An American in India

From August 8-22, 2011, Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior of the U.S. Province, traveled to the SCJs’ District of India.  The occasion for the trip was the ordination of 11 Indian SCJs to the priesthood.  During his travels, Fr. Tom maintained the following journal: My Passage to India Introduction When I accepted the invitation to […]


Weekly News: August 29, 2011

Back to school in Chicago Candidates at the Dehon Formation Community in Chicago are already back at school. Joining Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas, Justin Krenke and Anthony Nguyen is new candidate James Nguyen of Seattle. James starts his first semester at Catholic Theological Union, while Justin and Juan Carlos are at Xavier University, and Anthony […]


Combined U.S. and Canadian councils meeting

The administrations of the U.S. Province and Canadian Region will meet in Ottawa.  The two entities gather together twice a year in alternating locations to discuss common issues, update each other on their ministries and look at collaborative possibilities.


ESL Cultural Fair at SHST

Sacred Heart School of Theology holds its annual Culture Fair from noon until 2 p.m. in the SHST dining room.


Weekly News: August 22, 2011

1st pastoral visit to Lower Brule The newly ordained bishop of Rapid City, Bishop Robert Gruss, made his first pastoral visit to Lower Brule on August 21. “After an official welcome from Fr. Joe Dean, the bishop celebrated Sunday Mass,” wrote Fr. Vincent Suparman.  “Present were all of the west bank members of the Lower […]


11 ordained in India

“You will be ordained to be priests of the Church, in the Church, and for the Church, according to the heart of the Church,” said Bishop Virginio Bressanelli in his homily for one of two August ordination ceremonies in India. “Remember always that you are children of the Church. You were born to her, she […]


DHS class of 1961 celebrates 50th

August 5-7, Divine Heart Seminary’s class of 1961 gathered at Sacred Heart School of Theology for its 50th reunion.  Among the attendees was Fr. Bernie Rosinski, who was a DHS teacher in 1961. Fr. Bernie wrote the following reflection on the reunion: August 5-7 saw a Donaldson alumni class gather for the 50th anniversary of their graduation […]


Weekly News: August 15, 2011

11 ordained in India Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior, has been in India during the past week where he attended two ordination ceremonies. A total of 11 Indian SCJs were ordained. The ordaining bishop was Bishop Virginio Bressanelli of Neuquén 
Patagonia-Comahue, Argentina. The bishop was superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart when […]


Bishop Bressanelli speaks to the newly ordained

Bishop Virginio Bressanelli, bishop of Coadjutor Bishop of Neuquén 
Patagonia-Comahue, Argentina, ordained 11 Indian SCJs to the priesthood in two ceremonies last week.  The bishop was superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart when the community first began its presence in India. The following are the homilies he gave at the two ordinations. Dear Brothers […]


11 SCJs ordained in India

The following is written by Fr. McQueen Mascarenhas, SCJ, a member of the Indian District.  One of the first Indian SCJs to be ordained, Fr. McQueen writes about the August ordination of 11 more members of the district: The Indian District experienced great joy as eleven brothers were ordained as priests in Kerela and in […]