Christmas greetings from SHML and the Provincialate Office’s holiday schedule; new leadership named for St. Joseph Community, Provincial Council makes public statement on refugee crisis; Daniel Cardinal DiNardo opens Year of Mercy at OLG, Houston; reunion planned for Divine Heart Seminary in May 2016; January birthdays and prayer requests; recent appointments; Fr. Ed Kilianski’s upcoming schedule.
During its December 15-16 meeting the Provincial Council of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart approved a public statement regarding the growing refugee crisis. It was sent to national elected leadership and media. “Let us re-commit ourselves to our cherished principles of compassion and courage,” wrote members of the council. “Otherwise terrorism will have succeeded not only in killing and displacing thousands, but also in causing us to abandon the ideals that have made us a great country. Welcoming these refugees will show the terrorists that they cannot win, and will do far more than bombs ever can do to win the hearts and minds of people in the Middle East and around the world.”
SCJ parish welcomes refugees in Ottawa; North American personnel directories available; Vietnamese community shares its gratitude for the US Province; Akta Lakota Museum receives recognition; weekend photos from St. Gregory the Great parish in Senatobia, MS.
On Thursday, December 10, the first airlift of Syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive in Toronto. A second flight is expected to land in Montréal on December 12. These are the first steps toward the Canadian government’s goal to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. Among the many who are stepping forward to greet the Syrians are the parishioners of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Ottawa. The parish is ministered to by the Priests of the Sacred Heart; Fr. Greg Murray, SCJ, is pastor…
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Houston, chosen as a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy; taking action on refugee concerns; SHSST says good-bye to December graduates; Sacred Heart Southern Missions teams up with Mississippi agency to host a housing resource fair for new home-buyers; prayer requests; and SCJs take part in march on climate change.