Issue #203 – August 3, 2015
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(Items marked with a * are new or updated items)
1. Executive Director’s Reflection*
2. NACC member, Tim Serban, nominated for NACC Board of Directors*
3. Long time NACC member and leader, Sister Dorothy Cotterell, recently died*
4. Welcome new members who joined NACC in July!*
5. New NACC member pins are being sent to members.*
6. September 9 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the three NACC awards!*
7. August 7 deadline for Vision articles on: How are CPE and Your Approach to Ongoing Professional Development Changing?*
8. You can still be part of the NACC “Ambassador Project”*
9. Have you read Gordon Hilsman’s story themes on charting in the July-August Issue of Vision?*
10. NACC Networking Calls in August*
11. Please contribute to the NACC 2015 50th Anniversary Annual Member Campaign!
12. Please read about NACC’s new member card process and distribution.
NACC – 50 YEARS OF CONTINUING THE HEALING MINISTRY
13. A Moment in NACC History: the Spiritual Care Collaborative*
14. Reflecting on the ministry: The Parable of the Rescued Mouse, By Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner*
2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 22-25, 2016
15. Mark your calendar for April 22-25, 2016, for the NACC 2016 National Conference!
16. NACC announces plenary speakers for the 2016 NACC Conference!*
17. August 21 is the deadline for 2016 NACC Conference call for workshop proposals*
18. 2016 NACC Conference Theme
CHAPLAINCY NEWS, EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPORTS
19. APC invites us to comment by September 7 on revised Standards of Practice*
20. Planning to be certified or renewing your certification? Plan also to take the August NACC Webinars!*
21. NACC 2015 Webinars*
22. NACC Local Gatherings*
23. Healing Tree: a request for prayers*
24. Recent job postings*
Executive Director’s Reflection
It was eight years ago, August 1, 2007, that I began as your Executive Director of the NACC. Each year as August 1 approaches, I find myself reflecting on this ministry with you and the privilege and grace to be serving you and the NACC. I went back to the September 2007 issue of Vision to read again the announcement of my hire and my first Executive Director column in Vision. I was asked to write that column in late July before I had started my position. At the time I used a quote from T.S. Eliot’s Dry Salvages of the Four Quartets.
But to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint —
No occupation either, but something given
And taken, in a lifetime’s death in love,
Ardour and selflessness, and self-surrender.
For most of us, there is only the unattended
Moment, the moment in and out of time,
The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
While the music lasts. These are only hints and guesses,
Hints followed by guesses; and the rest
Is prayer, observance, discipline, thought, and action.
The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation
Glimpsing the glory of God among us remains our occupations (for the saint) daily as we are asked to be hope and healing with whom and for whom we minister. What a blessing.
In yesterday’s gospel from John 6:24-35 the people were seeking satisfaction and signs, as they asked many questions of Jesus: “Rabbi, when did you get here?” “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you? What can you do?” Finally they ask, “Sir, give us this bread always.” http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/080215.cfm
Perhaps it is the word “always” that is our downfall, as well as our desire. In a world of Incarnation where we live by hints and guesses, faith tells us it is “always” even when we only get glimpses. We want more, yet we realize that it is not when we are looking for the “always” but when we are viewing life with the eyes of faith, wonderment, and gratitude that the glimpses of glory tell us the “always” is there. Perhaps when we intake the blessed wafer and sip the wine of Eucharist that physically does not satisfy us, we still assent to the Gospel’s word, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” It is a taste that reminds us of our hunger and thirst, but also of the “always” of God’s filling us. Isn’t it?
So thank you again for the gift of serving you, and the gift of experiencing you in the healing ministry. So many people you serve are like those of John’s gospel, have so many questions prompted by the plight of their circumstances. I suspect your care for them also provides them with hints, guesses, and glimpses of God’s “always” that surrounds them.
Blessings to you,
David Lichter, D.Min.
NACC member, Tim Serban, nominated for NACC Board of Directors
We invite you to vote in this fall’s election for the open seat on our National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) Board of Directors. The membership will be voting to fill one elected seat on the NACC Board.
NACC colleagues in leadership positions on the NACC Nominations Panel, the Governance Committee, and the Board of Directors worked conscientiously to discern leadership needs, seek from our membership board applicants, assess the potential applicants based on current board needs, and provide you with a board candidate that brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board. We are grateful to those who offered to be applicants for candidacy to the board.
