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."
Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.
In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. Edward F. Howard, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 11, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 14, 1990.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. William D. Ibach, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on July 30, 1946, and was ordained on June 13, 1959, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Nov. 5, 1980.