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
July 31, 2019 — Jesuits from Most Holy Trinity Parish, Bellarmine College Prep, SLO Catholic Neuman Center and Santa Clara Jesuit Community gathered at Mission Santa Clara to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius, Founder of the Jesuits.
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