June 28, 2010

Happy Independence Day!
The Provincialate Offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in honor of Independence Day.  Also, keep in mind that in the summer many staff members at the Provincialate, as well as at the Development Offices, work longer days Monday through Thursday and then are off on Friday afternoons.  If you need to reach […]


June 21, 2010

By a show of hands the assembly indicated that it was ready to move toward the canonical elections.

A new administration!
The U.S. Province concluded its four-day election assembly on Thursday, June 17.  At the heart of the assembly is a discernment process that helps the membership determine the qualities needed in province leadership at […]


A new administration!

The new administration: Br. Duane Lemke, Fr. Ed Kilianski, Fr. Byron Haaland, Fr. Tom Cassidy (provincial superior), Fr. Jack Kurps and Fr. Bill Pitcavage

The U.S. Province concluded its four-day election assembly on Thursday, June 17.  At the heart of the assembly is a discernment process that helps the membership determine […]


Fr. Tom Cassidy elected to second term

Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ
Fr. Thomas Cassidy, SCJ, was re-elected as provincial superior of the United States Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, June 15, during the Province Election Assembly in Hales Corners, Wis.
Fr. Cassidy, 67, was first elected as provincial superior in 2007.  At the time of his election, he was […]


June 14, 2010

Br. Clay Diaz with the rest of the SCJ contingent at Sunday's Brewers game. Fr. Tom Cassidy hosted a tailgate party for those taking part in the election assembly. Unfortunately for Milwaukee fans, the Brewers lost to the Rangers (2-7)
Elections!
Much of the U.S. Province will be in Hales Corners this week for the […]


June 7, 2010

World Cup fever is everywhere in South Africa, including St. Teresa Mission where Fr. Ntsikelelo Bambatha (pictured with parish youth) serves.
Hello from South Africa!
This issue of the Fridge Notes is being put together in Aliwal North, South Africa, where the provincialate of the South African Province is based.  The U.S. Province has long had a […]


The Comrades Marathon

After my finish at Comrades I met up with an American friend (I am on the left).
“Well done, well done!!”
These are the words that one hears from spectators, volunteers and even fellow runners during each of the 89 kilometers of the Comrades Marathon course. And yes, for once the question, “How long was that marathon?” […]


Feast of the Sacred Heart

It is the tradition of the general administration of the congregation to write a letter in preparation for Feast of the Sacred Heart.
“We celebrate the solemnity of the Sacred Heart just one year removed from the XXII General Chapter which focused on the necessity of re-centering our lives in Christ and re-visiting our spiritual inheritance […]