Pictured from left to right: Fr. Sean Toole, SJ; Fr. Robert Hussey, SJ, Maryland Province provincial; Fr. John Peck, SJ; Bishop Clark; Fr. Brent Otto, SJ; Fr. John Cecero, SJ, USA Northeast Province provincial; and Fr. Dennis Baker, SJ.
Photos from the 2015 Jesuit Ordination Mass
June 18, 2015 – On June 13, the Most Reverend Matthew H. Clark, retired bishop of Rochester, N.Y., ordained Jesuits Dennis Baker, Brent Otto, John Peck, and Sean Toole to the priesthood at the Fordham University Church. They were among the 28 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada at ceremonies this month.
Hundreds of friends, family members, loved ones and fellow Jesuits gathered as these four men took a major step in their lives of service to the Lord. Their call to priesthood in the Society of Jesus required them to undergo extensive training — from the moment they entered the Society as novices to when they’re ordained — a process that can take anywhere from eight to twelve years.
To read biographies of this year's Jesuit ordinands, click here.
Below is a slideshow featuring highlights from the day. Photo credit: Harisch Studios.
May 20, 2016 - JesuitsEast.org is featuring interviews with some of the men and women for others in the province so they can to share how the Society has transformed them and offer personal insights to inspire others. Fr. Paul Sullivan, SJ, pastor of Our Lady of Hope parish in Portland, Maine, has served as a pastor four times, but considers each parish a new experience and still sees himself learning the ropes of this new role.
May 19, 2016 - Canisius High School senior Tyler Will has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship program is a national competition that awards scholarships based on students' academic skills and achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous university studies.
May 18, 2016 - Maura Toomb, the current director of campus ministry at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, will be joining the staff of the USA Northeast Province as the next associate provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education.
May 16, 2016 - St. Ignatius School in the Bronx welcomed 450 guests who attended the school's 20th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit on May 10th. Read more about the evening, and view a special 20th anniversary video produced for the occasion.
Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, spent his 80th birthday week in El Salvador with provincials from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to discussing issues from the needs of migrants and educational opportunities for the poor to environmental protection, and the rights of native people.
It was an evening that celebrated lay collaboration and the Ignatian spirit of magis – alive at every Jesuit work and in the lives of the 900 people gathered at the 2016 Jesuit GALA. Full coverage, including photos and video here.
May 6, 2016 - On Fri., May 6, America Media broadcast a video live stream of the funeral Mass of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ. The liturgy was broadcast from the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.