Oct. 19, 2016 - Fr. Paul A. Messer, SJ, was called to eternal life on Oct. 18, 2016. Fr. Messer was born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Dorchester, Mass., and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1954. He was ordained priest on June 10, 1967, and pronounced Final Vows on Sept. 21, 1985, at St. Mary’s Chapel, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. Read more
Oct. 18, 2016 - On June 11, 2016, Jesuits Christopher Ryan and Kevin Spinale were ordained priests at the Fordham University Church. Recently, they shared reflections about their post-ordination assignments through which they have been able to use pastoral skills cultivated over years of formation and apply them to serving the respective parishioners. Read more
Oct. 18, 2016 - For the past four years, Renee Owens has served as the director of Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, N.J. In a time where new technology keeps people distracted, Renee works to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere where retreatants can disconnect from everyday life and spend more time connecting with God. Read more
Oct. 11, 2016 - In his most recent video, Pope Francis presents the question, “How can media be put to the service of a culture of encounter?" Pope Francis talks about how media can help us grow closer and better work together. “We need information leading to commitment for the good of humanity and the planet,” said Pope Francis. Read more
Oct. 11, 2016 - Jesuit communities and institutions in the U.S. can help Venezuela’s children and communities weather the severe economic crisis that created shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities that left some Venezuelans starving. Read more
Scenes from the Jesuit Ordination Ceremony – June 13, 2015
Jesuits, family members and friends gathered on June 13, 2015 at the Fordham University Church to celebrate the ordination of Jesuit Fathers Dennis Baker, Brent Otto, John Peck and Sean Toole.
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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.
Saints Mary and Joseph Parish
Ss. Mary & Joseph Parish, a Jesuit parish responding to the call of Christ through prayer, service and community, serves 3,000 families in Salem, N.H.