September 27, 2010

Blessed Juan remembered
Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz, SCJ
On September 22, members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart celebrated the Feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz, SCJ, who was beautified on March 11, 2001. At Sacred Heart School of Theology, the September 22 all-school Mass was dedicated to the memory of Blessed […]


Remembering a martyr

On September 22, members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart celebrated the Feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz, who was beautified on March 11, 2001.  At Sacred Heart School of Theology, the September 22 all-school Mass was dedicated to the memory of Blessed Juan.  The following is the homily that Fr. Jim […]


From the missions…

Diocesan and SCJ priests from the Dioceses of Aliwal and De Aar pose for a photo with Bishop Michael Wuestenberg of Aliwal. The photo was taken at the cathedral in Aliwal following the Mass held during the seminar on Christian spirituality.
South Africa Hosts Seminar on Christian Spirituality
Fr. Peter Surdel, SCJ, provincial superior […]


September 20, 2010

Welcome!
Keith Burdick, the newest member of the vocation team
As we noted last week, there is a new face in the Province Vocation Office.  Keith Burdick will serve in the recently created position of office manager.  He will assist with office response to prospective candidates, and work with the rest of the vocation team to develop […]


New beginnings

Foteu Benjamin, an SCJ student from Cameroon, speaks with a member of the staff at St. Joseph's Theological Institute. For many years the institute has been responsible for the academic preparation of members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Africa.
Later this month we will introduce you to the members of the […]


September 13, 2010

Upcoming ordination

Fra. Duy Nguyen
Frater Duy Nguyen will be ordained to the diaconate on Sunday, October 10 at 4 p.m. at Christ the King Church in Southaven, Mississippi.
If you will be attending you are asked to RSVP by phone or email to Frater Duy at 773-363-1326, ext 226, or by email at […]


September 3, 2010

Happy Labor Day!
The Fridge Notes for the week of September 6 are being posted a few days early because of the Labor Day holiday.  Please note that the Provincialate Offices are closed on Monday.
Welcome!
Kassandra Huerta
As noted last week, Kassandra Huerta has joined the Provinicialate staff as our new administrative assistant.
Originally from Laredo, Texas, she moved […]


SCJ is editor-in-chief of text on World Religions

Among the texts that Catholic high school students in Canada will be putting in their book bags this fall is one edited by Fr. John van den Hengel, SCJ.  Before being elected to the General Council in Rome in 2009, Fr. John was professor emeritus at St. Paul University in Ottawa and had worked for […]


My Dehonian Playlist

Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ
Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ, director of the formation program in Chicago, had been tossing around the idea of doing a blog for some time.  Inspired by an aunt, he sat down this summer and centered on a theme:  music.
“One of my earliest memories is of a journal my aunt (and godmother) kept […]