Father John G. Ferguson, S.J., died unexpectedly Sunday, March 21, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 90 years old. Born in San Francisco, California, on July 23, 1919, Jack entered the Society of Jesus at Sacred Heart Novitiate in Los Gatos on August 14, 1941. He pronounced final vows on October 24, 1979, at St. Mary's Church in Ogden, Utah. 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 Jack's soul.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel
300 College Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Committal: following Mass of Christian Burial
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Father John P. McBride, SJ, veteran of the 75th Infantry Division during WW II who saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and helped in the liberation of France before becoming a teacher, pastor, and chaplain throughout the Northwest, entered into God’s peace October 20.
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