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Jesuits Friends and Alumni Sunday 2016

Oct. 25, 2016 - On Oct. 22 and 23, 13 Jesuit parishes in the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces participated in Jesuit Friends and Alumni Sunday by celebrating special Masses and receptions for over 450 Jesuit educated graduates and friends of the Society. 

These Masses provided opportunities for friends and alumni, joined together in their shared Ignatian heritage, to foster a common bond, while highlighting opportunities for continuing spiritual growth and service to the local and global community. The receptions gave everyone a chance to catch up with old friends and meet fellow graduates striving to be men and women or others. 

“We wanted an event that could lead to more connections and collaboration across our schools and parishes and promote continued formation for our not only our alumni but also our friends and colleagues,” explained Fr. James Miracky, SJ, assistant to the provincial for higher education for the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces. 

“I’ve already heard from quite a few people that there was a strong sense of fellowship thanks in part to the communion of celebrating Eucharist together. The Mass I attended at Francis Xavier in New York was uplifting and there was a nice energy at the reception afterward.”

This is the second year that a series of Masses like these have been celebrated. Last year, four parishes in the USA Northeast Province celebrated alumni Sunday Masses. “Our hope is that we can make this annual event grow larger each year,” said Fr. Miracky. “The response so far has been a positive sign.”

Below is the full list of parishes that participated:

  • St. Thomas More Church, Atlanta, Ga.
  • St. Ignatius Church, Baltimore, Md.
  • St. Michael’s Parish, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • St. Ignatius Church, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • St. Aedan’s Church, Jersey City, N.J.
  • St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, New York, N.Y.
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, New York, N.Y.
  • Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Our Lady of Hope, Portland, Maine
  • Sacred Heart Church, Richmond, Va.
  • SS. Mary & Joseph Parish, Salem, N.H.
  • Holy Trinity Parish, Washington, D.C.
  • St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church, Woodstock, Md.





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