May 16, 2019 — On May 11, Gregory Celio, SJ, of Jesuits West was ordained to the diaconate at St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, SJ, presided at the Mass, during which two Canadian Jesuits were also ordained to the priesthood and four other Jesuits to the diaconate.
Gregory Celio, SJ, with his family and Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, SJ
Celio has a bachelor's in history and a master's in education from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining the Jesuits in 2009, he taught social studies, math, science and physical education at Catholic schools in Nashville. During his Jesuit formation, he taught at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Washington, did first studies at Saint Louis University and studied Spanish at the ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico. Celio is currently studying theology at Regis College in Toronto in preparation for ordination to the priesthood.
July 31, 2019 — Jesuits from Most Holy Trinity Parish, Bellarmine College Prep, SLO Catholic Neuman Center and Santa Clara Jesuit Community gathered at Mission Santa Clara to celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius, Founder of the Jesuits.
July 8, 2019 — On a Sunday in mid-June, before thousands of cheering Seattle University students, Fr. José Alberto (Chepe) Idiáquez, SJ, of Nicaragua, was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from University President Fr. Stephen Sundborg, SJ.