New president-rector named at Sacred Heart School of Theology

Msgr. Ross Shecterle
“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 […]


Weekly News: March 26, 2012

The Generalate redesigned the congregational website earlier this year.
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 […]


A trio of 90-somethings

On March 27 Br. Gabe Kersting becomes the youngest of our province "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 […]


Visiting artist does workshops at St. Joseph’s

A St. Joe's student works on her art project
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.
Artist Susan Heggestad
Through exercises in bookmaking and drawing, students explored art as a means to […]


Weekly News: March 19, 2012

Fr. Michael Burke interviews Gabriel Gutierrez during Admissions Weekend. Gabriel will join the formation community in Chicago in August.
Welcome and congrats!

Gabriel Gutierrez

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 […]


Founder’s Day celebrated at SHST

Birth of Fr. Leo John Dehon celebrated around the world

Fr. Dehon (second from left) with business leaders and early members of the congregation
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 […]


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. This […]


Weekly News: March 12, 2012

Fr. Jerry Sheehy talking about the SCJs' ministry in Asia during the October 2011 European Conference. Fr. Jerry was the first superior of the SCJ community in the Philippines. He died on March 9, just days before the district is to be elevated to regional status.
Celebrating and remembering
On Wednesday, March 14, SCJs from around the […]


Dehonian presence grows in the Philippines

Fr. Frank Wittouck with Philippine students in 2010. He is one of several SCJs from the U.S. Province who has assisted the Philippine District with a short-term assignment.
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 […]


Remembering Bishop Baaij

Bishop Evert 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 […]