National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 5, 2007

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FRANCIS DE SALES: “Treatise on the Love of God” by John K. Ryan. Newly republished, two volumes. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800)782-2270 or

Christian Unity

CENTENARY CELEBRATE 100 YEARS! Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25, 2008). Visit for background, suggestions, resources and to share ideas. Or contact WPCU Centenary, Graymoor, PO Box 300, Garrison, NY 10524-0300.

The MERCY OF GOD COMMUNITY invites you to join us for the journey of a lifetime; Ecumenical, inclusive, non-residential. WWW.MGC.ORG

Community Destinations

NEW GUEST HOUSE (sleeps 8) 1/4 mile from Priory. Call Beverly rates and reservation.(802)824-8416.


CHICAGO CATECHETICAL CONFERENCE. “Encountering the Living Christ.” November 16-17, 2007. Keynoters each day. Six sessions of presentations as well as four complete courses in content areas. Great prayer experiences. Eucharistic chapel. Labyrinth prayer room. Closing Mass with Cardinal Francis George. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago: Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry; Office of Catholic Schools; Office for Divine Worship. Close to O’Hare Airport. Special Sofitel hotel rates. For information and registration: (312)243-3700 or


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.

Dog for sale

ENGLISH BULLDOG FOR SALE -- Gender: Female. Age: 12 weeks. Color/Markings: red with white markings. Size at Maturity: Medium. Bloodlines: Yes. Champion Sired: No. For more information e-mail:


OC/IC online course in church planting and cell groups.

COSMIC CATHOLIC FAITH-SHARING MANUAL. The Ecology/Economy/Eucharist Connection. Download free.

Greeting Cards

NOTE CARDS. Free continental U.S. shipping. Phone: 1-888-707-6255 Fax: (317) 240-1827 E-mail: Web site:

Homilies -- Preaching -- Retreats

HOMILISTS, PREACHERS: Stories, notes and resources to assist you in your ministry.

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:


DISCERNING MINISTRY? Religious Life? Enriching Sabbatical? Prayerful Retreat? Call (509)323-6012

Parish Missions

PARISH MISSION/RETREATS: Offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and colleagues. Some availability in ‘07 and ‘08. (800) 782-2270 or

ISAIAH MINISTRIES: Parish missions that change hearts since 1984.

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

Religious Goods

CHURCH INTERIORS, Cave Co. Ecclesiastical Interiors. Web site: Phone: (800) 989-CAVE (2238)

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:


SPIRIT MOUNTAIN RETREAT, Idyllwild, CA is nestled in the majestic San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California and offers year round individual, small group, self-designed 30-day retreats and sabbaticals. Hildegard’s Hermitage is a perfect setting for extended times of prayer, silence, meditation and study. Spiritual direction and counseling available. Call:(951) 659-2523. E-mail: Visit:

Retreat Ministry

E-RETREAT CENTER offering real-time interactive online retreats at


WINTER SABBATICAL: Jan. 3 - Feb. 2, 2008. SPRING SABBATICAL: May 7-June 7, 2008. An ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. For more information contact Julie Mussche, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. E-mail: Web site:

FORMATION CONSULTATION SERVICES -- provides unique, flexible and holistic sabbatical programs within a nurturing small community atmosphere. Programs are tailored specifically to each participant’s needs. Program details are located on our web site: Our web site also offers a helpful selection of articles on formation for free downloading. Phone: (508) 234-6540.

Senior Adult Ministry

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY & SPIRITUAL GERONTOLOGY -- New visions, New vitality, New materials, Professional Certificate in Spiritual Gerontology. Phone: (636) 273-6898.

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:

IMMERSION IN SPANISH Language and Culture Course June 1st through 19th 2008 in Miami, Florida. Designed for religious, priest, 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 SW 56th St. Miami, FL. 33155. E-mail: Phone: (305) 279-2333.


AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Valid orders and apostolic succession; no need to relocate. Phone: (707) 554-2803. Web site:


ANNUNCIATION HOUSE, El Paso seeks volunteers. Live out your faith providing hospitality to the immigrant poor. Phone: (915) 533-4675. Web site:

THE FRANCISCAN COVENANT PROGRAM seeks Catholic Men and Women, married or single, under 67, free of financial and family obligations to LIVE, WORK and PRAY with the Friars in Retreat and other ministries in California. Need mature, spiritually motivated, adaptable candidates for minimum 1 year commitment. Call Dan or Linda at 760 757 3651 or


Employment Opportunities


LIVING PEACE IN L’ARCHE Greater Washington, DC. People with and without developmental disabilities practice peacemaking by sharing daily life of work, prayer and holy leisure in interdenominational Christian community. Room, board, stipend, insurance, spiritual formation, professional trainings. Resume to L’Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009, see or e-mail (subject “assistant”)

THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE of Women Religious is an official, canonically established organization for leaders of religious communities of women, whose purpose is to assist its members in carrying out the service of leadership in furthering Christ’s mission in today’s world. The Executive Director administers the 1,600-member conference of women religious in the United States. LCWR seeks a Catholic woman religious to assist the Conference officers, Board, and staff in carrying forward its vision, mission, and goals; to respond to changing situation, trends, and events in society, church, religious life; and to represent LCWR in national and other public forums. The ideal candidate is a woman of vision grounded in the Spirit; rooted in the gospel and committed to justice for women in church, society, and world; experienced in leadership of a religious congregation; grounded in post-Vatican II renewal in U.S. women’s congregations; knowledgeable about major current trends and issues in the Church; and multi-culturally sensitive. The position requires a dynamic leader, an energetic initiator, an effective communicator (both written and spoken; technologically astute), a committed collaborator, a creative planner, a team builder, a skilled administrator, and a resourceful networker. Deadline for Application: November 9, 2007. Preferred starting date: Mid-July 2008. Request job description and application from Mary Dacey, SSJ; Chairperson, Search Committee; 8808 Cameron Street; Silver Spring, MD 20910. (301) 588-4955. E-mail:


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- Good Shepherd Catholic Church a multicultural and active parish of 2800 families, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Music and Liturgy. Responsibilities: coordinate liturgical ministries; plan liturgies for two Spanish masses per weekend and other parish liturgical celebrations, and work with Director on bilingual liturgies. Work closely with Liturgy Committee supporting scheduling and training of liturgical ministers. Requirements: Full time professional experience and training in church music ministry and liturgy development; experience working with multicultural liturgical process with an emphasis on Spanish needs and cultural diversity. BA in music, play organ and piano and/or guitar, read music and vocal skills; excellent organizational and management skills; ability to work collaboratively; computer literacy; and proficient English/Spanish oral and written skills. Competitive salary and generous diocesan sponsored benefits. Please send resume and references to: Search Committee, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309.


ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4200 families in Austin, Texas seeks fulltime Director for pre K - grade 5. Parish model is Family Faith Formation including sacramental preparation. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Salary commensurate with experience/education. Mail or fax resumes to St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757. Attn: Rev. Larry Covington or

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME seeks a Director of ACE Consulting who will build an organization that will provide under-resourced Catholic K-12 schools with high quality consultative guidance. The ideal candidates will display significant experience in Catholic education administration, understand the culture of Catholic schools, and possess the talent and experience necessary to build a successful organization, including strong analytical skills, the ability to communicate with a variety of constituencies, and proven leadership experience. The Director must have the ability to develop relationships, find and secure resources, recruit and cultivate strong leaders, and relocate to the University of Notre Dame. Qualified applicants are invited to visit for more information and application procedures. The University of Notre Dame is an EEO/AA employer.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and LITURGY: Historic Immaculate Conception parish, within revitalized downtown Knoxville, TN. seeks enthusiastic, full-time pastoral director for diverse parish: planning and coordinating various aspects of music/liturgy for weekends, holy days, sacramental celebrations, including funerals, recruiting/training various liturgical ministers, cantors and choir. Weddings negotiated separately. Knowledge and experience with traditional and contemporary Catholic music/liturgy. Skills: organizational, interpersonal, collaborative, vocals, keyboard (including organ), choral conducting, administrative, budgeting. Liturgical music degree preferred; equivalent experience acceptable. Competitive salary and benefits. E-mail resume and references to


MISSION FELLOWSHIP Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Indiana, a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health. The Trinity Health Fellowship Program is designed to provide an educational experience for individuals who are interested in mission leadership in not-for-profit multi-unit healthcare systems. The Program is planned for one year; July 2008 through June 2009 and is adaptable to meet the participant’s goals and objectives while meeting the needs of the organization. A master’s degree in theology, ethics, spirituality or equivalent is required. Offer a competitive salary, with full benefits beginning the first of the month after 30 days of employment. For more information about the fellowship opportunity, please go to Please mail applications by October 20, 2007 to: Trinity Health, Organization Learning and Development, 34605 Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331.


GOOD SHEPHERD PARISH located in Montgomery, Ohio seeks a full time family minister. Candidates should be dedicated to the Catholic Faith, demonstrate creative work in previous positions and be properly credentialed. At least a Master’s Degree is expected. Work may include formation for the domestic church, counseling for troubled members of a family, support groups etc. Hours may include evenings and weekends. Please send resume with references to Reverend Robert E. Schmitz, Good Shepherd Parish, 8815 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249.


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE small, dynamic, diverse Catholic Parish located one mile from Manhattan on the Jersey City, NJ waterfront seeks a full time pastoral associate for Adult Faith Formation, RCIA, and Evangelization. See parish website Send resume and salary requirements to


PRIEST NEEDED for November 23 - December 10 and January 7- 24. St Mary’s Church, Clinton, Ct. 06413. Phone: (860) 669-8512.


WESTON JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (Cambridge, MA) announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Old Testament Studies for September, 2008. Review of applications begins on October 15, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Please visit our website at ( for a complete description of the position and application process.

WESTON JESUIT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (Cambridge, MA), announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Systematic Theology for September, 2008. Review of applications begins on October 15, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Please visit our website at ( for a complete description of the position and the application process.

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