Weekly News: October 29, 2012

Fr. Leonard Elder (left) and Bishop Joe Potocnak with a parishioner in Holly Springs
From South Africa to America’s Southland
Bishop Joe Potocnak spent much of his religious life serving in South Africa. Now, he is in Mississippi ministering with his novitiate classmate, Fr. Leonard Elder. Although the two have taken a number of similar paths in […]


Sharing gifts and talents with those we are called to serve

Fr. David is a part of the SCJ community that serves the Catholic Church in the nine northern counties of Mississippi. Recently he wrote about his experience joining members of the Sacred Heart Southern Missions’ staff in rehabilitating a home … Continue reading


Weekly News: October 22, 2012

Fr. Tom Cassidy and Fr. Tom Westhoven were communion ministers at yesterday's canonization ceremony
SCJs present at Kateri Tekakwitha canonization
Fr. Tom Cassidy, and Fr. Tom Westhoven from the U.S. Province joined Fr. Francis Vu Tran, an SCJ student in Rome, at the October 21 canonization ceremony at St. Peter’s Square at the […]


American SCJs take part in canonization

St. Peter's square was filled for the canonization of seven new saints on October 21
Provincial superior among those present at canonization of 1st Native American
Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, provincial superior, and Fr. Tom Westhoven, SCJ, joined Fr. Francis Vu Tran, an SCJ student in Rome, at the October 21 canonization ceremony at St. Peter’s Square […]


Dehon Formation Community 2012-13

The 2012-13 Dehon Formation Community.
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Meet our 2012-13 student community!

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Preparing for SCJ ministry and religious life
The Dehon Formation Community in Chicago’s Hyde Park is a base for those preparing for ministry and religious life with the Priests of the Sacred […]


Trying to get back to normal after the floods

Children bring goods to high ground following torential rains in southern Chad.
ESL alumnus a part of relief efforts in Chad
Heavy rains have bombarded the African nation of Chad since mid-August. One of the areas most heavily hit is the region of Tandjile where the SCJs minister at St. Francis of Assisi parish. The parish’s substations […]


Weekly News: October 15, 2012

Fr. Francis Vu Tran and Fr. Jan de Jong at the opening ceremonies for the Year of Faith and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of VII.
SCJs attend Year of Faith opening Mass
Fr. Jan de Jong writes that “together with Fr. Francis-Vu Tran I attended the Mass for the opening of the Year of Faith […]


“African liturgy at its best!”

Fr. Carlos Lobo , provincial superior of Mozambique (left) and Fr. Peter Surdel, provincial superior of South Africa, with the new archbishop (center).
Archbishop’s ordination filled with African traditions
The following was written by Fr. John van den Hengel, the general councilor who inherited Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna’s job of vicar general following the archbishop’s appointment. Fr. […]


Weekly News: October 8, 2012

Archbishop Claudio Dalla Zuanna with a gift he received from the General Curia to note his years of service to the congregation. The gift was given at the General Conference in Neustadt, Germany, one of the archbishop's last activities with the congregation before preparing for his new role.
Former vicar general ordained as archbishop
Sunday, October 7, […]