0533. E-mail:


THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, invites applications for two tenure track positions at the level of assistant or associate professor for Fall 2005. The successful candidates will be trained in Catholic theology, committed to excellence in teaching, capable of teaching undergraduate general education courses in moral, biblical or systematic theology as well as Catholic Studies. Individuals with a concentration in Scripture or moral theology are encouraged to apply. The College of St. Scholastica is an independent comprehensive college in the Catholic Benedictine tradition with programs in the liberal arts and sciences and in professional career fields. The College enrolls 3,000 students: 1,900 traditional undergraduates, 500 graduate students, and 600 students in the Accelerated Degree Evening Program for working adults. Located on the scenic north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth is the educational/business/cultural/medical center of a region that includes the Midwest’s most beautiful vacation areas. Candidates will hold the Ph.D. and be able to support the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts mission of the College. All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of an offer of employment. Review of completed dossiers will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, CV, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Jill Sikkink, Sr. HR Generalist, College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811. For more information on the College or Duluth, contact our home page at


TRANSLATORS GERMAN AND SPANISH -- The International Offices of the School Sisters of St. Francis seek two full-time translators/interpreters. Successful candidates will provide English-German-English or English-Spanish-English translation and simultaneous/sequential interpretation. Requirements include bachelor’s degree with two years related experience, strong interpersonal and computer skills with ability to adapt to changing priorities. Ability to travel outside the United States is required. Excellent benefits available including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b), pension. Equal Opportunity employer. Please apply to: School Sisters of St. Francis, Attention: Human Resources, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. Fax: 414-385-5206.

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