May 1, 2017 - Fr. Hernan Paredes, SJ, will become the next pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Staten Island starting Aug. 1, 2017.
Originally from Ecuador, Fr. Paredes studied at the Weston Jesuit School of theology in Cambridge. He worked for several years in spirituality formation, residing at St. Anthony's Parish, Oceanside, N.Y. Most recently he has served as a high school teacher at the Loyola School in Manhattan.
Fr. Paredes looks forward to serving Mt. Carmel's mission of reaching out the poor and disadvantaged of our society. He wants to be a "shepherd living with the smell of the sheep."
Oct. 7, 2019 - Join the USA Northeast Province on Sun., March 15, 2020, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club in Naples, Florida, for Mass and brunch to follow. With special guest, Very Rev. John J. Cecero, SJ, Provincial of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus. More details to come.
Oct. 3, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for Missionary spring in the Church. "We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer.
In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church."
Oct. 1, 2019 - Earlier this 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.