Retreat helps youth learn to open their hearts to others

Fr. Albertus Joni, an SCJ from the Indonesian Province doing graduate studies in the United States, led a retreat May 17-19 for 70 youth who are a part of the Indonesian Community (Mudika UKI) in Toronto. Joining him was Postulant Hung Pham from the US Province, and SCJ Frs. Jim Casper, Peter McKenna, Martin Kadamattu […]


Weekly News: May 20, 2019

Summer ministries
Frater Paul (Phong) will minister in South Dakota this summer along with Hung Pham (postulant)
During the summer break, students in formation generally spend a few weeks in a province ministry or doing specialized studies. Today, Postulant Hung Pham and Frater Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ, head to South Dakota where they will work with the […]


Weekly News: May 13, 2019

The voice of Sacred Heart retires!
The SHSST kitchen prepared Marlene’s favorite lunch for her last day: onion rings and frozen yogurt. She is pictured with Dn. David.
After 37 years, Marlene Zepecki retired from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. For SCJs and many others she has literally been the voice of Sacred Heart, answering […]


Weekly News: May 6, 2019

Three receive Ministry of Lector from Fr. General
Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, superior general, spent much of last week in the US Province, primarily for meetings in the Milwaukee (Hales Corners) area. During his visit, he joined the Novitiate Community for prayer and dinner on Tuesday, and on Thursday, May 2, he conferred the […]


Three SCJs receive Ministry of Lector from Superior General

On May 2, Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, superior general, conferred the Ministry of Lector on three of our Dehonian seminarians: Fraters Henry Nguyen, Phong Paul Hoang and Huan Duy Pham. This is one of the initial steps on the path towards ordination.
“Enjoy the Word and share the Word,” said Fr. Carlos Luis to […]


Weekly News: April 29, 2019

Living the call of presence
Br. Brian
May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, is International Religious Brothers Day. To commemorate it, we profiled one of our own Dehonian brothers, Br. Brian Tompkins, SCJ, on the province website. Originally from the Canadian Region, Br. Brian, 62, has been a member of the US Province for several years. […]


Living the call of presence

May 1, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, is International Religious Brothers Day. To commemorate it, we share the following profile of one of our own Dehonian brothers: Br. Brian Tompkins, SCJ. Originally from the Canadian Region, Br. Brian, 62, has been a member of the US Province for several years. He lives and […]


Happy Easter!

“It is important that the world is able to see the face of Jesus at this moment in time. For it is the Lord, risen from the dead, who desires to be present to this broken and bruised world through you. Your Christian life gives witness that Christ is alive and at work in our […]


Weekly News: April 15, 2019

The Resurrection
Father, in your plan of love,
You raised your Son, Jesus,
And established him as Lord,
The heart of humanity
And the hope of salvation
To all who listen to his voice.
Like Mary Magdalene,
Searching the garden of the empty tomb,
We wish to recognize the voice of the Risen One
Who calls our names
And sends us forth as gospel witnesses.
By offering […]


Sr. Norma Pimentel featured Dehon Lecture speaker

Sr. Norma
“We are restoring humanity,” is how Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ, describes the work that she and others do at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas.
Executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, Sr. Norma was the main speaker at the Dehon Lecture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology on […]