Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, S.J.
Esteemed Theologian, Educator and Peacemaker . . .
Born: September 7, 1931, Arlington, MA, USA
Died: April 26, 2016, Campion Health Center, Weston, MA
Parents: Raymond Glen and Alice Cecilia (Clancy) Helmick
Brother: Monseignor William Manning Helmick, Pastor, St. Theresa of Avalia, West Roxbury, MA
Sister: Marie Josephine (Helmick) Barry, Peabody, MA
Nephew: Raymond Barry, Tewksbury, MA
Neice: Anne Marie Barry, Ragley, LA
Education: Early Education: St. Agnes School, Arlington, MA
Graduated Boston College High School, 1949
Entered Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus) in the New England Province, September 7, 1949, but then required to leave novitiate because of health problems in June 1950.
Re-Entered: February 2, 1951, Lenox, MA, St. Stanislaus Novitiate / Shadowbrook
Ordained: August 27, 1963, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Bartholomeusdom
Final Vows: August 15, 1973, Farm Street Church, London, England
1951-1954: Jesuit Novitiate and Juniorate (Clasical Studies) at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass.
1954-1957: Philosophy studies at Weston College, Weston, Mass.
(the Jesuit Collgium Maximum for the New England Province).
Degrees: BA, granted by Boston College, 1956
MA Phil., Boston College, 1957
Licentiate in Philosophy, granted by the Gregorian Univeristy, Rome, 1957
Doctoral Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York 1967-1973
1957-1960: Teaching History at St. George's College, Kingston, Jamaica.
1960-1964: Theology Studies at teh Hochshule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt.M., Germany. Ordained a priest August 1963.
Degree: STL, 1964
1964-1965: Jesuit Tertianship, conducted at Pomfret, CT.
1965-1967: Return to St. George's College, Kingston, Jamaica, this time to teach English.
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