The Modern Jesuit Parish

A Jesuit parish is committed to the pastoral goals and policies of the diocese, at the same time participating in the apostolic priorities of the Society of Jesus.

The parish gathers as a community to celebrate its joys, struggles and hopes:

A parish becomes an evangelized and evangelizing community, committed to justice and reconciliation, and makes its popular devotions relevant to contemporary needs.

Fr Karl Hermann SJ, parish priest of St Rupert's Makonde, rural mission in Diocese of Chinhoyi

Characteristics of a Jesuit Parish

In its service of the faith, a Jesuit parish is called upon to develop strategies to promote local and global justice, by means of both personal conversion and structural change.

Networking with other Jesuit apostolic works, as well as other eccelial and civil organization, it opposes all forms of discrimination, and contributes to a genuine cholture of solidarity which transcends parish boundaries.