National Catholic Reporter

Updated June 27, 2008

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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.

Facilities for Rent

WESTON, VT. June-September. Beautiful appointed studio apartment accommodates two to three retreats, rest and relaxation and foliage season, vacation. Five minutes from Weston Priory, 10 minutes to swimming/ tennis, three miles to town. Weekly, monthly, or seasonal: $250 a week; For longer stay contact: (802) 824-6778 or (631)271-3078.

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:


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

Monastic Experiences

ST. SCHOLASTICA MONASTERY, Duluth, MN. July 12-18, 2008. Could God be calling you to the monastic way of life? Single Catholic women ages 21-45 are invited to spend a week with the Benedictine Sisters of Duluth. Celebrate the Eucharist and pray the Liturgy of the Hours daily with the Sisters. Share meals, work and leisure with them, hear their stories and tell them yours. Spend quiet time in discernment as you experience the rhythm of monastic life. No cost or obligation. Reservations required. Contact: Sister Mary Catherine OSB (218)723-6646; St. Scholastica Monastery, 1001 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth MN 55811; e-mail: or

Note Cards and Journals

CONTEMPLATIVE note cards, journals, meditation DVDs. Spiritual direction and pastoral ministry. 1-888-707-6255.


SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Training Program begins Oct. 13, 2008. Consists of eight weekly sessions held quarterly over a two-year period (2008-10). The program will take place at Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center; located on a beautiful 780-acre rural campus in Maple Mount, Ky. Participants receive intense training, practice and supervision. (270)229-0200. E-mail: Visit:


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:

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


WINTER SABBATICAL, Jan. 5 - Feb. 5, 2009. Come to this ideal environment for spiritual renewal, theological updating and holistic relaxation. Contact Julie Mussche, Center for Spiritual Development, 434 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868-3907. Phone: (714) 744-3175 ext. 4406. Fax: (714) 744-3176. 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.

PLANNING A SABBATICAL? Be renewed, healed and energized with a program designed just for you at the Queenswood Retreat Centre, a 14-acre wooded sanctuary by the sea in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Enjoy the silence of your private guest room. Spiritual direction, counseling, vocational assessment; superb library of spirituality and theology; Mass celebrated weekly; workshops and courses; therapeutic pool, walking trails, labyrinth, and healthy "slow-food" meals; daily yoga; massage, reflexology, reiki. Explore the possibilities at Bookings: or (250)477-3822.

Spanish Studies

LEARN SPANISH, Enjoy nature, La Academia de Espanol D'Amore Spanish Immersion Center. Immerse yourself in Spanish in the beaches of Costa Rica. Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park. Intensive Spanish immersion programs. Small, personal classes. Beach lodging or homestays available. Contact La Academia D'Amore, PO Box 67, Quepos, Costa Rica. USA phone/fax: (262) 367-8598. E-mail: Website:

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:


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


POSITION AVAILABLE in the Office of Evangelization through the Secretariat of Christian Formation, Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, LA. Application deadline: until position is filled. The ideal candidate will: Possess a Masters Degree in Theology or equivalent (minimum BA degree and willing to work toward Masters in Theology), Direct the office; work within the department; and secretariat Facilitate the "new evangelization" Spirit on diocesan, deanery, and parish levels; Have a distinguished background in ministry at diocesan or parish level; Embrace Church documents involving evangelization and catechesis; Teach in our diocesan certification process; Be well versed in computer skills/technology, and organization; Be a self starter and hard worker. Candidate must balance multiple tasks; some evening/weekend work required. Must have proven administrative skills. Salary based on diocesan salary scale with excellent benefits. Interested applicants should send résumé, references, and cover letter to: Mr. Charles Jumonville, PO Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028. E-mail:


DIOCESAN COORDINATOR of Youth Ministry- Seeking: Mature adult, min. 25 years of age, practicing catholic of Vatican II spirituality as Coordinator of Youth Ministry (part time -20 hours wkly) to work in conjunction with Dir. of Youth Ministry for the mission Diocese of Reno. Seeking a vibrant, self-directed leader with experience in Youth Ministry and Catechetics who can align personal passion with diocesan vision of growth and ministry. Qualifications include: MA in theology or related, at least 5 years experience in youth ministry capacity, knowledge of Adolescent Catechetical processes, Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from CMD. Opportunity to be instrumental in direction of YM for young diocese! Collaborative work to include: ongoing formation and leadership development of parish youth ministers and diocesan youth council, on-site parish visitations, coordinating diocesan events, warm collaboration with parish leadership. Diocese will assist with search of supplementary income through parish collaboration. Salary: $20,000 annually. Please respond by July 16 to: (775) 326-9439

COORDINATOR of Religious Education- Do you have experience in teaching Religious Education classes? Are you an organized, detail-oriented person? Do you love working with people of all ages? The Coordinator will work side-by-side with the DRE to maintain and develop education programs for ages preschool through adult in a large suburban parish of 2,600+ families. Full time; competitive salary with benefits. View the job description at Résumés with cover letter e-mailed to: Faxed to: (972)219-5429, or mailed to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 1897 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX 75067, Attn: Susan Sandles. No phone calls please.


CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL in Mundelein, Illinois seeks enthusiastic, highly qualified applicants for the position of Admissions Director to begin August 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: Embrace a Vatican II Theology, Bachelor's degree in education or related field (Master's preferred), Demonstrated experience in the area of private school admissions, Excellent communication skills. Excellent salary and benefits package. For application packet contact: Mr. Larry Setnicar, Director of Human Resources, Carmel Catholic High School, One Carmel Parkway, Mundelein, IL 60060. Application deadline: July 15, 2008.

DIRECTOR of Pastoral Care- West Islip, NY- Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, overlooking the Great South Bay and 30 miles from New York City, is a 450 bed acute care hospital of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. The full time Director of Pastoral Care will join a team of professional chaplains and be responsible for program development, fiscal management, planning, implementation, direction and evaluation of spiritual care services to patients, families and staff. Qualifications: NACC/APC Board Certified Chaplain, at least 3-5 years clinical pastoral experience in a healthcare setting, along with excellent management, clinical, interpersonal and leadership skills. Please apply at

A FULL-TIME DIRECTOR of Religious Education is needed for the coming school year at St. Dominic's in Benicia. Job description includes directing a total parish catechetical program for about 400 families for Religious Education and coordinating the Sacramental programs for elementary and high school students. Interested applicants may fax a résumé to (707) 745-5642 or call (707) 747-7220.

DIRECTOR OF LITURGY for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester NY - assist the Bishop to work with clergy and parishes in fostering sound liturgical practice throughout the 12 county Diocese. Responsible for overseeing all diocesan liturgies and conducting liturgical formation on diocesan and parish levels. Successful candidate will be a faith-filled person who believes in the values of the Second Vatican Council and have proven leadership, administrative and communication skills. Background should include a Master degree in Liturgical studies or Theology and a minimum of 3-5 years parish experience, diocesan experience desirable. Send résumé to Mary Bauer, Human Resources, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624. Fax: (585) 328-3149 E-mail:

HOLY TRINITY PARISH is looking for a Director of Music Ministries. The position of Director Music is charged with developing a prayerful, singing assembly through example, celebration, education and personal ministry. In cooperation with all the parish ministers, the Directors promotes our participation in the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ in liturgy through song and leads the assembly to experience it more deeply. Position available after July 15th. We are currently starting to interview prospects. For more information on how to apply please contact or call (530) 677-3234 and ask for Courtney Bowles.

DIRECTOR -- Jesuit Volunteer Corps Southwest is a non-profit, Catholic volunteer program placing young adults in a year of full-time volunteer service work for justice and peace. The Area Director is responsible for placement and support of volunteers in California and Arizona; development and maintenance of high quality job placements; establishing local support networks for the volunteers; assisting with formation program, including 5 retreats per year, based on Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching. Must be committed to the four tenets of JVC: social justice, community, spirituality and simple living; able to assist young adults to deepen their faith and reflect on their work. Excellent communication skills, group facilitation skills. Background in theology and/or peace and justice studies a plus. Approximately 10 weeks travel/year. Send cover letter, résumé, and references by June 27 to: Executive Director, JVC Southwest, PO Box 459, Santa Clara, CA 95052. E-mail: Job summary available at

ST. CLEMENT PARISH, Chicago, IL. St. Clement Parish in Chicago is seeking a Director of Children and Family Catechesis. The Director of Children and Family Catechesis is a full time staff position with responsibility for the formation of children and their families. This role includes directing the Parish's Sunday morning catechesis program, working closely with the parish’s school faculty and staff, coordinating Children's Liturgy of the Word, and for the ongoing development of a youth ministry program. The Director also coordinates the work of the Ministers of Care and the small group faith-sharing program. A Masters Degree in Religious Education or Theology and a desire to work in a collaborative style is essential. Job description is available on request. Interested parties may contact- Rev. Kenneth Simpson, Pastor

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC & LITURGY -- A full-time position is available in a 2,000 family parish in Washington, D.C. suburbs. Applicant should have a thorough knowledge of the Catholic liturgical tradition, and its music. Responsibilities include: Conducting the parish choir, supervising our parish music program (5 contemporary music groups, children's choir, and cantors), liturgical planning, training of lectors, communion ministers and other liturgical ministries. Must work collaboratively with pastor, and large parish staff, both professional and volunteer. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Write or fax résumé and references to: Search Committee, St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904, fax: (301)625-9266 or e-mail:


