St. Joseph’s Indian School reaccredited

Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, director of St. Joseph's Indian School, baptizes a student.
St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD, just received notice that it has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation.
“COA’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for […]


Weekly News: January 24, 2011

Students from St. Joseph's Indian School pose outside of The Children's Safe Place, a family advocacy center that these and other St. Joe's students recently assisted with a food drive.
Learning generosity close to home
St. Joseph’s Indian School places as much importance on the students’ need to learn about their Native America heritage as […]


Weekly News: January 17, 2011

Parishioners from St. Martin of Tours, Sebastian, give Fr. Mac some words of gratitude.
“Most important was the support of my SCJ brothers”
There were many special moments during the weekend celebration of the SCJs’ 42 years of ministry in Willacy and Hidalgo Counties but for Fr. Richard MacDonald “it was the support of my SCJ brothers, […]


SCJ named primate of Brazil

Archbishop Murilo Sebastiao Ramos Krieger, SCJ
On January 12 Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Murilo Sebastiao Ramos Krieger, SCJ, of Florianopolis, Brazil, as archbishop of Sao Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.  He succeeds Cardinal Geraldo Majella Agnelo, who submitted his resignation, as is Church practice, when he turned 75.
In his new position, Archbishop Ramos Krieger will serve […]


Inside Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake

Fr. Tom Cassidy and Fr. Byron Haaland examine newly installed windows at SHML.
After their January Provincial Council meeting Fr. Tom Cassidy and Fr. Byron Haaland walked through the inside of the newly developing Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake.  The SCJ wing, scheduled for completion this spring, is taking shape.  Once completed, work will begin on […]


Vocation Awareness Week

Make the invitation!
January 9-15 is National Vocation Awareness Week in the United States.  Many brothers, priests, sisters and others in Church ministry state that it was a simple invitation from another that helped them to begin their vocation journey.
Do you know of someone who might have a call to religious life or ordained ministry?  Contact […]


Weekly news: January 10, 2011

Vocation Awareness Week
January 9-15 is National Vocation Awareness Week in the United States.  Many brothers, priests, sisters and others in Church ministry state that it was a simple invitation from another that helped them to begin their vocation journey.
Do you know of someone who might have a call to religious life or ordained ministry?   Contact […]


Weekly news: January 3, 2011

Fr. Mark Mastin; this week he begins training to prepare to serve as an Army chaplain.
Off to basic training
This week Fr. Mark Mastin heads to Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  On January 6 he begins the Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.  He will be training in conjunction with […]