Upcoming Events

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Spring 2021 Luncheon

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Featured Speaker: John Beilein
Former head men’s basketball coach at the University of Michigan
Former head coach, Cleveland Cavaliers
Instructor, University of Michigan


The current plan is for this event to be held in person.  Stay tuned for more details on the event in the coming months.

Past Events

On November 12, 2020, JFAN partnered with the Catholic Foundation of Michigan to offer an interactive virtual event featuring speakers from International Samaritan.  Focusing on The Pandemic’s Impact on People Living in Extreme Poverty in Developing Nations, Mike Tenbusch (president) and Selam Terefe (Country Director of Ethiopia) from International Samaritan led participants in large and small group conversations. The recording of the Zoom conversation can be found here.

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the national Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network hosted a virtual event featuring Dr. Isaiah McKinnon talking about his experience and faith journey.  The recording of the event is below.

On February 11, Tom Chabolla, president of Jesuit Volunteer Corps, gave a presentation on Forming Great-Souled Persons: The Power of JVC’s Core Values,

On November 6, 2019, Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., gave a presentation on Pope Francis and the Holy Father’s “Laudato Si’,” the 2015 encyclical letter on “Care For Our Common Home.” Fr. Cavanagh discussed the Pope’s letter, climate change, globalization and related issues. The full video of his presentation is below.

About JFAN Detroit

The Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network (JFAN) of Detroit serves as a networking and fellowship organization for those with connection to the JesuitsThe Jesuit Friends and Alumni of Detroit gathers for food, fellowship and inspiration.  

Facebook: facebook.com/jfandetroit

Tom Szczepanski– Chair
Email: Tom.Sz.Det@gmail.com
Phone: 734-276-5850

Frank Brady, Chair WUJA Congress
Email  fjbradyjr@gmail.com
Phone: 313-909-4381

Gary Wright, SJ – Jesuit Liaison
Email: wrightgr@udmercy.edu
Phone: 313-993-1680

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