Meet the Jesuits

OUR PASTOR:   Fr. James Shea, SJ

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OUR 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.  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


lsx4fmxj3sbc38km0r6tlfsamzl.jpgRev. James Bowler, SJ, M.A., M.Div.  -  Pastoral Minister.
Fr. Jim served as facilitator for Catholic and Jesuit identity at Fairfield University as well as Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality.  This followed more than 20 years of ministry in the area of spiritual direction as director of Campion Renewal Center, executive director of the National Jesuit Retreat and Renewal Ministries, and as a staff member at the Guelph Center of spirituality in Ontario, where he was responsible for training and supervising spiritual directors in the Ignatian tradition.  He has spent many years integrating Ignatian spirituality with the psychology of Carl Jung Email


The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) Universal Apostolic Preferences - at this link.

and  "The Jesuits - What we do..."

For more information about the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) see this website
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