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Pastoral Ministries

Hospital Ministry

Fr. Winchester, SJJesuits can be found in hospital ministry, on call day and night, to bring the healing presence of Jesus not only to those who are ill, but to the doctors, nurses and staff as well. Fr. George Winchester, SJ, chaplain at Brigham and Women's Hospital and pictured in the photo on the right, calls the hospital "my parish." Read about hospital ministries in The Hospital is My Parish.

Fr. Jim Shaughnessy, SJ, serves at chaplain at Tufts Medical Center. Read about his work as a priest and chaplain.

Prison Ministry

In prison, Jesuits bring the love of Jesus to men and women who might find it difficult, because of their past, to let the Lord into their hearts and lives.  Fr. George Williams, SJ, pictured on the left, reflects, "Late one afternoon, after talking with a man in solitary confinement, I realized that in his face I was seeing Christ's face." Watch this video below about his work with the men of San Quentin State Prison in California

Parish Ministry

Parishes play an important part in the ministry of Jesuits. We staff traditional parishes in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut. Other individually missioned Jesuits find themselves as campus ministers at secular colleges and universities throughout the area and working in parishes on a temporary or permanent basis. For a list of Jesuit parishes throughout the United States, visit:

Some of our Parish Ministries:

Military Chaplaincy

Robert Keane, SJStill others bring the Lord to all parts of the world through their ministry as military chaplains in times of both war and peace. The service men and women need the nourishment of the sacraments wherever they are, and New England Jesuits are among those providing for them. Read Fr. Keane's story.




Weston College played host for a homecoming ceremony to welcome some fifty Jesuit Chaplains recently returned from the service on August 21, 1946.
Fr. Joseph Duffy, SJ, has edited a new e-book,  “To Love and Serve: World War II Chaplains of the New England Province of Jesuits.” The book contains a rich history of Jesuits who served as chaplains in the military - beginning in 1550 with Rev. James Laynez, SJ, who succeeded St. Ignatius as General of the Society of Jesus and was the first Jesuit to serve as military chaplain. Dedicated to graduates of Jesuit sponsored secondary and higher education institutions in New England who died serving their country, the book includes a chapter of personal  accounts of their experiences entitled “In Their Own Words”. 

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