Homily for Fr. Jerry Clifford, SCJ

The many names of Fr. Jerry Fr. Jim Schroeder gave the following homily at the funeral for Fr. Jerry Clifford, SCJ, at Sacred Heart Monastery, December 28, 2011. Note that the scripture readings for the Mass were Hosea 11.1,3-4; I Thess. 4.13-14,17-18; and Lk. 15.1-3,11-32. They can be read in full following the homily text. […]


Weekly News: December 27, 2011

Happy New Year! This is the last issue of the Fridge Notes for 2011; the weekly newsletter will be on hiatus next week and return to its regular Monday schedule on January 9. As always, if you have news to share contact Mary Gorski at the Provincialate Offices. Please remember Victor Presto, the father of […]


Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas

Fr. Thomas Cassidy’s Christmas letter Fr. Tom is provincial superior of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. — Calvin Coolidge […]


Weekly News: December 19, 2011

Former SCJ professor dies After battling lung cancer for several months, Fr. Jerry Clifford died early this morning (December 19) in St. Louis, MO. He was 78 and had just gone into hospice care during the weekend. Originally from Hartford, Conn., Fr. Jerry professed first vows with the community in 1955 and was ordained in […]


Degree in hand and heading home

Delayed sabbatical lead to master’s degree in education After almost four years of study, and three since he visited his home country, Fr. Donatus Kusmartono, SCJ, is graduating with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and returning to Indonesia. Fr. Donatus was originally scheduled to begin a study sabbatical in Sacred Heart School of Theology’s […]


Weekly News: December 12, 2011

Graduation and home After almost four years of study, and three since he was in his home country, Fr. Donatus Kusmartono is graduating this Saturday, December 17, from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee) and returning to Indonesia. He will receive a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, which will help him in his next assignment as an […]


Fr. Bill More dies

Long time minister to the divorced and separated dies Just weeks after celebrating his 85th birthday, Fr. Bill More, SCJ, a member of the Canadian Region, died on December 8. Originally from the Netherlands, Fr. Bill came to Canada in the mid-1950s to teach at the SCJs’ minor seminary in Delaware, Ont. He prepared for […]


Weekly News: December 5, 2011

A time of celebration at OLG Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston have already begun to prepare for their December 12 patronal feast. On the evening of Saturday, December 3, the OLG community began its novena with a 7 p.m. Mass; Masses will continue on each night of the novena. Tomorrow, December 6, […]


Rule of Life

Rule of Life – General Edition The revised general edition of the SCJ Rule of Life in English is available as a PDF. Click HERE to download it. Please consider this as a DRAFT edition until the booklet is printed at the beginning of 2012. If the Rule of Life does not download after you […]