Province schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week; Mississippi students take part in School Choice rally; students at Sacred Heart in Southaven learn about migration; bishops issue final message from Rome meeting; Provincial Conference this week; prayer requests and provincial’s time.
SCJs lead confirmation retreat; Chicago property sold; election reminder; reflection on prayer; provincial conference next week; photos and homily from Fr. Steve Wiese’s funeral; notices from SHSST; updates and prayer requests; “Open Heart” retreat in Macau; Dehonian bishops meet in Rome
Fr. Steve Wiese, SCJ, died on January 13; he was 83. He served as a teacher in the province’s seminaries, in parish ministry throughout the country, as a vocation director and as missionary in Lesotho (Africa). For the past several years he had been a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML.
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; building project updates; keynote speaker at SHSST’s Preaching Workshop echoes Fr. Dehon; Vietnamese SCJ begins seminary studies at SHSST; founder’s circular letters available online; updates and prayer requests; provincial superior’s calendar.
There is a frequently cited image of Fr. Leo John Dehon holding a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. The founder’s call to make the gospel relevant to the events of the day was echoed by Dn. Greg Kandra in his keynote address at SHSST’s Preaching Conference on January 9. “Take the news of the week and make it real,” said Dn. Kandra. “Connect it to the gospel. Every story is a Catholic story. Everything has a relationship to the Gospel, to our faith.”
Calendar highlights for the start of 2018; Br. Ben Humpfer remembered; National Migration Week commemorated; Frs. Joseph Dinh and Tom Cassidy head overseas; St. Joseph’s students earn language awards; novice reflects on first visit to Vietnam; provincial’s calendar