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.
Feb. 24, 2020 - Fr. Richard J. Regan, SJ, who died on Feb. 21, 2020, at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, N.Y. Fr. Regan, SJ was born on Oct.26, 1930, in Morristown, N.J. Fr. Regan entered the Jesuits on Aug. 14, 1953, at St. Andrew-on-Hudson. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Fordham University Chapel on June 20, 1963.
Feb. 19, 2020 - As the season of Lent approaches, different religious groups are releasing resources to center our prayer on caring for Creation. We invite you to use these resources on your Lenten journey.
Feb. 10, 2020 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying to hear the cries of migrants. "We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered."
Feb. 1, 2020 - Last year, the Jesuits announced four new Universal Apostolic Preferences. One of these preferences was "To collaborate in the care of our Common Home," a call to protect the environment. To help answer this call, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections.