Novice reflects on the “Dehonian Language of the Heart;” Liem Thanh Nguyen is welcomed as an SCJ candidate; prayers requests; Fr. Tim Gray talks about a “challenging and deeply reflective” summer program; Dehonian Youth at World Youth Day in Brazil; Fr. Mark Mastin writes from Afghanistan; Fr. Bill Marrevee is published; new provincial moving in; upcoming events.
New ministry in Toronto, U.S. archivist catalogues the writings of one of the congregation’s first members, text in development for Lay Dehonians, vow renewals, first professions and other ceremonies coming up, RSVP deadline for North American Conference soon approaching, ESL students on the road.
2013 SCJ News
A member of the first class at St. Joseph’s Indian School returns for a visit; Brazilian SCJ reflects in a video interview on the impact of World Youth Day on his home country; prayer requests for Fr. Claude Bédard, Fr. Mark Fortner, Bob Granitz and Jo Calcagnino; and calendar items for August and September.
Fr. Willyans Prado Rapozo, a Brazilian SCJ who ministers in Toronto, Canada, was recently interviewed about his homeland by “Salt and Light,” a Toronto-based media outlet. The focus is on Brazil because of the upcoming World Youth Day gathering in Rio de Janeiro July 23-28.
Mission church in India slowly making its way to completion, SCJ-sponsored school for immigrant children in Vietnam educates those who otherwise could not afford to go to school, ESL summer program underway, upcoming events, death of Joe Webb (last class president of Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary), books about Fr. Dehon available.
In 2008, SCJs partnered in ministry with the diocesan parish of St. Paul near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The population that surrounds St. Paul is made up primarily of factory workers and young migrant families. The families come for jobs, but often do not earn enough money to send their children to school. In 2000, St. Paul rented a small parcel of land and put up four classrooms.
Installation of new administration set, calendar items, SCJ archbishop receives pallium from Pope Francis, death notices, health updates, interview with Brazilian SCJ on growing protests in his country, books on the founder available, and remembering Canada Day, Independence Day and the July birthdays.