The Board of Directors is pleased to present to you Tim Serban as the candidate for the one open seat. While there is only one candidate for this position, it might seem your vote does not matter. However, your vote is a vital sign of your endorsement of this process and this individual. This elected member will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors beginning January 1, 2016. Please go to www.nacc.org/aboutnacc/board_election to read about Tim Serban’s background.
We will be inviting members to vote via email. Those NACC members who do not have email addresses, will be sent a letter about voting eligibility, timeline and process.
Members in the following categories are eligible to vote: Board Certified Chaplain, Certified CPE Supervisor/Associate Supervisor, Certified CPE Supervisory Candidate, Missionary, Retired, and Emeritus. Members in the following categories are not eligible to vote: Student, Associate, Ministry Volunteer, Inactive Board Certified Members.
The voting time period will be three weeks, from Tuesday, September 1, 2015, through Monday, September 21, 2015.
Long time NACC member and leader, Sister Dorothy Cotterell, recently died
Our former NACC member, Sr. Dorothy Cotterell, 92, died on July 19th in Fall River MA. Sr. Dorothy was an active member of the NACC, as a CPE supervisor, she served in leadership positions in the NACC, including the Certification Commission. She was also certified with ACPE. We are grateful for her many years of service. May the Lord grant her fullness of peace.
Welcome new members who joined NACC in July!
The NACC welcomes 13 new members who joined us in July:
Joan Carr Myers
New NACC member pins are being sent to members.
If you have renewed your NACC membership during the months of January-July 2015, you should have received in the past few days the new NACC member pin, or you will be receiving it soon. Many of you who have received it notified us and enjoy the new look! As you renew your membership in the coming months of 2015, you will be sent the new pin. All new members will receive the new pin. May the pin remind us of continuing healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.
September 9 is the deadline for nominating candidates for the three NACC awards!
It is the time of year when we invite NACC members to nominate an NACC member who exemplifies the award criteria for the Distinguished Service Award. Also, we invite you to nominate a non-NACC member professional colleague who embodies the award criteria for the Distinguished Colleague Award. Finally, in 2015 we introduced a new Emergent Leader Awardfor an NACC member 50 years of age or younger who is serving NACC in some leadership capacity.
These awards will be presented at our 2016 Annual Conference. Criteria and nomination forms can be found here. Please send in your nominations by Wednesday, September 9.
August 7 deadline for Vision articles on: How are CPE and Your Approach to Ongoing Professional Development Changing?
The theme of the September-October issue of Vision will be “CPE and Beyond: Professional competencies in a changing environment.” We are asking our members to share articles on how CPE and continuing education have been changing over the past few years. How are you growing in your professional competencies? What new skills are you learning, how and in what setting? How do certified chaplains stay current? Some topics that we have raised as possibilities include: business and managerial skills, outpatient ministry, behavioral health, comparative religion, spiritual wellness and prevention, and distance ministry. If you have other ideas, we would be happy to hear them. Please respond to Vision editor David Lewellen, email@example.com. The deadline is August 10.
You can still be part of the NACC “Ambassador Project”
In April we asked our members to consider becoming “ambassadors” by sharing the profession of chaplaincy with those who might not know of it, and to plant and nourish the seeds of chaplaincy in another generation for them to consider this vocation and profession. We are happy to report that ten of our members stepped forward to help us, and we had two conference calls in June. The initial steps included reflection on one’s own personal journey to chaplaincy, as well as brainstorming new ways of evangelizing the ministry of chaplaincy. We also held a special conference call with our newer members and the “45 and under” members. The group provided enthusiasm, energy, and new ideas. We are looking to explore connections with parishes, dioceses, colleges/universities, religious and civic groups, medical institutions and associations. Have you ever been asked to share your journey to chaplaincy? Has anyone ever approached you to inquire about becoming a chaplain? Were you able to help them? Do you have a desire to call and nurture more chaplains for service? If any of these questions touch you, please consider joining the “Ambassador Project.” We are still a work in progress. Please contact Tim Charek (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have your email address put on our roster for news and notifications of future conference calls.
Have you read Gordon Hilsman’s story themes on charting in the July-August Issue of Vision?
Gordon Hilsman offers seven narratives for chaplains’ charts. www.nacc.org/vision/2015-Jul-Aug/Seven-Narratives-for-Chaplain-Charts-By-Gordon-J-Hilsman
This issue is dedicated to articles on how to approach quality improvement in our electronic medical records (EMR) spiritual assessments, including our narrative charting. We are deeply grateful to all of our member authors who contributed to this issue. Please access the July-August issue of Vision? now available on the NACC website.
