Rev. Richard Roos, SJFr. Richard H. Roos, SJ, a native of Hartford, CT, entered the Society in 1962 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1974.He taught and served as chaplain at Cheverus High School and later served in Jamaica for 10 years as pastor of several churches, rector of the Jesuit Community at St. George's College in Kingston and socius to the regional superior.He then served as director of communications and information technology for the New England Province and minister at Loyola House.He currently serves as minister of the Blessed Peter Faber Jesuit Community and offers spiritual direction, collaborates on retreats for homeless men and celebrates Mass in prisons.
The congregation was established in 1905 as the first predominantly African-American Episcopalian church in the city, but has been led by a series of white ministers, including the outgoing pastor, Rev. Richard Roos.
Over 500 friends and family members attended the event held at Boston College High School. Eighteen of this year's Jubilarians were able to be present for the occasion (pictured below with Father Provincial Myles Sheehan, SJ). Three of the forty-seven had gone home to God earlier in the year. (Photo by Fr. Richard Roos, SJ)
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