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:
Sacred Heart Ashram Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
My Passage to India
When I accepted […]

Weekly News: August 29, 2011

Frater Joseph Vu renewed his vows before the beginning of the new school year in Chicago. He is one of seven students in this year's formation program for the province.
Back to school in Chicago
New candidate James Nguyen
Candidates at the Dehon Formation Community in Chicago are already back at school. Joining Juan Carlos […]

Combined U.S. and Canadian councils meeting

[ November 8, 2011 to November 9, 2011. ] 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

[ September 28, 2011; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] 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

Fr. Joe Dean greets a parishioner after the bishop's Mass in Lower Brule.
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.  […]

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 from […]

Weekly News: August 15, 2011

Fr. Jayaraj, one of 11 newly ordained Indian SCJs. He did his theological studies with the international student community in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and will return to the country to begin ministry.
11 ordained in India
Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior, has been in India during the past week where he attended two ordination […]

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 and Sisters,
Two […]

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 Andhra […]