WEEKLY NEWS: November 29, 2010

The first week of Advent
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 […]

Dn. Greg Schill’s ordination

Dn. Greg Schill poses with fellow deacon Clint Landry (SHST seminarian), Dn. Clint's vocation director Fr. Ross Tozzi, Fr. Jan de Jong (SHST president rector), Bishop Donald Kettler, and Fr. Tom Cassidy (US provincial superior)
On Saturday, November 20, Greg Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Fairbanks.  […]

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 been […]


[ November 25, 2010; ] American Thanksgiving:  The Provincialate Offices will be closed November 25-26 for the holiday.

Greg Schill ordained to the diaconate

Dn. Greg Schill and Fr. John Czyzynski share a smile during the ordination ceremony.
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 […]

Indonesia’s fight with natural disasters

Burn victims are taken for help following the eruption of Mt. Merapi. Photo by SUSANTO/AFP/Getty Images
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 […]

WEEKLY NEWS: November 15

A mariachi band prepares to play in front of the new rectory at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Houston. The band played during the dedication celebration November 6.
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 […]

WEEKLY NEWS: November 8, 2010

Carrying supplies to the shelter established at the SCJ community near Mt. Merapi.
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 […]

SCJ community hosts refugees from volcanic eruption

A refugee is carried into the SCJ community house where a shelter was established for the mentally and physically disabled displaced by the volcano.
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 […]

WEEKLY NEWS: November 1, 2010

Br. Long Nguyen and Fr. Paul Casper during last year's All Souls Day Commemoration at the Sacred Heart Mausoleum. Sacred Heart Monastery will once again have a remembrance on November 2.
A time to remember
November begins with two special days of remembrance in the Church, the feasts of All Saints (November 1) and […]