Congolese Province begins a new chapter

New administration includes a first The Congolese Province is filled with young people in formation. At the end of 2011 there were 45 Dehonians in temporary vows. But that wasn’t the case in the early 1970s when a young Zénon Sendeke told an SCJ at his parish that he too wanted to be a priest. […]


Aging with grace, aging as an SCJ religious

“Our SCJ spirituality applies so well to the process of aging” Fr. Jim Schroeder The major superiors of Europe came together last month to continue and expand a conversation begun at the 2009 General Chapter: how do the Priests of the Sacred Heart ensure quality care for their elder SCJs and how does the congregation […]


Weekly News: April 10, 2012

NOTE: Due to the Easter holiday the Fridge Notes are being posted on Tuesday instead of the usual Monday. Resurrection of the province blog It seems fitting that on Easter our province blog was resurrected after having been dormant for several months. Fr. Johnny Klingler provided a post about his first days in the Philippines; […]


May the Son rise in human hearts

God of love, when we turned from You and sinned, You did not accept our rejection, and You did not resign yourself to the death we embraced and inflicted. Instead, You sent your Son to bring us peace. For our sake, Jesus entered the world. He was crucified and died. Yet, on the third day, […]


The next “visiting uncle” heads to the Philippines

First stop the Philippines, then Korea Fr. Johnny Klingler is next in the line-up from the U.S. Province to visit the Philippines. He leaves on April 3 and will be in the region through the end of May. As have several members of the U.S. Province before him, Fr. Johnny will be going to the […]


A Philippine travelogue

In March, Fr. Tom Cassidy visited the Philippines to take part in the inauguration of the Philippine Region. What follows is his journal from his travels. Thursday March 8, 2012 The long voyage to Manila began shortly after the Sacred Heart School of Theology Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday afternoon of March 7, 2012. […]


Weekly News: April 2, 2012

SCJ jumps on a bike to help raise funds On Saturday, March 31, St. Martin of Tours parish in Franklin, Wis., was the site of the second annual “Pedal for the Food Pantry.” Organized by parishioners Lauren and Todd Jensen, this year’s event raised approximately $7,300 for the parish food pantry and brought in numerous […]