Fr. Parkes on NPR
Fr. Joe Parkes, SJ, president of Cristo Rey High School in New York City recently was featured on NPR in a roundtable discussion about innovations used in education. He talks about how Cristo Rey uses a work-study model to motivate students. Click here to read more.
The Secretariat for the Service of Faith
The new website of The Secretariat for the Service of Faith is now online. There they have a series of videos featuring Fr Gerry Blaszczak, SJ, explaining what The Secretariat for the Service of Faith does.
Generous Gift to Xavier High School in Chuuk Xavier High School on the island of Chuuk in Micronesia recently received a generous gift from Pat and Aja Stokes of $250,000 - $50,000/year for the next 5 years, through The Stokes Family Charitable Fund. Read more. Gates Scholar from Xavier Chuuk
Yota Oue from Xavier Higschool in Chuuk, Micronesia, was awarded the Gates Scholarship and will be attending Fordham University this coming Fall. Click here to read more.
Jesuit School Service Trips
Recently, 10 Saint Peter's University students participated in a two-week service trip to Ecuador through Campus Ministry's Global Outreach: Service and Solidarity program. Additionally, a group of 25 Xavier High School sophomores took to First Fruits Farm, in Maryland, last week to harvest crops that will benefit shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries in the Washington-Baltimore area.
First Vows 2013
Five men from the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces professed first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, NY. They are Zach Presutti, SJ, Michael Lamanna, SJ, Danny Gustafson, SJ, William Woody, SJ, and Steve Nicholson, SJ. Read more about them here.
New Play Directed by Fr. Drance
Fr. George Drance, SJ, (WIS) is directing and acting in a play entitled Occupy Olympus a modern retelling of Aristophanes' satirical play Plutus God of Wealth. The play is running until August 25 at the Flamboyán Theater in New York City. Click here to read more.
Fr. Haight Awarded
Fr. Roger Haight's, SJ, book Christian Spirituality for Seekers won the Catholic Press Association's prize of First Place, in the category The Year of Faith, an ad hoc category celebrating the Year of Faith declared by Benedict XVI.
Back to School at YCHS
Two new teachers have joined the staff of Yap Catholic High School. They are Jesuit Scholastic Pat Nolan and Mrs. Gina Banua. Click here to read more. Additionally three Jesuit alumni will be joining the staff as volunteer teachers. They are (left to right) Matt Mullman Alex Lupo, Pat Kelly and pictured being greeted by current volunteer teacher Michael Wiencek. Click here to read more about the volunteers.
Fordham at World Youth Day
Fordham University's World Youth Day delegation of 14 students and two campus ministers left on July 11 for Brazil. They arrived in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, where they are participating in MAGIS 2013. Click here to read more.
They rest now
in the Peace of Christ: