March 24, 2017 - Bishop John O’Hara, vicar for Lower Manhattan and Staten Island, visited Xavier High School on March 21, to bless the student chapel and dedicate its altar with key supporters of the chapel’s restoration in attendance.
Barbara and Vincent Lewis ’62 and members of the Xavier Class of 1964 joined students, faculty, administrators, and members of the board of trustees at the Mass and reception. Xavier Chaplain Ralph Rivera, SJ, and former president, Fr. Jim Keenan, SJ, concelebrated Mass, with Deacon Michael Nealis, DMD, ’64 traveling from Texas to assist in the liturgy.
To mark the important event, the McSweeny Chalice (one of the Archdiocese of New York’s oldest religious artifacts, forged in 1640 for an ancestor of Paul McLoughlin ’64) was used during the Mass. A commemorative program featured stories by McLoughlin, John Quealy ’64, Dennis Klejna ’64, and Rich Nolan ’83. Quealy and Klejna shared recollections of Fr. Anthony Aracich, SJ, and Fr. Joseph Latella, SJ, in whose memory the Class of 1964 made their 50th Reunion Gift to begin the chapel restoration. Nolan, former chair of the Xavier board of trustees as well as Staten Island’s Mount Manresa Retreat House, wrote about Manresa’s donation of six beautiful stained glass windows to Xavier’s student chapel.
At the reception following Mass, President Jack Raslowsky presented Vincent Lewis with the Xavier President’s Medal for his extraordinary generosity to the chapel restoration. The President’s Medal was established to recognize outstanding service to Xavier as well as outstanding service to the community.
Nov. 22, 2017 - On #GivingTuesday, join friends, alumni and parishioners in two projects that will sponsor six months of care for a senior Jesuit, and six months of training for a Jesuit in formation. Help us support the mission of our Jesuits, past and future.
Nov. 20, 2017 - Fr. Edward C. Lynch, SJ, was called to eternal life on Nov. 17, 2017. Fr. Lynch was born on Jan. 9, 1934, entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 18, 1964, in the Fordham University Church. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1967.
Nov. 20, 2017 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The USA Northeast Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.
Nov. 17, 2017 - For five years, Father Michael Boughton, SJ, served as formation director for the East Coast. As he begins a new part of his own Jesuit journey, he shares insights on the state of Jesuit formation today.
Nov. 14, 2017 - From Nov. 4-6, 2,000 individuals - representing 26 Jesuit colleges and universities, Jesuit high schools, Jesuit parishes, current and former Jesuit Volunteers, and hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools - gathered for the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2017 — Two members of Ecojesuit, the Jesuits’ worldwide ecological network, have been reporting from the COP23-Fiji U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Read about the issues that have been discussed at this conference.
Nov. 6, 2017 - In his November prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of Christians in Asia. “Let us pray that Christians in Asia may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.”