Jesuits USA Northeast Province
After many years of strategic planning, and with the approval of Father Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the New England Province and the New York Province of Jesuits united to form the USA Northeast Province on December 3, 2014, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.
Fr. John J. Cecero, SJ, serves as provincial of this new province, which includes eight states and stretches from Maine to New Jersey and beyond to Jamaica, Micronesia and the Middle East. Roughly 550 Jesuits are a part of the new province.
The creation of this new province has been in planning for years as part of the larger reconfiguration of the U.S. Jesuit provinces. The new structure will allow the Society of Jesus to better respond to the changing needs and demographics of the Church.
Fr. Nicolas approved the recommendation that the new province be established on December 3, earlier than the originally planned date of July 31, 2015. "We agree that it is time to move forward with confidence, trusting in God and following our strong desires to be energetic and united in our mission," said Fr. John J. Cecero, SJ.
The main office of the USA Northeast Province is located in New York City. For friends and benefactors, there will be very little change in their day-to-day relationship with the Society. The Jesuits will continue to have strong ministries that will flourish in the years to come.
To learn more about the work of the Society of Jesus that is supported by the USA Northeast Province, please visit our new province website at www.JesuitsEast.org.
See INFOGRAPHIC about the province.