May 1, 2016 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) ministers to refugees and forcibly displaced people by accompanying them and serving their unique needs such as education. The JRS plans to bring educational programs to 220,000 people by the year 2020.
April 30, 2016 — Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 at age 94. Click here for more information, and to view Fr. Berrigan's funeral liturgy, which was broadcast live from the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City on Friday, May 6, 2016.
April 26, 2016 - The Maryland and USA Northeast provinces are using new media channels (like Facebook) to bring Jesuit news and resources to even broader audiences. Click below to learn more about our success in capitalizing on new technology to share the good work of the Society.
April 20, 2016 - Jesuits and partners in ministry along the East Coast are responding to Pope Francis' call to care for our common home. April’s Eco-Spirituality article is a reflection from Fr. Thomas Benz, SJ, on the first “Earth Week” held at Xavier High School in Chuuk.
April 16, 2016 - April 17, marks the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016. The purpose of this special day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest."
April 15, 2016 - – In his fourth Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his April intention of Small Farmers. The video highlights the hard work of small farmers. “Please consider adding your voice to mine in this prayer,” he says. "That small farmers may receive just compensation for their invaluable work.”
April 12, 2016 - Patrick T. Maloney has been named interim president of Nativity School of Worcester. Maloney, currently serves at the school’s vice president for advancement, having joined the Nativity Worcester staff as director of advancement in January 2012.
For St. Aloysius School, which has launched generations of Harlem children on the road to a brighter future, the determination to “be there” has led to an urgent campaign to secure the school’s finances and to raise $2 million by June.
April 9, 2016 - Jesuits and partners in ministry along the East Coast are responding to Pope Francis' call to care for our common home. This month's Eco-Spirituality article is about a new eBook by Fr. Tom Reese, SJ, which serves as a commentary for Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si.”
April 5, 2016 - In a letter to the parishioners of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City, Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, announced that Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted his nomination of Fr. Dennis Yesalonia, SJ, as the parish’s next pastor. Fr. Yesalonia will begin his new role starting on June 1, 2016.
March 31, 2016 - On March 23, it was announced that Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, has appointed the recently ordained Fr. Dennis Baker, SJ, as the next director of Xavier High School, Chuuk. Fr. Baker’s term will begin on July 1, 2016.
March 24, 2016 - Fr. John Breslin, SJ, died on March 21, 2016. He was 72 years old. Fr. Breslin was born in New York City on Aug. 19, 1943. He attended Regis High School in New York, graduated in 1961 and entered St. Andrew on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., that summer, and was ordained in 1973.
March 18, 2016 — Like many refugee children, Irenee Nkera didn’t have the brightest prospects in life when he and his family arrived in Buffalo, New York, in the dead of winter. His parents, with their three daughters and 7-year-old Irenee, had fled the chaos of post-genocide Rwanda just weeks earlier, in 2006.
March 17, 2016 - To highlight the work of some of the men and women for others in the province, JesuitsEast.org is featuring a series of interviews that will allow leaders of apostolates to share how the Society has transformed them and offer personal insights that will inspire others. Fr. Tom Simisky, SJ, president of Fairfield Prep, describes how students continue to be inspired by St. Ignatius, and articulates some of the challenging formation experiences that shaped him as a Jesuit priest.
March 15, 2016 - Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa on Sept. 4, in Rome later this year. This day is significant because it will be during the celebration of the Jubilee for volunteers and workers of mercy and Mother Theresa has come to be a symbol of God's mercy for the poor and discarded of this world.
March 16, 2016 - In a letter to the parishioners of the Church of Saint Francis Xavier in New York City, Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, announced that Cardinal Timothy Dolan has accepted his nomination of Fr. Robert VerEecke, SJ, as the parish’s next pastor. Fr. VerEecke will begin his new role starting on Aug. 15, 2016.
March 10, 2016 - During 2016, the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces will share stories on ways that Jesuits, lay collaborators and our ministries are responding to Pope Francis' call to care for our common home. The second article covered a recent presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, on caring for the environment as well as the creatures that inhabit it.
March 10, 2016 – In his third Apostleship of Prayer video, Pope Francis speaks on his March intention of Families in Difficulty. The video highlights different families throughout the world. “I want to share with you and with Jesus my prayer intention for the month: That families in need may receive the necessary support,” says Pope Francis, “and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.”
March 8, 2016 - On Sun., Feb. 28, a group of approximately 50 pilgrims, comprised of students and chaplains from the College of the Holy Cross, Assumption College and Anna Maria College, walked through the dedicated “holy door” of Worcester’s St. Paul Cathedral to mark the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Feb. 25, 2016 - On Aug. 1, 2015, the Jesuit parishes on Staten Island, N.Y., consolidated to form one, unified parish, as the result of a lengthy planning process that began in 2011. Jesuit Father Mark Hallinan, shared a on the consolidation process and the ways that the parish will continue to serve as a spiritual home for men, women and families on Staten Island.
Feb. 23, 2016 - The Honduras Communities Companion Committee of the Church of St. Francis Xavier returned from visits with leaders and Jesuit ministries in Honduras. A reflection from former Xavier parish minister and the committee’s original founder Monica Maher offers sobering insights from this visit.