FLRCR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- The Financial and Legal Resource Center for Religious (FLRCR), a newly formed nonprofit corporation (formerly NATRI and LRCR) located in Silver Spring, Maryland seeks an exceptional individual to lead the programs, services and activities of the organization. Members and subscribers of FLRCR include those responsible for financial operations from religious institutes and societies of apostolic life from the United States and Canada, as well as civil attorneys and other professionals who work with institutes and societies. Responsibilities: membership services, acting as the public representative for the association, integrating all legal and financial activities and oversight of the human resource and financial management of the national office. The position is accountable to the Board of Directors. Qualifications: belief in and support of the mission of FLRCR. Graduate degree in related field preferred; Minimum of five years experience in legal, finance, management, administration or related fields; three to five years relevant managerial experience. General knowledge of religious life and of the financial management and legal requirements of religious institutes required. Must work collaboratively with staff, related organizations and members. PC literacy required: MS Office. Résumés with cover letter and salary expectations by July 30 to: Search Committee, or fax: (810)592-7695.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is looking for a proven innovative leader to become their next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of administrative experience with a proven track record in the areas of fund raisings, program development and managerial experience. Interested candidates should fax their résumé and three references to Our Lady of the Pines at (419)333-0238, e-mail at: or mail to Our Lady of Pines, 1250 Tiffin Street, Fremont, Ohio 43420. For additional information please contact Sr. Dorothy Thum, RSM, Retreat Center Board Chair at (419)251-0715. Review of résumés will begin July 11, 2008.


WANTED: Full time Music Director for Most Holy Redeemer Church, a vibrant welcoming and inclusive parish in San Francisco. Requires organ skills and choral direction experience. Send résumé to Rev. Stephen Meriwether, 100 Diamond St., San Francisco, CA 94114 or E-mail:

LITURGY DIRECTOR -- St. Gilbert Parish, Grayslake, IL (northern Lake County, IL) seeking full time Liturgy Director. Parish has 2,700 families, is vibrant with parishioner involvement, continues to develop spirituality in accord with Vatican II, and strives for active, conscious participation in liturgy. Candidate must be collaborative with staff and music director, have degree/certificate in theology and liturgy and knowledge of related rites, and at least three years experience. Be responsible for planning with committee, formation of ministers, and coordinating liturgies. Salary and benefits in accord with Archdiocese of Chicago. Contact: Fr. Gene Nowak, (847)223-4731;


AS PART OF our expansion program, our company is looking for part time Work from home Account Manager and sales representatives, it pays $3500 monthly plus benefits and takes only little of your time. Please contact us for more details. Requirements - Should be a computer Literate. 2-3 hours access to the internet weekly. Must be over 20yrs of age. Must be Efficient and Dedicated. If you are interested and need more information, contact Hopkins Carnon:

THEA BOWMAN PREPARATORY ACADEMY is a new, values-based, public charter school opening in the Nation's Capital. Join our team of dedicated and creative educators as a member of our founding faculty and staff. Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree and be able to meet "highly qualified" requirements to teach middle school. Positions available: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Assistant, PE/Health, Visual Arts, P/T Music, Special Education, Reading Specialist, and Administrative Assistant. Interested candidates should send résumé, college transcripts, copy of teaching certificate and three letters of recommendation to: Thea Bowman Preparatory Academy PCS, Attention: Human Resource Committee, 330 21st St., NE, Washington, DC 20002. More info can be found at:


PASTORAL ASSOCIATE -- Holy Family Parish in Caledonia, MI seeks full-time Pastoral Associate to assist Pastor in daily operation of parish. As member of collaborative staff, this highly qualified, skilled and energetic professional will direct Liturgy, Sacramental Planning and Preparation, Pastoral Ministry, R.C.I.A., Stephen Ministry and work with Director of Catholic Faith Formation. M. Div or Masters in Pastoral Theology or Ministry required or equivalent. Parish-based ministry experience of five years required. Send résumé or inquiries to Fr. Mark F. Bauer at (616)891-9259 x223 or


PRINCIPAL -- St. Joseph Catholic School, Stuart, Florida, fully accredited by the Catholic Conference seeks applicants for the position of Principal. The school has a total enrollment of 300 students, Pre-K thru Grade 8. Successful candidate is a practicing Catholic with a dynamic vision of Catholic Education, who will foster the continued spiritual and educational achievement of the school in collaboration with excellent faculty, staff and parental support organizations. Qualifications: Masters degree in School Administration and Florida Certification, or willingness to obtain the same. Minimum of 5 years teaching experience preferred. Strong leadership, curriculum development, and possess excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. Please submit résumé with cover letter no later than Wednesday, July 2nd to: Fr. Noel McGrath, 1200 SE 10th St. Stuart, FL 34996 or fax (772)287-4998. E-mail:


STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST to assess and treat Catholic clergy and religious in England. PhD or PsyD with testing experience, pref w/Exner Rorschach, for orientation at St Luke Institute ( in Maryland and then to work at St Luke's Centre, Manchester, England ( Catholic background helpful. Compensation is excellent: Annual salary $65,000 plus a beautiful, rent-free, home and an annual bonus of $20,000. A wonderful clinical experience in the heart of England. Résumé and queries to:


YOUTH MINISTER -- Large suburban parish of 2,600+ families is looking for an enthusiastic team player with experience in youth ministry. Will work with the DRE to develop programs, events, volunteers for all aspects of a holistic youth ministry program. Bachelor's degree in specific or related field; YM certified or willingness to become certified; knowledge of trends that affect youth. Full time with competitive salary and benefits. View the job description at: Résumés with cover letter e-mailed to: faxed to: (972)219-5429, or mailed to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 1897 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX 75067, Attn: Susan Sandles. No phone calls please.

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