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.
Feb. 16, 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. First is Fr. Mark Hallinan, SJ, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption + Our Lady of Mount Carmel + St. Benedicta in Staten Island, N.Y.
Feb. 16, 2016 - In an exclusive web story from JESUITS magazine, Chris Grodecki, a Jesuit in formation, wrote a reflection about his work as a teacher during Yap Catholic High School’s summer session, mentoring students in all four years through math and English classes.
Feb. 11, 2016 - In an exclusive web story from JESUITS magazine, Matt Cortese, a Jesuit in formation, is interviewed about his work directing Wheeling Jesuit University’s new summer academy for students at Cristo Rey high school.
Feb. 11, 2016 - Valentine’s Day takes place during the Lenten season this year and the Province has compiled some prayers by Jesuits on love. During this time we are reminded to love those who are most in need, like the poor and marginalized. We assembled three Ignatian reflections on love, created by Jesuits Fr. Dean Brackley, Fr. Pedro Arrupe and St. Ignatius Loyola.
Feb. 9, 2016 – As director of mission for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, Fr. Leo O’Donovan, SJ, will increase awareness of JRS/USA's message globally. Meet Fr. O'Donovan and learn more about JRS/USA, the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries.
Feb. 8, 2016 - Forty colleagues from Jesuit secondary and pre-secondary traveled to Spain last June for a pilgrimage to travel in the footsteps of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St. Ignatius. Click below to read the full article from JESUITS magazine.
Feb. 5, 2016 - For Pope Francis’ 2016 prayer intentions, the Apostleship of Prayer has launched a new website and app featuring a video of the pontiff discussing his intention for that month. In his second video, Pope Francis speaks on his February intention of care for creation.
Feb. 3, 2016 - The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces sponsored a “Jesuits in Trusteeship” workshop at Boston College High School from Jan. 8 to 9. This workshop was an invitation for Jesuits to explore what it means to be a Jesuit trustee, with particular focus on our secondary and pre-secondary schools.
Feb. 3, 2016 - Jesuit Refugee Service has launched the Mercy in Motion campaign to support the JRS Global Education Initiative, a worldwide effort by Jesuit Refugee Service to expand educational programs to refugees.
Feb. 2, 2016 - Last year more than 300 students from 42 Jesuit high schools proudly waved their school flags and marched in Philadelphia to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States. Click below to read the full article from JESUITS magazine.
Feb. 1, 2016 - On Mon., Jan. 25, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Saint Ignatius School in the Bronx, N.Y., to meet and speak with the students. Justice Sotomayor spoke about her life as a young girl growing up in the Bronx, and then chatted with students during a 30-minute Q&A session.