Installation of Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ, as New Pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, Spokane, Washington
Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ, was born and raised in Spokane. He entered the Jesuits in 1986. Ordained in 1997, he returned to Gonzaga Prep for his first assignment as a Priest. His tertianship was in Alaska and then he was missioned to work at the Jesuit Novitiate in Portland Oregon. He was Novice Director 2004-2013. His last position was as Superior of the Tacoma Jesuit Community and a teacher at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma.
Fr. Jerry Graham, SJ, is a priest and poet. After searching through several Protestant denominations, he converted to Catholicism at age 35. As a “late vocation,” he joined the Jesuits at thirty-eight years old. All his work as a Jesuit has been pastoral, including: parishes, Native American reservations and chaplain of Gonzaga-in-Florence. His last assignment was as parish priest at St. Patrick in Tacoma, Washington.
Photography and Video Production: Mr. Dzao Vu, SJ, Jesuit
Regent at Gonzaga Preparatory, Spokane, Washington.
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 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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