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.
June 4, 2019 - From May 21 to 24, delegates representing the 56 Province Advancement Offices of the Society of Jesus met in Rome. They were joined by Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, for the second meeting of the delegates of the Development Offices of the six Jesuit Conferences.
On May 11, Maryland Province Jesuit, Kevin Hughes, SJ, and four other Jesuits were ordained to the diaconate at St. Paul's Basilica in Toronto, along with two Canadian Jesuits who were ordained to the priesthood.
May 13, 2019 - The Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Society of Jesus will be sponsoring an 11-day pilgrimage to Portugal from October 21 to 31. Pilgrims will visit sites including the Marian Shrine of Fatima and the Igreja de São Roque, the oldest Jesuit Church in Portugal and one of the earliest Jesuit churches ever built dating back to the 16th century and the founding of the Society.