Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic that is currently taking place in our country and throughout the world, we are cancelling the 2020 Jesuits GALA in Boston. Read a letter from USA Northeast Jesuit Province Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, on this difficult decision.
March 23, 2020
The Peace of Christ!
As the world struggles to make sense of the rapid changes and uncertainties occasioned by the Coronavirus, we Jesuits and staff of the USA Northeast Province are aware of the physical, emotional, financial and spiritual challenges confronting all of us.
After much prayer and consultation with our Province leadership team and the GALA Committee, I have decided to cancel the 2020 Jesuit GALA. We are grateful to our AMDG Honorees, John and Kathleen Murphy, and the GALA Chair, Joe Donahue, for supporting us in this decision.
We will contact our donors who have already so generously supported the 2020 Jesuit GALA with more information over the next few weeks. We will likewise keep everyone posted as we continue to work on a new vision for the Jesuit GALA in the USA East Province, coming into existence this July 31, 2020.
In the meantime, please know that I speak for all of us Jesuits and lay partners at the Province office in expressing our deepest gratitude for your longstanding friendship and support. Even in these times of crisis, we look to the cross of our Lord to find the strength to “find God in all things.” Please be assured of a remembrance in our daily Masses and prayers.
In Corde Jesu,
John J. Cecero, S.J.
USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus