Saint Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento was founded in
1954. The founding Pastor was Fr. Fred Cosgrove, S.J.
The parish was founded by Jesuits and has been a ministry of the
California Province from its establishment to the
When the Jesuits came to Sacramento, there was an intention to
open a high school. The early years at Saint Ignatius
included the establishment of the parish and its organizations
along with conducting organizational efforts that would lead to
the founding of Jesuit High School of Sacramento in 1963.