National Catholic Reporter

Updated January 11, 2008

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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

SAINT JANE DE CHANTAL: Biography by André Ravier. Newly republished. 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.

Education = online + interactive + innovative women's studies in community.

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

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

Note Cards and Journals

CONTEMPLATIVE note cards, journals, meditation DVDs. Spiritual direction and pastoral ministry. Phone: 1-888-777-6255.


PILGRIMAGE: A pilgrimage to Wales featuring Esther de Waal, Sept. 7-18, 2008. A contemplative journey, Celtic and Benedictine, with space for silence and prayer; for secret hidden holy places as well as famous sites. Contact: Therese Elias, OSB, 4220 Mercier St., Kansas City, MO, 64111; Phone: (816) 561-6855; E-mail: Website:

TWO PILGRIMAGES exploring the Celtic Tradition: Scotland: April 13-24, 2008 or Ireland: June 26 - July 6, 2008. Contact: Jane Comerford, (509) 868-1683;


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:

BETHANY SPIRITUALITY CENTER, NY, announces the following spring/summer/fall 2008 retreats: "Aging with Grace", with Barbara Metz, SND, and John Burchill, OP, April 20-24; “Forgiving Love: In the Word, In the World:, with Sr. Janice Farnham, RJM, and Sr. Rosemary Mangan, RJM, June 8-14; "Twelve Steps to Inner Freedom; Humility Revisited", with Sr. Carolyn Gorny-Kopkowski, OSB, June 16-22; 8-day Directed Retreats, July 1-9, 12-20, and 23-31; Retiro Predicado, August 3-10, and Weekend/Weekday Retreat with Margaret Silf, September 26-October 3. Located in the Hudson Valley, Bethany is one hour from NYC, near highway, public transportation, and airport. For details, visit or call (845) 460-3061.

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:

RETREAT ON SACRED HEALING, Mar. 6-9, at Evensong Retreat & Spirituality Center, Cape Cod. Details at Private Retreats, Directed Retreats, Spiritual Direction. Available for small groups. (508) 432-0027.

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

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.

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?"


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


CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES has a position open for a full-time Program Advisor and Chaplain within their US Operations Support Department. The Global Fellows Program Advisor is responsible for managing the recruitment process and scheduling of priests and deacons with parishes for the Global Fellows program, as well as seeking strategic improvements to these processes to support the growth of this valuable program. In addition, this position also serves as Chaplain at CRS Headquarters presiding at weekly Masses and assisting with visiting prelates. For more information or go to


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR -- Center for Spirituality, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, seeks a full-time Associate Director for our Center for Spirituality. The Center offers year-round programs that address contemporary religious issues and that create a network for education in spirituality, especially for women. The focus is on spirituality as an academic discipline, as well as a way of life. The Associate Director is responsible for assisting in the support of all programs and initiatives of the Center, including office management, event marketing and coordination, maintenance of the web site and resource room, and serving as the Center's financial manager. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in a related field and a minimum of three to five years of work experience. Substantive familiarity with Catholicism is needed as is some business management experience. Must also have strong communication and computer skills. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: Director - Human Resources, Saint Mary's College, Facilities Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556 or send electronically to: Saint Mary's College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and seeks applications from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, those who have had multicultural experience, and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS at the University of Dayton- a Catholic and Marianist Institution. Seeking faith-filled applicants willing to share their experience of God with others while pursuing a Masters in Theology or Pastoral Ministry. Three Campus Ministry positions available for 2008-2009 with focus on ministry to students in residence halls or engagement with campus liturgies and liturgical catechesis. GA's build community and offer undergraduates the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually through planning spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, planning campus liturgies, advising and encouraging participation in service clubs and faith and justice activities, and providing pastoral support. Full tuition, stipend, and housing are provided. Application and information at or from Crystal Sullivan, (937) 229-2574. Applications due March 1.


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.


NEEDED: Priest chaplain for monastery of 60+ Benedictine Sisters; also for small Catholic hospital. Beautiful rural north-central Idaho location. Ideal opportunity for ministry, sabbatical, quality solitude time, writing. Requirements: good liturgist, homilist, pastoral care, including with elderly. Web site: Position available after 07/01/2008. Interviews ongoing after 02/01/08. For further information, contact: Sr. Judith Brower, Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Rd., Cottonwood, ID 83522. Phone: (208) 962-3224. Fax: (208) 962-7212.


