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We are called to the margins, to the horizons all the time.
We as Jesuits seek a partnership with our lay colleagues to further the Good News ~ Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ

 

 

 

 

 

Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit Hosted Inaugural Luncheon

The Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit hosted their inaugural luncheon on February 11, 2014, at the Detroit Athletic Club with over 230 attendees. Father Mark Luedtke, SJ, president of Loyola High School in Detroit, spoke about the exciting potential for Jesuit-lay partnerships and how much students, including Loyola’s, benefit from the Cristo Rey model

Mark Luedtke, SJ 
Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ     

for secondary education. Father Gary Wright, SJ, Mary Gresens (Georgetown University alum), and Frank Brady, Jr. (John Carroll University alum) are founders of the group.  Tom Leyden, WXYZ Sports Director (Boston College alum), served as the emcee. In addition to the audio presented in the player (left), the slides that Fr. Luedtke used in his presentation are available in pdf format (click here).

The next luncheon in Detroit is set for Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The guest speaker is Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press editorial editor and alum of University of Detroit High School. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/jafdetroit or contact Mary Gresens jesuitalumdetroit@gmail.com 202-460-5355. 

This new group in Detroit joins similar Jesuit Alumni groups in other cities including Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Alums, and their friends, who attended any of the 28 Jesuit universities or 60 high schools enjoyed the opportunity to network and share stories of their experiences in Jesuit education.


The Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Detroit gathers Jesuit alums for food, fellowship and inspiration. The group holds three luncheons each year. News about upcoming events will be posted on the JAFDetroit Facebook page.






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