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Join Us for Giving Tuesday, December 1st

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now over, why not give a gift that makes a difference in your local community?

The California Province of the Society of Jesus and other non-profits wish to remind you that there is a meaningful gift-giving alternative today – Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a day on which non-profits worldwide hope the focus turns from the stress of holiday gift giving to the joy of supporting organizations and ministries that strive to make life better for local communities. It is a day for coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and philanthropy.

“We’re hopeful that in the spirit of giving, people will also consider giving gifts to their local charities to support works that benefit local communities on Giving Tuesday,” said Fr. Michael F. Weiler, SJ, provincial of the California Province.

A Giving Tuesday gift to the California Province can help provide for the ongoing health care of senior and infirm Jesuits who have dedicated their lives to the service of others, the education and training of the next generation of Jesuit priests and brothers, and the support of new or existing ministries that provide necessary services and life-giving enrichment to the poor and marginalized.

Gifts of any size make a difference. During this Christmas season, please consider the gift of compassion. To make a gift on Giving Tuesday – or today if you prefer not to wait until then – please use our secure website to designate your gift, or, please call the California Province Advancement Office at (408) 884-1630.





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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.

October 2, 2018 - A new video series narrated by Fr. Chris Calderón, SJ, explains each step of Jesuit formation: novitiate, studies, regency, theology and tertianship.

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.

September 2, 2018 - The Jesuits West Prayer for September centers on St. Peter Claver, SJ, whose feast day is September 9. From 1610 until his death in 1654, Peter Claver, ministered to the slaves brought from Africa to Cartagena, Colombia. Peter signed his name, “slave of the slaves forever.”

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