Palm Sunday Mass with Provincial Scott Santarosa, SJ, as celebrant and homilist was celebrated at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, March 25. With the Sacred Heart Jesuit Community, the Jesuits West Advancement Office hosted this liturgy and lunch as a gratitude event for Province benefactors. Thanks to the generosity of the 2015 Generations Capital Campaign, extensive renovations improved Sacred Heart Jesuit Center as an assisted care facility for 85 elderly and infirm Jesuit priests and brothers who reside there. The Province is grateful for its benefactors who continue to support the operating expenses which allow the provision of such compassionate care.
Fathers Dick Case, SJ, assistant superior of Sacred Heart Jesuit Community, Sam Bellino, SJ, Advancement Legacy Planning, and John Mossi, SJ, Advancement Benefactor Relations, concelebrated the Mass with Fr. Santarosa, who In his homily commended that Palm Sunday invites all of us "to wait, watch, pray, and surrender to the Lord in our daily deaths. We all are on a journey to God."
This gratitude day was planned by Francine Brown, advancement philanthropy officer for Northern California, assisted by Janelle Williams, advancement administrative assistant who lends much able support to special events. A festive lunch for 35 guests took place in the new Multi-Purpose Room and Library. Part of the program included an update on the ministries of Jesuits West Province by Fr. Santarosa.
For a tour or to help support the elderly and infirm Jesuits at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, contact Francine Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408 884-1632.
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.
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.
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.”
August 26, 2018 – Bishop Thomas Daley of Spokane celebrated the 8:30 am Mass at St. Aloysius Church and officially announced Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ, as the new Pastor. Fr. Jerry Graham, SJ, joins the parish team as Associate Pastor.
August 24, 2018 - In a letter released today, Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa addressed the Society of Jesus and its lay collaborators regarding the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
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