Weekly News: November 28, 2012

Happy anniversary! As noted last week, on November 26 the South African Province celebrated the jubilees of Bishop Joseph Potocnak and Fr. Anthony Austin (50 years of vows), and Fr. John Strittmatter (50th anniversary of priesthood). Bishop Joe and Fr. John are originally from the U.S. Province; Fr. Anthony is South African. Fr. Tom Westhoven, […]


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 […]


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. […]


Update from the Philippines

UPDATE: Shortly after we posted the article about Fraters Jonathan Schneiders and Sergio Matumoto, Jonathan wrote with an update from Davao (click here to go to the original story): “After traveling around Mindanao to see our missions, parishes, and seminaries, and to meet more of our confreres, we settled in Davao. We (Fr. Guido from […]


First stop ESL, next stop the Philippines

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 been sent together by the Central Brazilian Province to join the SCJ mission in the […]


Weekly News: November 14, 2011

Tradition of dialogue continues Continuing a tradition begun in 1996, the administrations of the U.S. Province and Canadian Region met on November 9th to discuss common concerns, update each other on the ministries and communities within the two entities, and dialogue on issues of the worldwide congregation. Alternating venues, the two groups have been meeting […]


Award-winning essay

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 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 had extensive surgery during which his entire left lung was removed. He had been recovering in a rehabilitation unit after the surgery, but […]