February 2, 2020 — Father Andrew B. Garcia, SJ, professed Final Vows as a full member of the Society of Jesus on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at the 9:30 AM Mass at Most Holy Trinity Parish, San Jose, California. Pastor Duc Vu, SJ, representing Very Reverend Fr. General Arturo Sosa, SJ, of the Society of Jesus formally received Fr. Andrew’s vows. Most Reverend Carlos Sevilla, SJ, Bishop Emeritus of Yakima, Washington was in attendance at this festive celebration that included Andrew’s mother, family members and Jesuits from nearby communities. Fr. Andrew, who previously entered the Italian Province, also transcribed as a member of Jesuits West Province. Fr. Andrew fluently speaks Spanish and Italian and ministers to the diverse parishioners of Most Holy Trinity.
March 6, 2020 — Fr. James A. Rude, SJ, a Jesuit priest whose ministry ranged from the high school classroom to the parish church to direct social action, died March 5, 2020 in the infirmary at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos.
February 18, 2020 — When Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the leader of the Society of Jesus, made his first trip as Superior General to the Jesuits West Province from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13, he spent part of his first full day with the Novices in Culver City, California.
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Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).