Assignments of the Midwest Jesuits - Summer 2019


Fr. Benjamin Urmston, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich.


Fr. Thomas Chillikulam, SJ, has been named vice-superior of Gonzaga House in Chicago.
Fr. Mark Henninger, SJ, has been named vice-superior of Oak Park Jesuit Residence in Illinois.

Fr. Lawrence Ober, SJ, has been named acting superior of the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado in St. Paul, Minn.

Fr. Mark Scalese, SJ, has been named vice-superior of Arrupe House in Chicago.


Fr. James Bretzke, SJ, will serve as a professor of theology at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio

Fr. Phillip Cooke, SJ, has been named pastor of Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.

Fr. Peter Etzel, SJ, has been named associate pastor of Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit.

Fr. Robert Flack, SJ, will offer spiritual direction at Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Fr. Gregory Hyde, SJ, has been named associate pastor of Church of the Gesu in University Heights, Ohio.

Fr. Stephen Krupa, SJ, will serve as co-director for Seminars in Ignatian Formation.

Fr. Thomas Lawler, SJ, has been named retreat director at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minn.

Fr. Ross Pribyl, SJ, will serve as associate director of campus ministry and teach at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.

Fr. Ed Schmidt, SJ, has been named associate pastor of Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati.

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Recent News

November 13, 2019 — The Creighton Prep Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Fr. Matthew Spotts, SJ, as the school’s 34th president.

November 6, 2019 — On October 19, Midwest Jesuit Joshua Peters, SJ, along with four other Jesuits, was ordained to the diaconate in Moraga, California,

November 4, 2019 — Ignatian communities are embracing the Jesuit Provincials’ call to walk in solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers.

November 1, 2019 — A ceremonial groundbreaking for its new campus in Phoenix was held last month.

October 29, 2019 — Father Vu, a Vietnamese immigrant and recently ordained Jesuit priest, speaks seven languages, is trained as a paramedic, and is preparing to become a doctor.

October 28, 2019 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of our brother, Fr. Jerome F. Treacy, SJ, who died on October 23, 2019, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 90 years old. May he rest in peace.

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