News
Parishes Pull Together for Bread for the World Initiative

On Monday, June 12, 2017, parish representatives from Holy Trinity in Washington, D.C., St. Ignatius in Baltimore, St. Ignatius in New York, Old St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, Sacred Heart in Richmond, St. Raphael the Archangel in Raleigh, and St. Peter in Charlotte, all worked with Bread for the World to address world hunger at Congress.


Representatives from seven Jesuit parishes pause for a picture at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill where the Bread for the World worship service and legislative briefing took place.

Prior to the parish reps heading to Capitol Hill, many other parishioners joined forces in a letter writing effort so that thousands of letters would arrive for their senators in Congress. The 2017 Bread for the World campaign urges Congress to invest in and protect vital policies and safety-net programs—including WIC, global nutrition, SNAP, and refundable tax credits.

Letter templates were provided at Masses so that parishioners could write and sign letters supporting programs that invest in human potential and help to eradicate hunger. Fr. John Michalowski, SJ, parochial vicar at St. Peter Catholic Church summed it up best, “God is good. Let us pray that the grace of the Holy Spirit can break down partisan barriers so that our nation can continue to help the poor and hungry both here and internationally.”


Parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC, write and sign letters, advocating for the poor and hungry.





Recent News

The Campaign for Hospitality aims to build a greater culture of welcoming and compassion for those who migrate to the U.S. and Canada.

July 5, 2017 -- JESUITS Magazine, the magazine of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces won a 2017 Catholic Press Association (CPA) award (Second place) in the Best Religious Order Magazine category.

Father General has appointed Fr. James J. Fleming, SJ, as the next Rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community.

The two-day Latino Festival at Sacred Heart Church in Richmond was another success, drawing more city residents and a Mayoral Proclamation.

Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, shares news and its mission to St. Peter Church in Charlotte, NC.

Fr. Christopher Fronk, SJ, has been selected for promotion to the rank of captain in the United States Navy.

On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.

view all news

Search news

Publications

JESUITS Magazine: Spring 2017

JESUITS Magazine: Fall/Winter 2016

JESUITS Magazine: Summer 2016



Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth
The Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Penn., is a place of natural beauty, welcoming quiet and spiritual sustenance for those who seek peace within.