Jesuit Fr. Thomas Worcester Named President of Regis College in Toronto, Canada
Jan. 13, 2017 - Fr. Thomas Worcester, SJ, has been appointed as the next president of Regis College in Toronto, Canada. He will be joining the college this summer.
Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. It offers post-baccalaureate civil and ecclesial degrees within the Roman Catholic tradition. Regis College prepares men and women for ordained and lay service in pastoral ministry, teaching and scholarship. True to its Ignatian heritage, the Regis College community finds God in all things by reflecting on their experience of the Triune God in the world.
“I hope to help Regis grow in numbers of international students from around the world, and to develop a closer relationship with the University of Toronto, the leading university in Canada,” said Fr. Worcester of his new appointment. “Canadian and U.S. Jesuits now work together in one Assistancy, and I think I can help to foster that relationship.”
Fr. Worcester was born and raised in Burlington, Vt., 50 miles south of the Canadian border and growing up he always had an interest in both French and English Canada. He has previously served as a professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., for the last 23 years.
June 26, 2017 - Fr. Vincent M. Cooke, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 22, 2017. Fr. Cooke was born on May 24, 1936, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1954. He was ordained on June 15, 1967, and pronounced Final Vows on Oct. 19, 1974
June 21, 2017 - Fr. Louis L. Grenier, SJ, was called to eternal life on June 19, 2017. Fr. Grenier was born on Nov. 2, 1918, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1936. He was ordained on June 18, 1949, and pronounced Final Vows on Aug. 15, 1953.
June 13, 2017 - On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.