Jesuits Magazine Summer 2017
Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, Provincial, USA Midwest Province Jesuits

Fr. Brian G. Paulson, SJ

Celebrating 13 New Priests and a New Province

Dear Friends,

Those of you who closely follow the Midwest Jesuits’ website, social media, magazine, and other publications know how long we have been anticipating the joining of the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces. After years of preparation, prayer, and careful planning by countless Jesuits and lay collaborators, I am pleased to announce that our two provinces officially became the USA Midwest Province on June 5.

I am humbled to serve as the first provincial of this new province, and I am grateful to Fr. Thomas Lawler, SJ, who served as provincial of the Wisconsin Province and who has done so much to ensure that our new province will begin on strong footing.

In the days leading up to June 5, I joined hundreds of Jesuits from all over our 12-state region to express gratitude for our collective history, honor Jesuit jubilarians marking anniversaries in the Society of Jesus, and celebrate the ordination of 13 Midwest Jesuits to the priesthood this summer! After more than a decade of Jesuit formation, these new priests’ dedication is already bearing fruit as they begin ministering in Jesuit parishes, schools, and other apostolates.

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SU2017 Jesuits Magazine Cover

(From left) 
Jesuit Frs. Joseph Simmons,
Brian Taber,
Richard “RJ” Fichtinger,
and Matthew Dunch
go forth following their odination
at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee
Photo: Jeff Zmania


Cover Story
Celebrating 13 New Priests
and a New Province

On June 3, 12 Jesuits were ordained priests at Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee. Another was ordained in the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic in Parma, Ohio, on June 24.


On the Frontiers
New Frontiers for a New Province
Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ,
shares his vision
for the new province
 and how God’s
grace is at work
throughout the region.


Ignatian Spirituality
What is Ignatian Spirituality?
Fr. Brian Lehane, SJ

A Heart on Fire
A Messenger of the Good News
David Inczauskis, SJ

Creating a Legacy of Giving
Give a gift that will bring a
lifetime of benefits with
a Jesuit gift annuity

Celebrating our Jubilarians
Ten Midwest Jesuits are
celebrating 50 years in
the Society of Jesus

A Jesuit’s Journey
Deciding Every Day
Fr. Wally Stohrer, SJ

Save the Dates, Fall 2017   Jesuit Connections: A Night with Ignatian Spirituality Project Speakers: Tom Drexler, Executive Director Christine Curran, Director of Programs and Mission Wednesday, September 6, 2017 6 to 8 p.m. USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus 1010 N. Hooker St. Chicago, IL 60642 For more information, contact Lauren Gaffey at (773) 234-5482 or lgaffey@jesuits.org or Dan O’Brien at (773) 975-5755 or dobrien@jesuits.org.      Twin Cities “Meet, Greet, and Engage” Speakers: Fr. William O’Brien, SJ, Director of Novices, Jesuit Novitiate of St. Alberto Hurtado Fr. RJ Fichtinger, SJ, Associate Pastor, Saint Thomas More Catholic Community Thursday, October 5, 2017 5 to 7 p.m. Billy’s on Grand 857 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 For more information, contact Al Bill at (952) 715-0770 or abill@jesuits.org.       Jesuit Alumni and Friends Mass and Reception Saturday, October 21, 2017 5 p.m. Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church 438 St. Antoine St. Detroit, MI 48226 For more information, contact Nora Dabrowski at (773) 368-6399 or ndabrowski@jesuits.org.    Jesuit Alumni and Friends Mass and Reception Saturday, October 21, 2017 5 p.m. Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church 438 St. Antoine St. Detroit, MI 48226 For more information, contact Nora Dabrowski at (773) 368-6399 or ndabrowski@jesuits.org.    Jesuit Connections Chicago Area Mass and Reception Presider: Fr. Joseph Simmons, SJ Sunday, October 22, 2017 5 p.m. Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Chapel of the Sacred Heart 1852 W. 22nd Pl. Chicago, IL 60608 For more information, contact Lauren Gaffey at (773) 234-5482 or lgaffey@jesuits.org or Dan O’Brien at (773) 975-5755 or dobrien@jesuits.org.

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