Weekly News: December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!
This is the last Fridge Notes for 2012; the next edition of the weekly news will be published on Monday, January 7. Click here to send news items for the issue.
The Provincial Offices will be closed next Monday and Tuesday (December 31 and January 1) for New Year’s, reopening on Wednesday, January 2.
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Holiday season with the student community

Fr. Tim Gray, SCJ, a member of our formation team at Dehon House in Chicago, writes the following: The formation community began the holiday season by visiting the retirement community in Hales Corners for Thanksgiving. The next three weeks saw … Continue reading


Weekly News: December 17, 2012

We remember those who have died
With the rest of the nation, and the world, we keep in prayer the people of Newtown, Conn., following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“Most of us as religious can only begin to grasp what has gone through the minds of parents around the country,” wrote Fr. Tom Cassidy […]


Reflecting on tragedy

Children dressed as Juan Diego for the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28) was lived out today. God grant them rest and give their families comfort.
~ Bishop Stika

Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, provincial superior of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, wrote the following letter to his […]


¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

If you are unable to view the slideshow above, click here to go directly to the photo album from the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Thousands gather for OLG feast
The date 12-12-12 (December 12, 2012) got a lot of play in the media. People planned weddings, fund-raisers and even the birth of babies on the […]


Weekly News: December 10, 2012

Four SCJs were ordained in the Philippine District on November 30
Four ordained in the Philippines
Four SCJs, three from Vietnam and one from the Philippine District, were ordained November 30 at San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish in Quezon City in the Philippines. The parish is just a short walk from the Dehon Formation House.
The ordaining bishop was […]


Sacred Heart’s ESL program hosts the world

Members of the 2012 summer ESL class
Bishops, curia staff and many others among Sacred Heart’s ESL alumni
There is hardly a community in the congregation that is more international than the ESL community at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. Approximately 25 percent of the congregation has studied in the program including members […]


A new chapel for Finland’s “mission” church

Bishop Teemu Sippo, SCJ, and Fr. Zenon Strykowski, SCJ, during the recent blessing of Sacred Heart chapel in Finland. The Priests of the Sacred Heart are a vital part of the Church in the country.
Parish territory the size of Belgium
On December 2, Bishop Teemu Sippo, SCJ, blessed a new chapel in Vaasa, a small town […]


Weekly News: December 3, 2012

ADVENT BEGINS! Lord Jesus Christ, you once said to your disciples: “Keep watch for you do not know the day or the hour.” Your words of love amaze us all. For you call us to welcome the light in ways not of our choosing and at times when we least expect it.  Lord Jesus, as […]


Weekly News: November 26, 2012

SCJ Memorial Day
November 26 is commemorated throughout the congregation as “SCJ Memorial Day,” a time to remember in a special way those SCJs who have given their lives in ministry. Among them were Bishop Joseph Wittebols and 27 other SCJs who died during the 1964 Simba rebellion in the Congo. Today, November 26, is the […]