WEEKLY NEWS: December 20, 2010

Holiday break The Provincialate Offices will be closed December 24 – 27 for Christmas, and December 31 for New Year’s Eve.  There will be no Fridge Notes published on December 27.  As always, if you have an urgent news item to share, such as a death in the family or other information that needs quick […]


WEEKLY NEWS: Week of December 13, 2010

Instruments of Hope and Healing In 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”  It is often referred to as the “Dallas Charter.”  It is a comprehensive set of procedures established by the bishops to address allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic […]


The superior general’s Christmas message

“Now, again, we recall the God who became a baby and was born for us all.” “Dear Brothers and Friends of the Dehonian Family,” starts Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, in his 2010 Christmas message. “In our letter sent on the Feast of the Sacred Heart […]


WEEKLY NEWS: December 6, 2010

Educating the poorest of the poor It was in the factory town of Saint-Quentin, France, that Fr. Leo John Dehon was first exposed to the plight of the working poor. It awakened him to the fact that the Church needs to do more than offer sacraments, its priests must “get out of the sacristy and […]


Conversations on the Mission Statement

Local communities were asked to have conversations regarding the Mission Statement of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.  Comments from those reflections have been posted at: http://usmembership.wordpress.com/


Continuing the dreams of the founder in Asia

It was in the factory town of Saint-Quentin, France, that Fr. Leo John Dehon was first exposed to the plight of the working poor. It awakened him to the fact that the Church needs to do more than offer sacraments, its priests must “get out of the sacristy and go to the people,” he said. […]


WEEKLY NEWS: November 29, 2010

Welcoming those with disabilities Christ the King Parish in Southaven, Miss., was recently cited for its easy accessibility for those with mobility concerns.  A low-sloped ramp makes the altar area wheelchair and walker-friendly.  The church was noted in an article about parishes that reach out to Catholics with disabilities that was published in the August […]


Dn. Greg Schill’s ordination

On Saturday, November 20, Greg Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Fairbanks.  Also ordained was Clint Landry, who is preparing for diocesan priesthood in Fairbanks. The ordinations took place at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. Click here to view photos from the ceremony.


Praesidium Training

Several local communities have already scheduled workshops to fulfill Praesidium’s requirement for three hours of training. As Tom Cassidy announced, all members of the province are expected to attend one of these training sessions. We will be using a DVD-based program developed by the Jesuits. Each workshop will be facilitated by an SCJ who has […]


Thanksgiving

American Thanksgiving:  The Provincialate Offices will be closed November 25-26 for the holiday.