Weekly News: August 29, 2016

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation; earthquake felt at SCJ community near Assisi; three SCJ communities surrounded by fire in Portugal; Fr. Tom back in India; prayer requests and updates; thanks from a former ESL student; photos from OLG Memorial Mass for Fr. Peter Mastrobuono; remembering former SHSM staff slain Mississippi


How we can help

Many people have contacted us, asking if there is a way that they can help those affected by the earthquakes in Italy, as well as the devastating fires in Portugal. Fr. Massimo Bellillo, SCJ, the provincial superior of the South Italian Province, said that what is needed most is financial assistance so that people can rebuild their homes and businesses. The North Italian Province is directing donations to the local Caritas office. You can also make a donation through the US Province at www.poshusa.org.


Weekly News: August 22, 2016

Start of a new school year; vocation journey began at the top of an electrical pole in Wyoming; reminders for SCJs from the vocation office and Mission Ed organizers; Fr. Paul Grizzelle Reid’s summer teaching in Vietnam; SHSST staff kick off the school year with a day of service; prayer requests and updates.


“What if?”

“What happens after this life?” That’s what Fr. Nick Brown asked himself when he was at the top of an electrical pole in Sundance, Wyoming. It was a beautiful spot; from his perch Fr. Nick could see the Devil’s Tower natural monument. But instead of enjoying the gorgeous view, he started to ask himself “What if…?” And that question led him on a vocation journey straight to the Priests of the Sacred Heart.


Weekly News: August 15, 2016

Fr. Francis Vu Tran installed as district superior in Vietnam; three renew vows; Canadian Region looks to the future at annual assembly; prayer requests; Fr. Anthony Kluckman honored at St. Joseph’s; Fr. Tom Cassidy on his way to India; “Thank you” from an ESL alumnus; provincial’s time


St. Joseph’s Indian School honors SCJ chaplain

Last week during staff orientation at St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota, the staff presented Fr. Anthony Kluckman, SCJ, a star quilt to commemorate his 50 years of religious life. Fr. Anthony is chaplain at the school. Allyssa Hoffer of St. Joseph’s did an interview with Fr. Anthony in which he reflected on his vocation, religious life, and St. Joe’s.


The choice to be a “son of Dehon”

Frater Justin Krenke, SCJ, renewed his vows this morning (August 12). “God calls all of us to go out in any way we can to be a part of the world, not a part from the world,” said Fra. Justin in his reflection prior to his vow renewal. “This is the message of Fr. Dehon.. So today, before all of you, before Fr. John [Czyzynski], before my brothers in community, I very joyfully renew my vows and continue the message of Christ and of our dear founder, Fr. Dehon.”


WYD renews SCJ seminarian’s commitment to vocation

Frater Juancho signs his vow renewal
“Today I said Yes once again to God!”
Frater Juan Carlos (“Juancho”) Castañeda Rojas was one of several members of the US Province who accompanied a youth group from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Houston, to World Youth Day in Poland. The experience of being with SCJs from around the world was especially […]


Weekly News: August 8, 2016

World Youth Day pilgrims make their way home; prayer requests and updates; Fr. Tony Russo homilist at Fr. Peter Mastrobuono’s funeral; Memorial Mass for Fr. Peter planned for Houston; “Native Hope” featured in SD paper; “preaching” the focus of August 5 Dehonian Spirituality; new Indonesian leadership team filled with ESL alumni


Weekly News: August 1, 2016

Frater James renews his vows; Fr. Peter Mastrobuono, long-time Texas pastor, dies; Fr. Stephen Huffstetter writes from Ecuador where SCJs continue to assist victims of April’s devastating earthquake; “part-time missionary” talks about India; Fr. Ed Kilianski joins Dehonian youth in Poland for WYD; new secretary general takes office.