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2012 year in review (part II)


  • The 2011-2012 JVs complete their year of transforming service on July 31.
The Portland Mac JV community gathered for a photo at the JV Farewell BBQ with their support people and area director, Julia.


  • August 6-11, JVC Northwest welcomed 141 Jesuit Volunteers at Orientation for the 2012-2013 JV year.
Camp Adams welcomed us after back for another wonderful week of JV Orientation!


  • Seattle FJVs from ’82-83 gathered at St. Joe’s Parish on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate their 30 year reunion.
’82-83 Seattle FJVs watch a slideshow of JV memories at their reunion.
  • Fr. Jack Morris, SJ, co-founder of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps movement, visionary and inspiration to thousands of Jesuit Volunteers through the years, passed away early Sunday morning, September 30.
Jack Painting
Fr. Jack Morris, S.J.


  • A memorial mass was held for Fr. Jack Morris, S.J. in Spokane on October 6th. Other memorials were held in Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage throughout the month. Click here for the video of the Spokane memorial.
  • The first retreat for the 2012-2013 JVs focusing on community took place in 4 different retreat locations throughout the Northwest.


  • 41 former volunteers from 7 different service organizations gathered at Camp Ghormley in Naches, WA for former volunteer retreat led by Jack Kennedy. The retreat gave the former volunteers the chance to reflect on their service experiences and connect with one another.
41 former volunteers gather for a big group photo!


  • The JVC Northwest community in Portland, Oregon gathered at the Loyola Jesuit Center for the annual Advent Gathering.
Current JV Claire Smith (’12-13 Gresham, OR) shares a reflection on waiting in the Advent Season.

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2012 a wonderful year for JVC Northwest! Happy 2013!



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