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Paula Parrish, CFRE, Aims to Advance the Mission of the Society of Jesus

By Jerry Duggan After years of rewarding, yet demanding positions in the field of fundraising, Paula K. Parrish aimed to write a book with a friend and take some time off. She found she had too much energy to do that – she yearned to return to serving the Church. This summer, she joined the USA Central and Southern Province as …

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Seven Men Enter the Novitiate

Sept. 5, 2021 – On Saturday, Aug. 21, seven men entered the Society of Jesus at the Novitiate of St. Stanislaus Kostka in Grand Coteau, La. These new novices range in age from 22 to 47, and each brings his own unique set of gifts and experiences. Together, they have embarked on a two-year journey …

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Four Jesuits to Profess First Vows

Aug. 11, 2021 – On Saturday, August 14, four novices of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province will profess first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in a special Eucharistic celebration at St. Charles Borromeo Church on the campus of St. Charles College in Grand Coteau, Louisiana. Having completed two years at the …

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Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, Releases New Book on Making Spiritual Direction Ignatian

In his decades of giving workshops and seminars on Ignatian Spirituality, Fr. Joseph Tetlow, SJ, has trained countless individuals in this sacred discipline. In his latest book, he addresses what he believes is often missing in the training of spiritual directors: attention to their own spiritual formation. The inspiration for Handing on the Fire: Making …

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Paula Parrish Joins Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province as Chief Advancement Officer

June 21, 2021 – Paula K. Parrish, a fundraising professional with wide-ranging experience, will soon join the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province as chief advancement officer. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Parrish has most recently worked as a consultant, assisting such nonprofits as Rotary Downtown Fort Worth, Leadership Fort Worth, Cristo Rey Fort Worth …

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Barry Neuburger Named Associate Provincial Assistant for Secondary and Presecondary Education

June 16, 2021 – The Jesuits USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province will soon welcome Barry Neuburger as associate provincial assistant for secondary and presecondary education (PASE). He replaces Ken Luecke, who is retiring after two years of service to the province. Neuburger will work alongside Ron Rebore, provincial assistant for secondary and presecondary education, …

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Service Milestone: Jesuit Grants Collaborative tops $20M in Grants for Partnering Organizations

The Jesuit Grants Collaborative recently celebrated a significant milestone: $20 million raised for nonprofit organizations in the Ignatian family. This unique ministry of the Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province has claimed an annual average of $1.25M in grant awards since it began partnering with Jesuit-affiliated works and institutions in 2005. The Jesuit Grants Collaborative …

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Juan Ruiz, SJ, Ordained to the Diaconate in Toronto

Juan Ruiz, SJ, of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, and Matthew Cortese, SJ, of the Jesuits USA East Province were ordained to the diaconate on May 29, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.