Eugenijus Puzynia was ordained to the priesthood on December 1 in St. Francis Xavier church by Kaunas archbishop Lionginas Virbalas SJ. Exsultet choir, formed by Fr. Puzynia years ago, sang, and the reception was held in the Kaunas Jesuit School. Eugenijus is already the chaplain of Vilnius University, part of campus ministry at St. John‘s church in Vilnius. Artūras Sederevičius pronounced his solemn profession on December 15 in Kaunas, in the presence of provincial Fr. Vidmantas Šimkūnas and of the archbishop emeritus of Kaunas, Sigitas Tamkevičius SJ, and his relatives and friends. Artūras had taught at the Kaunas Jesuit School, teaches at the Vilnius Jėsuit School, where he was headmaster for five years, vicerector at St. Casimir‘s church,  and is province treasurer and consultor.
Exhibit in Vilnius. The Church Heritage Museum of the Archdiocese of Vilnius opened an exhibit „One Hundred Years of Missions and Missionaries“ on December 13, to last until May, 2019 as the principal exposition of the museum with a fine catalog, activities for young people and special monthly programs. Arranged by color according to the „Peace and Justice Rosary“ are artifacts from five continents to inform about Lithuanian missionaries and the missionary spirit and service of every Christian. It is sponsored by the Jesuits of Lithuania in cooperation with a unit of Senior Girl Guides. A small mobile exhibit is moving every two weeks from town to town until the summer, also in conjunction with the anniversary of Jesuits coming to Lithuania. On January 6 the official commemorations of 450 years of Jesuits in Lithuania begin with Mass at our four churches. An alumni conference is planned for February, another on leadership in April, Fr. General‘s visit in May, several Magis events, an exhibit in the Vilnius University library, a Jesuit school theatre festival and a final concert „Called to sing for the love of God“ a year from now.
On September 8th four companions made their first vows in Loyola: Lucas Alcañiz (Madrid, 30 years); Luis Argila (Barcelona, ​​36); Alejandro Escoda (Barcelona, ​​26) and Alejandro Toro (Los Santos de Maimona, Badajoz, 21). On September 10 five young men made their first vows in the Society of Jesus in Nuremberg after a two-year novitiate period and thus bound themselves to the Order for their whole lives with the promise of full commitment for others. For the German Province Lukas Kraus SJ and Jonas Linz SJ made the vows, for the Lithuanian Province Donatas Kuzmickas SJ, for the Hungarian Province Árpád Tóth SJ and for the Austrian Province Gerald Baumgartner SJ. September 15 Giacomo, Cornel, Janez, Piero and Andrei have pronounced their First Vows in the Church of the Gesù of Genoa in the EUM province.
On the 5th of August the official dedication of the Jesuit residence in Riga took place. The residence is dedicated to the first Jesuit companion St. Peter Faber whose charisma was the Spiritual Exercises. The patron was intentionally choses since the essential part of the Jesuit mission in Latvia is ministry in spirituality as spiritual directors and retreat ministry. During the ceremony the bishop of Riga Zbignevs Stankevics emphasised the importance of this Jesuit calling to provide spiritual accompaniment to people of Riga. Additionally, the bishop stressed the need to maintain ecumenical relationships that are so well established in Riga because the Lutheran Church is interested in Ignatian spirituality. There were many guests from Lithuania and Latvia especially many Christian Life Community members who continue supporting the Riga Jesuit community in our mission.  The provincial of the Lithuanian-Latvian province Vidmantas Simkunas SJ expressed his gratitude for this beautiful day we could celebrate the blessing of the residence 5 years later since the Jesuits started a permanent presence in Latvia in 2013. Thanks to many benefactors including some European provinces such as the British, Dutch, German, Irish, and also the American Bishops conference and individual donators the house was purchased in 2015. On this day we could truly join the choir “Exaudi” from Kaunas, Lithuania in singing Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. Currently in this new community live three members from three different cultural and linguistic backgrounds: Fr. Janis Melnikovs (Latvia); Fr. Gintaras Vitkus (Lithuania) and Fr. Tadeusz Cieslak (Poland).
To celebrate 100 years of the modern Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian postal service has memorialized 100 people who have contributed the most to uniting Lithuanians in the world in a special souvenir sheet of six 1,00 euro stamps. Pictured are living persons, not faces of famous Lithuanians from the past, and are being pictured on stamps for the first time. Antanas Saulaitis SJ is in clerics, one of the 20 chosen from among Lithuanians abroad.
On the Good Shepherd Sunday Sergio Gadea has been ordained priest by Bishop José Cobo Cano in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Peter Claver. For bishop Cobo it was his first ordination as bishop. He was delighted to ordain a Jesuit a he is a great admirer of two Jesuit Saints, St. Ignatius and St. José Rubio.  Concelebrating were the provincial of Spain, Antonio España SJ, the vicar of consecrated life, Elías Royón SJ, the rector of Comillas, Julio Martínez SJ and about 80 Jesuits and several priests. He gathered his family, friends and companions who came from the different places where Sergio has been training and serving: his Old Apiary from his childhood, Valladolid, Lleida, Innsbruck... And with them they brought their languages that enriched the liturgy of the word and the songs. In his homily bishop Cobo stressed that priesthood is a way to hapiness.   On Saturday, April 14, eight young Jesuits were ordained deacons, in the newly refreshed Saint Ignatius church in Paris. The eight new deacons come from 4 different continents : Youssef Abdelnour (Egypt), Vincent de Beaucoudrey (France), Jacob Hembrom and Vasanthakumar Irudayaraj (India), Innocent Kamanzi (Rwanda), Vedaste Nkeshimana (Burundi), Bryan Norton and Timothy O'Brien (USA). Seven of them are currently studying at the Centre Sèvres in Paris. The eighth one studies Arab in Lebanon. The ordinating bishop was Monseigneur Michel Pansard, Bishop of Evry-Corbeil-Essonnes.   Kaunas archbishop Lionginas Virbalas SJ ordained Eugenijus Puzynia SJ deacon on April 21, the first Holy Orders in the Vilnius University Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John Apostle and Evangelist, more than 100 years since the last ordination in this formerly Jesuit church. Bishop Emeritus Jonas Boruta SJ also imposed hands on the new deacon.