Weekly News: November 28, 2012

Fr. Tom Westhoven (front, second from left) with the jubilarians, Fr. Peter Surdel (South African provincial), Bishop Michael Wustenberg (bishop of Aliwal North) and a deacon of the diocese who assisted with the jubilee Mass.
Happy anniversary!
As noted last week, on November 26 the South African Province celebrated the jubilees of Bishop Joseph Potocnak and Fr. […]

SCJs join over 26,000 at National Catholic Youth Conference

Br. Ray Kozuch and Br. Long Nguyen joined over 26,000 people at the National Catholic Youth Conference November 17-19. Held in Indianapolis, Ind., the conference, titled “Called to Glory” included over 23,000 youth.
The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a biennial three-day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic teens and their adult chaperones. […]

Weekly News: November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Provincial Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 24 – 25) for Thanksgiving. Offices will re-open on Monday, November 28.
Continuing a yearly tradition, the retirement community in Franklin –– now the Sacred Heart community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake –– will host the Dehon Formation Community for the holiday meal. “It’s a […]

Update from the Philippines

Fraters Jonathan Schneiders and Sergio Matumoto, alumni of SHST's ESL program, are now studying "TSL," that is, Tagalog as a Second Language. Tagalog is one of many indigenous langagues in the Philippines.
Shortly after we posted the article about Fraters Jonathan Schneiders and Sergio Matumoto, Jonathan wrote with an update from Davao (click here […]

First stop ESL, next stop the Philippines

Fraters Sergio Matumoto and Jonathan Schneiders are now in the Philippines after several months in SHST's ESL program.
Preparing for religious life and the missions
“Just as Jesus sent people two by two, we are sent to share the Gospel in the Philippines,” said Frater Sergio Matumoto, SCJ.
Sergio, along with fellow classmate, Frater Jonathan Schneiders, SCJ, have […]

Weekly News: November 14, 2011

Participants at the combined North American administations' meeting included Fr. Maurice Légaré, Fr. Paul Tennyson, Br. Duane Lemke, Fr. Ed Kilianski, Fr. Tom Cassidy, Fr. Claude Bédard, Fr. Byron Haaland, Fr. Richard Woodbury and Fr. Bill Marrevee
Tradition of dialogue continues
Continuing a tradition begun in 1996, the administrations of the U.S. Province and Canadian Region met […]

Award-winning essay

Brentson Hall
Holy Family student wins state writing competition
Brentson Hall, a Holy Family School eighth grader, recently won first place in the Junior High Short Story Division of the annual University of Mississippi Writing Competition.  The Office of Academic Competitions received almost 500 entries from 7th through 12th grade students from all over the Mid-South area.

Weekly News: November 7, 2011

Fr. Peter Botman (left) during his last visit to Hales Corners. He is with Fr. Michael van der Peet (right), who died last year.
Fr. Peter Botman dies
Fr. Peter Botman, 81, a member of the Canadian Region, died November 3 in Toronto. In late July, Fr. Peter was diagnosed with lung cancer. In September, he […]