By Tracey Primrose As Jesuits West’s June 10th ordination liturgy began, Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Tucson, asked the families of the four Jesuits being ordained to stand. Saying that “I know that there are people here who know these four men well but none more than their own families. …
On May 13, Raymond Parcon, SJ, of Jesuits West, was ordained a deacon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.
October 24, 2022 — This fall, two members of the Jesuits West Province were ordained to the diaconate. James Antonio, SJ, was ordained a deacon on Sept. 24, 2022, by Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, at St. Ignatius Church in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, along with six other Jesuits. He is currently …
On Tuesday, April 5, Manuel Chavira, SJ, of Jesuits West, was ordained a deacon at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Portland, Oregon.
On February 5, 2022., Michael Manalastas, SJ, of Jesuits West, was ordained a deacon at Parroquia San Francisco Javier y San Luis Gonzaga in Madrid, Spain.
There’s an adage among Jesuits being formed for priesthood that says, “Doing ministry prior to ordination is like doing ministry with your hands tied behind your back.”
On November 27, 2020, Brad Mills, SJ, was ordained a deacon at the Jesuit parish La Iglesia de San Ignacio in Bogotá, Colombia.
Fr. Gregory Celio, SJ, was born and raised in Fullerton, California, the youngest of three children.
Fr. Justin Claravall, SJ, was born in Los Angeles County to parents who emigrated from the Philippines.