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.


Greg Schill ordained to the diaconate

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. Dn. Greg, 34, is originally from San […]


Indonesia’s fight with natural disasters

Worldwide congregation rallies to help Indonesia Posted below is a letter written by Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, regarding the tragic natural disasters that have affected Indonesia.  As noted in the November 8 Fridge Notes, the U.S. Province donated $25,000 toward relief efforts following the eruption of […]


WEEKLY NEWS: November 15

New rectory blessed On Saturday, November 6, the new rectory at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston was dedicated and blessed by Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza. “Los Arrieros,” a mariachi band led by parishioner Liborio Moreno, provided the entertainment, and a group of parish volunteers prepared and served a reception on the rectory patio after […]


WEEKLY NEWS: November 8, 2010

Province donates $25,000 toward relief efforts The SCJ student community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, has become a refugee center for the physically and mentally disabled, as well as elderly residents of a nursing home, following the November 5 eruption of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. A state of emergency has been declared for the area which is […]


SCJ community hosts refugees from volcanic eruption

Holy Hour  at the SCJ student community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was interrupted Thursday night by the eruption of nearby Mt. Merapi.  Soon, everything near the student community was covered in ash. “The lights went out several times last night,” wrote Fr. Sigit Pranoto, SCJ,  “At midnight, the doors of the house shook and the students […]


WEEKLY NEWS: November 1, 2010

A time to remember November begins with two special days of remembrance in the Church, the feasts of All Saints (November 1) and All Souls (November 2).  The Sacred Heart Monastery community will once again host a commemoration service on All Souls to remember deceased members of the congregation.  Prayer at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum […]