Remembering Fr. Harry Hock, SJ, beloved math teacher and treasurer
Rev. Harry G. Hock, SJ,was born in Baltimore, MD on January 16, 1932. He graduated from both Loyola Blakefield High School and Loyola College in Baltimore and entered the Society of Jesus at the Novitiate of St. Isaac Jogues in Wernersville, Pa. in 1953. He received a Licentiate in Philosophy from Loyola Seminary at Fordham University, a Master’s in mathematics from Catholic University of America and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Woodstock College in Maryland. He was ordained a priest on June 14, 1964.
Following his ordination and upon completing his education, Fr. Hock was an assistant dean and teacher of mathematics at Wheeling Jesuit University. In 1976, he began what would become a 21-year tenure at Gonzaga College High School, teaching math and serving as school treasurer. In 1997, he headed south to Richmond to serve the Sacred Heart Center as treasurer and to assist with administration. He would remain for 14 years.
Fr. Hock came to the Colombiere Jesuit Community in Baltimore in 2011 where he served in pastoral ministry. He died at Manresa Hall in Philadelphia on April 5, 2019 at the age of 87.
Dec. 16, 2019 - The Church of St. Francis Xavier recently held a Lessons and Carols concert. The parish filmed and live-streamed the event. We invite you to watch the archived stream of the full concert.
Nov. 18, 2019 - Each year on Dec. 3, Jesuits worldwide celebrate the feast of St. Francis Xavier, who was sent to the East by St. Ignatius as a missionary and would travel to India as well as Japan. Dec. 3, 2019, is Giving Tuesday, an opportunity for people to support organizations like our Jesuit province.
Nov. 8, 2019 - Pope Francis recently addressed 210 participants in the congress of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, accompanied by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa SJ.