NACC Networking Calls in August
In the coming weeks, the NACC will be hosting several networking calls.
If you would like to participate, please contact Tim Charek (email@example.com).
- Monday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time — NACC Retired/Emeritus Members
- Tuesday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time – State Liaisons
- Tuesday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time — NACC Retired/Emeritus Members
- Wednesday, August 26, 1:00 am Central Time – State Liaisons
- Thursday, August 27, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time — Palliative Care/Hospice Group
- Thursday, August 27, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time — Deacon Members
Please contribute to the NACC 2015 50th Anniversary Annual Member Campaign!
We are deeply grateful to those who have already given to the 2015 50th Anniversary Annual Member Campaign! Thank you! If you have not yet contributed, please do so as soon as you can either by sending your gift in the donation envelope provided to you, or you can go right now to our NACC website and contribute online at https://nationalcatholicwiassoc.wliinc32.com/forms/donation. If you are not an NACC member (more than 1,600 non-NACC members subscribe to NACC Now), we also invite and encourage you to contribute to this special 50th Anniversary Campaign, by going to: https://nationalcatholicwiassoc.wliinc32.com/forms/donation. Your contribution helps us provide what we do, including this NACC Now and all NACC resources. Thank you in advance for your commitment and generosity!
Please read about NACC’s new member card process and distribution.
With the implementation of our new database we have been working on a new Membership Card that is compatible with the system. The card has been designed and is now ready to be emailed to you after your membership dues payment is processed. Please watch for the email as it will contain not only your receipt of payment but also the Membership Card on the bottom of the receipt which can be cut off and saved. If needed a Membership Card Receipt may be mailed to you upon request.
NACC – 50 YEARS OF CONTINUING THE HEALING MINISTRY
A Moment in NACC History: the Spiritual Care Collaborative
In the October 2006 issue of Vision Karen Pugliese, then Chair of the NACC Board of Directors, writes about the establishment of the Spiritual Care Collaborative, a limited liability corporation (LLC) that was established to speak “in a powerful collective voice,” and to “promote the highest standards of professional practice and advance the field of professional spiritual care.”
This Spiritual Care Collaboration was composed of the same six associations (AAPC, ACPE, APC, CAPPE, NACC, NAJC) that had developed and affirmed the four foundational documents of the Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy (www.nacc.org/certification/commonstandards). This form of partnership resulted from years of working together. As Karen explained:
“The seeds of this partnership were planted in the spring of 1998 when the presidents of five pastoral care groups discussed increased collaboration. Their dialogue resulted in proposed mission, vision and values statements and a structure for a formal relationship among the pastoral care organizations. In the fall of 1999, a steering committee created a consensus document, “Professional Chaplaincy: Its Role and Importance in Healthcare,” describing the role and significance of professional spiritual care for external audiences.
“In November of 2000, all five boards approved the document and CAPPE joined the U.S. associations to produce a North American initiative. The participating organizations agreed to sponsor a joint convention in 2003. A joint bank account was established in spring of 2003 to handle funds for common projects. In November 2004, the constituent boards of the Council on Collaboration met and affirmed the four foundational documents that now define participating membership in the new SCC.
“Last June, review of the legal structure of the Council on Collaboration resulted in a proposal to form a limited liability corporation to affirm our ongoing partnership and support further collaborative efforts while protecting the individuality of each association. In 2009, the Spiritual Care Collaborative will sponsor another joint conference.
“The Collaborative is one of the most exciting and rewarding ministries of my 23 years in professional chaplaincy! I think it is not coincidence that we are reenvisioning NACC at the same time, nor that we are called to create a new home for our association. God’s Word never ceases to surprise us, ever ancient and always original: “Behold, I make all things new. See, even now I am doing it.” My hope and prayer for each of us is that we remain open and receptive to the call to see with new eyes.” (source: www.nacc.org/vision/fm/backIssues/2006/NACC_Vision_Oct_2006.pdf)
The Spiritual Care Collaborative did accomplish a significant Summit 2009 at which more than 1800 professionals from the six associations gathered in late January in Orlando FL. The May/June Vision 2009 provided excellent articles on that Summit experience.
