Welcome from the Jesuits

Dear Friends of Jesuit High School,

Welcome to Jesuit High School. As the two Jesuits on staff, we are grateful for this opportunity to greet you and to introduce you to our Jesuit heritage. 

We stand on the shoulders of a long line of Jesuits who have dedicated their hearts and minds to the education of the young women and men at Jesuit High School in Portland since 1956. 

Jesuit spirituality comes from St. Ignatius, who taught us to seek God’s greater glory in everything we do. It is our privilege as Jesuits to share this spirituality with our lay partners in ministry. The Jesuit way of educating is alive and well today because our lay colleagues embrace Ignatian spirituality and demonstrate cura personalis, or care for each individual student.

Fr. Jack studied theology in France. He teaches freshman religion and French in his second year at Jesuit. He moderates the Knights; presides at daily Mass and Friday liturgy; and is chaplain for Advent and Lent confessions, events such as the Mother-Son Mass and Brunch, and Encounter retreats. 

Fr. Craig ’62 was in one of the first graduating classes from Jesuit High, and his brother, Jeff ’60, was in the very first class, so his family has been at Jesuit since its founding. Fr. Craig was ordained in 1974 and will soon be celebrating 50 years as a priest. He taught theology and was dean at Gonzaga University for 10 years, then spent the last 30 years as pastor in Seattle and Portland. Fr. Craig serves as Trustee and chaplain at Jesuit – a spiritual ombudsman for sacramental work ranging from confessions to Friday Masses to Encounter retreats. 

We are grateful to collaborate with parents and fellow educators to create a loving and faith-filled community at Jesuit High School. Our prayer is that you find a warm welcome here for the road ahead.  You can count on our prayers of love and support for you and your families.

Peace and blessings,

Fr. Craig Boly, S.J. ’62
Fr. Jack Krouse, S.J.

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