News
Province Introduces New Special Occasion Mass Cards

The California Province of the Society of Jesus has introduced a new series of Mass cards for weddings, anniversaries, and the birth of children. As with all of the Province’s Mass cards, there is no charge for the cards.

“Mass cards provide a meaningful way to mark special occasions in the lives of loved ones,” said Joe Naylor, provincial assistant for advancement and communications. “Traditional gifts are nice, but the gift of prayer is truly special and lasting.”

Mass card intentions are remembered in the prayers and Masses of the California Province Jesuits in daily Mass at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos.

Through the Province’s Mass card program, intentions are gathered and placed in a Remembrance Album at the St. Joseph altar in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. The names in this album are submitted by family and friends who have asked for prayers for loved ones. The lists are updated weekly as new requests come in.

Names remain in the Remembrance Album for one calendar year from the time they are added and are remembered each day in the prayers and at the community Mass offered at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.

Mary Ellen and Mike Fox have been sending out Mass cards for decades. According to Mary Ellen, the cards offer recipients more than a standard greeting. “It’s more meaningful than just receiving a card,” Mary Ellen said. “The Mass cards have a spiritual meaning. They are a beautiful spiritual bouquet and I think people feel good knowing that they are in the prayers of the Jesuits.”

Though there is no charge for the cards, a $10 donation is encouraged to help fund the educational, social, and international ministries of the Province, as well as to defray the cost of printing and mailing the cards.

To see and order from the full collection of the Province’s Mass cards, including Spanish Mass cards, and to learn about the Province’s Perpetual Certificates, please visit: https://products.jesuitscalifornia.org/cart/selection.asp or call (408) 884-1632 to order Mass cards or Perpetual Certificates.





Recent News

Gonzaga University has hired Jacob H. Rooksby, JD, PhD, as the new dean of Gonzaga University School of Law. He will start his term on June 1. Rooksby succeeds Dean Jane Korn, who began her tenure in 2011.

Brother Richard J. Devine, SJ, longtime missionary to Japan, entered into God’s peace in Tokyo April 10. He was 83. Originally a member of the California Province, he transferred to the Province of Japan.

Father Francis “Frank” Goodman Hernandez, SJ, longtime teacher of physics and computer science at Jesuit High School, Carmichael, Calif., entered into God’s peace April 11 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.

Kate Hannick, a Seattle University junior and economics and public affairs double major, has been named a 2018 Truman Scholar, one of only 59 selected this year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

Santa Clara University Law School alumna Lizbeth Mateo, JD, ’16 has reached another milestone: She’s the first undocumented immigrant named to statewide post in California.

Psychology doctoral student Liliana Campos Ramales won’t graduate for another two years, but she already knows the types of patients she wants to work with as a psychologist – undocumented residents who face constant fear of being discovered and deported.

Gonzaga University will welcome eight new Act Six Scholars to the incoming class of 2022. The urban and community leaders from Spokane and the Tacoma-Seattle area will receive full-tuition, full-need, four-year scholarships as members of the latest Act Six cohort.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Mission Magazine - Fall 2017

Mission Magazine - Fall 2016

Mission Magazine - Spring 2016


Companions
Fall, 2017

Update
Summer, 2017

Update
Spring, 2017


Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos has offered prayerful solitude and inspiring vistas to those seeking spiritual rejuvenation since 1925.