Weekly News: June 25, 2018

Delegates chosen for General Chapter
It was a quick Provincial Chapter – only a few hours on Monday afternoon, June 18. Its primary task was to elect delegates from the US Province to the General Chapter in Rome, July 14-27. Of course, the need for a General Chapter was the result of Pope Francis naming Fr. […]


Fr. Tom Burns dies in Florida

Fr. Tom
Fr. Tom Burns, SCJ, died this morning, June 23, near Pinellas Park, FL. Yesterday he had been hospitalized with complications from pneumonia. He was 79, professed his first vows in 1958 and was ordained in 1965.
From Wilkes-Barre, PA, Fr. Tom’s first assignment was at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Lenox, MA. He was […]


A new provincial administration!

Fr. Ed speaks to the assembly
“I promise I will work hard to be your pastor,” said Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, as he brought the US Province Election Assembly to a close.
Held June 19-20, 2018, at the Provincial Conference Center in Hales Corners, WI, the primary task of the gathering was to elect a new provincial […]


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Prayers for my deceased daughter Diane Hanna & my husband Richard and all my deceased relatives, friends, acquintances, and for all those I don’t know, May Eternal light shine upon them O Lord and may they rest in peace; and for all the souls in purgatory & hell may be able to atone & may […]


Sharing our Dehonian stories of migration

June 20th is World Refugee Day. The Dehonian North American Migration Committee commemorates the day by inviting SCJs, co-workers and others with whom we minister to share their personal stories of migration. The following stories from from Fr. Gustave Lulendo, SCJ, of the Canadian Region, Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, of the US Province and Lois […]


Delegates elected for Rome

It was a quick Provincial Chapter –– only a few hours on Monday afternoon, June 18! All entities in the congregation have to hold a chapter to elect delegates to the General Chapter that will be held in Rome in July. Of course, the General Chapter is necessary following the nomination of Fr. Heiner Wilmer, […]


Weekly News: June 18, 2018

Ordained to the diaconate!
In 2006, Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas entered the ESL program (English as a Second Language) at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. It was his first step on the path to ordained ministry as a Dehonian, a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
Fr. Ed and Dn. Juancho
On June 16, […]


Ordained to the diaconate!

The laying of hands
In 2006, Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas entered the ESL program (English as a Second Language) at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. It was his first step on the path to ordained ministry as a Dehonian, a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
On June 16, 2018, he was ordained […]


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Pray for continued healing for persons and their families dealing with addictions.


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Please help me pray for my private intentions. God bless priests of the sacred heart. Help me pray for my brother Anthony or his intentions and my sister Vivian.