Jesuit Candidates

A candidate for the Society of Jesus is serving at Canisius High School for the 2019-2020 school year while he continues his discernment.

Alec Hufford is a candidate for the Society of Jesus and a graduate of Colgate University, with a bachelors in Religion and Jewish Studies. Coming from a Jewish family, Alec came to Christian faith his first year of college, was baptized as a sophomore, and entered the Catholic Church during junior year after experiencing the 19th annotation Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Alec spent ten months cumulatively serving with the Hebrew Speaking Catholic Church in Jerusalem, accompanying and teaching young people of the migrant community. At Canisius High School, Alec teaches Religion and English, as well as serves in Campus Ministry and with the communications team. His vocational discernment with the Jesuits began through his encounter with Jesus during his late teenage years and his experience of intimacy with God through the Spiritual Exercises. Alec finds great joy in spiritual conversations, faith sharing, and teaching. He is grateful to the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus and to Canisius High School for their generosity and support in this period of discernment.