US Province well represented at international education conference, new candidate accepted for province, lay employee reflects on sharing in the Dehonian mission, updates, Justice, Peace and Reconciliation newsletter, prayer requests and other news of the week.
Province chapter concludes, Fr. Larry Rucker dies at age 80, Br. Clay Diaz makes final profession, social justice the theme of Dehonian Spirituality reflections, updates, Fridge Notes schedule note.
Fr. Larry Rucker, 80, died Sunday, July 13, in Brookfield, Wis. (suburban Milwaukee). In recent weeks the SCJ had been hospitalized for internal bleeding and related complications, which led to his death. Born in New York State, Fr. Larry professed first vows in 1953 and was ordained in 1966.
On July 11 the 15th Provincial Chapter of the U.S. Province held its final vote on an issue that was on the minds of many (not just in the meeting room, but throughout the country): the rapidly growing number of child migrants on the U.S. – Mexican border…
Br. Clay Diaz, SCJ, started candidacy with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 2003. On July 8, he made his perpetual profession of vows with the community. “I came to know the SCJ community while living in Puerto Rico through Vision Magazine,” he said. “I truly appreciate the SCJ charism and the ministries of the community: working with the poor and serving those who have needs, be it through parish ministries, social outreach, schools and many other ministries.”
Province chapter, Fr. Leonard Tadyszak’s jubilee celebration, prayer request, finance reminder, letter of thanks to religious sisters, summer ESL begins, Dehonian Spirituality, Bethsaida experience concludes, feast-day photos in Ottawa.
Members of the U.S. Province will kick off the start of next week’s Provincial Chapter with a celebration: Fr. Leonard Tadyszak’s 70th year in vows. A Milwaukee native, Fr. “Tady,” as he is often called, learned of the Priests of the Sacred Heart through an advertisement in a religious magazine. “It was so small I could barely see it,” he said of the ad. “But I felt like I was called to serve the Sacred Heart so I contacted them…”
On the occasion of the anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon’s first profession on June 28, 1878, , and with it, the founding of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, in the name of the U.S. Province, sent a letter of thanks to the religious sisters who have collaborated with congregation in the United States. The following is the text of that letter.