Pastoral Ministry


Through pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and retreat activities, the Pastoral Ministry Center and the Vocations Committee helps individual students to discern what God’s unique call is for each of them. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Jesuit Community, the Vocations Committee seeks to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in a variety of ways:

  • Vocation's Chalice - classroom prayer for vocations
  • Wednesday Community Time Adoration to pray for vocations
  • Lunchtime speakers
  • Mass for Vocations
  • Jesuit Days to learn about Jesuit Life
  • Lunch/Dinner at the Jesuit Residence
  • Retreats (dates TBD) 

Vocations Committee

The Vocations Committee is a group of faculty members, both lay and religious, who are present in the Strake Jesuit community to foster and support religious vocations among the students. The members of the committee are:

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  • Fr. Jeff Johnson, S.J.

  • Tommy Romano

  • Gabriela Granados

Please join us in our mission to pray for vocations as a means to awaken young men to the Lord's call in their life to labor in His vineyard as a priest or religious.
St. Stanislaus Kostka, pray for young men discerning their call from You.
For more information on the activities held at Strake Jesuit please see any of the members of the Vocation Committee or any of the Pastoral Ministry Staff.

Learn More

For more information on religious life or priesthood please visit one of the following links:

SJ Alumni in the Priesthood

  • Fr. William Farge, SJ ’65 – Society of Jesus
  • Msgr. James Anderson ’70 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. John C. Upton ’74 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. John Cahoon ’75 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. Joseph Carola, SJ ’80 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Richard Magner, SJ ’80 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Jeffrey Allison, CSC ’82 – Congregation of the Holy Cross
  • Fr. Steven Clarke ’82 – Diocese of Rockford, Illinois
  • Fr. Derrick Weingartner, SJ ’87 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Enrique Salvo ’90 – Archdiocese of New York
  • Fr. Jonathan Raia ’98 – Diocese of Austin
  • Fr. Marcus Fryer, SJ ’00 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. John Nugent, SJ ’00 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Matthew Donovan, SJ ’01 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Richard McNeillie ’01 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. Richard Hinkley ’02 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. Daniel Nevares, SJ ’03 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. David Paternostro, SJ ’04 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC ’05 – Marians of the Immaculate Conception
  • Fr. Paolo Puccini, CSP ’05 – Paulist Fathers
  • Fr. Michael Wegenka, SJ ’05 – Society of Jesus
  • Fr. Christopher Meyer ’09 – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Fr. Bryan Williams, CSC ’09 – Congregation of the Holy Cross