National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 19, 2007

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SAINT JANE DE CHANTAL: Biography by André Ravier. Newly republished. 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:


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

Greeting Cards

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

Homilies -- Preaching -- Retreats

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

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

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)

Religious Studies

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Ames, IA. Religious Studies Program. Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies. Tenured position at senior level. Extensive teaching experience and Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field required. Appointment, August 16, 2008. Semester system, four undergraduate courses per year. AOS open, but must be able to teach Introduction to Christianity, Contemporary Issues in Catholicism, and other courses in Catholic History and Thought. Appointee is expected to carry on an active research and publication program. Salary competitive. Submit letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, student evaluation summaries, and three confidential letters of recommendation, in hard copy, to Religious Studies Search Committee, 402 Catt Hall, ISU, Ames, IA 50011. Search will continue until position is filled; applications received by November 12 will be considered for AAR interviews. ISU is an AA/EEO employer. Members of underrepresented classes are encouraged to apply.

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:


Visit LIVINGSTONE GUESTHOUSE and find the sun in Sarasota, FL. Individual retreats, spiritual direction, and counseling. Women's Makeover Retreat, Nov.1-4 (941) 445-5252 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:

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:


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. Résumé to L'Arche, PO Box 21471, Washington, DC 20009, see or e-mail (subject "assistant")


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.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Department of Pastoral Services, vibrant Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia is looking for a mission centered person to direct its Department of Pastoral Services. This is a challenging and rewarding ministry position providing leadership to the various ministry programs central to the Diocese and its parishes. The Executive Director is the chief administrator of the department with the responsibility for Diocesan Pastoral Services processes, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating those services, education and formation policies and programs. Persons interested in applying must be a practicing Roman Catholic in unity with the doctrine, teachings and traditions of the church. Masters Degree in theology or related field of study. Person must be innovative, result-oriented and possess a vision for the mission of the church. Strong leadership and organizational skills are necessary. Person must be able to demonstrate successful years of experience in administrative positions requiring management skill and responsibility. The Diocese offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, life and disability insurance. Please respond with a letter of interest and résumé by October 28, 2007 to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Michael A. Nau, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. E-mail: or fax: (304) 233-4086.


VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING, join an inspired team making a contribution to the spiritual lives of many. Use your deep experience of Catholicism, spirituality, and Catholic parish life to grow and build a dynamic faith-filled marketing team. Publisher of curricula for parishes and schools, plus a wide assortment of other resources including a significant trade book line sold through major retailers, Amazon, and through online marketing. This is a senior executive position with responsibility to oversee day-to-day operational marketing tactics and personally lead strategic marketing initiatives including market research. This person will work closely with VP New Product Development to translate customer insight and market research into products and services that change lives. We are seeking a persuasive leader with a penchant for complex problem solving through innovative and creative thinking. Previous marketing experience is required. If you are looking for your next challenge, are passionate about the spiritual journey, and thrive when working in a team, send résumé and cover letter to: Dept AR 01 NCR Classifieds, PO Box 411009, Kansas City, Mo 64114. Market competitive salary plus outstanding benefits package. Relocation for the right individual. No phone calls please.


PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH Immaculate Heart High School seeks a president who will wholeheartedly support the Catholic mission and charism of the school. Founded in 1906 by the Immaculate Heart Community, IHHS continues to prepare and graduate women of great heart and right conscience. The president is expected to be a visionary leader, with exceptional personal and interpersonal skills, and committed to the education of young women. The successful candidate will be highly visible in the school and be a part of the civic, religious and business communities. The president will work closely as a consensus builder with all IH constituencies to promote academic excellence, cultivate present and potential supporters of the school, preserve the reputation and tradition of the school, and build for the future. The president will be an active Catholic who participates in a local parish. Documented, successful experience in marketing and fund raising, financial management, strategic and long-range planning, and exceptional communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will be an excellent leader and supervisor, and have previous Catholic school teaching and administrative experience. A master's degree is required. Applications will be reviewed on receipt and the successful candidate will assume office on or before July 1, 2008. Salary and benefits, consistent with Immaculate Heart High School's financial guidelines, are competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Persons interested in this opportunity are encouraged to submit, electronically, a cover letter expressing the reasons for their interest in Immaculate Heart High School, a current résumé‚ a statement of educational philosophy, and the names and contact numbers of five references to: Additional information about the school is available at:


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


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 Eng/Spanish preferred. Salary commensurate with experience/education. Mail or fax résumés to St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757. Attn: Rev. Larry Covington or


RENEW INTERNATIONAL, a not-for-profit Roman Catholic organization that fosters spiritual renewal, evangelization and the transformation of the world through parish-based small Christian communities continues to grow and needs to add new personnel. Renew International is currently searching for a full time experienced workshop and retreat presenter to work out of their Plainfield, NJ office. Main responsibility will be to present the various workshops and retreats associated with the implementation of Renew's latest initiatives and to provide pastoring and consultation to parish and diocesan representatives in an effort to assure the overall success of the program and to establish long term relationships. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a solid knowledge and understanding of Catholic theology and faith, as well as possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to travel extensively both by road and air. Master's degree in Theology or related field is required. If interested in joining our strong faith community in an excellent work environment, please email, fax or mail your résumé to: Renew International, Attn: Sr. Eileen Carmody, 1232 George Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062. Fax: (908) 769-5660 or e-mail to


HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER. Submit application to Faye Ellen Thompson Recruiting/ Training Specialist St. Labre Indian School, PO Box 77 Ashland, MT 59003. Phone: (406) 784-4518. Fax (406) 784-4546. E-mail:

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