Back to School for Nativity Miguel is focus of One Jesuit Buffalo Alumni Service Day
Aug 28, 2017 - Armed with floor scrubbers, mops, gallons of soapy
water, window cleaner and rolls of paper towels, members of One Jesuit
Buffalo Alumni spent two days insuring that students at St. Monica’s
school will have a bright campus when they begin classes in September.
Thirty volunteers from the Jesuit alumni
group participated in the service project for the young womens’
campus of NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo located in St. Lawrence
Parish. Dan Blake and John Tomczak coordinated the extensive cleaning plan
with Nancy Langer, president of NativityMiguel, with a special focus
on the more challenging jobs such as floor refinishing. Equipment and supplies
were generously donated by supporters of the OJB project for the school.
Volunteers gathered early on the morning of Sat.,
Aug. 26, for a tailgate breakfast followed by a Prayer Service with an Ignatian
Examen led by Fr. Fred Betti, SJ, of St. Michael’s Jesuit Church.
Classrooms, halls, staircases and the student commons were all given a
thorough make over by the bucket brigades
of cheerful workers. Volunteers who scrubbed to the
finale enjoyed lunch to close the day. The service group
was made up of a very diverse range of ages, school affiliations and
careers. OJB also has an international connection with the membership of
Viktor Polya, an alumnus of St. Ignatius College in Budapest, Hungary, who is studying
One Jesuit Buffalo was formed in 2016 to unite the many
alumni of Jesuit schools and their families living in the region. Their focus
is to offer programs of Ignatian spiritual formation, community service
projects and social events to foster unity and communication. The group
held a two-day cleaning service project at NativityMiguel’s other campus,
St. Augustine, last April during Easter recess. For more information checkOneJesuitBuffalo on Facebook.
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.