Father Vernon J. Ruland, S.J., died peacefully Thursday, April 2, at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, California. He was 77 years old. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on October 15, 1931, Vern entered the Society of Jesus in Milford, Ohio, on August 8, 1950. He pronounced final vows on August 15, 1967, in Detroit and transcribed to the California Province on June 18, 1992. 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 Loyola House Jesuit Community and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2009 Catalogus USA, pgs. 45-46) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Vern’s soul.
Mass of Christian Burial:
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
following Mass of Christian Burial
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
490 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
May 8, 2019 — Working through shareholder activism, in partnership with investors and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Jesuits West has helped pass a shareholder resolution to hold GEO Group, one of the largest prison and detention center operators in the country, accountable for human rights and treatment of detainees.
April 22, 2019 — Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, assisted by Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Acting Superior Fr. Dick Case, SJ, concelebrant, Fr. Sam Bellino, SJ, and MC, Fr, John Mossi, SJ, celebrated the beginning of Holy Week with the Palm Sunday Liturgy.