Among many other roles, Jesuit priests and brothers minister to the faithful in parish communities. There are 66 Jesuit parishes
in the United States. Members of the order also serve in diocesan parishes and as chaplains in hospitals and the military.
The basic goal of this Jesuit ministry is to help all parishioners grow in their faith as “companions of Jesus.”
A Jesuit parish is guided by the Spiritual Exercises
of St. Ignatius Loyola, which encourages people to reflect on their experiences and to discern God’s presence in their lives. Such a parish aims to nurture lay leadership as well as personal faith. It is also committed to “the faith that does justice” by way of solidarity with the poor and dedication to the greater good.
Jesuit parishes are situated in the inner cities, in suburbs, in rural outposts, and in downtown business districts, as well as on college campuses and Native American reservations.
Here is a full list
of these parish communities across the United States.