A diverse congregation!

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). […]


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 […]


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 During an informal presentation September 11 at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake, Fr. Jose […]


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. […]


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Celebrating ordained ministry

Last week the province honored SCJs who celebrated 60, 50 and 30 years of vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Today, 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 was […]


Weekly News: September 10, 2018

A new Dehonian bishop! On September 1, thousands of people, including Dehonians from around the world, filled the cathedral and two nearby churches to be a part of the episcopal ordination of Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, as the 71st bishop of the diocese of Hildesheim, Germany. Until his appointment as bishop, he was the superior general […]


Honoring our jubilarians

On Saturday, September 8, the province celebrated nearly 200 years of vowed life with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). This year’s golden jubilarians are Fr. Bob Bossie and Br. Leonard Zaworski (50 years of vows). Also recognized during the ceremony were Br. Matt Miles (60 years) and Fr. Bryan Benoit (30 years). Fr. […]


A new Dehonian bishop!

On September 1, thousands of people, including Dehonians from around the world, filled the cathedral of Hildesheim and two nearby churches to be a part of the episcopal ordination of Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, as the 71st bishop of the German diocese. Archbishop Stefan Heße of Hamburg was the ordaining bishop. The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, […]