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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, please email him at


Fr. James Kubicki, SJ
National Director
Apostleship of Prayer
1501 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215-1924

Summary of Qualifications
As a priest, Fr. Kubicki's gifts as a communicator have thrust him into public speaking and interpersonal communication, live and taped. Whenever he speaks, people respond favorably - resulting in more appearances.

Easy-going, approachable, enthusiastic, insightful, and conciliatory - never divisive

Media Experience
* February 25, 2004 appearance on EWTN Live
* January 2007 appearance on The Abundant Life

Relevant Radio Network
*Interviews for Morning Air
 *Daily reflection segments for Morning Air
*Regular guest spiritual director for The Inner Life
*Periodic guest host for The Drew Mariani Show

Metro Cable Network, Minneapolis/St. Paul
*Four half-hour interviews for Catholic Parents Online TV

WTMR-AM, Philadelphia Metro Area
*Monthly interview on spirituality for As the Spirit Leads

KXXT-AM, Phoenix
*Periodic interviews on a variety of spiritual topics

Public Speaking
*Conference Speaker
*Retreat Director
*Parish Mission Speaker

Topics of Special Expertise
*Traditional and contemporary Christian prayer
*Prayer as missionary service
*Eucharistic spirituality for young and old
*Monthly prayer requests of the Pope
*Topics close to the heart of the Pope
*Apostleship of Prayer-history and mission
*Morning offering prayer/evening examen
*Spirituality of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

*Communicates the faith with passion and simplicity
*Speaks clearly about sensitive and complex issues
*Can stay on topic or improvise
*Can host, interview, moderate a panel, take calls, or provide segments
*Adept in dealing with troubled or contentious callers
*Aware of the clock, breaks, and transitions

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1501 S. Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215-1924

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