Father Ernest S. Sweeney, S.J., died Friday, June 18, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, following heart surgery. He was 77 years old. Born in New York, New York, on November 5, 1932, Ernie entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York, on July 30, 1950. He pronounced final vows on August 15, 1967, at Fordham University in Bronx, New York. May he rest in peace!
All members of the California Province and those applied to it are to offer or celebrate one first intention Mass and members of the Jesuit Community at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2010 Catalogus USA, pgs. 36-39) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Ernie's soul.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 3, 9:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Interment will be private.
Notes of condolence may be sent to: Mrs. Rita (Sue) Reynolds (sister)
1123 Beekman Road
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.
June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.
June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.
June 10, 2018 - The Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus held its Ordination Mass near the U.S.-Mexico border to call attention to the plight of immigrants. Province leaders and priests also participated in a Prayer Rally on June 8 at Chicano Park in San Diego in support of immigrants.
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