National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 7, 2007

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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

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.


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

Gift Giving

GIFT GIVING IN A SEASON OF PEACE: What can we do about violent video games? ICCR and its national coalition of over 275 faith-based institutions are concerned that video games with extreme violence are often the item most likely given or purchased for children and adolescents. ICCR wants to make sure everyone understands industry-created standards put in place to prevent children's access to violent video games. Visit our web site at and to find out more information.

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:


DISCERNING MINISTRY? Religious Life? Enriching Sabbatical? Prayerful Retreat? Call (509) 323-6012

Parish Missions

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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.


ARE YOU RENTING? Employed? Desire religious life? Love the Poor? Formation in your area. Call Franciscan Sisters of Joy (402) 551-0347.

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


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR. St. John the Evangelist Church in Loveland, CO is seeking a full time Business Administrators to support a 2,200 family parish. The major areas are in Finance, Personnel/Human Resources and Facilities Management. The overall responsibility is in the daily management of the parish operation with the ability to communicate effectively and timely to all levels of the parish and school. The qualified candidate is to integrate and put into practice a parish stewardship plan. Qualifications are: BS in Business/Accounting or related work experience, 5-10 years management experience with the ability to lead and be a role model for team management. Additional requirements are administrative experience in finance, personnel and facilities operations, the ability to prioritize tasks, consistent follow through, facilitate meetings and use mediation/negotiation techniques, ability to communicate at a strategic level and a detailed level, and develop people networks. Qualified candidate must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church. Please send résumé to: or mail to Rev. Joseph Hartman, 1515 Hilltop Drive, Loveland, CO 80537.


FAITH FORMATION CONSULTANT. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston located in West Virginia has an opening for a Faith Formation Consultant. This position serves the Parkersburg, West Virginia and Clarksburg, West Virginia Vicariates. The Faith Formation Consultant works in collaboration with the various ministry offices to provide an effective coordination of catechesis to parishes within the vicariate. This person will demonstrate knowledge of lifelong learning by articulating a vision of faith development including adults, youth and children. The Faith Formation Consultant will provide consultation on catechetical matters to parishes through site visits. This individual will also research and propose catechetical models that can be adapted to the needs of particular parishes and areas. Qualified individuals must have a Masters Degree in Theology, Religious Education or related field. The individual must possess strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Must be able to communicate and make presentations. This person must be a practicing Catholic with a commitment and understanding of the Catholic Church traditions and teachings. An understanding or willingness to learn the cultural context of rural Appalachian life is important. Please respond by December 21, 2007, with letter of interest and résumé to: Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Michael A. Nau, Human Resources Office, PO Box 230 Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: (304)233-0880. Fax: (304)233-4086.


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

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 DIRECTOR, a southern California-based Catholic mission-sending organization seeks a dynamic Executive Director to energize this agency. Candidate must have experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly in administration, fundraising, budgeting and finance. Experience in a leadership position must be evidenced by a successful track record as a strategic leader, demonstrated accomplishments, work with and enhancement volunteer boards, and public relations skills. Qualified candidates may email a letter of interest with résumé, and salary history to


PASTORAL SERVICES LIAISON. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, seeks a person for the position of Pastoral Services Liaison. This position is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and the person will serve the Martinsburg Vicariate of the Diocese. The liaison works with the Vicar Forane and Diocesan Services to accomplish vicariate and Diocesan goals consistent with the needs of the Diocese, vicariate and its parishes. This person will work with Diocesan Services to facilitate the formation, to motivate and grow parish ministry by initiating, developing and conducting programs within the vicariate. This person must understand and form a composite profile of the vicariate, identify key individual and support groups and agencies that may be resources to the vicariate. Works with the Vicar Forane to establish vicariate priorities and develops long and short term goals and action plans for the vicariate. Person should have a Masters Degree in theology, religious education or related field. The individual must be a practicing Catholic in unity with the Doctrine, teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential. Please respond with letter of interest and résumé by December 21, 2007 to: Michael A. Nau, Director Human Resources, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, PO Box 230 Wheeling, WV 26003. 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

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.

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