THE INSTITUTE for Latin American Concern (ILAC) at Creighton University is looking for a Program Coordinator. This person will coordinate numerous health care teams that serve the rural population in the Dominican Republic (DR). The majority of the spring and summer will be spent at the ILAC Mission in the DR. We are looking for an energetic person rooted in the Gospel and the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola. Fluency in speaking and writing Spanish and some cross cultural experience is required. Prefer leadership experience. Bachelors Degree required. Interested parties respond to and apply for the ILAC Program Coordinator requisition #20070481.

COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY -- The Church of the Incarnation seeks applicants for the full-time position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Located in Charlottesville Virginia, within the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Incarnation ( is a vibrant community of 1100 households with a contemporary style of worship and strong parishioner participation in ministry and faith formation. The successful candidate will have an energetic commitment to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with young people and will work closely with the Pastor, Coordinator of Christian Formation, Minister of Worship, and other parish staff. Responsibilities include planning and leading youth ministry activities for grades 6-12, including Catechesis and Confirmation sacramental preparation. Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in Education, Religious Studies or related field and 3+ years experience in youth ministry and/or catechesis. Completion of a recognized youth ministry formation program, or demonstrated intent toward program certification, is required. Spanish fluency to interact with our growing Hispanic Ministry is a plus. Position begins in May 2008; requires weekend and some evening hours. Salary and benefits are in accord with the diocesan pay scale. Interested candidates should submit a resume by February 15 to or Youth Ministry Search Committee, Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


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 email a resume along with a cover letter outlining your major accomplishments and salary history to

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, Catholic Student Center, Des Moines, IA is seeking full-time Director of Music and Liturgy to serve on our Campus Ministry Team. St. Catherine is a faith community of student and non-students with a strong tradition dedicated to prayerful liturgical celebrations. Applicant should have education and experience in Catholic liturgical theology. We seek a candidate with a background in music, music ministry, and choral direction with organizational skills; strong spirituality; and willingness to work in a collaborative setting on Campus Ministry Team. Requirements: Practicing Catholic, Bachelor's degree in religious studies, liturgy or equivalent. Knowledge and experience with Catholic liturgy and music and good communication and organizational skills. Preferred: Master's degree in Liturgy, practicing musician, piano or guitar, experience in campus ministry. Send letter of interest, resume and names and addresses of three references to: Search Committee, St. Catherine of Siena, 1150 28th St. Des Moines, IA 50311. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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 of Campus Ministry, Georgetown University- The Georgetown University Office of Campus Ministry serves students/faculty/staff of Roman Catholic and other faith traditions. Staff includes Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Orthodox Christian chaplains, supporting various affiliated ministries and student groups representing other religious traditions. Executive Director has day-to-day supervisory responsibility for all Campus Ministry programs and personnel throughout University, including law and medical school campuses; reports to Vice President for Mission and Ministry and works to promote University's Catholic and Jesuit character and values; will oversee departmental administration, staffing, policies and operating budget; is expected to guide department to help students integrate intellectual lives with spiritual development and service; is expected to foster ecumenical and interreligious understanding, and to coordinate interfaith activities. For more complete information visit (Job 2007-1215D). Ideal candidate will be inspiring, creative, effective and principled, with in-depth understanding of and personal commitment to Catholic and Jesuit character of Georgetown and Ignatian spirituality. Preferred: PhD/DMin/equivalent, significant leadership in campus ministry, proven managerial skills within pastoral setting. Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and list of four references through University's HR website. Application before 2/29/08 encouraged. Preferred starting date: 6/16/08.


ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (RSCJ) upper school head search re-opened Our current Upper School Head extended her stay in order to begin a new position July, 2008. The US Head is responsible for grades 9-12. Master's degree required and candidate must be a practicing Catholic. Experienced administrator, team player, and spiritual leader. Duties include scheduling, budgeting, academic advisement, supervision of Faculty and Staff, Dean of Students and College Counselor in strong college-prep environment. Position begins July, 2008. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email cover letter and resume to Tammy Bergeron at and/or mail to 4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115. No phone calls please.


