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 […]


June 21, 2010

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 this time in history and then who best expresses those qualities. Fr. Tom Cassidy was elected to his […]


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 this time in history and then who best expresses those qualities. Fr. Tom Cassidy was elected to his second term as […]


Fr. Tom Cassidy elected to second term

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 president-rector of […]


June 14, 2010

Elections! Much of the U.S. Province will be in Hales Corners this week for the provincial election assembly.  Joining them will be Fr. Greg Murray of the Canadian Region, who will serve as moderator, and Fr. John van den Hengel, general councilor.  Both come to the U.S. Province after joining SCJs in Ottawa for the […]


June 7, 2010

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 special relationship with the South African Province since it was one of the two “mother provinces” (the other being […]


The Comrades Marathon

“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?” is an appropriate one. While Comrades has “marathon” in its title, its distance well over […]


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 […]