Hearts on Fire/Novena of Grace 2020
Join us February 27 through March 6, 2020, for this year's Hearts on Fire Novena.
The theme this year is "Teach us to be Generous." We will have eight presenters; each one will lead us in a new lesson on how to be generous.
Father Mike Moynahan, S.J., St. Ignatius Parish Pastor
• Comes from the deserts of Arizona and loves the wisdom of the desert mothers and fathers
• Loves all things Irish, including the wisdom of Celtic Spirituality
• Both a poet and a storyteller
• As a Jesuit, he understands that gratitude and generosity live in the same house.
Father John McGarry, S.J.
• Originally from Los Angeles, California
• Former Principal of Jesuit High School, now President
• A member of the Society of Jesus for 37 years, 27 years a priest
• His parents taught him by word and example. Be grateful. Be generous.
Mr. Dino Rufo
• Ignatian Spiritual Advisor
• Retired attorney
• Husband, Father, Grandfather
Mr Alan Nissila
• Liturgy Director of St. Ignatius Parish
• Pastoral Musician for over 30 years
• Enjoys classic films, RVing and cycling at a leisurely pace
• Director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality
• Theology faculty member at Jesuit High School
• Team member of the Ignatian Formation of deacon candidates and spouses for the Diocese of Sacramento
Father Chuck Tilley, S.J., Associate Pastor at St. Ignatius/Business Manager
• He knows he is the most handsome priest here at S.I.
• He inspires others with his modesty
• He is softspoken and gentle
• He shivers every time he passes an open refrigerator door.
• Wife for 33 years and mother of three young adults
• Raised Baptist and was received into the Catholic Church 30 years ago
• Lifelong student of scripture, music and liturgy
• Music Director of St. Ignatius Church
Fr. Tom O’Neill S.J., Associate Pastor of St. Ignatius
• Superior of the Sacramento Jesuit Community
• Helps at Jesuit High School and Cristo Rey High School
• An artist with a M.F.A. in painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.
• A “Friend of Bill” blessed with nearly 6 years of sobriety