May 1, 2017 - Fr. Hernan Paredes, SJ, will become the next pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Staten Island starting Aug. 1, 2017.
Originally from Ecuador, Fr. Paredes studied at the Weston Jesuit School of theology in Cambridge. He worked for several years in spirituality formation, residing at St. Anthony's Parish, Oceanside, N.Y. Most recently he has served as a high school teacher at the Loyola School in Manhattan.
Fr. Paredes looks forward to serving Mt. Carmel's mission of reaching out the poor and disadvantaged of our society. He wants to be a "shepherd living with the smell of the sheep."
May 8, 2017 - Fr. Francis P. Valentino, SJ, was called to eternal life on May 6, 2017. Fr. Valentino was born on Feb. 16, 1935, and entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1954. He was ordained on June 13, 1968, and pronounced Final Vows on Feb. 19, 1983.
May 8, 2017 - In his May prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of Christians in Africa. "Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace."
May 3, 2017 - On April 25, more than 850 guests, including 85 Jesuits, gathered in Boston to celebrate and support the ministries of the USA Northeast Province and honor Mary and John Power with the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award in recognition of their selfless work for the Society of Jesus and for others.