While being established with much promise and energy, the Spiritual Care Collaborative leaders worked diligently but faced many challenges to find the next collaborative project that would warrant the continuance of an LLC. The APC leaders voted to leave the SCC in fall of 2010, and the SCC leadership in May 2012 voted to dissolve the Spiritual Care Collaborative, LLC. The SCC leaders communicated:
On May 14, 2012, the Steering Committee of the Spiritual Care Collaborative (SCC) voted to dissolve its formal Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) structure. The LLC was formed in 2007 as the six founding associations prepared for the 2009 SCC Summit. While this formal structure is no longer needed, the five associations of the SCC, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Canadian Association for Spiritual Care, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and National Association of Jewish Chaplains, remain deeply committed to one another to convene quarterly via conference calls to share projects, to review/revise/ affirm the common documents developed to be a unified voice for professional pastoral care provider, pastoral counselor or educator.
- Common Standards for Professional Chaplaincy
- Common Standards for Pastoral Educators/Supervisors
- Common Code of Ethics for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral Educators and Students
- Principles for Processing Ethical Complaints
The associations will continue to collaborate in the spirit of SCC’s mission to “advance excellence in professional pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, education and research,” and the vision to be “a forum for providing a collective voice to promote the highest standards of professional practice and to advance the field of professional spiritual care.” (see www.nacc.org/nacc-now/nn_issue_122.asp#7)
As Karen Pugliese noted in her article, the associations have a long history of partnering with one another to strengthen and promote the profession. This continues to this present day.
Reflecting on the ministry: The Parable of the Rescued Mouse, By Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner
I first met MC, a medical professional and now a patient, when she was recovering from hip replacement surgery on the post-operative unit. Though relatively young, her hip was bone on bone, her orthopedic surgeon had told her. And MC, a critical-care nurse, found that she had difficulty rushing from patient to patient.
MC was Catholic, with a wonderful relationship to her church, to her God and to her spiritual director. On the hospital units she had the reputation as a very spiritual person. There was innocence about her, utterly trusting in God. But the same vulnerability predisposed her to having wonderful, helpful religious experiences.
Shortly after I arrived at her bedside, she began to talk. My role as MC’s chaplain was mainly to listen to her. She would find what she needed from hearing herself tell the story.
“It was early morning on the day before my surgery,” she began, “and I was sitting in the backyard by the pool thinking about it, still in my nightgown. As I looked around, I saw a little mouse run toward the pool and fall in. Then I saw it paddling, paddling for dear life, its little ears and face barely staying above the water level. It would turn this way and that way, and often it swam toward the edge of the pool, but instead of trying to climb out, it hit the side and then turned around and swam back to the deepest part of the pool.
“I watched it and then walked over to the edge of the pool. I pulled it out of the water by its tail and set it on dry land. It shook to spray the water off its fur, pointing its little nose into the air, and then wanted to get back in. As often as I shooed it away, it wanted to go back toward the pool as if to avoid a worse fate. Finally it got the idea and went back into the field.
“Afterwards I felt that I would be OK going for surgery, and that He would take care of me as I took care of the mouse.”
When she stopped, I reflected, “What I heard in the story is that you derive meaning from the Scriptures. I think your experience serves as a parable.” This elevation of her humble story touched her, and she became teary-eyed.
“Does that resonate with you?” I asked.
“Yes,” she replied. “I’ve been feeling vulnerable and helpless about this surgery. But God has sent me a message in which I see myself rescued. God will work through the staff, and I can trust that they’ll take good care of me. I’ll be OK.”
“What does OK mean?”
“That I won’t die. And even if I resist help, as the mouse did, people won’t give up on me.” She told me that a medication caused her to behave in a contrary way with some of the caregivers, but that they were patient with her and worked with her until she found her comfort – just as she had been patient and compassionate with the mouse.
Her parable prepared her for allowing others to take care of her. “Like Jesus asking Peter to allow him to wash his feet,” I offered. In my case, she allowed me to minister to her.
“You are the first person who understood my story,” MC said.
I do not know how many people heard this story, but I imagine that her husband was one of them and her spiritual director another. She had received communication from God in response to her fears around her surgery. It was a special gift ahead of the procedure, as her trust was deeply established now in God and in the caregivers. And it was a special gift to me to receive and to reflect back to MC her own wonderful story.
Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner, D. Min., BCC, is a former chaplain at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. She is currently on a sabbatical working on a book of spiritual poems.
In each NACC Now, during this 50th jubilee year, we are featuring a reflection by one of our NACC chaplains on his or her ministry and an experience of a gift of that ministry. Please allow Georgia’s reflection to inspire you in writing this year one of your “gifts” of ministry. Your own reflection is welcomed! If you want to share a reflection, please contact David Lewellen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE APRIL 22-25, 2016
Mark your calendar for April 22-25, 2016, for the NACC 2016 National Conference!
