Weekly News: December 21, 2020

Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! Today is the Winter Solstice, which means that brighter days – ever so incrementally – are ahead. Of course, on Friday, December 25, is the celebration of Christmas. The Provincial Offices will be closed December 24-28 for the holiday, and again on December 31 and January 1 for […]


Christmas greetings from Rome

Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, vicar general, writes the following from the Generalate in Rome: Dear SCJ family, I send my prayers and greetings for a joyful Christmas! Last month during the US Province’s Zoom assembly I was quite touched, and felt sentimental just seeing confreres I haven’t been able to see for so long. Like […]


Weekly News: December 14, 2020

OLG celebrations As we noted last week, celebrations of the parish feast day at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston were adapted due to the pandemic. However, many of the traditions continued, including the dance of the Matachines, a spiritual dance that has its origins in the pre-Hispanic peoples of Latin America. One of the […]


Weekly News: December 7, 2020

Pandemic adaptations at OLG Due to COVID-19 restrictions, RCIA students at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston were unable to receive their sacraments at Easter. The delayed celebrations took place instead at the end of November. Fr. Wojciech Adamczyk, SCJ, OLG pastor, is pictured above during one of the baptisms. This coming Saturday, December 12, […]


Weekly News: November 30, 2020

Advent begins God of kindness, you so loved the world that you sent Jesus, your Son, to become one of us. In response to your love, we offer you our lives: our energies, our needs, our intentions. Receive our offering; enable us to unite it with your Word made flesh. During these days full of […]


Weekly News: November 23, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving! The Provincial Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 26-27) for Thanksgiving. Have a blessed holiday! What are you thankful for? Our formation community continues its video work, this time interviewing several members of the SCJ community living at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. In a year with many challenges several Dehonians […]


Being together, virtually

“It is so good to see your faces, to hear your voices” -Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, vicar general   Adapt, adapt, adapt! That is the mantra of 2020 as people throughout the world make adjustments due to the pandemic. Liturgies and ceremonies are livestreamed, classes are online, and even family gatherings have moved to Zoom. On […]


Weekly News: November 16, 2020

SHSM specializes in fresh starts The 38 houses in Sacred Heart Southern Missions’ Dehon Village have been called home by hundreds of families for more than two decades. Offering a fresh start, these houses provide safety, security and hope for people – often facing homelessness – while they repair their credit, look for work and […]


Weekly News: November 9, 2020

Vocation inspired by a miracle Fr. Albertus Joni, SCJ, is featured in the most recent video produced by our formation community. Professed in 2006, Fr. Joni credits a miracle for helping him to discover his vocation. When he was 10, he developed a significant limp. Frustrated after doctors were unable to determine a cause, his […]


Weekly News: November 2, 2020

On All Souls Day… May we never lose hope “May we never lose our memories as a family, a people. May we never lose hope, always contemplating the horizon, always looking ahead. May God grant us the grace to recognize the lights that accompany us to where He awaits us with so much love.” -Pope […]