Weekly News: October 29, 2018

Fr. Paul Kelly, long-time spiritual director, dies
After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died October 26 surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. He was 68. Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first vows in 1970 and […]


Long-time spiritual director, Fr. Paul Kelly, dies

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After a lengthy illness, Fr. Paul Kelly, SCJ, died early this morning, October 26, surrounded by members of his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI.  He was 68.
Fr. Paul
Originally from Carbondale, PA, Fr. Paul was 18 when he became a candidate with the community. He professed first vows […]


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Please remember in prayer my daughter, Bella, who continues to recover from severe injuries from being hit by a car, as well as the staff at Craig Hospital in Denver who are caring for her. Also, keep in prayer the special needs of several others including Gregg, Kevin, Bradley, David, Kylie, Bryce, Matt, Tristan, Nancy, […]


Weekly News: October 22, 2018

Pieta replica on display
Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson visited Christ the King parish in Southaven, MS, yesterday, to bless a life-size marble casting of Michelangelo’s Pietà. Arte Divine was given permission by the Vatican Museum to create 100 copies of the masterpiece to tour around the world, enabling those who have not had the opportunity […]


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Please pray for the many people impacted by the migration caravan headed to the United States, including the migrants themselves. May the actions that are taken always make as a priority the good of people.


1st annual Johnny Klingler, SCJ, Social Action Award

On October 18, Native Hope became the first recipient of the annual Johnny Klingler, SCJ, Social Action Award. Representatives of the US Province Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Commission presented the award on behalf of the province. The ceremony – including presentation of a $1,000 check  – took place in Chamberlain, SD, where Native Hope is based.
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I ask for prayers for those who are struggling with mental health difficulties.


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.”
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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 […]