Weekly News, April 30, 2012

Celebrated and honored Fr. Jan de Jong, SCJ, left his native Holland in 1969 to come to Sacred Heart School of Theology to teach. Forty-three years later, he is retiring as president-rector of the seminary. On Friday, April 27, SHST students, faculty, staff, fellow SCJs, friends and family celebrated Fr. Jan’s many years of service […]


Fr. General’s letter re: Fr. Jan de Jong

Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ superior general, wrote the following letter on the occasion of Fr. Jan de Jong’s retirement: Dear Father Jan, On April 27 the community at Sacred Heart School of Theology honors you on the occasion of your upcoming retirement. I wish to add my name to those who thank you and […]


Homily from the Retirement Mass for Fr. Jan

Fr. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior of the U.S. province, gave the following homily at the Retirement Mass for Fr. Jan de Jong, at Sacred Heart School of Theology, on April 27: Today’s readings, I believe, fit our celebration of Jan’s retirement from service as rector of Sacred Heart Theology as well as his years of […]


A taste of Mississippi in South Dakota

Click here to view the full gallery of photos from the Mississippi visit to St. Joseph’s Indian School. “Ours is a mission to be compassionate, meet people where they are, and share the good news” Claire Nehring, Houseparent, St. Joseph’s Indian School “I have not been able to stop thinking about the Mission Education trip […]


Memorial Mass homily

Classmate and fellow missionary remembers a friend Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, a classmate of Fr. Tom Fix, SCJ, gave the following homily at the Memorial Mass for Fr. Tom at Sacred Heart Monastery on April 26, 2012 2 Corinthians 4:14-5:1 Psalm 27: 1, 4, 7, & 8b &9a, 13-14 John 14:1-6 The Risen Christ is […]


George Fix remembers his brother, Fr. Tom

A great man George Fix, the brother of Fr. Tom Fix, shared the following at the Memorial Mass for Fr. Tom at Sacred Heart Monastery on April 26: He was a great man. That kind of says it all, but not really. He was a great young man when he left his parents and brothers […]


The death of a missionary

Fr. Johnny Klingler, SCJ, who has been in the Philippines for the past several weeks teaching English, represented the U.S. Province at the funeral for Fr. Tom Fix in Indonesia. An American SCJ, Fr. Tom spent all but three of his 53 years of ordination as a member of the Indonesian Province. Fr. Johnny writes […]


Weekly News: April 23, 2012

He followed his childhood dream Diagnosed with cancer in January, Fr. Tom Fix, SCJ, died April 21 in his adopted home of Indonesia. He was 79 and had been a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart for over 60 years. Being a missionary is something that Fr. Tom dreamed of doing since he […]


Fr. Tom Fix dies in Indonesia

He followed his childhood dream Diagnosed with cancer in January, Fr. Tom Fix, SCJ, died April 21 in his adopted home of Indonesia. He was 79 and had been a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart for over 60 years. During a visit back to his hometown of Milwaukee several years ago, Fr. […]


Weekly News: April 16, 2012

Familiar face to American donors named to lead Congolese Province During his sabbatical in North America last year Fr. Zénon Sendeke, an SCJ from the Congolese Province, visited several of our benefactors. He is pictured above on one of those visits with Pam Milczarski of the province development. In March, Fr. Zénon was named provincial […]