Nov. 19, 2018 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces have assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings. Read more
Nov. 16, 2018 - Fr. William P. Poorten SJ, was called to eternal life on Nov. 14, 2018. Fr. Poorten was born on June 28, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 7, 1949, and was ordained on June 19, 1963. He pronounced his final vows at McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1967. Read more
November 15, 2018 — Kenyan Jesuit Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was murdered on Nov. 15 when unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet, South Sudan, where he resided. Read more
Nov. 12, 2018 - Fr. Daniel J. O’Brien SJ, was called to eternal life on Nov. 9, 2018. He was born on Aug. 31, 1928, in Hoboken, N.J., entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 7, 1946, and was ordained on June 20, 1959. He pronounced his final vows on February 2, 1964. Read more
Hundreds of friends, family members, loved ones and fellow Jesuits gathered at the Fordham University Church on June 10, 2017, as four Jesuits - Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo - took a major step in their lives of service to the Lord, ordination to the priesthood.
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Jesuit Parishes and Retreat Centers
There are 66 Jesuit parishes and 22 retreat centers in the United States. Jesuit parishes are situated in inner cities, suburbs, rural outposts and on college campuses and Native American reservations. Jesuit retreat centers can be found in places ranging from New England's rocky coast to the foothills of the Rockies and the rustic trails of Santa Clara Valley. They are part of urban landscapes, too.
St. Michael’s Parish
Located in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., St. Michael’s Parish was founded in 1851 under the direction of the Jesuits and has remained so ever since.