Father Thomas J. Reese, SJ, was elected chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on June 21. President Barack Obama appointed Fr. Reese to the Commission on May 15, 2014, and reappointed him on May 12, 2016. Read more
With the California and Oregon provinces coming together to form a new province in July, 2017, the websites of the two provinces will be blended into one this summer, giving the provinces’ collective audience a streamlined and more efficient delivery of news and events of the new province, to be named Jesuits West. Read more
A recent PBS video shows how five young women came together for a year to serve people in their local community through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. It’s a story not only of service but of spiritual growth and awakening. Find out if the JVC is right for you. Read more
With a flurry of donor support, the Generations Capital Campaign exceeded its goal, saw all construction projects completed, and positioned the California Province to better serve the people of God through its approximately 40 ministries. Read more
Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.
Father George Joseph Koch, SJ, entered into God’s peace on January 31, 2016 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a brief illness. He was 88.
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Jesuit Parishes and Retreat Centers
There are 66 Jesuit parishes and 22 retreat centers in the United States. Jesuit parishes are situated in inner cities, suburbs, rural outposts and on college campuses and Native American reservations. Jesuit retreat centers can be found in places ranging from New England's rocky coast to the foothills of the Rockies and the rustic trails of Santa Clara Valley. They are part of urban landscapes, too.
St. Francis Xavier Parish
As a Catholic faith community, St. Francis Xavier Parish is committed to listening to the words of Jesus and following his example. We want to serve our God with our whole being and love our neighbor as ourselves. This brings us back to “living a faith that does justice.”
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).