National Catholic Reporter

Updated October 26, 2007

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FAITH STORIES from a science teacher, a book by Brother James A. Petrait, O.S.F.S. Find out more about it at this web address:

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

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:


MASTER OF DIVINITY -- distance learn and/or residential; bachelor through doctorate. Phone: (718) 698-0700. E-mail: Web site:

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

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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

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

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.


BETHANY RETREAT HOUSE, East Chicago, Indiana, offers private and individually-directed silent retreats, including Ignatian 30 days, year-round in a prayerful home setting. Contact Joyce Diltz, PHJC: (219) 398-5047. E-mail: Web site:

PARISH MISSION/RETREATS: Offered by Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and Religious and Lay colleagues. Numerous themes. De Sales Resources and Ministries. (800) 782-2270 or

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


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:


Employment Opportunities


ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (RSCJ) upper school head search re-opened Our current Upper School Head extended her stay in order to begin a new position July, 2008. The US Head is responsible for grades 9-12. Master's degree required and candidate must be a practicing Catholic. Experienced administrator, team player, and spiritual leader. Duties include scheduling, budgeting, and academic advisement, supervision of Faculty and Staff, Dean of Students and College Counselor in strong college-prep environment. Position begins July, 2008. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter and résumé to Tammy Bergeron at and/or mail to 4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115. No phone calls please.


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 email (subject "assistant")


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a vibrant and growing parish of 1,000 families located in Wilmington, NC seeks a faith-filled Director of Faith Formation. The parish is part of the rapidly growing Raleigh Diocese and is staffed by the religious order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Principal full-time responsibilities include structuring, supervising, and coordinating the various faith development programs of the parish from pre-school through adult, including sacramental preparation, (Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation), RCIA, and other faith formation processes. Director collaborates with the Pastor and other members of the parish staff and leadership to enhance the overall parish mission. Masters degree in related field with at least two years experience preferred. Candidate must be a Catholic in good standing and be well organized. Experience with Whole Community Catechesis and Youth Ministry highly desirable. Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Interested and qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church C/O DFF Search Committee 6650 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412. E-mail:

HOLY ROSARY, in Evansville, Indiana, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry for a 1200-family parish. This person, with the help of a Youth Leadership Team, will implement a Total Youth Ministry program in which youth, in grades 6 - 12, are empowered to live as disciples and are integrated into the life of the parish community. The Director will develop and coordinate social, spiritual, educational and service opportunities. Applicants should be practicing Catholic with a Bachelors Degree in Youth or Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education or related field. Proven experience in youth ministry and youth evangelization, preferred. Fax résumé with references to: Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Attn: Sylvia Groves. (812) 471-7226 or e-mail or mail to Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 1301 South Green River Road. Evansville, IN 47715.


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.


HEAD OF SCHOOL, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Amherst, NY, a women's college-preparatory, Catholic high school invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Head of School, to begin on July 1, 2008. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity in 1877, the academy is characterized by its motto: Spirit, Mind and Body, and its vision: to empower women through excellence in education. State-of-the-art Science labs and classrooms, and a contemporary Library Media Center are the most recent enhancements to the school's commitment to academic excellence. The successful candidate will be Roman Catholic, have a Master's degree or higher, a minimum of 5 years of progressively greater teaching and administrative positions, preferably at a women's high school, and will embrace the position as a job and a ministry. The Head of School oversees, in collaboration with the Administrative Council's five directors, all aspects of advancement, education and student life, personnel, facilities, and finance, and devotes significant time and talent leading to increases in non-tuition revenue. Application Deadline: November 30, 2007. Please visit our website at ( for complete information on the position and the application process, or to request a brochure, e-mail


CENTER FOR ACTION AND CONTEMPLATION (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded by Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, is seeking a full-time resource center Manager. Knowledge of Fr. Richard's teachings and a strong marketing background are essential. The position will be responsible for the growth and financial viability of the CAC Resource Center including developing and executing business and marketing plans. For more detailed information about this job posting, and to apply: Visit or email


The University of Scranton, University Minister. The University Ministries division at The University of Scranton is seeking candidates for the 10 month position of University Minister. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing Christian Education and Formation programs; assisting with planning and implementing programs such as (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) RCIA and Confirmation; developing and executing post retreat and service experiences for students, including retreat evaluation and follow up with students, provides post retreat experience; developing programs to further students' experiences of faith and prayer; developing programs for students following their service trip experiences for further reflection and service; providing pastoral leadership, service and outreach to the University communities. The minimum requirements for this position include a Masters degree in theology, pastoral ministry or related field and one year pastoral experience in higher education, campus ministry, or other related field. In addition, knowledge of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education and experience with young adult spiritual formation is essential. Must be available for regular evening and weekend work. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Attn: Employment Manager, The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa 18510.The University of Scranton is an AA/EO Employer/Educator.


LAY MISSIONARIES -- Interested in serving overseas as a lay missionary for 3 years in the areas of education, nursing, administration, accounting, computers, technical trades, etc. Lay Mission-Helpers Association provides training and support. Check out our website at


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


RETREAT CENTER DIRECTOR. Camp Maria Retreat Center, located on Breton Bay, a 10 acre site near Leonardtown, Maryland, is seeking a Director, effective March 1, 2008. Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Camp Maria strives to provide an atmosphere of prayer, hospitality and simplicity in a peaceful, natural environment for various groups March through mid-October. See our website at Interested and qualified candidates please submit a letter of interest and résumé to: Search Committee, PO Box 247, Nazareth KY 40048 or


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

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