Fr. Stephen Huffstetter elected to General Council!

On Tuesday. May 26, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, provincial superior of the US Province, was elected to the General Council of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Steve, 55, professed his first vows in 1982 and was ordained in 1989. Prior to his election as provincial superior in 2013 Fr. Steve was executive director of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.


A new superior general!

On May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term. Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007. He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with the congregation in 1982…


Weekly News: May 18, 2015

General Chapter begins in Rome, reports and photos available online; Fr. Frank Clancy dies; prayer requests; June birthdays; schedule changes (no Fridge Notes May 25); meditations on the Sacred Heart begin in June; the founder reflection the Ascension.


Fr. Frank Clancy dies

Fr. Frank (right) speaking at his 60th jubilee in 2013.
Fr. Frank Clancy, 83, died May 17, 2015 in Franklin, Wis. He had been struggling with health issues for a number of years.
Originally from Chicago, Fr. Frank and ministered first as a brother with the community in assignments at St. Joseph’s Indian School and Divine Heart […]


Fr. Dehon’s meditation on the Ascension

May 17 is the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord
 
Fr. Jim Schroeder translated a meditation by Fr. Leo John Dehon on the Ascension, which the founder included in his 1909 booklet The Year of the Sacred Heart. 
Fr. Dehon wrote:
“Then He told took them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, He blessed them. While He was […]


“They came back!”

Fr. Mac explains how the charism of Fr. Dehon speaks to people today
In April, Fr. Richard MacDonald invited people in Raymondville and Lyford, Texas, to come for an informal introduction to Dehonian spirituality. Although the SCJs had been a strong presence in the Diocese of Brownsville for many years, he had no idea as to […]


Weekly News: May 11, 2015

Sharing SCJ spirituality in Texas; prayer requests and updates; SHSM staffer receives lifetime achievement award; SCJ News available online; more of the founder’s writings available on online; Sacred Heart Monastery hosts Mass of Healing; SCJ News online; information about the upcoming General Chapter


SHSM staffer receives lifetime achievement award

Sr. Adelia Milligan, OSF (right) recently received the President’s Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement award. She is pictured here with Antonienne Thoma, OSF. Both sisters are retiring from SHSM this year.
 
Sr. Adelia Milligan, OSF, a Sacred Heart Southern Missions social service minister in Hernando, Miss., was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award during the  President’s […]


Weekly News: May 4, 2015

Ste. Marie Foundation collects artifacts from province novitiate for upcoming exhibit; early morning professions in India; a Dehonian Spirituality reflection on the influence of others; more “thank-you” celebrations for departing food services director; prayer requests; and news from SHSST.