Parishes Pull Together for Bread for the World Initiative
June 19, 2017 - On Monday, June 12, 2017, parish representatives from Holy Trinity in Washington, D.C., St. Ignatius in Baltimore, St. Ignatius in New York, Old St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, Sacred Heart in Richmond, St. Raphael the Archangel in Raleigh, and St. Peter in Charlotte, all worked with Bread for the World to address world hunger at Congress.
Representatives from seven Jesuit parishes pause for a picture at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill where the Bread for the World worship service and legislative briefing took place.
Prior to the parish reps heading to Capitol Hill, many other parishioners joined forces in a letter writing effort so that thousands of letters would arrive for their senators in Congress. The 2017 Bread for the World campaign urges Congress to invest in and protect vital policies and safety-net programs—including WIC, global nutrition, SNAP, and refundable tax credits.
Letter templates were provided at Masses so that parishioners could write and sign letters supporting programs that invest in human potential and help to eradicate hunger. Fr. John Michalowski, SJ, parochial vicar at St. Peter Catholic Church summed it up best, “God is good. Let us pray that the grace of the Holy Spirit can break down partisan barriers so that our nation can continue to help the poor and hungry both here and internationally.”
Parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC, write and sign letters, advocating for the poor and hungry.
Sept. 26, 2017 - From July 5-10, the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at Canisius College welcomed students from ten high schools (including Gonzaga High School and Canisius High School) for a six-day immersion experience, which explored moral and religious dimensions relevant to the kinds of challenges experienced during their time spent in Buffalo.
Sept. 25, 2017 - On Sept. 13, Mr. Brian Maher was installed as the 7th president of Nativity Preparatory School during the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Fr. John Cecero, SJ, provincial of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus, officially missioned Mr. Maher to be the director of the work.
Sept. 21, 2017 - Hurricane Maria left such devastation behind in Puerto Rico, that our Jesuit school and parish families need our help. The Central Southern Jesuit Province is accepting financial contributions to aid in recovery in Puerto Rico.
Sept. 20, 2017 - This past August the Society of Jesus in the U.S., Canada and Haiti welcomed 38 new novices at novitiates in Louisiana, California, Minnesota, New York, Quebec and Haiti. Read more about these men who have just started their journey as Jesuits.
Sept. 20, 2017 - Charline Castillo and Terelle George first met at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep (BJP) and became fast friends. They went on to graduate BJP and then Cristo Rey New York High School together. Now they are starting their first year of college at Georgetown University.
Sept. 19, 2017 - Fr. Kenneth G. Loftus, SJ, was called to eternal life on Sept. 18, 2017. Fr. Loftus was born on Feb. 14,1951, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 24, 1982. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1991 at St. Joseph’s Chapel, the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Mass. He pronounced his Final Vows on Nov. 23,1997.