Father Francis W. Schoeppe died Jan. 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif.
Fr. Schoeppe was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 19, 1922. His family moved to San Marino, Calif., when he was young. After graduation from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and a year at Pasadena Junior College, he entered the Navy and served as a Seabee, including an 18-month stint at Guadalcanal.
After his discharge from the service in 1946, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in Los Gatos, Calif., to study for the priesthood. After his ordination and the completion of his studies, he taught at Ryan Preparatory Seminary in Fresno, Calif., from 1960-68. In 1969, he was named Rector-President of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Calif.
In 1974, his work took a different turn, and he was assigned to parish ministry, first at St. Francis Xavier in Phoenix, at Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood, Calif., and St. Ignatius Loyola in Sacramento. In 1986 he was named pastor of St. Henry's Church, Brigham City, Utah, where he remained until 2008 when he retired to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, doing ministry as occasion demanded.
Fr. Schoeppe is survived by nieces Bridget Gjevre of Denver and Barbara Proaño, of Pasadena, Calif.
October 11, 2018 - TESTAROSSA Winery, located at the former Novitiate Winery in Los Gatos, Calif., hosted a 130th Anniversary luncheon commemorating the 1st harvest of grapes at the Novitiate Winery, October 11, 1888. TESTAROSSA owners, Rob & Diana Jensen invited the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community and Staff for wine tasting and buffet lunch.
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.