National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 2, 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:

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

33-DAY POPE BIOGRAPHY his childhood, seminary days, priesthood, bishop, cardinal, pope. Read 1st Chapter and/or order: (410) 625-9741.

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.


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:


HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA: Donations to Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs would make an excellent gift in the name of gift recipients on your holiday list! In 2006, Care and Share Food Bank distributed 7.7 million pounds of food through nearly 400 human service agencies to 85,000 different people (and the numbers continue to grow for 2007!) throughout southern Colorado. These agencies include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless, child placement agencies, foster homes, domestic violence shelters, residential treatment facilities, not-for-profit day care centers for youth and elderly and other individuals in need. In addition to receiving and distributing food, Care and Share Food Bank acts as the lead food bank for three regional America's Second Harvest Food Banks. We distribute semi-truck loads of product too large for these food banks to accept individually. Care and Share Food Bank is an extremely effective and efficient organization, with 94 cents of every dollar going to support food acquisition/distribution, nutrition programs and efforts to build long-term food security! Please mention that you are contributing because you saw this ad in NCR and send donations to: Nicholas Saccaro, Pres./CEO, Care and Share Food Bank, 2520 Aviation Way, Suite 130, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. For more information


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

Event Planner

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS is now accepting applications for the following position: Event Planner. The Department: School of Ministry. The requirements are Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of professional experience, preferably in higher education or conference planning. The responsibilities are planning of all SOM events including annual ministry conference, graduations, orientations, information sessions, Landregan Lecture, Homiletics Seminar, and etc. Establish and maintain standards for all SOM events to provide consistency. Work closely with all areas of SOM to ensure that necessary messages are communicated through sponsored events. Develop and maintain annual calendar of SOM events and coordinate schedule for maximization of resources. Encourage participation across all areas of UD and identify ways to expand the purpose of events. Monitor and analyze data and attendance for events for recruiting/retention purposes. Establish processes for events to include planning procedures, monitoring RSVPs, reminders to attendees, tracking attendees. Provide reports/feedback regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of each event. Build and develop relationship with the Alumni Office to create ways to utilize information in the Banner Alumni module. Knowledge of MS Office applications, a high aptitude for quickly establishing a mutual rapport and comfort when meeting/communicating with people, Ability and desire to effectively and credibly interact with prospective and current students, faculty, co-workers and corporate partners. Organized, accurate, detail oriented and extremely timely in customer service and sales situations. Ability to forecast needs of event attendees/sponsors/hosts. Outstanding communication and presentation skills. Ability to self-manage time, activity and spending, staying focused on accomplishment of objectives. Salary range is in the mid to upper 30s based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include eligibility to participate in medical, dental, life & disability insurance; paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; tuition waiver for employee and family; and cafeteria and retirement plan contributions as described in the employee handbook. All new employees must provide documented proof of their identity, employment eligibility, and pass a criminal background check. Send résumés and applications indicating job title or code are accepted via fax, e-mail, mail, or in person at: Office of Human Resources Carpenter Hall 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062. Fax: (972) 721-4095. E-mail:

Greeting Cards

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Homilists -- Preaching -- Retreats

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

Language Studies

INTERESTED IN LEARNING Biblical Hebrew for free? For more information contact Jeremy Thompson at (985) 351-8344 or

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

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.

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:

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

JESUIT SUMMER RETREATS: 3 to 30 days. Anchorage. Panoramic setting. Then, Tour Alaska's Grandeur. (907) 346-2343, ext. 215.

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:


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.


PRIESTHOOD? Can you embrace "radical simplicity?"


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


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 e-mail


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:


BISHOP BLANCHET SEATTLE - Principal Bishop Blanchet High School, Seattle, WA, a Catholic, college preparatory co-educational high school located in Seattle, Washington, for 53 years, is seeking an experienced leader to direct and nurture a dynamic school community including parents, teachers, students, and alumni among others. Bishop Blanchet is committed to proclaiming Jesus message by teaching students to live lives of faith, scholarship and service within a positive, supportive diverse and challenging learning environment rooted in Gospel values and Catholic traditions. An Archdiocesan high school, Bishop Blanchet educates and forms the mind, spirit and body of its students through a comprehensive program rich in academics, Christian ministry, student life, athletics and more. The next principal of Bishop Blanchet High School will be a practicing Catholic and an experienced educational leader with strong management and communication skills. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of a Master's degree in an approved program and will hold, or be eligible to secure, valid Washington State Teacher and Principal credentials. Administrative and teaching experience as well as experience at the secondary level is preferred. Previous work in a Catholic school setting is highly desirable. Experience with fundraising is essential. Salary will be competitive and is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. Full benefits are provided through the Archdiocese. For more information on Bishop Blanchet High School, please visit Deadline for applications: November 21, 2007. Send letter of interest and résumé to: James P. Murphy Search Committee Chair,

PALMA HIGH SCHOOL, an Edmund Rice Christian Brothers school, in Salinas, California, Diocese of Monterey, is seeking a principal, effective with the start of the 2008/2009 SY. Applications are available from: President, Palma High School, 919 Iverson Street, Salinas, CA 93901 or

PRINCIPAL POSITION -- St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, CA St. Perpetua School is vital and successful elementary school (K-8) located in Lafayette, CA, in a beautiful area of Contra Costa County. The school is blessed with a talented professional staff (34), an involved parent group and a supportive Pastor. It is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC and has recently undergone an impressive remodel. Under the advisory capacity of the school board. St. Perpetua School has developed a future direction that encompasses all aspects of a healthy, thriving educational community. The school is seeking a talented visionary/manager who will continue to provide for the needs of this dynamic community. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or are enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. (Out of state candidates please check on reciprocity of credentials.) The candidate must be able to provide spiritual, administrative and educational leadership for the school as well as be able to assume responsibility for the day- to- day administration. Candidates are expected to take an active and collaborative role as a member of the parish staff. Maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity and academic program are a must. Salary is based upon the Diocesan Scale and depends on qualifications and experience. Benefits include: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability Insurance, and Retirement. Apply To: Penny Pendola, Ed.D, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Oakland 2900 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland, CA. 94610. Fax: (510)272-0725. Application Deadline: December 1, 2007.


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