Fr. Jack Dennis, SJ, has been named the 11th president of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. Father Dennis currently serves as the Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Maryland. He will begin his appointment on July 1, 2012, with the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
Fr. James Gartland, SJ, current president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago, has been named as the new rector of the Blessed Peter Faber Jesuit Community at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry effective August 2012.
Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, a Chicago native, has been appointed to serve as the fifth president of Loyola High School in Detroit, effective July 1, 2012. Fr. Luedtke will succeed Fr. David Mastrangelo, SJ, who has served at Loyola for 19 years as teacher, principal, and president.
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago has announced the appointment of Mr. Antonio Ortiz as the school’s third president. Tony is very familiar with Cristo Rey and Catholic education. From 2000 to 2010, he served Cristo Rey as both director of foundation and corporate relations, and associate principal. Tony will begin his new work on June 25, 2012.
Fr. James Prehn, SJ, currently serving as provincial assistant for secondary and pre-secondary education, has been named the next vocation director for the Chicago-Detroit Province beginning summer 2012. He succeeds Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ.
Author and Jesuit, Fr. Jared Wicks, SJ, has begun his new assignment at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. For more than 100 years, the school has prepared priests to serve the Roman Catholic Church with students from 30 national dioceses and six international dioceses. Previously, Fr. Wicks served in the religious studies department of John Carroll University.
We give thanks for the following Jesuits who have gone home to God: Fr. W. Henry (Hank) Kenney, SJ; Fr. Theodore C. Thepe, SJ; Fr. Gerald C. Walling, SJ; Fr. Robert (Bob) Beckman, SJ; and Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, SJ.
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Looking Ahead: Meet the 2011 Ordinands
William Blazek, SJ
Born: October 7, 1964
Parents: William and Carol (Voss) Blazek
Siblings: Mary Buckingham, Ann Edgeworth, and John Blazek
Fact: Bill previously had a career in the U.S. Army and served in Desert Storm. He is also a board certified physician.
Paul Lickteig, SJ