From 1975-2022, 217 Jesuit Volunteers served with JVC in the city of Newark.
Entering the 2022-23 Program Year, JVC paused our presence in Newark, but we are hopeful to return when our JV numbers increase.
Out of gratitude for the service of our Newark FJVs and the wider JVC community that has supported them, we have set aside this space for reflections, photos, and tributes in celebration of Oscar Romero House.
If you have a story or photo from your time in the Newark community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add it to this page!
Descriptions of the above photos from Patty
Photo 1: Mike Walsh (Buffalo, NY 1977-78) playing guitar at a FJV retreat, circa 1984.
Photo 2: Dan Fitzpatrick, by the piano, was our director. He was the best and served as my spiritual director while I was at Covenant House.
Photo 3: Joe Grady, SJ (Newark, NJ 1978-79) at Wernersville Novitiate. Joe co-wrote a JVC song, "Ruined for Life," during our JV year.
Photo 4: Other members of my Newark, NJ 1978-79 community (Anne Perkins, Mary Cahoon, and Clora Pirquet) at Orientation Talent Show.
Photo 5 and 6: From the Newark, NJ Halloween party in 1978.
Above are some community pictures from our house, affectionately known as "The Rooster's Nest". Sad to see Newark is on pause, hopefully it'll be back soon! :)
- Candace Hightower (Newark, NJ 2018-19)
We are so grateful for the individuals who have shared their memories of the Newark community with us. If you would like to share a photo or reflection from your time with JVC in Newark, please email us at email@example.com.