Weekly News: September 30, 2013

North American Continental Conference concludes month-long North American visitation; links to photo albums from visitation and conference; five celebrate jubilees of religious life; prayer requests; St. Joseph’s powwow video available; and personnel directories to be mailed soon.


Celebration, reflection and action; North American Conference comes to an end

It may have been the NORTH AMERICAN Continental Conference but it reflected an internationality that went well beyond Canada and the United States. SCJs from Africa, South America, Europe and Asia were among those in the conference room not only as guests but primarily as fellow SCJs of the Canadian Region and US Province.


Celebrating the commitment to religious life!

On September 23 the province celebrated the golden and diamond jubilees of religious life of five of its members: Fr. Johnny Klingler, Br. Peter Mankins and Fr. Jim Schroeder (50 years) and Fr. Frank Clancy and Fr. Larry Rucker (60 years). Friends, family and fellow SCJs packed the chapel at Sacred Heart Monastery/School of Theology for an evening liturgy and dinner.


Weekly News: September 23, 2013

General visitation ends with this week’s North American Continental Conference; SCJ Army chaplain reflects on September 11; SCJs continue to support the education of poor, migrant children in Vietnam, ESL Cultural Fair coming up; prayer requests and updates.


SCJ Army chaplain remembers those who have died

Fr. Mark Mastin leads soldiers in prayer
Remembering Why We Are Here
The following was delivered by Fr. Mark Mastin, an SCJ serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Afghanistan. The words were for a remembrance ceremony for those who have died as a result of the September 11, 2011, terrorist attacks. 
There are some […]


Vietnamese school continues to thrive

Huong Tam School was initiated by Mrs. Dao Thi Thu Thuy, a Vietnamese citizen living in the United States, who came to visit Vietnam. She saw many children going around to collect garbage and sell lottery tickets; most of them were uneducated, they just lived with what they got on the streets. Their parents didn’t have enough money to send them to school. Mrs. Dao Thi Thu Thuy had the idea to establish a small school called “Huong Tam School”


General Visitation

Fr. Ornelas greets students in Mississippi
During the month of September Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, superior general, and Fr. John van den Hengel, vicar, toured SCJ communities and ministries in Canada and the United States as a part of the general visitation of North America. They began in Montréal and continued through Canada and on to […]


Weekly News: September 16, 2013

The general visitation continues as Fr. Ornelas and Fr. John move from Texas to Mississippi to Chicago and finally Milwaukee; new academic year begins at SHST with 87 seminarians; prayer requests; address updates.


Weekly News: September 9, 2013

General visitation of the United States begins in South Dakota, start of a new school year at St. Joe’s, Fr. Casper installed as pastor of new SCJ parish in Toronto, Fr. Quang Nguyen earns doctorate, prayer requests, updates


Weekly News: September 3, 2013

General visitation begins in Montréal, remembering the lives of two young men preparing for the priesthood, a new superior for the International College in Rome, new South African administration in place, SHST professor wins prestigious award, prayer requests.