New president-rector named at Sacred Heart School of Theology

“The charsim of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon, will continue to be the foundation for all that is done here at Sacred Heart School of Theology.” -Fr. Thomas Cassidy, SCJ provincial superior, U.S. Province For the first time in its history, the president-rector’s office at Sacred Heart School of Theology  will be held by […]


Weekly News: March 26, 2012

A facelift worth seeing If you haven’t taken a look at the new website for the Generalate, click here and take a look now. Several weeks ago the congregational website unveiled a new look. For now, stories are posted primarily in English and Italian; the English has its own homepage. You can either access the […]


A trio of 90-somethings

Youngest of province elders turns 90 On March 27, Br. Gabe Kersting beomes the province’s youngest 90-year-old. He follows Fr. Don Barnd, who celebrated his 90th birthday on January 19 and Fr. Leonard Tadyszak, who turned 90 on January 5. Br. Gabe may be the youngest in years but he falls right in the middle […]


Visiting artist does workshops at St. Joseph’s

Celebrating students’ identities through art Vermillion, S.D., artist Susan Heggestad recently conducted workshops for St. Joseph’s Indian School students as part of the South Dakota Arts Councils Artists in Schools & Communities program. Through exercises in bookmaking and drawing, students explored art as a means to develop and celebrate their identities. By swapping pieces of […]


Weekly News: March 19, 2012

Welcome and congrats! Gabriel Gutierrez was accepted by the Admissions Board as a candidate for the SCJ formation program. The board met on March 17. Gabriel is from Ridgecrest, Calif., where he is a member of St. Ann Parish in the Fresno Diocese. He will graduate from Burroughs High School in spring and has been […]


Founder’s Day celebrated at SHST

Birth of Fr. Leo John Dehon celebrated around the world Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, was born on March 14, 1843. It is a day celebrated by SCJs throughout the world in a variety of ways. At Sacred Heart School of Theology the day began with Eucharist, at […]


New region inaugurated on Founder’s Day

Celebrating the growth of the congregation As we noted earlier in the week, Founder’s Day, March 14, was chosen to inaugurate the new Philippine Region.  Fr. Andrew Sudol, a member of the region, shares the following from today’s celebration: March 14 is the anniversary of the birth of Fr Dehon, the founder of our congregation. […]


Weekly News: March 12, 2012

Celebrating and remembering On Wednesday, March 14, SCJs from around the world will gather in the Philippines to celebrate the district’s transition to regional status. It is a sign that the SCJ entity, begun in 1989 with just eight SCJs, is growing. Taking part in the ceremony will be Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior of […]


Dehonian presence grows in the Philippines

Philippine District gains “region status” First regional administration to be installed on March 14 In 1989 a group of eight SCJs began preparations for the first SCJ mission in the Philippines. Ranging in age from 28 to 52, they included men from Argentina, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Indonesia and Great Britain. For most, the […]


Remembering Bishop Baaij

Bishop Joseph Potocnak shares the funeral homily he gave for fellow South African bishop Evert Baaij. “It’s funny how sometimes it is only after someone is gone that you know what an impact a person has had on your life,” said Bishop Potocnak. “Thinking about Bishop Baaij a month after his funeral I am still […]