National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 9, 2007

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PEACE PORRIDGE, 3 pokes holes in the rationales for war. Excellent for discussing war and peace with kids. Special offer, send $5 to Pittenbruach Press. PO Box 553, Northampton, MA 01060.

SAINT JANE DE CHANTAL: Biography by André Ravier. Newly republished. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800) 782-2270 or

33-DAY POPE BIOGRAPHY his childhood, seminary days, priesthood, bishop, cardinal, pope. 1st Chapter: Phone: (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

WESTON PRIORY -- Guest house only 1/4 mi away. Available Thanksgiving sleeps 8. Call Judy for reservations: (714) 944 7253.

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


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.

Greeting Cards

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

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:

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:

POETRY AS PRAYER, an Advent Retreat at Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Details at Reiki Training, Private Retreats, Directed Retreats. Available for small groups. (508) 432-0027

Visit LIVINGSTONE GUESTHOUSE and find the sun in Sarasota, FL. Individual retreats, spiritual direction, and counseling. Phone: (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. World wide 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:


DESIRE PRIESTHOOD? Religious life? Lay Ministries? Enriching sabbatical? Vocation discernment Retreat? (907)339-2486.


Employment Opportunities


SIENA COLLEGE, Associate Campus Minister, Office of the College Chaplain, Siena College, near Albany, NY, invites applications for a full-time, 10-month appointment as Associate Campus Minister in the Office of the College Chaplain. Siena College is a four-year Roman Catholic undergraduate institution in the Franciscan tradition with 3,000 students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, adult faith formation, organizing student-led retreats, coordinating the RCIA program, and training, scheduling and supervising the chapel’s liturgical ministers. If desired, the candidate may also serve as a minister-in-residence in one of the College’s dormitory facilities. Applicant must have earned a master’s degree or its equivalent in theology, pastoral ministry, liturgical studies, pastoral counseling or a related field, and have knowledge of Catholic Church teaching and Roman Catholic ritual. Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience working with young adults and who evidence good pastoral, organizational and communication skills. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of interest, résumé, salary requirements and three current references to Office of Human Resources, Siena College, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.


There is currently an OPENING AT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for a Regional Director for the Weston Region. The Weston Region is located in Central, West Virginia, with the Office in Elkins, WV. This person is responsible for working with the, pastors and parishioners of the Region and serves as a member of the Vicariate team for the planning, development and implementation of parish social ministry. The Regional Director will also assess social service needs of the Region and make recommendations and implement programs to care for those in need. The office also provides emergency assistance related program services. Person must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field with 2-5 years of experience in direct service provision, parish social ministry or program planning. Valid WV social work license is required. Must have knowledge and commitment to Catholic Social teaching. Individual will be able to make pubic presentations and communicate effectively. The Diocese offers a competitive wage and benefit package. Applications will be received until November 23, 2007. Send cover letter and résumé to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Attn: Michael A. Nau, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003. E-mail: Fax: (304) 233-4086.

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.


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


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


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 from

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 be 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.

PRINCIPAL OPENING, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is a K through 8th grade school located in the city of Concord, and the surrounding area in Contra Costa County serving the cities of Concord, and Walnut Creek. St. Francis of Assisi School enrolls 320 students with a maximum capacity of 335 students, with a professional staff of eighteen and is fully accredited by WCEA/WASC with before and after school Extended Care. Candidates for principal must be active practicing Catholics, possess a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Credential or be enrolled in an Administrative Credential Program as well as have at least five years in Catholic educational teaching or administration. 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. The successful candidate is expected to be an active member of the parish staff and parish community. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a school with a strong Catholic identity, and academic program are a must. St. Francis of Assisi school has supportive Pastor, School Board, PACE board and Parents. 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. Send letter of intent and request for application to: Penny Pendola, EdD, Director of Human Resources, Diocese of Oakland, 2900 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610. Applications should be completed December 15, 2007.

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, in Westerville Ohio is seeking a principal for school of 900 pupils (K-8). Largest elementary school in the Diocese of Columbus. The successful candidate must possess Master’s degree and appropriate certificate as well as at least five (5) years experience. Full benefits. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Send résumés and references to Fr. Charles F. Klinger, Pastor, St. Paul Church, 313 North State Street. Westerville, OH, 43082. Deadline is December 15, 2007.


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


BIBLICAL STUDIES ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA, a Roman Catholic institution with a rich multicultural student body, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time position in the Biblical Studies Dept. beginning August 2008. The position involves teaching Roman Catholic seminarians on the M.Div. and M.A. levels, as well as a number of lay students in master level programs. A doctorate, affiliation with the Roman Catholic tradition, and the ability to engage with the seminary formation program are expected. The candidate may specialize in Hebrew Scriptures or the New Testament, but the ability to teach courses in both testaments is preferred. Fluency to teach some courses in a second language: Spanish, Vietnamese or Korean is desirable. Candidates with an ecclesiastical degree (STL, STD) will receive primary consideration. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application and CV to Rev. Richard Benson, CM, Academic Dean, St. John's Seminary, 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. E-mail: Deadline for applications is December 1, 2007.

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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