Oct. 5, 2016 – On Tues., Sept. 27, 2016, over 100 golfers and supporters attended the 7th Annual Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing at the beautiful Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.
After registering for the day, guests had the opportunity to talk with Jesuits and members of the province staff. Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, provincial assistant for vocation ministry for the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces, led the golfers in prayer before the shotgun start.
When the golfers completed the course, they gathered for a reception where they had the chance to catch up with their fellow golfers as well as the Jesuits who came to represent the province. Fr. John Cecero, SJ, the provincial of the USA Northeast Province, spoke about the good work of the Jesuits and their colleagues and thanked the golfers for their generosity.
“Jesuits will continue to respond to the needs of the Church, and we can flourish because of friends like you,” said Fr. Cecero. “Thank you and God bless you for your generosity and goodness… and be assured that the Jesuits…and especially our Jesuits residents at Campion Health Center and Murray-Weigel Hall, pray for you every day.”
The guests were then treated to a lively auction and placed bids for the chance to play on some of the best golf courses in the country. Group awards were given out for foursomes with the best scores.
The outing was a resounding success. We are grateful to our friends who supported the outing through their participation, sponsorships and donations.
See the slideshow below to view highlights from the day:
March 14, 2019 - Fr. Robert J. Kaslyn, SJ, was called to eternal life on March 13, 2019. Fr. Kaslyn was born on April 19, 1956, in Hackensack, N.J., and entered the Society of Jesus on Feb. 20, 1975, and was ordained on June 8, 1985. He pronounced his final vows on July 31, 1997, at the College of the Holy Cross Jesuit Community Chapel, Worcester, Mass.
March 11, 2019 - Fr. Charles B. Connolly, SJ, was called to eternal life on March 9, 2019. He was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in Boston, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1963, and was ordained on June 8, 1974. He pronounced his final vows on June 12, 1986 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
March 7, 2019 - In his most recent monthly prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his March intention, Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities. "Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected."
Feb. 26, 2019 - The Ignatian Solidarity Network announced the first annual Ignite: A Celebration of Justice to be held on May 21, 2019, in New York City. During the evening, the Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award will be given to Fr. James Martin, SJ, and Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ.
Feb. 22, 2019 - Fr. Richard J. Hoar, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 22, 2019. Fr. Hoar was born on April 11, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Aug. 14, 1943, and was ordained on June 16, 1956, at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1959 in Koror, Palau.
Feb. 19, 2019 - Fr. George A. Gallarelli, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 18, 2019. Fr. Gallarelli was born on Nov. 25, 1927, in Boston, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1950, and was ordained on June 16, 1962, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1965, at the Fairfield Jesuit Community, Fairfield, Conn.