News
IVC Chicago Recognized by Cook County Board on National Service Recognition Day

May 24, 2018 — Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago (IVC Chicago), which provides mature men and women the opportunity to serve the needs of people who are poor and to work for a more just society in the Ignatian tradition, was recently recognized in a resolution honoring local Chicago service organizations at a Cook County Board Meeting. 

Presented on April 24 — National Service Recognition Day IVC volunteer Mark Avery and IVC Regional Council member James Sweany were on hand to receive the honor. The portion of the resolution honoring IVC Chicago read:

WHEREAS, The faith-focused organization Ignatian Volunteer Corps has volunteers serving in close to 50 partner agencies working with youth and young adults in education and mentoring programs, refugee and immigrant services, women’s and children’s services and hospital and prison ministry.


IVC volunteer Mark Avery (far left) and IVC Regional Council member James Sweany (far right) at the Board Meeting.

IVC Chicago began in September 2001 with 12 volunteers whose prior occupations ranged from fire chief and postal worker to business executive and nurse. They volunteered as hospital and prison chaplains, teachers’ aides, and GED instructors at nine service agencies.

Currently, there are 65 volunteers serving in close to 50 partner agencies. Volunteers in Chicago are working with youth and young adults in education and mentoring programs, refugee and immigrant services, women’s and children’s services, and hospital and prison ministry. They provide healthcare and food assistance and work in hunger and homeless services. They also serve the elderly and disabled. The volunteers gather monthly for community and spiritual formation in the Ignatian tradition. For more information about IVC Chicago, visit www.ivcusa.org/chicago





Recent News

August 21, 2018 – As we reckon with the Grand Jury report on sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania and the failures of bishops to protect the children entrusted to their care, our hearts and prayers—first and foremost—are with the victim-survivors.

December 13, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. John "Jack" E. Dister, SJ, who died on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. He was 87 years old. May he rest in peace.

December 10, 2018 — Former Johnson & Johnson executive David Smith returns home to lead school. He will succeed Fr. Mark Luedtke, SJ, on July 1, 2019.

December 1, 2018 — As members of the greater Ignatian family, we are blessed to have many prayer resources available to us. If you’re looking for something special for Advent, you may want to visit one of the following.

November 29, 2018 — Better known as Padre Melo, Ismael Moreno, SJ, is the director of the Honduran Jesuit radio station, Radio Progreso.

November 29, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Robert K. McIntosh, SJ, who died on Saturday, November 24, 2018, in Waukesha, Wis. He was 78 years old. May he rest in peace.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Jesuits Fall/Winter 2018

Jesuits Summer 2018

Jesuits Spring 2018



Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland
Nestled in the urban landscape of Parma, Ohio, the Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland is “a place of peace in the forest.”