In the summer of 2015, Janice Richards joined other parishioners from St. Pius X Parish in Portland, witnessing the ordination of approximately 30 men in Tanzania. The trip had been organized by Father Peter Siamoo, who previously served at the Portland parish.
Richards called the trip eye- opening. She and the other participants were able to take part in the Thanksgiving Masses of many new priests, work on a mission project for local people and tour the nearby towns.
At their annual meeting this fall, the Educational Theatre Association inducted Jesuit High School veteran drama director Jeff Hall into the theater educators’ hall of fame. Hall was one of four members to be recognized for his “outstanding contributions to theater education” among the approximately 100,000 members who represent about 4,500 schools across the globe.