Weekly News: February 25, 2013

A snowy St. Catherine Church in Big Bend, SD. It is one of several parishes ministered to by the Lower Brule Pastoral Team.
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 […]


Weekly News: February 18, 2013

Erica Burke, one of many people helped by SHSM’s Economic Alternatives program
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 […]


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Helping new business owners succeed

Erica Burke (right) and her mentor, Eleanor Clayborn, coordinator of Economic Alternatives
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 […]


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

It took 10 barrels to hold all of the tabs collected by Sacred Heart School

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 […]


Seeing the community at work in Cameroon

Fr. Claude Bédard with new-found friends 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 […]


Weekly News: February 4, 2013

Fr. Wayne Jenkins (left), province archivist, attended the installation of Fr. Raul Gomez (middle) as vicar general of the Salvatorians. Fr. Raul served at SHST for 24 years.
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 […]


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