Fr. Keith A. Maczkiewicz, S.J., was born and raised on Long Island, New York, with his four siblings, including a twin sister. He was an altar server for many years at his family’s parish, St. Joseph Church in Ronkonkoma, New York. Keith attended Emerson College in Boston before transferring to Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he met the Jesuits. At Fairfield, he was involved in campus ministry and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and American studies in 2004. Keith then began a service-teaching program, Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT), through Providence College in Rhode Island. He served as director of campus ministry for two years at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, while living in community with other volunteer teachers and earning his master’s degree in secondary education from Providence College in 2006. He next worked at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania in university ministry and lived in the dorm as a resident chaplain. Calling his vocation “quietly obvious,” given all his work in campus ministry and with the Jesuits, Keith entered the Society of Jesus in 2008. As a novice, he worked as a teaching assistant and in campus ministry at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He then studied at Loyola University Chicago, receiving a master’s degree in social philosophy in 2013. Missioned next to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Keith worked for two years in the chaplain’s office and in the office of the vice president of mission. This past May, he earned a Master of Divinity degree at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. He also served as a deacon and director of faith formation at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Oakland, California. After ordination, Keith will return to the Jesuit School of Theology to complete his Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at his home parish, St. Joseph Church. (USA Northeast Province)
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.
To work for reconciliation every day — with God, with human beings and with the environment
Click here to sign up for our award-winning enewsletter, learn about upcoming events and participate in our advocacy campaigns.
No matter your connection to the Society of Jesus, there is an opportunity for you to partner with the Jesuits and become part of their work.
Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago
Located 80 miles north of Milwaukee, the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago welcomes men and women of all faiths to its silent preached and directed retreats.