April 23, 2015 – Fr. David S. Ciancimino, SJ, former New York Province provincial, as well as former teacher, admissions director, and principal of Canisius High School, was named the school's 35th president today. The Canisius High School Board of Trustees and the Jesuit Board of Members unanimously approved his appointment in meetings Monday and Wednesday, respectively. He will begin his duties as president at the 145-year-old institution June 1, 2015.
April 22, 2015 – Forty years ago at Wheeling Jesuit University, Bishops and concerned Catholic community members gathered on campus to formally announce the release of “This Land is Home to Me: A Pastoral Letter on Powerlessness in Appalachia." The document has had a tremendous impact on the direction of Jesuit ministries in Appalachia. Read more
H.E. Asterio R. Takesy, Federated States of Micronesia ambassador to the U.S. (a 1963 graduate of Xavier High School in Chuuk), is serving as honorary chairman for Xavier's typhoon relief efforts. Read a relief update and view the official solicitation letter emphasizing the urgent need for additional support. Read more
April 20, 2015 – Members of three New York City based Jesuit institutions met with the legislative staffs of state senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer to advocate for several pressing faith-justice issues. Students from Xavier High School joined parishioners from the Church of St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius Loyola Parish to meet with the senators and voice their concerns over environmental justice, human trafficking, immigration reform, and supplemental nutrition programs. Read more
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Jesuit Parishes and Retreat Centers
There are 66 Jesuit parishes and 22 retreat centers in the United States. Jesuit parishes are situated in inner cities, suburbs, rural outposts and on college campuses and Native American reservations. Jesuit retreat centers can be found in places ranging from New England's rocky coast to the foothills of the Rockies and the rustic trails of Santa Clara Valley. They are part of urban landscapes, too.
Our Lady of Hope Parish
Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland, Maine, includes two churches: St. Joseph and St. Pius.