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.
This past Saturday, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality facilitated the first session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the “Escuela”) at St. Ignatius Parish in Chestnut Hill, MA. Seventeen people attended this day-long formation session, which focused on Ignatian forms of prayer.
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.