Weekly News: February 25, 2013

Ministry on the Great Plains Fr. Vincent Suparman, a member of the Lower Brule Pastoral Team, recently wrote a post for the province blog. An excerpt from that reflection: “One Sunday I was sitting behind the steering wheel on my way home from Big Bend, SD. The wind blew up to beat the band, causing […]


Weekly News: February 18, 2013

With help from SHSM, a passion becomes a business Erica Burke of Ashland, Miss., has always loved to style people’s hair. At 15 she started braiding her friends’ hair and realized that she had found her passion. “I was the first graduate from J&J Hair Design College in Holly Springs, Mississippi,” said Erica. Armed with […]


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Helping new business owners succeed

With the help of SHSM, a passion becomes a business Erica Burke of Ashland, Miss., has always loved to style people’s hair. At 15 she started braiding her friends’ hair and realized that she had found her passion. “I was the first graduate from J&J Hair Design College in Holly Springs, Mississippi,” said Erica. Armed with […]


Weekly News: February 11, 2013

“God wrecked my life. That may sound as shocking to you as it did for me. But as I reflect back to the roots of my vocation this year, I have never been so convinced that God did wreck my life. For the majority of my life, my dream was to climb that ladder of success to reach the top rung of security in wealth and happiness.


Reflecting on the novitiate

“God wrecked my life” Novice James Nguyen is about halfway through his novitiate year. The following is his reflection on it: God wrecked my life.  That may sound as shocking to you as it did for me.  But as I … Continue reading


Sacred Heart students turn tabs into cash for charity

A record number! It’s amazing what a tab off of a can of soda pop can do. Recycled pop tabs have brought in over $14,000 a year to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. The charity takes donated tabs to a local recycling center to turn them into cash. About three years ago staff […]


Seeing the community at work in Cameroon

“It is unbelievable to see how our Dehonian missionaries have contributed to creation: they often achieve miracles with practically nothing in their hands!” -Fr. Claude Bédard talking about SCJs in Cameroon Fr. Claude Bédard and Br. Dieudonné Tchouteu, members of the Canadian Region, went to Cameroon at the end of 2012 to take part in […]


Weekly News: February 4, 2013

Familiar faces in Rome As noted previously, Fr. Wayne Jenkins, province archivist, is working at the Generalate in Rome for several weeks. He recently wrote the following: “February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord; however, the Church also remembers on this day the consecration of religious men and women.  The Salvatorian […]


You never know what topics will come up at the dinner table

The end of January saw more erratic Chicago weather as the rest of the community reassembled. Fr. John Czyzynski and the novices, Juan Carlos Castañeda and James Nguyen, spent most of January touring province ministries (in the South, of course!). … Continue reading