National Catholic Reporter

Updated November 23, 2007

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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. Web site:

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

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:


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS PROGRAM -- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) offers an exciting opportunity for professionals to launch their career in international relief and development-the International Development Fellowship Program (IDFP). Fellows work for one year in CRS offices around the world in the sectors of agriculture, education, health, HIV and AIDS, microfinance and peace building. Applications will be accepted on-line until December 3, 2007, for July 2008-2009 placements. Please view our website, to learn more about the IDFP Program, qualifications and the application process.


HEALING RETREAT/CRUISE, New England/Canada -September 20-27, 2008. Sr. Patricia Cushing CSJ leads this spiritual retreat aboard Royal Caribbean's "Jewel of the Seas". Ponder and savor God's gift to YOU through creation. Awake to life and prayer each morning while watching the sun rise over the Atlantic. Reflect on the divine goodness that surrounds you each day. For information and booking contact Mary Diane Nunnelee, AHHH TRAVEL (816) 517-1883. E-mail:

ONLINE ADVENT Retreat begins December 2, 2007 at Please join us.

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. DeSales Resources and Ministries. (800) 782-2270 or

SEDUCED BY GRACE: Christian spirituality and Gay experience. Living as a gay man in the Christian tradition means walking a path of courage, compassion, embodied holiness and prophetic witness, as we integrate our sexuality and spirituality. Join a team of international leaders in gay spirituality, including Michael B. Kelly, author of "The Erotic Contemplative" series, John Stasio, Dr Jim Nickoloff, and Patrick Cheng for this weekend of discussion, reflection, embodied ritual and prayerful challenge. Nov 30 - Dec 2, Easton Mountain Retreat, New York E-mail: Phone: (800) 553-8235 Web site:

RETREAT ON PRAYER & Spiritual Direction Feb. 22 - 24, with Pamela Edd, MDiv, at Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Details at

Private Retreats, Directed Retreats, Spiritual Direction. Available for small groups (508)432-0027.

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

REDEMPTORIST RENEWAL CENTER, Tucson, AZ., presents Catholic Writers Retreats 2008: The Final Steps in Manuscript (Book length project) Preparation and Submittal (Feb. 6-10, 2008) with Charles Roth, Thomas Santa, Vinita Hampton Wright and Frank Cunningham; Catholic Screenwriters Workshop (Feb. 25-28, 2008) and Cinema for the Soul Weekend Retreat (Feb. 29-March2, 2008), conducted by Virginia McCarthy; The Art and Practice of Spiritual Writing (March 7-10, 2008) conducted by Thomas Santa, Teresa Blythe, and Peter Tran. For more information, call (520) 744-3400. E-mail: or visit


SPRING SABBATICAL: May 7 - June 7, 2008. WINTER SABBATICAL: Jan. 5 - Feb. 5, 2009. 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:


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


Employment Opportunities


POSITION OPENING: Dean of Students, The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, a vibrant international center of graduate education, invites candidates for the position of Dean of Students. The Dean is a member of the school's executive team and reports to the President. The Dean is responsible for the following areas of service to students: formation, liturgy, community life, career development, and housing. In the area of formation, the Dean works closely with the Rector of the Jesuit Community and the Director of Ministerial Formation. Qualifications: Roman Catholic; significant administrative and ministerial experience in an educational or service-oriented organization; a degree in theology or ministry and familiarity with Ignatian spirituality is preferred. Deadline for applications: January 11, 2008. Send letter explaining your qualifications, résumé, and three references to: Bruce Lescher Chair, Dean Search Committee, 1735 Leroy Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709, Phone: (510) 549-5055. E-mail:


CHRIST THE REDEEMER in Lake Orion invites applicants for the position of Director of Family Ministries. Responsible for the vision, direction and implementation of comprehensive faith formation in the parish community. This includes adult faith formation and RCIA. Understanding of Vatican II and commitment to a collaborative approach to ministry is necessary. Required: MA in Catechetics or Theology and a minimum of 5 years experience in catechetical leadership. Archdiocesan certification is preferred. Send inquires and résumé to: Sue Enjaian, 2700 Waldon Road, Lake Orion, MI 48359 or

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

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.

DIRECTOR OF THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program for August 2008. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.

SABBATICAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR. The SAT Sabbatical Program, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California seeks Catholic director beginning on July 1, 2008. The SAT Sabbatical, founded in 1960, provides renewal for religious, laity and diocesan priests, in mid-life and beyond. The Director is the chief administrator who works collaboratively with a core team. Background in spirituality, administration and the ability to articulate and implement the SAT mission is required. For more information about SAT visit our website at: Salary is negotiable. For further information contact, Robert Mallon, Chair of the Search Committee at: Application must be received by March 1, 2008.


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to the Bishop/Director of Communication. The Diocese of Colorado Springs seeks an Executive Assistant to the Bishop/Dir. of Communications to assist the Bishop in a variety of executive tasks, including research and writing; design/management of the website; and direction of media relations and communications of the Diocese. Prefer MA in Communications or related field. Need working knowledge in Catholic Theology and Ecclesiology. Desire public relations knowledge. Knowledge/experience of web designs and HTML code, a plus. Experience as Executive Asst. to top-level leadership, including public relations, preferably in Roman Catholic Church. Must be Roman Catholic in good standing. Job description, wage and benefit information is available with application. Résumé alone not sufficient. Open until filled. Call (719)636-2345, see or write to or Human Resources, The Diocese of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


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


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


PRINCIPAL, Catholic College-Prep HS, Preston HS, Bronx, New York, is located on the banks of the Long Island Sound. The school seeks dynamic, dedicated, visionary principal who is committed to advancing the mission of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, who founded it in 1947. Preston's blend of spirit, community and academic excellence is its hallmark. Its tradition is to promote the integration of formal learning, real world experience and social responsibility with the practice of Catholic faith among the 600 diverse students many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college. Preston serves as a bridge to new worlds where imagination is cultivated and dreams are pursued. The continuation of this tradition into the 21 century is paramount in the mission of the school. The Principal will be a practicing Catholic with sound judgment, integrity and excellent communication skills coupled with a collaborative work style. Professional requirements include a Master's degree, preferably in educational administration and leadership with a minimum of three years experience in high school administration/teaching and curriculum development. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and qualifications. The position will commence July 1, 2008. Send letter of interest, résumé and credentials by December 15,2007 to

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

CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish, in Westerville Ohio, is seeking a principal for school of 900 pupils. This is the 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 administrative experience. Full benefits. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates contact: Diocese of Columbus Office of Catholic Schools, 197 E. Gay St. Columbus, Ohio 43215,(614)221-5829.


PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY. Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX) announces an opening for a position in systematic Theology for August 2008. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2007. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Visit our web site at for a complete description of the position and application process.

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