Fr. Tom was born and raised in Spokane. He entered the Jesuits in 1986. Ordained in 1997, he returned to Gonzaga Prep for his first assignment. His tertianship was in Alaska and then he was missioned to work at the Jesuit Novitiate in Portland Oregon. He was Novice Director 2004-2013. His last position was as Superior of the Tacoma Jesuit Community and a teacher at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma.
Fr. Jerry is a priest and poet. After searching through several Protestant denominations, he converted to Catholicism at age 35. As a As a “late vocation,” he joined the Jesuits at thirty-eight years old. All his work as a Jesuit has been pastoral, including: parishes, Native American reservations and chaplain of Gonzaga-in-Florence. His last assignment was as parish priest at St. Patrick in Tacoma, Washington. When not working is likely to be searching for the perfect cafe and working on a first book of poems.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 4:30-6:30 every Thursday in the church.
Or by appointment ( call Parish Office 313-5896).
Going NORTH on RUBY take a right on Boone Ave (one block before Sharp) and go three block to St. Aloysius. Follow the signs. You will drive on a brick walkway for two of the blocks.
Going NORTH on HAMILTON take a left on Boone Ave for one block. Take a right for half a block and then turn left into the ALLEY. (half a block before Sharp) Follow the alley all way to St. Al’s.
Going SOUTH on DIVISION or SOUTH on HAMILTON turn on Mission Ave. and drive to Astor or Addison, (the north/south streets leading to St. Al’s and GU’s Administration parking lots.) These streets will enable you to drive across Sharp Ave during the construction.
We have permission from Gonzaga to park in the large parking lot off Addison in front of the Administration Building so feel free to park there.
St. Aloysius Parish is staffed by priests whoa re members of the Society of Jesus, an order of priests and brothers founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyola. These priests are referred to as “the Jesuits.”
Vision of the Jesuit Parishes in the Jesuit West province:
To be a community of Jesuits and apostolic partners formed by the Gospel and the Spiritual Exercises to expand Jesus’ ministry of healing, reconciling and teaching in service of the diverse people in our ministries.
As a parish we invited out parishioners to experience the transformative power of God’s love through our weekly liturgies and our pastoral and social ministries.
Responding with intellectual rigor to the most challenging issues of our times.
Employing Ignatian discernment in decision-making.
Caring for the poor, the vulnerable and the earth, our common home.
Serving the Church with creativity and fidelity to the Jesuit tradition.
Bridging societal divides and fostering understanding among diverse people and cultures.
Collaborating regionally, through partnership and in networks, to serve the people of God.
Much of the above is taken from the vision, mission and values statements of the newly formed Jesuits West province which our parish is a parish of.
You can view recorded events:
(Masses, Homilies, Bishop Mass, Novenas, Baptisms, Confirmations, etc.), on our website by clicking on the link below.