David J. Haschka, SJ
David J. Haschka, SJ

Born December 3, 1943
Entered September 1, 1965 
Ordained June 20, 1975 
Resides Milwaukee, WI 

Lord, to Whom Shall I Go?

Growing up, I was the eldest of five boys, but my brother Jonathan, 18 months younger, was the leader. 

His prodigious imagination and zest for adventure enriched our boyhood with many wonderful projects and activities.

When I was frantically trying to figure out what to do with my life after college, Jonathan, who had entered the Society of Jesus two years earlier, suggested, “Well, you could always be a Jesuit.”

I clung to that idea like a drowning man to a life raft. When theprimary examiner of candidates asked why I wanted to be a Jesuit, I admitted that it was because I didn’t know what else to do. 

 
Needless to say, he was not impressed, and my initial application was rejected.

Somehow, out of a desperation I neither anticipated nor understood, I persisted and was finally admitted.

During the long formation, most of our fellows left to pursue other callings. On numerous occasions over the years, I thought about joining them. Nevertheless, I stayed… usually becauseI simply didn’t know where else to go.

I strongly identify with the Apostle Peter, who, in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel, is faced with Jesus’s question: “Do you also want to leave?” Peter’s pained reply: “Master, to whom
shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

Meanwhile, I have discovered why I remain a Jesuit: [I am] a sinner, yet called to be a companion of Jesus as Ignatius was…






ALSO CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Jerzy Karpinski, SJ  
Born: April 4, 1950  
Entered: July 30, 1965  
Ordained: July 31, 1976  
Resides: Chicago, IL
Robert E. Smith, SJ  
Born: August 20, 1928  
Entered: July 30, 1965  
Resides: Omaha, NE

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Joseph F. Eagan, SJ Eugene F. Hattie, SJ W. Charles Heiser, SJ

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Robert W. Leiweke, SJ  
George E. Von Kaenel, SJ

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Hubert G. Boschert, SJ Donald A. Doll, SJ William J. Ellos, SJ
Paul J. Faulstich, SJ Edward C. Gill, SJ Richard J. Hauser, SJ
Henry C. Kuhn, SJ John D. Mace, SJ D. Edward Mathie, SJ
Donald R. Matthys, SJ Michael G. Morrison, SJ Lewis C. Murtaugh, SJ
Edward L. Pigott, SJ   Thomas N. Schloemer, SJ

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE SOCIETY
Mark R. Bandsuch, SJ Mark G. Bosco, SJ
Gregory J. Hyde, SJ Nicholas Santos, SJ

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
James E. Chambers, SJ Kenneth J. Herian, SJ Frank M. Oppenheim, SJ

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Thomas E. Bannantine, SJ Robert J. Braunreuther, SJ Anthony L. Dagelen, SJ
John P. Donnelly, SJ James L. Empereur, SJ James P. Gschwend, SJ
John P. Heim, SJ John J. Kilgallen, SJ Edward J. Mattimoe, SJ
Edward M. Nemeth, SJ James J. O’Leary, SJ Gene D. Phillips, SJ
Luis Rodríguez, SJ John A. Saliba, SJ Richard H. Twohig, SJ
  John V. White, SJ  

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE PRIESTHOOD
Michael D. Class, SJ










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