On August 25, Very Rev. Ron Mercier, S.J., Provincial Superior, signed De Smet Jesuit's Sponsorship Agreement on behalf of the United Central and Southern (UCS) Province of the Society of Jesus. The signing took place during our school's celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit. President Corey Quinn '90 and Rev. Jim Burshek, S.J, and De Smet Jesuit Board Chair John Morris '83 also signed the Agreement.
The Sponsorship Agreement affirms the Province's commitment to sponsor our school as a Jesuit Catholic secondary school. The agreement promotes a spirit of cooperation, fosters communication, and confirms the shared goal of the School and the Province to provide a solid foundation for the school's development as a Jesuit apostolate. Sponsorship reviews occur every six years.
During his homily at the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Fr. Mercier challenged students, "How can you become people who bring hope to the world? You must overcome your divisions to bring peace, and I have no doubt you can do it. You will learn those skills here."