MUSIC DIRECTOR -- Do you have the love of God in your heart? Do you desire to be a part of a parish community that strives to help people worship through excellent liturgy, prayer, music and song? Then think about being a part of St Leo the Great Catholic Church! We are a vibrant and growing parish of 2000 families, seeking a full-time music director who has a thorough understanding and appreciation of Catholic liturgy. Close to beach and Naples Philharmonic. Requirements include: minimum of BA in music, along with excellent organ, keyboard and vocal skills. Responsibilities include: planning and preparation for six weekend liturgies, holy days, weddings, funerals, and training, directing and scheduling of choirs and cantors. Salary and benefits are commensurate with education and experience. Please fax or email resume: St Leo Catholic Church - Music Director Search Committee as soon as possible. St Leo Catholic Church, 28290 Beaumont Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34134. Fax (239) 992-5282. Email:


CONVENTION/MEETING PLANNER -- The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) invites applications for the newly created position, Convention/Meeting Planner. The ideal applicant will have sufficient experience and knowledge to reorganize and expand this office to include both the association's annual major convention and large departmental meetings. This bright, energetic, self-starter will supervise and coordinate strategic, operational and logistical activities necessary for successful events. Preference will be given to an experienced certified meeting planner with a genuine understanding and appreciation for the mission of the NCEA. Please submit a cover letter describing interest and qualifications, a resume and names of three references to William J. Campbell, S.M., Chair Search Committee ( Materials should be received by Feb. 15. 2007. NCEA offers a comprehensive benefit package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start July 1, preferred. To learn more about NCEA and the full job description, go to


CHAMINADE-MADONNA COLLEGE PREPARATORY -- a Catholic and Marianist Co-ed school founded in 1960, is seeking a highly qualified candidate to serve as its next President beginning July 1, 2008. As the Chief Executive Officer of C-M, the ideal candidate should be a practicing Catholic in good standing, have 5-7 years experience in teaching and school administration, 3-5 years experience in successful fundraising, admissions, finance, budgeting, and construction. As the chief spokesperson for the school, the candidate should possess outstanding written and verbal skills to articulate the mission and the Marianist charisma to all its constituents in a compelling and convincing way. By January 30, 2008, please send resume and philosophy of education to: Search Committee, c/o Joanne Bolooki, Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory 500 E. Chaminade Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33021. E-mail:


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. E-mail: Application deadline: February 15, 2008.

PRINCIPAL. Academy of Mt. St. Ursula, Bronx, New York. The Academy of Mount St. Ursula, a Catholic college preparatory school conducted in the Ursuline tradition, seeks a well-qualified Principal beginning in AY 2008-2009. The school, which follows a President-Principal administrative model, serves young women from a diverse urban population and is recognized for academic excellence. The new Principal will be a practicing Catholic, will demonstrate knowledge and experience of secondary education, excellent communication skills, visionary leadership and a collaborative work style. Candidates will hold a minimum of a Masters Degree in Education, Administration or a related field, and will possess experience as a Principal, preferably on a high school level. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2008. Electronic submissions only. Interested candidates should send a current resume and a letter of interest, including three references, to:


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


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, 2007. The Assistant Superintendent will assume duties on or about July 1, 2008.


CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL, West Palm Beach, FL ( is accepting applications for teachers in all academic areas for the 2008-2009 school year. CNHS is a well-established diocesan school whose mission is to educate the whole person-mind, body, and spirit in the image of Jesus Christ. The I.B. (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program complements a rigorous college-prep curriculum. Highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and great kids await you! Fax cover letter and resume to: John F. Clarke, Principal at (561) 683-7307 or e-mail to


VICE PRESIDENT of Administration/Operations- The National Catholic Educational Association invites applications for the position Vice President of Administration/Operations. A newly created position, the Vice President, who reports directly to the President, will provide wise and effective internal management of the Association. Specific responsibilities include planning and oversight of operations and monitoring and forecasting of fiscal matters, the ideal candidate must be an experienced and collaborative leader with a genuine understanding and appreciation for the mission of the Association. The applicant should possess an MBA and or/ other relevant professional degree and have a minimum of ten years of progressive and broad managerial experience. Please submit a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications, a resume and names of three references to Robert Bimonte FSC, Chair, VP Search Committee. ( Materials should be received by Feb. 15, 2008. NCEA offers a comprehensive benefit package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start July 1, 2008, preferred. To learn more about the Association and the full job description, go to


YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY -- The Catholic Diocese of Erie seeks a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The Director's primary responsibility is to support the evangelization and catechesis of youth and young adults in the Diocese. The Director collaborates with a team of other trained professional ministers in religious education and the Catholic schools of the Diocese. The Director reports to the Vicar for Education and enjoys significant interaction with and support from the Bishop. Review of applications will begin immediately. For best consideration, interested applicants should apply before February 15, 2008. For a complete job description and application process, please go to

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