St. Ignatius told others to” Go and set the world on fire” much as these seven Jesuits were about to do as they prepared for First Vows.
Honor and Thank Jesuits on Giving Tuesday

Want to Honor a Jesuit? Giving Tuesday is Coming!

Want to honor a Jesuit who has made a positive impact in your life? Giving Tuesday will offer you a meaningful opportunity to do just that.

As teachers, pastors, or directors of social ministries for the poor and marginalized, Jesuits have been difference makers for centuries. It is through their work and with the support of their lay partners that their impact has made a difference in the lives of so many people.

The California Province depends on the generosity of benefactors to enable it to support critical ministries including: middle and high schools, universities, social ministries in inner cities, refugee camps, retreat houses and spirituality centers, parishes, hospital and prison chaplaincies, and a variety of volunteer opportunities. The starting point for each and every one of these ministries is the Province – the institutional backbone that forms, educates, and trains Jesuit priests and brothers for their future assignments.

Specifically, the Province supports: ·

  • The Formation of Jesuit Priests and Brothers: Throughout the 12 years of Jesuit Formation, the Province carries the primary financial responsibility for these dedicated men, including the cost of graduate studies, as they prepare for a life of service. It is only through competent training that we can ensure the next generation of Jesuits to carry on our work. ·
  • Senior Jesuit Care: The care of senior Jesuits is the sole responsibility of the Province. At Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, there are 85 Jesuits in their 70s to 90s in need of care by doctors and nurses. Their main ministry is to pray for the Church and our benefactors. ·
  • Creation of New and Maintenance of Existing Ministries: The Province provides financial support that often takes the form of start-up or seed-grant assistance to ministries (see list below). For example, vital works such as Christus Ministries, Homeboy Industries, The Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative, and the Kino Border Initiative all emanated from the Province and are maintained today by Jesuits and their dedicated lay partners.

Giving Tuesday is a great time to honor Jesuits who have made a difference in your life with a gift to the California Province. By donating to the Province, you are supporting the past and the future of all Jesuit ministries. As the Christmas season quickly approaches, we humbly ask that you remember the California Province as part of your generous giving this season.

Though Giving Tuesday is set for November 29th, gifts may be made at any time on any day. Please make your gift on our secure website today. There, you’ll also be able to make your gift in honor of a Jesuit who has impacted your life, your community, or the lives of your loved ones. Just include the name or names in the comments section of the online form. If you prefer, you may call (408) 884-1630 to make your gift over the phone. Thank you!

For more information about gifts to the California Province, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

With a service area that includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah, California Province ministries include:

The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions, Culver City

Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos

Blessed Sacrament School, Hollywood
Dolores Mission School, Los Angeles
Loyola Academy, Phoenix
Most Holy Trinity School, San Jose
Notre Dame School, Santa Barbara
Our Lady’s School, San Diego
St. Francis Xavier School, Phoenix
St. Ignatius Parish School, Sacramento
Sacred Heart Nativity Schools, San Jose

Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose
Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento
Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, San Jose
Jesuit High School, Sacramento
Loyola High School, Los Angeles
St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles
Xavier College Preparatory, Palm Desert

Loyola Marymount University
Santa Clara University
University of San Francisco

Christus Ministries, Culver City
Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra

Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood
Dolores Mission, Los Angeles
Most Holy Trinity, San Jose
Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Diego
St. Agnes, San Francisco
St. Francis Xavier, Phoenix
St. Ignatius Loyola, Sacramento
St. Ignatius, San Francisco

Companions in Ignatian Service & Spirituality
Homeboy Industries
Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative
Kino Border Initiative
PICO National Network
Proyecto Pastoral

Christian Life Community
Ignatian Volunteer Corps
Ignatian Solidarity Network
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Loyola Productions
Vatican Observatory Research Group

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June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.

June 13, 2018 - Jesuits West is grateful to the William H. Hannon Foundation for being the first Foundation in Los Angeles to join the Provincial Circle with their gift of $400,000.

June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.

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