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Jayme Stayer, SJ, Celebrates Diaconate Ordination T

Chicago-Detroit Province

By Fr. Raymond Guiao, SJ, Provincial Assistant for Formation for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces

he road to priesthood is indeed a long one for Jesuits. Most men spend 10–13 years in studies and ministry in preparation for Jesuit priesthood. For Jayme Stayer, ordination to priesthood is only a little more than six months away. Following an academic career specializing in the writings of T. S. Eliot, Jayme entered the Jesuit novitiate in Detroit in 2003, pursued philosophy and theology studies at Loyola University Chicago, taught English literature at John Carroll University, and is presently pursuing a master’s degree in divinity at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Jayme Stayer, SJ, was ordained to the transitional diaconate on This past October 6, Jayme and six October 6, 2012, along with six other Jesuit scholastics. The service took other Jesuit scholastics were ordained place at Saint Ignatius Loyola Church at Boston College and was presided over by His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap. to the transitional diaconate, an eight-month period in which a Jesuit serves as a deacon in the church in preparation for his ordination to priesthood. The transitional deacon assists the priest presider at the altar and also has the responsibility of preaching homilies at Eucharistic and para-liturgical celebrations. He also is able to perform certain sacraments, such as baptisms and witnessing marriage vows. Jayme’s ordination to the transitional diaconate was presided over by His Eminence Sean P. Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap, at Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on the campus of Boston College. We rejoice that Jayme has generously answered the call to ministry, and we continue to pray for him as he heads into the “homestretch” towards his ordination to priesthood in June 2013. IN MEMORIAM

We give thanks for Fr. Mackowski who has gone home to God. Fr. Richard M. Mackowski, SJ May 19, 1929, to September 10, 2012 Clarkston, MI “What Fr. Mackowski indicated he treasured dearly was his role as a director of tours of biblical lands. Beginning while he was a doctoral student in Jerusalem, and continuing during vacation periods during his long stay in Rome, Fr. Mackowski led over 325 tours of biblical locations. His secret was not only the meticulous care with which he planned each trip, but also his efforts to make each stop along the way meaningful and explain scriptural texts referring to each stop on the tours. It was hard work because he did not take a tour group to a site he had not previously researched and visited himself.” — A longtime friend

By the Numbers $385,000 cost of 11-year Jesuit formation program

44 ministries of the Chicago-Detroit Province

17 new ministries started by the Chicago-Detroit Province in the last 20 years

$25,000,000 amount the province has invested in recent new ministries

425,000 Jesuit-educated alumni from Chicago-Detroit Province schools

350 Jesuits in the Chicago-Detroit Province

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Profile for USA Midwest Province Jesuits

Partners Winter 2012  

Partners is a publication of the Chicago-Detroit Midwest Jesuits

Partners Winter 2012  

Partners is a publication of the Chicago-Detroit Midwest Jesuits