St. Joseph’s Indian School reaccredited

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 themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver […]


Weekly News: January 24, 2011

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 they do on learning the traditional “Three Rs.” “Our staff works daily to help the students understand the importance of their cultural roots,” said Jona Ohm, a member of St. […]


Weekly News: January 17, 2011

“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, my brothers in community, that meant the most to me.  That so […]


SCJ named primate of Brazil

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 as primate of Brazil. […]


Inside Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake

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 Phase 2 of the development, which will include apartments for the general […]


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 […]


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 […]


Weekly news: January 3, 2011

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 the newly developed Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center, a school opened in May, 2010, to […]