Vatican newspaper highlights Apostleship of Prayer
Friday’s edition [January 16, 2009] of L’Osservatore Romano included an interview with Father Claudio Barriga Domínguez, S.J., the director general delegate of the Apostleship of Prayer, an association of the faithful to which some 50 million Catholics belong.
Countless Catholics every morning pray some version of the Apostleship’s morning or daily offering: “O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world …”
Catholic World News reports regularly on the Pope’s monthly general and missionary prayer intentions, which are proposed to the Pontiff by the association.
In the United States, Father James Kubicki, S.J., is the National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer:
Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., National Director
In addition to being a frequent guest on radio and television, Fr. Kubicki is also a popular conference speaker, retreat director, and parish mission speaker. His areas of expertise include the Eucharist, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Spiritual Exercises, and the practical spirituality of the Apostleship of Prayer.
Fr. Kubicki’s involvement with the Apostleship of Prayer goes back to his high school days when he first encountered the monthly leaflets with the Holy Father’s intentions. In 1995 he became the Wisconsin Province Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, and in 1997 he became a member of the Apostleship’s national board of directors. He became National Director on July 31, 2003.
Fr. Kubicki was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He entered the Jesuits in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. From 1984-88 he served as the Vocation Director and from 1995-99 as the Director of Formation for the Jesuits of the Wisconsin Province, a seven-state region in the upper Midwest. From 1989-95 he worked at the Sioux Spiritual Center, a retreat house for Native Americans in western South Dakota. During that time he was also the Assistant Director of the Diocese of Rapid City’s deacon and lay ministry formation program. From 2000-03 he was the Assistant Director of Demontreville, the Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
If you are interested in contacting Fr. Kubicki, check out his resume or e-mail him.
APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER
3211 South Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53235
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P James M. Kubicki, (WIS), national director