On November 15, 2012, Fr. Charles Frederico, SJ, Director of Vocation for the New England, New York and Maryland Provinces of the Society of Jesus, held vocation classes at Cheverus High School. During these classes students learned about opportunities for direction, received information and participated in discussions about Jesuit vocations. The class falls during National Jesuit Vocations Month, which is highlghting the "Life in Service" led by Jesuits like Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ.Fr. Frederico’s role is to help individuals discern God's call to serve as a Jesuit priest or brother. He facilitates discussion and guides candidates throughout the process of prayerful discernment that concludes with the formal application process and acceptance into the novitiate.Fr. Frederico entered the Society of Jesus in August 1995, in Syracuse, NY. He studied philosophy and theology at Fordham University in Bronx, NY. While at Fordham he worked at St. Rita’s Center at Theodore Roosevelt High School tutoring immigrant students primarily in English and Math and also assisted with the service learning program at Fordham Prep. For his regency, from 2000-2003, Fr. Frederico taught freshman Algebra and World Cultures at Scranton Prep. He also served as chair of the Principal’s Advisory Committee and as assistant boys’ and girls’ swim coach.Fr. Frederico received his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, CA. While in Berkeley he also served as Assistant Chaplain at Children’s Hospital of Oakland and has taught R.C.I.A. at St. Leo the Great Parish, also in Oakland.For more information on Jesuit vocations, visit www.jesuitvocation.org.
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“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will…”St. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, §234.