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April 3, 2018: Ordination of Adam Hincks in Rome

Your prayers are requested for Adam Hincks, a Jesuit scholastic who will be ordained as a deacon in Rome on Easter Tuesday, April 3. Adam was a member of St. Mark’s Parish from 2013 to 2015 when he had a postdoctoral fellowship here at UBC with the Experimental Cosmology Group.
Jesuits Logo(2017): Ordination of John O’Brien. With joy and gratitude in God’s grace the Jesuits in English Canada celebrated the ordination to the priesthood of John D. O’Brien. Have a look at photos and the story here…

Matthew 13:32 – “Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants…”. Fr. O’Brien speaks about his own path to discovering his Faith, which started as the smallest of seeds, a tiny flame and took hold in his life, and continued to grow. Listen to his homily here…



An interview with Ted Penton, SJ on Salt and Light Media – how he found his way back to the Catholic church, and finding his vocation through the Ignatian discernment process. He focuses on how to live for God in the present, and the enter into scriptures as a living Word of God. Listen to the interview here…
7“In whose hands does all this power lie? It is extremely risky for only a small part of humanity to have it.” These words from Pope Francis have sparked a discussion that explores global money power and asks the question, who makes the rules? Read more, and other articles on the Jesuit Forum here



Jesuits LogoHate confession? Here’s why you should reconsider. Fr. James Martin, S.J quotes one of his theology professors “Confession isn’t about how bad you are, but how good God is”. Read the article here


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The Meaning of Easter

Happy Easter to you! Bishop Barron reminds us how the cross and the resurrection goes against our idea of restoring power and order through fear and violence, but rather through love and peace.Listen here…


Jesuits LogoRepentance & Renewal: Ignatian Resources for Lent
Last year, you were one of more than 20,000 people who joined the Jesuits of Canada and the United States for our online Lenten prayer program, Igniting Our Values. While we’re not offering a Lenten program this year, there are a wide array of online resources for prayer and reflection being produced by the Ignatian family.
Click here to find out more…



Jesuits LogoJesuit Volunteers of Canada (JVC) is a formation program, where young adults live out the values of Christian spirituality, social and eco-justice, community, and simple living. Placement opportunities include working with First Nations communities, young adult programing, community development and outreach, education, food justice, and working with the urban poor.

Jesuit Volunteers Canada is currently accepting applications for September 2017 with possible communities and work placements in northern Ontario, Toronto and Regina. For more information, visit or call 519-820-8204. JVC is part of a 50-year movement dedicated to inspiring young adults! Click here for more information on this website.