Please mark your calendars for our 2016 NACC National Conference to be held Friday, April 22, to Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott near Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
NACC announces plenary speakers for the 2016 NACC Conference!
We are excited to announce our plenary speakers for the 2016 Conference! They will be:
George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, is Professor and the Director of Research in the Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois. (See more)
Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST, is a Missionary Servant of the Most Holy Trinity, and currently the Director of the community’s Senior Ministry house. (See more)
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, is a senior clinical scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and a Professor of Medicine and Nursing. (See more)
C. Vanessa White, DMin is Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry, Director of the Certificate in Pastoral Studies and the Director of the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union. (See more)
August 21 is the deadline for 2016 NACC Conference call for workshop proposals
On behalf of the NACC, you are invited to submit an application to lead a workshop for the upcoming 2016 NACC Conference. This conference promises to be rich and memorable, with the gift of presence of friends, mentors and colleagues old and new. We welcome the addition of the gift of your presence as a workshop presenter.
Visit the NACC website today to view the Submission Guidelines and download an application form.
Workshop applications will be accepted through Friday, August 21, 2015.
The Conference Planning Task Force is pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 National Conference is “Making All Things New: Co-creation, Transformation, Resilience and Hope”
As we gather together as a community of chaplains at our annual conference, we will hear the words in sacred scripture proclaim, “Behold, I make all things new!” May our hearts be inflamed by the words of St. Francis and Pope Francis, “Praise to you, my Lord!” as we recognize that we are co-creators, responsible, passionate partners in the care of our common home and future.
Promoting evidenced-based spiritual care outcomes is transforming healthcare chaplaincy. As we wade through the waters of research literacy, may our eyes be opened to better understand, summarize and explain research studies in light of our pastoral practice.
Every day chaplains enter the world of personal and social crises. We seek to breathe with the breath of God as we explore spiritual well-being that leads to enhanced resilience for those we serve as well as for ourselves.
Our ministry takes place at the intersections of the secular and sacred, the medical and moral; may we deepen our theological understanding of what it means to be hopeful human beings able to make ethical, dignified choices in the midst of vulnerability, suffering and affliction.
Join us and your chaplain colleagues in Chicago as we engage these timely topics of Co-creation, Transformation, Resilience and Hope and explore new paths to Making All Things New!
CHAPLAINCY NEWS, EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPORTS
APC invites us to comment by September 7 on revised Standards of Practice
We encourage our NACC member to review and comment on the proposed revisions to the Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains. NACC, as part of the Spiritual Care Collaborative had affirmed and promoted the original version of the Standards of Practice. After the conclusion of the comment period on September 7, 2015, feedback on the SOPs will be reviewed and carefully considered as the final version of the document is prepared. When the final draft is complete, the NACC plans to again affirm and promote these standards. Here is a link to the Standards of Practice.
The invite reads:
All chaplaincy professionals, as well as interdisciplinary colleagues, are invited to review and comment on the integrated Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains. These new standards provide chaplains with one unified resource to turn to and speak from as we hold ourselves accountable and promote our profession. Just like the competencies for certification are the same no matter what the setting of the chaplain, so too are the Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains. Having one set of standards will create consistency in our diverse profession and will make us stronger.
Whether you use the Standards of Practice for Professional Chaplains for your own goal setting or to promote professional chaplaincy in your organization, they now speak to any specialty setting without having to redefine terms to speak the language of your context.
The comment period will close September 7, 2015, after which time, the standards will be finalized based on the feedback received, and a final draft will be published.
Planning to be certified or renewing your certification? Plan also to take the August NACC Webinars!
We remind our NACC members of the upcoming August webinars.
Thursday August 13 (12:00 p.m. CDT): Renewal of Certification with NACC
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the renewal of certification process and documentation and provide a forum for answering questions about the NACC renewal of certification. This free webinar will be presented by members of the NACC Certification Commission.
Thursday August 20 (12:00 p.m. CDT): Certification with NACC
This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the NACC Certification Process, with special attention to the revised NACC standards and procedures. We will present key information about certification and provide a forum for answering questions about certification with the NACC. This free webinar will be presented by the members of the NACC Certification Commission.
Board certified members looking to renew their certification, and those seeking certification for the first time, are particularly encouraged to register for the appropriate webinar. Registration can be submitted online by clicking on this link: REGISTER or by completing a paper registration form (click on link): FORM.
