2014 Ordinands (in order of photo) Christopher P. Johnson, SJ; Eric M. Sundrup, SJ; John F. Shea, SJ; Nathan C. Wendt, SJ; and Paul J. Shelton, SJ.
Ordination 2014: Celebrating Our New Jesuit Priests
Pope Francis has said that Jesuits always look toward the horizon with Christ at the center, which "pushes the Society to be searching, creative, and generous."
This year, the Society of Jesus in the United States welcomes 19 new priests to work creatively and generously in the vineyard of the Lord.
In the Midwest, the following five Jesuits were ordained on June 7, 2014, at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee by the Most Reverend Richard Sklba, DD, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee: (in order of cover photo)
, Christopher P. Johnson , Eric M. Sundrup , John F. Shea , and Nathan C. Wendt .
Paul J. Shelton
We invite you to celebrate our new Jesuit priests by viewing highlights of their ordination Mass (below) and reading more about them by clicking their names above.
July 12, 2018 — “A Jesuit never retires, but their ministry changes as they age,” explains Fr. Robert Scullin, SJ, superior of the Colombiere Jesuit Community.
July 2, 2018 — Fr. Kyle Shinseki, SJ, celebrated his first public Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Lihue, Kauai, on June 17.
June 22, 2018 — A passionate, committed leader is sought by the board of directors of Red Cloud to guide a wide range of institutional efforts to empower Oglala Lakota youth, families, and community members through culturally-relevant education, arts-based programming, and spiritual formation.
June 21, 2018 — Pat Lofton, 52, principal of St. Thomas More Catholic School in St. Paul, received the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion’s Dandy Award last month.
June 19, 2018 — The Midwest Jesuits placed in seven different categories at the 2018 Catholic Press Association Awards, including four first-place wins.
June 18, 2018 — Nearly 600 U.S. Catholic organizations declared that they are “still in” to support the Paris Agreement.
June 18, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. George R. Menke, SJ, who was called to eternal life on June 15, 2018. George died at the Brebeuf Jesuit Community in Indianapolis. He was 75 years old, a Jesuit for fifty-seven years, and a priest for over forty years.
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