Fr. Surovick returned to the Prep this fall

During his first tenure at the Prep, Fr. Surovick (middle) and his fellow Jesuit Adam Rosinski, SJ had cameos in the school show "Curtains."

Rev. Stephen Surovick, SJ returned to St. Joseph’s Prep this fall. Fr. Surovick served in the Office of Mission and Ministry and Religious Studies Department here from 2014-17 and was a major contributor to the 2Philly4Francis pilgrimage that the Prep hosted for more than 400 Jesuit high school students during Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia in 2015. He also helped lead many Kairos retreats.

A native of Voorhees, NJ and a graduate of Eastern Regional High School, Fr. Surovick received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Scranton and a Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University Camden before joining the Jesuits in 2003 (he was ordained in 2013). While in formation, he received a degree in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, a Masters in Divinity and a license in sacred theology from Boston College. Since leaving the Prep, he has served as Assistant Novice Director in Syracuse, NY.

Fr. Surovick will be at the Prep for the fall semester and then go for his Tertianship, the final formal period of formation in the Society of Jesus. During that time, former President Rev. George W. Bur, SJ ’59 will return to the Prep and serve as chaplain. Fr. Bur was President of the Prep from 2008-15; prior to that he served as Founding President of the Gesu School. Most recently, Fr. Bur was Rector of the Jesuit community at Wernersville.