Fr. Peter Mastrobuono died July 27 in suburban Milwaukee. He was 76 and had been in nursing care for the past few months. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Fr. Peter entered the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1959. On December 17th he would have celebrated his 50th anniversary of priesthood.
Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, visited with staff at the Province Development Office on July 26th to talk about the congregation’s presence in India; he has been serving as a “part-time” missionary in the district for the past two years. “Our SCJs in India pray for our benefactors every day,” said Fr. Tom to the development office staff, “as well as for all of you who help in raising funds for the mission.”
Dehonian youth groups from Canada and the US at WYD in Poland; prayer requests; new board chairperson for SHSST; Fr. Thi Pham named local superior in Mississippi; Fr. Frank Wittouck featured in Houston newsletter; Year of Mercy pilgrimage; August birthdays and happy birthday Fr. Dominic!
Houston youth group on the way to WYD; new pastoral team in Mississippi; prayer requests; reflecting on a vocation; Admissions Workshop scheduled; General Curia reviews mission statement; new calendar items; requests from Rome and from the Provincial Council; international SCJs visit Dehon Formation Community.
New parish hall dedicated in Big Bend, SD; Bishop Joe Potocnak highlighted in hometown paper; SCJs reminded to register for the North American Dehonian Retreat; updates; provincial’s calendar; Fr. Bill Marrevee honored in Canada; SCJ News available; candidates busy in summer ministry.
Fr. Steve shares his journal from general treasure’s visit; retreat reminder for SCJs; Facebook changes; international news; prayers and updates; “thank you” letter to the province; a closing shot from Vietnam.