Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the original Cristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.
In Memoriam: Br. David L. Henderson, SJ
Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Br. DavidL. Henderson, SJ, who died at 6:30 p.m. onFriday, March 6, 2015, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston,Mich. He was 71 years old. May he rest in peace. Dave was born on October 27, 1943, in Chicago, Ill. Heentered the Society of Jesus on September 1, 1971, at ColombiereCollege in Clarkston, Mich. He took final vows on May 13,2000 at St. Procopius Church in Chicago, Ill. Dave graduated from Loyola Academy in Wilmette in 1961. Before entering he studied atthe University of Notre Dame from 1961-1963 and he was in the Marine Corps Reservefrom 1965-1971. After entering the Society, Dave obtained a Bachelor's Degree inPhilosophy (with a minor in Religious Education) from the University of Detroit (1975).From 1977-1981 he studied Theology at Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago. In 1986Dave changed grades from scholastic to brother. Dave spent most of his time as a Jesuit teaching and counseling students and managingfacilities. During his regency, Dave taught religious education at St. Xavier High School inCincinnati (1975-1977). He spent 13 years as a student counselor at Loyola Academy inWilmette (1982-1985 and 1986-1996). Dave was instrumental in rehabbing the originalCristo Rey Jesuit High School building in Chicago in time for opening day in August 1996.He then served as the facilities manager at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago for 13years (1996-2009). In addition to working with students and managing facilities, Dave spent a year as anassistant to the rector and minister at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago (1981-1982) anda year assisting Br. Joe Rastetter in rehabbing buildings among the poor in Cincinnati(1985-1986). He was an auxiliary consultor for the Chicago Province (1979-1980 and1991-1995). He also was instrumental in the annual rental of the Chicago-area villa inMichigan City, Indiana.Dave moved to Colombiere Center in 2009 to deal with health issues.
August 21, 2018 – As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.
January 17, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ, who was called to eternal life on January 16, 2019, around 5:30 a.m. Gene died at Zilber Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was eighty-seven years old, a Jesuit for seventy years, and a priest for fifty-seven years.
January 16, 2019 — It was a homecoming fifty years in the making. In 2016, Fr. Casey Bukala, SJ, moved to the Colombiere Center near Detroit, where elder Jesuits live in community, receive the healthcare they need, and pray for the Church and the Society. It was not Fr. Bukala’s first time at Colombiere, however.
January 9, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John “Jack” R. Crocker, SJ, who died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 88 years old. May he rest in peace.