Whether teaching in a school, directing a retreat or celebrating a Mass, Jesuits are called to a variety of roles in their lives of service. Every year the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces celebrate Jesuit Jubilarians who have served in the Society for 50 years.
Below are photos from this year’s Jubilarian celebration, a beautiful Mass celebrated on June 13, 2014 at the Fordham University Church, in recognition of the service of 24 Jesuits.
The procession during the Jubilarian Mass at the Fordham University Church.
Pictured from left to right are Frs. Kenneth Boller, SJ, Brendan Scott, SJ, Richard Zanoni, SJ, James Desjardins, SJ, and James Spillane, SJ.
Some of the Jubilarians who were celebrants and co-celebrants, take a group shot after the Mass.
Fr. James Shea, SJ, provincial of the Maryland Province, Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, provincial of the New England Province and Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, provincial of the New York Province, were on hand to distribute gifts to the Jubilarians.
Fr. Thomas Slon, SJ, socius for the New York Province, served as master of ceremonies during the reception.
Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, the provincial of the New York Province, presents Fr. Kenneth Boller, SJ, with his Jubilarian gift.
As a Jubilarian himself, Fr. James Shea, SJ, was presented with his Jubilarian gift by his fellow provincials Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ.