Regional Gatherings, 2017-18

Regional gatherings are being planned to celebrate the founding of Jesuits West and to:

  • Advance the new province's vision, mission and values, with particular emphasis on the values, and the directives of GC36, in all province works
  • Encourage regional communication and collaboration
  • Deepen partnership, strengthen community, and advance a shared sense of mission among regions and works, and among Jesuits and apostolic partners.

Following is a list of planned gatherings as of June 22, 2017. Additional gatherings will be added as details become available.

Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Church, Bethel
Conveners: Nancy Hanson and Gregg Wood, SJ

Mass of the Holy Spirit and Lunch
Friday, August 18, 2017

Mass - 10 a.m., Gym
Lunch - 1 p.m., Great Hall
Brophy College Preparatory, Phoenix
Conveners: Sean Carroll, SJ, and Kim Cavnar

Afternoon Prayer Service and Picnic-Style Reception
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Sacred Heart Chapel, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Hosted by Los Angeles/Orange County Jesuit Works & Ministries
Conveners: Yolanda Brown and Eddie Siebert, SJ

Three-Day Retreat: "Come Away and Rest Awhile"
Saturday, July 29, 7:00 p.m., to Monday, July 31, 2017
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Missoula

Five talks by Jesuits and lay persons
Five Ignatian Contemplations: "Going Out into the Deep:
  1. Prayer (individual)
  2. Community
  3. Environment
  4. Poor
  5. One's ministry "one mission (of the Society) and many works"
Time for quiet prayer
Spiritual direction available

St. Ignatius Day Mass and BBQ
Monday, July 31, 2017
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Missoula

Mass - 12 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish (streamed live on
BBQ - following Mass, at the parish
Conveners: Jeremy Beck and Joseph Carver, SJ

One Mission Mass
Celebrating the grace of our Jesuit ministries and the sacredness of our Ignatian family with Mass, personal blessing and luncheon.
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 1 p.m.
Jesuit High School, Portland
Conveners: J.K. Adams, SJ, and Jeanette Grimaldi

St. Ignatius Day Mass and Dinner
Monday, July 31, 2017

Mass - 5:30 p.m., Phelan Chapel, Jesuit High School, Sacramento
Dinner - 6:15 p.m., Sacramento Jesuit Community

Mass and Dinner
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mass - 4:30 p.m., Jesuit High School Chapel
Social - 5:30 p.m.
Dinner - 6:30 p.m.
Conveners: Dave Ayotte, SJ, and Mike Wood (contact)

Bilingual Mass Followed by Pot-Luck DinnerMonday, July 31, 2017, 6 p.m.Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, San DiegoTheme: How Ignatian Spirituality has been and is now present in the San Diego/Tijuana region.

Ignatian Film Series (English), organized by Barbara Menard and Brad Mills, SJ
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Friday, July 7: "Ignatius of Loyola"
Friday, July 14: "The Mission"
Friday, July 21: "The Bucket List"
Friday, July 28: "The Way"

Mini Retreats, organized by John Auther, SJ
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Saturday, July 8: "Faith and Justice" (Spanish and English)
Saturday, July 15: "Young Adults" (Spanish and English)
Saturday, July 22: "Men's Retreat" (Spanish)
Saturday, July 29: "Women's Retreat" (Spanish)

The First Exercises (English) (Fr. Hansen), organized by Marta Flores and Bill Ameche, SJ
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Wednesdays: July 5, 12, 19, and 26

Ignatian Workshop (Spanish), organized by Casa Kino/Centro de Espiritualidad Ignaciana/ San Diego-Mexicali-Tijuana
Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2
Jesuit Retreat House (Casa Manresa), Tijuana
Presenter: Luis García Orso, SJ (Mexico Province)
Participants: Anyone who is involved in some way with the Ignatian Spirituality Mission and would like to reproduce this workshop for their own group. Retreat is limited to 30 participants. One or two representatives of each of the Ignatian apostolic works are invited to attend.

  • Facilitate a deep understanding of our own place within the Ignatian Mission
  • Strengthen the Ignatian identity in each person
  • Reinforce the sense of belonging to an Apostolic Body of Christ
  • Promote a spirituality that is responsible and involved in action
  • Support Ignatian leaders

Ignatian Retreat (English), organized by Gil Gentile, SJ
August 2017, Nativity School
Conveners: Barbara Menard and Bill Ameche, SJ

Mass and Luncheon
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 10 a.m.
St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco
Conveners: Tim Godfrey, SJ, and Ann Stricherz

St. Ignatius Day Liturgy and Reception
Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University
Conveners: Cindy Davis and Tom Lucas, SJ

St. Ignatius Day Mass and Garden Lunch
Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara Mission Church
Conveners: Sonya Arriola, Bob Fambrini, SJ, and Art Liebscher, SJ

Liturgy and Reception
Sunday, July 30, 2017, 11 a.m.
St. Aloysius Church, Gonzaga University
Conveners: Peter Byrne, SJ, and Jennifer Doolittle

Overview Vision, Mission & Values Statement for Jesuits West General Congregation 36 Decrees and Documents Regional Celebrations and Gatherings
Live Streams of Workshop Sessions Becoming Discerning Communities with Open Horizons by Fr. Timothy Kesicki, SJ Fresh Wineskins: How Jesuits West Invites Us to Expand Our Horizons by Fr.Scott Santarosa, SJ

Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.