Men Religious Communities

Communities in the Diocese of Spokane


The Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

The Jesuits have been an integral part of the history of the Diocese of Spokane since Father DeSmet first journeyed into the region in the early decades of the 19th Century. They continue to serve the people of our diocese through their ministry at St. Aloysius Parish, Gonzaga Preparatory School, and Gonzaga University, as well as in a number of missions on local Native American reservations.


The Franciscan Friars

The Franciscan priests of the Saint Barbara Province have pastored parishes in Spokane for almost 100 years and continue to do so. They presently care for St. Francis Assisi Parish on Spokane’s north side.