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Remembering Those Jesuits Who Have Died

“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die …” – John 11:25-26

Dear Friends,

These words from our Lord in John’s Gospel are a powerful promise—a comforting reminder that despite the inevitability of death, new life in His name awaits. The passing of a loved one always comes with a sense of loss for us. We console ourselves in the promise that they are in the everlasting peace of Christ’s presence, and we celebrate their lives by remembering with gratitude the joy we experienced during their time with us.

Below you will find a list of our brother Jesuits who were called home to the Lord this past year. We find solace in the hope that each of these men who dedicated their life to the Church and to the Society of Jesus, now have a share in God’s eternal Kingdom.

As you reflect on your own loved ones who have recently passed away, we invite you to email their names to us. Both of us experienced the loss of a parent this year, so we share with you in the range of emotions that comes with commending to the Lord someone so dear to us. As you write the names down, we invite you to remember very particular blessings that you have known in them. Email us at uneadvancement@jesuits.org, and we will include their names in our Masses and prayers during the month of November.

The Jesuits of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces offer a heartfelt prayer of thanks for your graciousness and continued support. Our Scholastics in formation, our priests and brothers in active ministry, and our senior and infirm Jesuits—all of us—are eternally grateful. Your generosity truly makes our work possible.

May God continue to bless and console you, as we remember those who have passed from this life to New Life.

Thank you,



Jesuits From the Maryland Province

Fr. Charles L. Currie, SJBorn July 9, 1930died January 4, 2019
Fr. Charles G. Gonzalez, SJBorn January 22, 1934died February 23, 2019
Fr. Harry G. Hock, SJBorn January 16, 1932died April 5, 2019
Br. John J. McLane, SJBorn January 29, 1938died January 30, 2019
Fr. Paul V. Osterle, SJBorn April 5, 1928died June 14, 2019
Fr. Francis X. Reese, SJBorn June 8, 1927died November 20, 2018
Fr. Richard J. Ryscavage, SJBorn March 25, 1945died April 26, 2019
Fr. Joseph P. Sanders, SJBorn June 10, 1930died November 18, 2018
Fr. Francis Schemel, SJBorn March 7, 1925died August 4, 2018
Fr. Joseph N. Tylenda, SJBorn June 26, 1928died August 13, 2018


Jesuits From the USA Northeast Province

Fr. Joseph T. Bennett, SJBorn December 19, 1926
Died September 23, 2018
Fr. James F. Bresnahan, SJBorn December 28, 1926
Died October 23, 2018
Fr. Clarence J. Burby, SJBorn April 15, 1935
Died December 29, 2018
Fr. Denis R. Como, SJBorn January 3, 1936
Died August 14, 2018
Fr. Charles B. Connolly, SJBorn December 16, 1945
Died March 9, 2019
Fr. Lawrence E. Corcoran, SJBorn July 27, 1932
Died January 6, 2019
Fr. James J. Curry, SJBorn July 13, 1944
Died January 14, 2019
Fr. Paul J. Dugan, SJ Born March 20, 1924
Died May 11, 2019
Fr. Gerard H. Ettlinger, SJBorn September 30, 1935
Died July 15, 2018
Fr. Mallick J. Fitzpatrick, SJBorn August 16, 1929
Died April 24, 2019
Fr. D. James French, SJBorn February 6, 1940
Died December 2, 2018
Fr. George A. Gallarelli, SJBorn November 25, 1927
Died February 18, 2019
Fr. Paul Gilmartin, SJBorn March 21, 1932
Died February 4, 2019
Fr. Richard J. Hoar, SJBorn April 11, 1926
Died February 22, 2019
Fr. Robert J. Kaslyn, SJBorn April 19, 1956
Died March 13, 2019
Fr. James M. Keegan, SJBorn July 19, 1940
Died October 9, 2018
Fr. William J. McGarry, SJBorn February 15, 1928
Died December 29, 2018
Fr. Charles L. Moutenot, SJBorn June 16, 1946
Died February 4, 2019
Fr. Daniel J. O’Brien, SJBorn August 31, 1928
Died November 9 , 2018
Fr. William P. Poorten, SJBorn June 28, 1930
Died November 14, 2018
Fr. Thomas F. Sable, SJBorn August 16, 1945
Died September 21, 2018
Fr. Ramon Salomone, SJBorn November 25, 1933
Died August 25, 2018
Fr. William M. Sullivan, SJBorn April 21, 1936
Died August 3, 2018
Fr. Robert F. Taft, SJBorn January 9, 1932
Died November 2, 2018
Fr. Wayne P. Tkel, SJBorn September 3, 1963
Died January 1, 2019






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Nov. 6, 2019 - Last month, hundreds of Jesuit-educated alumni and friends of the Society gathered at 23 parishes and schools for the fifth annual Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday Masses.

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.

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