Parish Centers
Maryland Jesuit Province Parishes

There are 10 Jesuit parishes from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, all within the Maryland Province.  A Jesuit parish is guided by the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. One of the marks of Ignatian spirituality is the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The Exercises encourage people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Jesuit parishes aim to put faith into action through service, to nurture lay leadership and to encourage growth in each person's relationship with God. Jesuit parishes are also committed to “the faith that does justice” through solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good of society.

Jesuit parishes are located in inner cities, suburbs and rural areas, as well as on college campuses.

Following is a detailed guide to Jesuit parishes in the Maryland Province.



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Parish Centers
Founded by the Jesuits in 1794, Holy Trinity is the oldest church in continuous operation in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1641 by Fr. Andrew White, S.J., St. Ignatius Church is one of the oldest Catholic parishes in continuous service in the country.
Old St. Joseph’s Church was founded by the Jesuits in 1733 and is Philadelphia’s oldest Catholic community.
Since 1869, St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Parish in Woodstock, Md., has fostered its identity, mission and spirituality in the way of St. Ignatius.

Located in Baltimore, St. Ignatius Church prides itself on the spiritual, emotional and physical growth of the parish and the surrounding community.
Founded in 1851, St. Peter Catholic Church is the oldest Catholic parish in Charlotte and has been staffed by the Jesuits since 1986.
St. Therese is a rapidly growing, multicultural, Catholic parish located in Mooresville, N.C., invigorated by Jesuit spirituality.
St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Parish serves a diverse community of Catholic believers in Raleigh, N.C.

Established in 1901, Sacred Heart Catholic Church is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in the Manchester area in Richmond, Va.
St. Thomas More, the Maryland Province Jesuits' newest Jesuit parish, serves Decatur and the greater Atlanta area.

Loyola Retreat House
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, Loyola Retreat House is located 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., in southern Maryland.