Sept. 26, 2019 – On Tues., Sept. 24, 2019, nearly 100 golfers and supporters attended the 10th Annual Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing at the beautiful Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.
Over the past ten years, the Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing has raised close to $2.5 million to support men in formation and senior Jesuits.
After registering for the day, guests had the opportunity to talk with Jesuits and members of the province staff. When the golfers completed the course, they gathered for a reception where they had the chance to catch up with one another and representatives from the province.
Fr. John Cecero, SJ, the provincial of the USA Northeast Province, thanked donors and talked about what the province can do thanks to the support from the outing.
“You may have met – or golfed with – some of the Rose Hill Jesuit scholastics who are here tonight,” said Fr. Cecero. “The formation of these men lasts between nine and twelve years and is something that is funded entirely through the province office. Thank you wholeheartedly for taking part in our special appeal earlier this evening. Your participation today certainly helps us to support them.”
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.
This year’s outing was yet another 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:
Nov. 14, 2019 - From October 21 through the 31st, 21 men and women joined the USA Northeast Province for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage through Portugal. View photo highlights and read more about their experience.
Nov. 8, 2019 - Pope Francis recently addressed 210 participants in the congress of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, accompanied by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa SJ.
Nov. 6, 2019 - This fall, seven Jesuit high schools - Fairfield Prep, Fordham Preparatory School, Loyola School, Regis High School, Saint Joe's Prep, Saint Peter's Prep, and Xavier High School - are competing to help fill local food banks and pantries with provisions for families in need.
Nov. 5, 2019 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying for Dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East in the Church. "Today, many Christian communities, together with Jewish and Muslim communities, work here for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Let us pray that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East."
Nov. 4, 2019 - Fr. G. Simon Harak, SJ, died peacefully on Sun., Nov. 3, 2019. Fr. Harak was born on April 15, 1948, and entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 5, 1970. He was later ordained on June 9, 1979, in the Chapel of St. Joseph at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on April 14, 1991.
Nov. 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.