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Passing of John Endres, Professor Emeritus

With sadness, we announce the death of our beloved John Endres, S.J., Professor Emeritus of Sacred Scripture, on January 26, 2022 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. May John rest in God’s eternal peace. 


John Endres’s Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 10am Pacific Time

Saint Mary Magdalen Church | 2005 Berryman St, Berkeley, CA 94709

Reception to follow at Chardin House terrace | 2621 Ridge Rd, Berkeley

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John Endres funeral worship aid for the Mass


Concelebrants who have faculties in the Diocese of Oakland or who will have submitted a request for a Letter of Good Standing are welcome. A funeral Mass was held Friday, February 11, 2022, at 11:15am at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. Because of COVID restrictions, in-person attendance was not open to the public. Click here to watch the recording of the livestream of this liturgy.

Fr. Endres began teaching at the Jesuit School of Theology in 1982 and taught courses in Psalms, Wisdom and Deuterocanonical Books, Intertestamental Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He had a distinguished career in writing and editing, having published books on the Psalms, the historical books of the Old Testament, and traditions shared by ancient Jewish and Christian literature. He served as associate editor for the Catholic Biblical Quarterly from 1993-2000. Over the years, he led study tours and pilgrimages for his students to Turkey, Israel, and other places around the world to help deepen his students’ experience of their theological studies. The JST community has lost a kind and wonderful teacher, colleague, and friend, and we pray for his eternal rest.