Generations Campaign Celebration at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center
Nearly 100 benefactors and friends gathered on April 16 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, Calif., to celebrate the successful conclusion of the California Province's Generations Capital Campaign.
California Provincial Fr. Michael F. Weiler, SJ, Oregon Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, and Generations Campaign Co-Chairman John M. Sobrato offered remarks of welcome and thanks, and Generations Campaign benefactor Susan Carter addressed how her family has been impacted by Jesuits and described why she and her husband, Bill, were moved to support the campaign. As part of the day's festivities, the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, home to approximately 90 senior and infirm Jesuits, was blessed by House Superior Fr. John Privett, SJ. Read Fr. Privett's blessing.
The recently concluded Generations Capital Campaign exceeded its $27 million goal. Completed projects at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center included Regis Infirmary expansion, installation of heating and air conditioning in each resident room, a new multipurpose room, family guest suites, electrical upgrades, and improvement to the sacred Heart Chapel. Projects completed at The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, Calif., included a 10-room addition to accommodate an expected increase in the number of Jesuit novices, a new St. Ignatius Chapel to replace a converted garage, and support for the Formation fund for men from the California and Oregon provinces studying for Jesuit priesthood or brotherhood.
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.
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.”