Weekly News: October 15, 2018

Discovering Pope Francis
With temporary carpet and lighting, along with a rented stage backdrop and professional media system, the gymnasium at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology was transformed from an aging basketball court to a professionally equipped auditorium in order to host “Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives,” October 8-11.
Archbishop Christophe […]


Discovering Pope Francis

Dr. Austen Ivereigh
“I get invited to quite a few Pope Francis conferences and this has been absolutely, by far, the best one that I have been at for the sheer concentration of insight and quality of speakers, but also, the quality of those listening. I’ve really sensed you listening in these days.”
The quote is from […]


Weekly News: October 8, 2018

Worship community celebrates 40 years!
On Sunday, October 7, the Vietnamese worship community of Milwaukee celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since 2007, the community has been a part of St. Martin of Tours parish in Franklin, WI (suburban Milwaukee), ministered to by the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
Fr. Joseph Quang Tran, pastor of the Vietnamese community
Fr. Francis Vu […]


Worship community celebrates 40 years!

Fr. Joseph Quang Tran welcomes people to the celebration
On Sunday, October 7, the Vietnamese worship community of Milwaukee celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since 2007, the community has been a part of St. Martin of Tours parish in Franklin, WI (suburban Milwaukee), ministered to by the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians).
The concept of ethnic Catholic communities […]


Weekly News: October 1, 2018

A diverse congregation!
On September 26, three Dehonian ESL students – Fr. Tomasz Flak (pictured above), Fr. Sugi Sugiarno and Fr. Praveen Richard – spoke with staff from the Province Development Office about their home countries. It was a way of connecting the work done at the office with the many places SCJs serve around the world.
Fr. […]


A diverse congregation!

Fr. Tomasz
On September 26, three of our ESL students – Fr. Tomasz, Fr. Sugi and Fr. Praveen – spoke with staff from the Province Development Office about their home countries. It was a way of connecting the work they do in fundraising with the many places our Dehonians serve around the world.
Fr. Tomasz talked about his […]


Weekly News: September 24, 2018

A new administration begins
The recently elected US Provincial Council held its first meeting September 18-19; new to the council are Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, and Br. Andy Gancarczyk, SCJ. This is the second three-year term for Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, as provincial superior (the new administration is pictured above at the 2018 Election Assembly).
One of […]


Weekly News: September 17, 2018

More anniversaries!
Last week the province honored Dehonians who celebrated 60, 50 and 30 years of vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart. On September 14, the Sacred Heart Community at SHML hosted a celebration for SCJs noting 60, 50 and 40 years of ordained ministry. To accommodate the number of guests, the anniversary Mass […]


Dehonians called to build bridges in divisive times

“And so for you who are Dehonians, wherever you are, how are you prophetic? Are you faithful to the charism of your congregation? Are you being faithful to reparation? As you know, when reparation happens, reconciliation is possible.”
-Fr. Jose Gonzales
Fr. Jose
During an informal presentation September 11 at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake, Fr. Jose Gonzales, […]


Fr. Leonard Tadyszak, eldest member of province, dies

Fr. Leonard Tadyszak, SCJ, the eldest member of the US Province at 96, died September 16, at the Congregational Home in Brookfield, WI. He recently celebrated his 74th anniversary of profession.
A Milwaukee native, Fr. “Tady,” as he is often called, learned of the Priests of the Sacred Heart through an advertisement in a religious magazine. “It […]