The NACC webinars for 2015 are in full swing. They address often-requested topics by our members. All are scheduled, as in past years, on Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time. For these webinars we offer the option of registering (and paying by credit card) online: ONLINE REGISTRATION. The registration form may be accessed by clicking on this link: REGISTRATION FORM. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for the special invitation to register online coming later this week!
Renewal of Certification with the NACC (free webinar)
Certification with the NACC (free webinar)
September 10 & 17
Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying: Theology and Practice of the Rites
Presented by Bruce T. Morrill, SJ
October 15 & 22
The Journey of Mental Illness for Chaplains, Family Members, & Caretakers.
Presented by Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ, BCC
November 5 & 12
Practical Theology and Implications for Professional Ministry.
Presented by Kathleen A. Cahalan, MA, Ph.D
“Honoring the Gift: NACC and Chaplaincy Going Forward”
Presented by David A. Lichter, D.Min and Mary Lou O’Gorman, BCC
Several local gatherings are being scheduled for 2015. Some have registration details. For the others, please “hold the date,” as details will follow. If you would like to consider hosting and helping plan an NACC local event to mark our 50th Anniversary, please contact Andris Kursietis (email@example.com).
- August 28, 2015, Milwaukee, WI, see details
- September 14, 2015, St. Louis, MO, see details
- September 17-18, 2015, Alexandria, MN, see details
- October 29, 2015, Pontiac, MI, see details
- October 30, 2015, Denver, CO, details to follow
- November 6, 2015, Buffalo, NY, details to follow
- November 17, 2015, Washington, DC area, details to follow
Healing Tree: a request for prayers*
Please let us know if you would like our membership to pray for your health and healing. Also please let us know when you want us to remove your name from our Healing Tree.
We continue to pray for: Marie Coglianese, Nancy and Sheila Amrich (nieces-in-law of NACC member Sr. Paracleta Amrich), Isabelita Boquiren, Michael Harkay, Diana Annunziato (Mother-in-law of NACC staffer Jeanine Annunziato), Sister Patricia Watkins, GNSH, Rev. Gerald U. Onuoha, David Markiewicz (grandson of NACC member Roberta Markiewicz), Sister Stephanie Morales, FMI, Marybeth Harmon, Renato Fallico, Konstanty Pawicz (husband of former staff member Mary Pawicz), Pam Kimmel, Susan Balling, Maria Meneses, Chaplain Julia Mary Sweeney (mourning the death of her sister, Margaret Maureen Lewis, BA Honors), Sr. Sheila Prendeville, CPPS, AnaLisa Bischoff, Sr. M. Dianna Hell,
Sister Maria Theresa Hronec, Betty and Louis Skonieczny, Mary Theresa (niece of NACC Chaplain Sister Dorothy Kline), Jim Castello, Kelly Bigler (mourning the death of her father, Vernon),
Jeff Michel (brother-in-law of David Lichter), Thomas from Chicago (12 years old), Thomas Smiley (brother of member Diane Smiley),
Marga Halala, Donn Renfro (son-in-law of Karen Pugliese),
Amy in Atlanta (friend of NACC member Theresa Sullivan),
Thomas (grandson of NACC member Ginny Grimes Allen), Beth from Boston (friend of NACC member Dana Sandlin),
Sr. Janet Bielmann, Mary Potts (twin sister of Deacon Francis Potts), Elizabeth A. Walsh,
Francesco Marshall, Glenn and Pat Teske,
Susan Murphy, Fr. Jim Radde, SJ, Sr. Mary Clare Boland, SP,
Sr. Phyllis Ann DiRenzo, Kathy Brier (daughter of NACC member Theresa Brier),
Gloria Troxler, Fr. Kevin Ikpah, Lourdes B. Ruta (wife of Peter Ruta), and
Kelly Elizabeth Sexton (daughter of NACC member Melyssa Sexton).
The following positions have been posted recently on our Positions Available page. Please go to www.nacc.org/resources/positions/ for more information.
PASTORAL CARE CHAPLAIN
Adrian, MI – Dominican Life Center
Brevard County, FL – Health First Healthcare Systems
CLINICAL CHAPLAIN PRIEST
Portland, OR – Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
DIRECTOR MISSION & SPIRITUAL CARE
Lakewood, CO – Centura Health
Honolulu, HI – St. Francis Healthcare System
CHAPLAIN, SPIRITUAL CARE
Longview, WA – PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center
SPIRITUAL CARE COORDINATOR
Lenox, MA – Mount Carmel Care Center