Snapshot of the Day: Fr. Ciancimino Returns to YCHS

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Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, former provincial of the New York Province (now part of the USA Northeast Province) recently visited Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia and led the annual faculty retreat. By leading the faculty through reflection and prayer, Fr. Ciancimino, helped faculty members to see God's presence in their own individual lives and also in the life of the school. Fr. Ciancimino was responsible for missioning two Jesuits to Micronesia in 2011 to start a Catholic high school on Yap. Within five weeks, YCHS opened for its first freshman and sophomore classes.

Fr. David Ciancimino, SJ, former provincial of the New York Province (now part of the USA Northeast Province) recently visited Yap Catholic High School (YCHS) in Micronesia and led the annual faculty retreat. By leading the faculty through reflection and prayer, Fr. Ciancimino helped faculty members to see God’s presence in their own individual lives and also in the life of the school. Fr. Ciancimino was responsible for missioning two Jesuits to Micronesia in 2011 to start a Catholic high school on Yap. Within five weeks, YCHS opened for its first freshman and sophomore classes.

Snapshot of the Day: Holy Cross Women for Others

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For the past five years the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. "We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met," said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women's lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

For the past five years the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team has been volunteering with Catholic Charities and the Worcester County Food Bank to serve those in need. “We want to give back to the community in Worcester and do our part to make sure that everyone has their basic needs met,” said Stephanie Ridolfi, head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. Click here to read more about how these students strive to be women for others.

Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing 2014

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Members of the golf committee pose for a shot with New York Province Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ. From left to right, they are: James Power, Chip Burke, Fr. Cecero, Pat Kelly, Gary Goodenough, Timothy Croak, Matthew Veith, Charles Dietzgen and Marissa del Rosario Blackett. Committee members not pictured: Terrence Clancy, Pete Dagher, Brian Devaney, Lee Hayes, Tom Johnson, William Parry, Bob Postma and Charles Tollinche.

On Monday, September 29, 2014, nearly 100 golfers and supporters attended the 5th Annual Friends of the Jesuits Golf Outing at the beautiful Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, N.Y.

After registering for the day, guests had the opportunity to talk with Jesuits and members of the province staff. Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, the vocation director for the Maryland, New England and New York Provinces led the golfers in prayer before they teed off.

When the golfers completed the course, they gathered for a reception where they had theĀ chance to catch up with their fellow golfers as well as the Jesuits who came to represent the province. Fr. John Cecero, SJ, the provincial of the New York Province, spoke about the good work that the province does and thanked the donors for their generosity.

“Jesuits will continue to respond to the needs of the Church, and we can flourish because of friends like you,” said Fr. Cecero. “Thank you and God bless you for your generosity and goodness… and be assured that the Jesuitsā€¦and especially our Jesuits at Murray-Weigel Hall, pray for you every day.”

The guests were then treated to a lively auction and placed bids for the chance to play on some of the best golf courses in the country. Group awards were given out for foursomes with the best score as well as individual awards for golfers.

The outing was a resounding success. We are grateful to our friends who supported the outing through their participation, sponsorships and donations.

Snapshot of the Day: Fordham Students Visit South Africa

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Fr. R. Bentley Anderson, SJ, associate chair of the department of African and African American Studies at Fordham University, recently led four Fordham undergraduates on a three-week study tour in South Africa. The excursion allowed students to learn about the history of South Africa by traveling in the region and taking in the culture. The group started in the city of Cape Town and continued east to visit Mossel Bay, Grahamstown, Kimberley, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. Pictured above, from left to right, are Evan Heib, Kevin Munguia, Jake Penders, Kira Forrester, and Fr. Anderson, SJ. Click here to read more.