Assignments of the Midwest Jesuits - Fall Winter 2017
Fr. Walter Deye, SJ, has been named rector of the Cincinnati Jesuit Community effective January 1, 2018. He previously served as socius of the Chicago-Detroit Province.
Fr. James Grummer, SJ, has been named superior of the Pontifical Gregorian University Jesuit Community in Rome and director of the Ignatian Spirituality Center at the Gregorian University.
Fr. James Lafontaine, SJ, of the USA Northeast Province, became superior of the Kino Jesuit Community in South Dakota on July 31, succeeding Fr. Edward Witt, SJ. Fr. Lafontaine has served as associate pastor at St. Francis Mission since 2016.
Fr. Robert Scullin, SJ, has been appointed superior of the Colombiere Center Jesuit Community in Clarkston, Michigan, succeeding Fr. John Libens, SJ. Fr. Scullin previously served as pastor of Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.
Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, has been appointed president of St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, succeeding Fr. John Hatcher, SJ. Fr. Kubicki previously served as national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).
Fr. Mark Carr, SJ, became principal of Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, this summer. Fr. Carr previously served as socius of the Wisconsin Province.
Fr. William Blazek, SJ, was appointed as the next US national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ.
Fr. Paul Coelho, SJ, of the Kohima Region, has returned to Kohima after serving as vocation director of the Wisconsin Province since 2011.
Br. Pat Douglas, SJ, became regional vocation director for the western part of the new USA Midwest Jesuit Province. He previously served as a regional vocation promoter.
Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, will join the vocation team as a vocation promoter in January 2018 after completing a licentiate in sacred theology degree at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
May 6, 2019 - When I was in the third grade at a Catholic primary school in suburban Maryland, I happened upon a book about St. Isaac Jogues, the 17th century Jesuit missionary, getting flogged, flayed, and having his fingers chewed off on a mission to “New France.” At the time I couldn’t for the life of me understand why someone would choose to go through such an ordeal! Fast forward twenty-some years later, and I am a Jesuit brother living with Jesuits from India, Ecuador, Tanzania, and Wisconsin.
April 29, 2019 — Ask someone who's benefited from a Jesuit education or ministry about the Jesuits’ contributions, and you’ll hear answers like “Jesuits form men and women for others,” “they help people discern God’s presence in their lives,” and "they serve God by caring for and seeking justice for people on the margins.” But we don’t always give thought to how the Jesuits themselves benefit from being in the Society.
April 23, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Theodore J. Hottinger, SJ, who died on April 22, 2019 at St. Camillus, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.
April 21, 2019 — We turned to Twitter and challenged people to tell the story the resurrection of Jesus in exactly six words — no more. Boil the central truth of our faith down to its essence. What’s most important?