As part of our Annual Missionary Cooperative Plan through the Diocese of Rochester, this weekend we welcome Rev. Gerald W. Aman, S.J.
This will be a homecoming for Father Jerry Aman, a Jesuit priest originally from Rochester, NY! He is a member of the North-West Africa Providence with many years of experience in the Jesuit missions.
Fr. Jerry went to Holy Trinity School here in Webster, then McQuaid Jesuit High School. He joined the Jesuit novitiate right after graduation from McQuaid. He was ordained in 1973 and then worked as a student chaplain at Canisius High School.
In 1985 Fr. Jerry was asked to go to Nigeria on the west coast of Africa. He has been there now for over 34 years. He spent ten years in parish work, three years as the superior of the philosophate community, and five years building a school, Loyola Jesuit College, in Nigeria. For the last few years Fr. Aman has been the assistant to the Jesuit Provincial in Lagos, a city of fourteen million people.
Your support will enable the Jesuits to:
- Initiate new ministries in education and social justice
- Promote vocations to the Society of Jesus
- Engage in spiritual formation, quality education and professional training to meet the demands of ministry today
- Provide quality healthcare for elderly Jesuits
- Respond to the needs of God’s people throughout the world.
We will have a second collection THIS WEEKEND to help the Jesuit Missions. If you write a check - please make it payable to St. Rita Church. You may place it in this weekend or next weekend’s collection, or mail it to the parish office. Fr. Jerry thanks you for your prayers and support of the Jesuit Missions.