Ordination 2005

Rafael Baylon
Fr. Rafael Baylón, 41, from Manila, Philippines, has a doctorate in medicine from the University of the Philippines. He taught at Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston) and at Ateneo de Manila High in the Philippines. He also taught English to Jesuits in Poland and to immigrants in El Paso and did AIDS ministry in Chicago and Boston. He will teach philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans this fall. (New Orleans Province)

Casey Baeumier
Fr. Casey Beaumier, 34, from Grand Forks, North Dakota, has a BA in journalism and MAs in philosophy and American Studies from Saint Louis University. He taught and coached cross-country at Creighton Prep (Omaha). He helped organize a canoe wilderness retreat and also interned at the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. After ordination he will teach at Creighton University. (Wisconsin Province)

Ron Boudreaux
Fr. Ronald Boudreaux, 58, from Scott, Louisiana, has a BA in French from the University of Louisiana and an MA in architecture from the University of Colorado. He served at Sacred Heart Parish in El Paso and worked with battered women in Ciudad Juarez and with the homeless in Tijuana. He enjoys biking and is learning the violin, and he hopes to be involved in retreat ministry to Hispanics. (New Orleans Province)

Flavio Bravo
Fr. Flavio Bravo, 36, from Chinandega, Nicaragua, has a BA in philosophy from Saint Louis University and has an interest in immigration issues and Latino spirituality. He taught at Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston) and was a support person for Jesuit Volunteer Corps communities. He has taught catechism and adult religious education and hopes to work at a parish or high school. (New Orleans Province)

Mark Carr
Fr. Mark Carr
, 34, from Wheaton, Illinois, has BAs in economics and political science from Marquette and an MA in political science from Loyola University Chicago. He taught and led retreats at Marquette University High and has served as a eucharistic minister at a hospital and a youth minister. He will soon be at work at Red Cloud High School at Holy Rosary Mission in South Dakota. (Wisconsin Province)

James Collins
Fr. James Collins, 43, from Glens Falls, New York, earned a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. In Tacna, Peru, he worked at a high school and at the Cristo Rey Center for the Working Child, and he taught and worked in campus ministry at Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.). He's backpacked solo around the globe. He will be associate pastor at St. Procopius Parish in Chicago. (Chicago Province)

John Cunningham
Fr. John Cunningham, 43, from Indian, Pennsylvania, has a PhD in physics from Notre Dame. He taught at Spring Hill College in Mobile and led Scranton Prep students on a service trip to Mexico City. He studied spiritual direction at a retreat house in California. He is a train buff (having ridden on all the Amtrak routes). He will teach physics at Loyola University Chicago. (New Orleans Province)

Justin Daffron
Fr. Justin Daffron, 32, from Dallas, has a BS in business from Centenary College (Shreveport, La.) and an MA in counseling from Saint Louis University, where he also was moderator of a service program. He was assistant to the dean of students at Spring Hill College (Mobile) and has taught English in Poland. After ordination, he plans to work on a doctorate in education. (New Orleans Province)

David DeMarco
Fr. David De Marco, 49, from Boardman, Ohio, has an MD from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He taught and practiced medicine in Cincinnati and directed a health service learning program at Xavier University there. His future plans include completing a master's in spiritual direction and continuing his medical practice and spiritual direction. (Chicago Province)

Raymond Donaldson
Fr. Raymond Donaldson, 45, from Washington, D.C., has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. He was a residence hall chaplain at Loyola University Chicago and a tutor at an alternative high school for students. He has taught fifth graders in Charlotte, North Carolina, and he will teach at Gesu School in Philadelphia this fall. (Maryland Province)

Denis Donoghue
Fr. Denis Donoghue, 38, from Pittsburgh, has a BS in business from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh) and an MA in pastoral studies from Seattle University. He taught at Seattle University and was a counselor for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Washington and at Boys Hope in New York. He will work among the Coast Salish Native Peoples in Washington State after ordination. (Oregon Province)

Thomas Frink
Fr. Thomas Frink, 53, from Manchester, New Hampshire, has a BS in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic and studied at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University (New Orleans). He started Christian Life Communities, taught Christian ethics, and headed a high school drama club in Jamaica. He was a hospital chaplain and counselor at homeless shelters on the East Coast. (New England Province)

Mark Kramer
Fr. Mark Kramer, 37, from St. Louis, has a BA in government and an MA in international peace studies from Notre Dame and a JD from Georgetown. He worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service and the U.S. Jesuit Conference Office of Social and International Ministries. He also taught and coached track at Rockhurst High in Kansas City. He will work in a parish in Belize and continue theology studies. (Missouri Province)

Tien Nam
Fr. Tien Nam, 34, from Saigon, has a BA in religious studies from California State (Pomona) and an MA in pastoral ministry from Gonzaga University (Spokane). He taught and coached volleyball at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and worked with street children in the Philippines. He has an interest in Ignatian retreats and training others in retreat work, and he has given retreats in Vietnam. (California Province)

Chan Nguyen
Fr. Chanh Nguyen, 34, from Saigon, has a degree in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and taught algebra and geometry at Verbum Dei High in Los Angeles. He has worked at San Quentin Prison and in retreat work in his native country. One of his seven siblings is a Sacred Heart priest. He begins work on an MSW at the University of Ca-lifornia (Berkeley) after ordination. (California Province)

Jesus Palomino
Fr. Jesus Palomino, 31, from Tonala Jalisco, Mexico, has BAs in philosophy and Spanish from Gonzaga University (Spokane). He taught and was a campus minister at Brophy Prep (Phoenix) and created a student exchange program between Brophy Prep and Sacred Heart High School in Sucre, Bolivia. After ordination he will work at a parish in Mexico, and he plans to study social work. (California Province)

John Predmore
Fr. John Predmore, 43, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, has an MA in education from Worcester State and a special studies certificate in administration and finance from Harvard. He taught at Cheverus High (Portland, Maine), interned with America magazine, and studied issues in contemporary Islam and Judaism at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem. He's a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. (New England Province)

Sean Raftis
Fr. Sean Raftis, 39, from Spokane, has a BA in communications from Gonzaga University (Spokane) and an MA in the field from Washington State (Pullman). He taught at Gonzaga and worked at a soup kitchen in Portland, Oregon, taught English in China, and worked for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome. He plans to teach at Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) after ordination. (Oregon Province)

Anthony Rauschuber
Fr. Anthony Rauschuber, 46, from West, Texas, has a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M. He was a teacher and yearbook moderator at Jesuit High (Tampa) and taught sixth- and seventh-grade religious education at St. Rita in Dallas. His future plans include grade school and high school teaching and administration and giving the Spiritual Exercises. (New Orleans Province)

Marc Reeves
Fr. Marc Reeves, 35, from Los Angeles, has a BA in business from Loyola Marymount. He taught Latin and theology and worked in campus ministry at Jesuit High (Sacramento) and led students on service trips to Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He is the secretary for the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy. After ordination he will continue studies in liturgy. (California Province)

Ross Romero
Fr. Ross Romero, 37, from Hammond, Louisiana, has a BA in philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans. He studied at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and has an MA in philosophy from Louisiana State. He taught at Jesuit High (New Orleans) and at Spring Hill College (Mobile) and worked with Jesuit Volunteers in Spokane. He plans to work on a doctorate in philosophy. (New Orleans Province)

Anh Tran
Fr. Anh Tran, 40, from Saigon, has an MS in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, an MS in traditional Chinese medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Science, and an MA in health care ethics from Loyola University Chicago. He taught engineering at Santa Clara University and has given the Spiritual Exercises in California and Vietnam. (California Province)


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