Dehonians celebrate feast of the Sacred Heart around the country; SCJ seminarian reflects on being “united in one heart;” remembering Fr. Vince; July birthdays; prayer requests; Schools in Collaboration gathering in Mississippi; offices closed for July 4.
“If we put our trust and hope in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, he will not disappoint; for his Heart still beats with healing and love for the world, for us.,” said Fr. Ed Kilianski, US provincial superior, in his homily for the feast of the Sacred Heart. Sacred Heart Monastery hosted a feast-day celebration on June 23.
Fr. Vincent McDonald, SCJ, died June 19 in suburban Milwaukee. He was 85, professed his first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart in 1951 and was ordained in 1958. He served as a prison chaplain, as a chaplain to the armed services, in hospital ministry and in parish ministry.
Nine commit to being a Dehonian Associate; students in summer ministry in Mississippi; SHSST awarded fifth grant of the year; seminarians do annual Holy Land dig; Our Lady of Fatima honored; shareholder activism; updates and prayer requests.
CONGRATULATIONS! After a year of study and prayer together, nine members of the Sacred Heart Southern Missions staff and board made their first commitment as Dehonian Associates during a ceremony on June 15.
Highlights from the 2017 Provincial Assembly including photo links; province jubilees; the “Johnny Klingler JP Award;” prayer requests; new novitiate receives canonical approval; formation news; provincial’s calendar.
“The Joy of Community Expressed in Our Mission” was the theme of the 2017 Province Assembly. It began with the Jubilee Celebration on June 5 and continued through the week with presentations on a wide variety of topics including personality exploration, multiculturalism, migration and community. It also included testimonies from the province’s students, reflecting on what they see in the Priests of the Sacred Heart and why they have chosen to follow their vocations with the community.
On Monday evening, June 5, the US Province celebrated the profession anniversaries of 18 SCJ priests and brothers. In total, the 2017 jubilarians represent 690 years of religious life. The celebration took place at Sacred Heart Monastery / Seminary and School of Theology.
Assembly week begins; general superior releases letter for feast of the Sacred Heart; Dehonian Associates publishing Sacred Heart novena; students from St. Joe’s learn about Lakota heritage; insurance cards in the mail; prayer notices; photos from St. Martin of Tours youth