Almost done!

The SCJ wing at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake is just about completed; a mid-July move-in date is anticipated. Click here to see photos that were taken on June 29 as workers were finishing last minute details.


Photos of Fr. Duy Nguyen’s ordination

On June 11, Fr. Duy Nguyen, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, retired bishop of De Aar, South Africa. The ordination took place at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology.  Click here to view a photo album from the event. Click here to read more about Fr. Duy,


Feast of the Sacred Heart, July 1

This Friday, July 1, we celebrate the Feast , or Solemnity, of the Sacred Heart.  Falling 19 days after Pentecost, this year’s celebration comes later than most years.  Usually it is a June feast day. The first liturgical Feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated in France on August 31, 1670, through the efforts of […]


July 11-14, 2011 Assembly Attendees

The following SCJs have registered for the July 11-14 Province Assembly: Bossie Bob Brackin Jim Brown Charles Burke Mike Bursnick Frank Casper Paul Cassidy Tom Clancy Frank Czyzynski John de Jong Jan Dean Joe Diaz Clay DiLeo Rick Elder Lenny Fette Mike Fortner Mark Griesemer Ed Grizzelle Reid Paul Haaland Byron Huffstetter Stephen Humpfer Ben […]


Weekly News: June 20, 2011

Welcome back! Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas is back with the Dehon Formation Community in Chicago after several months in his native Colombia waiting for a few “snags” in his visa paperwork to be resolved. Soon after unpacking Juan Carlos will be back at school with a summer course on Plato’s Republic. “Something that I have […]


Weekly News: June 13, 2011

Another ordination! Just a few weeks after the ordination of Fr. Greg Schill, the U.S. Province celebrated the ordination of his classmate, Fr. Duy Nguyen.  The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology on June 11.  Bishop Joseph Potocnak, retired bishop of De Aar, South Africa, was the ordaining bishop. “My prayer,” said […]


Duy Nguyen, SCJ, is ordained to the priesthood

On June 11, Duy Nguyen, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. A member of Fr. Duy’s religious community, Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, retired bishop of De Aar, South Africa, was the ordaining bishop. [Click here to read his homily] The ordination took place nine years […]


Bishop Potocnak’s ordination homily for Fr. Duy Nguyen

Receive the Grace of the Holy Spirit The homily given by Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, at the ordination of Fr. Duy Nguyen, SCJ Greetings in the name of Jesus to the family and friends of Duy, the Priests of the Sacred Heart, and all others who are with us.  Welcome to the ordination of Duy, […]


A taste of SCJ life in the Philippines

A casserole of mixed accents If you want to hear a casserole dish of English accents, spend some time in an SCJ community in the Philippines. English, along with Filipino, is one of the two official languages of the Philippines.  But for many, it is a second (or third, or fourth) language. Filipinos who may […]


Weekly News: June 6

Learning about “the rez” In his blog from St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter recently wrote about taking SCJ candidates Anthony Nguyen and Justin Krenke to Mass at Fort Thompson.  It was an opportunity to share a bit about life on the Indian reservations.  Fr. Steve writes: “I invited the two […]