Weekly News: October 29, 2012

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 their lives, this is one of the few times that their paths […]


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

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 Vatican. Among those canonized was Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American (also referred to as First […]


American SCJs take part in canonization

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 at the Vatican. Among those canonized was Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American […]


Dehon Formation Community 2012-13

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Meet our 2012-13 student community!

If you are unable to view the slideshow above (you need Adobe Flash) click here to view the photos on the province photo site. 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 […]


Trying to get back to normal after the floods

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 in Baktchoro and Kolon have experienced some of the country’s […]


Weekly News: October 15, 2012

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 at St. Peter’s Square. It was held on the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II. It was an impressive celebration with several elements […]


“African liturgy at its best!”

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. Tom Cassidy, provincial superior of the U.S. Province was also at the ceremony. On Sunday, October 7, the feast of the […]


Weekly News: October 8, 2012

Former vicar general ordained as archbishop Sunday, October 7, Fr. Claudio Dalla Zuanna, SCJ, former vicar general, was ordained as archbishop of Beira, Mozambique. “I feel gratitude and affection for the whole congregation because the SCJs are an integral part of my life,” said Fr. Claudio in an interview done shortly before he left Rome […]