Homily for Fr. Jerry Clifford, SCJ

Fr. Jerry Clifford, SCJ
The many names of Fr. Jerry
Fr. Jim Schroeder gave the following homily at the funeral for Fr. Jerry Clifford, SCJ, at Sacred Heart Monastery, December 28, 2011. Note that the scripture readings for the Mass were Hosea 11.1,3-4; I Thess. 4.13-14,17-18; and Lk. 15.1-3,11-32. They can be read in full following […]

Weekly News: December 27, 2011

Happy New Year!
This is the last issue of the Fridge Notes for 2011; the weekly newsletter will be on hiatus next week and return to its regular Monday schedule on January 9. As always, if you have news to share contact Mary Gorski at the Provincialate Offices.

Please remember
Victor Presto, the father of Br. Frank […]

Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas

Fr. Thomas Cassidy’s Christmas letter
Fr. Tom is provincial superior of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart
Christmas is not a time nor a season,
but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and goodwill,
to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
— Calvin Coolidge (1872 – 1933)
December 21, 2011
Merry Christmas,
It […]

Weekly News: December 19, 2011

Fr. Jerry Clifford, 1933 – 2011
Former SCJ professor dies
After battling lung cancer for several months, Fr. Jerry Clifford died early this morning (December 19) in St. Louis, MO. He was 78 and had just gone into hospice care during the weekend.
Originally from Hartford, Conn., Fr. Jerry professed first vows with the community in 1955 and […]

Degree in hand and heading home

Fr. Vincent Suparman and Fr. Donatus Kusmartono during the province jubilee celebrations in July; both celebrated their 25th anniversaries of vows.
Delayed sabbatical lead to master’s degree in education
After almost four years of study, and three since he visited his home country, Fr. Donatus Kusmartono, SCJ, is graduating with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and […]

Weekly News: December 12, 2011

Fr. Donatus Kusmartono (left) with fellow Indonesian Fr. Ignatius, at the ESL Cultural Fair in September.
Graduation and home
After almost four years of study, and three since he was in his home country, Fr. Donatus Kusmartono is graduating this Saturday, December 17, from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee) and returning to Indonesia. He will receive a […]

Fr. Bill More dies

Long time minister to the divorced and separated dies
Just weeks after celebrating his 85th birthday, Fr. Bill More, SCJ, a member of the Canadian Region, died on December 8.
Fr. Bill More, SCJ, 1926-2011
Originally from the Netherlands, Fr. Bill came to Canada in the mid-1950s to teach at the SCJs’ minor seminary in Delaware, Ont. He […]

Weekly News: December 5, 2011

Students from Our Lady of Guadalupe School reenact Juan Diego's encounter with the Blessed Mother as a part of the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
A time of celebration at OLG
Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston have already begun to prepare for their December 12 patronal feast. On the evening […]

Rule of Life

Rule of Life – General Edition
The revised general edition of the SCJ Rule of Life in English is available as a PDF. Click HERE to download it. Please consider this as a DRAFT edition until the booklet is printed at the beginning of 2012.

If the Rule of Life does not download after you click on […]

Weekly News: November 28, 2012

Fr. Tom Westhoven (front, second from left) with the jubilarians, Fr. Peter Surdel (South African provincial), Bishop Michael Wustenberg (bishop of Aliwal North) and a deacon of the diocese who assisted with the jubilee Mass.
Happy anniversary!
As noted last week, on November 26 the South African Province celebrated the jubilees of Bishop Joseph Potocnak and Fr. […]