Meet the Jesuits

OUR PASTOR:   Fr. James Shea, SJ

yxc7kd3j8c1k6jn7dcaxcc077wl.jpgPrevious to St. Peter Catholic Church, Fr. Jim Shea served as the Provincial for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus for six years, was pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Washington, DC., provided pastoral care and directed programs of clinical pastoral education at St. Louis University Medical Center and Georgetown University Medical Center, and was director of Pastoral Field Education at Weston School of Theology, now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Shea came to St Peter in June of 2015.  Email

Read the article with Fr. Jim Shea, SJ on his life as a Jesuit priest>>  from the Catholic News Herald

PAROCHIAL VICAR: Fr. John Michalowski, S.J.

FrJohnMichalowsk SJ_webFr. John is a native of Connecticut. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, has a Master of Philosophy from Boston College, received his M.Div. in the Jesuit School of Theology Chicago, and his Th. M. from Weston School of Theology.  At St. Peter, Fr. John works with and mentors the Ignatian Spirituality Team, Justice and Outreach activities, Faith Formation, and the Migrant & Refugee Committee, to name just a few areas of ministry. .Fr. John has taught high school religious education, spirituality in lay ministry programs, and served as the director of Campion Renewal Center in Weston, MA conducting Ignatian retreats and spiritual direction. Most recently Fr. John was pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph in Salem, NH, a combined parish of two churches.   In the Manchester Diocese, he taught Christology in the Servant Leadership Program and sat on the Priest’s Continuing Formation Committee.  Fr. John came to St. Peter in January of 2016.  Email


Fr. Doug Ray was born and raised in New York. He graduated Regis H.S. in Manhattan, a Jesuit school, and his undergraduate from Princeton University. Fr. Ray earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard and practiced securities law in New York. After several years of spiritual direction, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 2010.  During formation, Fr. Ray worked in campus ministry, studied philosophy, mentored students at Cristo Rey New York H.S., directed retreat program for campus ministry at Fairfield University and taught business law at Dolan School of Business.  His most recent degree is a Master of Divinity fro the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He was ordained to the priesthood on August 8, 2020.  Email 


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