Weekly News: April 30, 2018

Native Hope 1st recipient of Johnny Klingler Social Action Award
The Provincial Council has affirmed the selection of Native Hope in Chamberlain, SD, as the recipient of the 1st Annual Johnny Klingler, SCJ, Social Action Award. The award was created last year at the recommendation of the Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission to honor Fr. Johnny as he retired from the commission for his decades of commitment to social […]


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I’d like prayers of support for a dear friend going through personal struggles in her life. Thank you.


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Please pray for those in leadership around the world. May they always be mindful of the impact of their decisions on the most vulnerable.


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Keep in prayer those who are victims of violence


Weekly News: April 23, 2018

Friends come together to honor Fr. Yost
Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, died last July. A member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML, he often celebrated Mass at Good Shepherd Chapel for the lay residents of Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. That’s where Pat and Tom Brown met him.
“It’s because of him that we are Catholic,” said […]


Weekly News: April 16, 2018

Unexpected agenda item
Twice a year the administrations of the US Province and Canadian Region meet to discuss collaborative efforts and shared concerns. Topics related to immigration and internationality have been the primary focus of recent meetings. Both were listed on the agenda of the April 9 gathering held at the US Provincialate in Hales Corners, […]


The importance of being present

“It’s not only about ‘getting out of the sacristy’ but also getting out of my comfort zone, to learn to be available and present.”
-Novice Henry Nguyen
Novice Henry Nguyen shares the following reflection:
Many have asked, “Where do the novices spend their time during the week?”
A day in the life of a novice includes many things, such […]


Friends come together to honor Fr. Yost

“We were seekers, and Fr. Yost recognized that.”
-Pat Brown
Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, died last July. A member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML, he had been retired for many years but continued to be active in ministry until the last months of illness. Often, he celebrated Mass at Good Shepherd Chapel for the lay […]


Deaf are “aliens in our midst”

“I naively thought I would bring the Word of God to the deaf community.  They have shown me a God of patience, perseverance, trust, and deep faith in the face of life’s difficulties.  I have received much more from them than I have given.”
-Fr. Guy Blair, SCJ
Fr. Guy Blair, SCJ, has spent many years ministering […]


Unexpected topic added to North American councils meeting

Twice a year the administrations of the US Province and Canadian Region meet to discuss collaborative efforts and shared concerns. Topics related to immigration and internationality have been the primary focus of recent meetings. Both were listed on the agenda of the April 9 gathering held at the US Provincialate in Hales Corners, WI.
Councilors and […]