National Catholic Reporter

Updated December 28, 2007

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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:


THEOLOGY: Brescia University, an Ursuline, Catholic institution, seeks full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to teach undergraduate courses in theology and, if appropriate, general education courses in philosophy starting in August 2008. Ph.D. in theology or STD, with 18 graduate hours in philosophy preferred. Position includes teaching in time-shortened, on-line, and traditional formats, advising and serving on committees. Send letter of interest, vita, three letters of reference and copies of transcripts to D. Kuntz, Ph.D., Theology Search Committee Chair, Brescia University, 717 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY 42301. E-mail: Closing date January 15, 2008. EOE Web site:


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

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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.

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:


FACULTY POSITION in Ministerial Formation. The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley seeks applications for a faculty position in ministerial formation. This person will work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and the Rector of the Jesuit Community in formulating and carrying out programs of formation with and for the students of the Masters of Divinity Program at the Jesuit School. Areas of focus will include pastoral, human and spiritual formation, with an emphasis on integrating these with the intellectual and academic dimension of the individual student's experience and aspirations. The successful applicant for this position will have a strong background in supervision, group dynamics, discernment, and pastoral theology. Modalities of interaction will include field education placements and supervision, training of site supervisors, small group reflection, integration seminars, immersion programs, and possibly classroom teaching in pastoral theology. Qualifications include: A Roman Catholic; grounding in Ignatian spirituality preferred; significant pastoral experience (mentoring and supervisory experience preferred); M.Div. or equivalent ministerial degree (doctorate preferred). Note: if desired, informal meetings at the AAR meeting in San Diego with the JSTB Dean can be arranged. Please send resume, qualifications, and list of three references by January 4, 2008 to: Jerome P. Baggett Associate Professor of Religion and Society Chair, Ministerial Formation Search Committee Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. 1735 LeRoy Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. (510) 549-5060. E-mail: Web site:


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Employment Opportunities


CHANCELLOR: This full time position is responsible for general administration and oversight of The Pastoral Center. The Chancellor has direct responsibility for archives, personnel and finance. Administrative and consultative leadership skills a must. Focused and strategic planning qualities critical to organizational development and personnel management throughout the Diocese of Las Cruces. Team player, people oriented computer literate and Roman Catholic. Bilingual (Eng./Spa) preferred but not required. This is a position appointed by the Bishop. The position will be available March 1, 2008 although this is negotiable. Please Contact Elizabeth Grinnell at (575) 523-7577 to express interest in this position.


DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION -- The Diocese of Venice in Florida is accepting applications for the position of Diocesan Director of Education. The Director is responsible for the administration, financial and managerial aspects of the Department of Education; this includes the supervision of the Superintendent of Schools, Diocesan Director of Religious Education and President of Blessed Edmund Rice School of Pastoral Ministry. The Diocese of Venice in Florida covers 10 counties of Southwest Florida with 14 Catholic schools. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge, skills, theological education and experience to provide leadership commitment to Catholic identity, religion curriculum, staff formation and will demonstrated strategic, organizational and interpersonal skills. The selected individual must be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic faith and a practicing Catholic. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in School Administration or related fields, a Doctorate preferred; at least 8 to10 years of experience in leadership positions at Catholic schools/parishes or at a Diocesan level. Qualified candidates are invited to e-mail a resume along with a cover letter outlining your major accomplishments and salary history to

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 -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford serving 213 parishes in central Connecticut, and its Office of Urban Affairs, located in New Haven, is seeking a full-time Social Action Director. The successful candidate will provide leadership to a FT/PT staff of 8 to ensure that the mission and the goals, objectives and advocacy issues established by the Board of Directors are developed and implemented. Must have knowledge of the Roman Catholic faith. A Masters degree in theology, religious studies, social studies or public administration, with a working knowledge of principles of religious social teaching, and five years of management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Job description is available at Deadline: January 15, 2008. E-mail cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to: Search Committee, Office of Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Hartford,


CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in Mundelein, Illinois seeks enthusiastic, highly qualified applicants for the position of principal to begin July 1, 2008. Located approximately 30 miles northwest of Chicago, this four time Blue Ribbon school enrolls over 1400 students and has a professional and support staff of 150 dedicated, highly qualified individuals. Please visit our website for more information: Qualifications: Practicing Catholic, Embrace a Vatican II Theology. Master's degree in educational administration plus 5 years of secondary school administrative experience (Catholic school experience a plus). Demonstrated knowledge of current educational Pedagogy. Excellent salary and benefits package; for application packet contact: Mr. Lawrence Setnicar, Director of Human Resources, Carmel Catholic High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060. Application deadline: February 15, 2008.


ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT of Catholic Schools: The Archdiocese of Hartford seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to assist the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in providing direction, guidance, service and leadership to seventy vibrant schools. All application and inquiries about the position must be submitted to: Karen Kean, Director of Human Resources, Archdiocese of Hartford, and 134 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, 06105. E-Mail: Phone Number (860) 541-6491. More information about the Office of Catholic Schools can be found on the website: Applications should be submitted no later than January 30, 2008. The Assistant Superintendent will assume duties on or about July 1, 2008.


ST. FRANCIS BORGIA PARISH is looking for the right person (s) to coordinate the Life Teen youth ministry program in Washington, MO. We are seeking someone who is passionate about our Catholic faith and wishes to share that with young people. This position is responsible for maintaining the weekly 6 p.m. Mass, reaching out to all youth in the community, maintaining and recruiting a volunteer base, providing spiritual and social enrichment to young people and developing relationships with the staff and parish. Please send cover letter and resume to: Fr. Andrew Sigmund, 115 Cedar St., Washington, MO 63090. Call (636) 239-6701 Ext. 1514 or e-mail:

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