Weekly News: April 25, 2011

Fr. Vincent Suparman after Easter Mass in West Papua in 2010. "From one mission to another," he said. This year he celebrated Easter in rural South Dakota.
Happy Easter!
The Fridge Notes are being posted on a Tuesday this week since the Provincial Offices were closed yesterday in observance of Easter.
This was an Easter […]


Blessed Easter

As a community that holds dear the gift of the Eucharist, I pray that Holy Thursday will be truly special for all.
As a community that prizes reconciliation, I pray that Good Friday will be a special moment of grace for all.
As a community that values the proclamation of the Gospel, […]


Weekly News: April 18, 2011

The Franklin Fire Department mourns the loss of Fr. Charlie Bisgrove.
Funeral homily
Approximately 800 people attended the April 15 Funeral Mass for Fr. Charlie Bisgrove, including area police and fire personnel.  Fr. Charlie had been a chaplain to the Franklin Fire and Police Departments.  Besides posting an honor guard during the visitation, the fire department honored […]


Funeral homily for Fr. Charlie Bisgrove, SCJ

Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, provincial superior of the U.S. Province, gave the homily at Fr. Charlie Bisgrove’s funeral at St. Martin of Tours parish, Franklin, Wis., on April 15:
Several years ago I read The Life of Pi, the story of a teenage boy traveling with his family by ship off the coast of India. His […]


Weekly news: April 11, 2011

Fr. Charlie Bisgrove speaking at recent province gathering.
Remembered around the world
Fr. Charles Bisgrove died April 10; on April 7 he suffered a massive stroke. Born in Lorain, Ohio, he professed vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1972. Before his ordination to the priesthood in 1990, Fr. Charlie, 58, had been a brother with the community […]


Ordinations in May and June

SCJ Deacons Duy Nguyen and Greg Schill
In May and June the U.S. Province celebrates the priesthood ordination of two of its members:  Dn. Duy Nguyen, SCJ, on June 11 and and Dn. Greg Schill, SCJ, on May 21 .  Classmates, Dn. Duy was ordained to the diaconate last October and Dn. Greg was ordained a […]


Meet an SCJ: Fr. John Czyzynski, SCJ

Fr. John Czyzynski SCJ
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio (which we Clevelanders call “the best location in the nation”; others are not as gracious in the epithets they attach to my home town). I had two sisters, one of whom died two years ago. My other sister still lives in Cleveland.
I entered our minor seminary […]


Meet an SCJ: Br. Duane Lemke

Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ, director of the Dehon Formation Community
I am biased. The best two views in the world can be found in Lower Brule, SD, and Chicago, Ill. Nothing compares to the Missouri River dominating the Dakota horizon as seen from the bluffs overlooking Lower Brule, nor the skyline of steel, glass and light […]


Fr. Charles Bisgrove dies of a stroke

"This is a favorite photo from India," said Fr. Charlie. "I loved teaching these children to sing."
Fr. Charles Bisgrove, SCJ, died April 10, in Milwaukee, from complications of a massive stroke that he suffered on April 7.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, he professed vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1972. Before his ordination to the priesthood […]


Bringing SCJ spirituality to the marketplace

Fr. Quang Nguyen (left) laughs with Fr. Richard MacDonald at a recent province gathering. Fr. Quang recently talked about his post-graduate studies in economics.
Two down, one to go
Recently Fr. Quang Nguyen passed the second of the three tests required for him to move forward in his doctoral studies in economics.  After taking the […]