News Detail
“I am most grateful for Scott’s openness to taking on this role for us. We will all welcome him to the Oregon Province and be supportive of him in this new mission.” — Jesuit Father Patrick Lee, Oregon Province Provincial
Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa Named Next Provincial of Oregon Province

November 11, 2013 — Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás has appointed Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa as the next provincial of the Oregon Province. Fr. Santarosa will take on this leadership role in the summer of 2014, succeeding Jesuit Father Patrick Lee.

Presently, Fr. Santarosa serves as the pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, where much of his pastoral work is done in Spanish.

His previous assignments as a Jesuit have included teaching for three years at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, Calif., and for five years at Verbum Dei High School in Watts, Los Angeles, where he and other Jesuits worked to bring the failing high school back to its former reputation as a quality, inner-city Catholic college preparatory school.  

Fr. Santarosa was born in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., and raised in Sacramento, Calif., where he attended Jesuit High School. He received a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Santa Clara University in California and then spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where he ran an after-school program for youth in Newark, N.J. He entered the California Province of the Society of Jesus in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2000.

“I am most grateful for Scott’s openness to taking on this role for us,” Fr. Lee said in a statement. “We will all welcome him to the Oregon Province and be supportive of him in this new mission.” [Sources: Oregon Province, Dolores Mission]


Recent News

July 28, 2014 — Fr. Thomas Smolich, SJ, has been appointed International Director of JRS starting on November 1, 2015.

July 30, 2014 — The Institute of Jesuit Sources is moving from its longtime home in St. Louis to Boston College’s Center for Jesuit History, Leadership and Spirituality.

July 29, 2014 — Jesuit Father Robert Hussey, an economics professor who’s also bilingual, is the new provincial of the Maryland Province Jesuits.

July 25, 2014 — The letter called for protection for the thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America.

July 21, 2014 — Jesuit Father Scott Santarosa is taking on a new assignment as the provincial of the Oregon Province Jesuits.

July 18, 2014 — More than 1,200 graduates of Jesuit schools are calling on fellow alumni in the U.S. House of Representatives to act on fair immigration reform.

July 16, 2014 — Pope Francis recently sent a message of hope to a group of prisoners who are serving life sentences without parole for crimes they committed as children.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America - 7/7/14

America - 6/23/14

America - 6/9/14



Jesuit Retreat House
Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent conference retreats.