Let us honor those who have died with a commitment to peace

“It’s all right to celebrate this day with fireworks and parades and decorating grave sites, but it  seems to me that the best way to honor those who have died in wars is to dedicate ourselves to eliminating future wars.” -Fr. John Czyzynski,, SCJ Fr. John Czyzynski, SCJ, gave the homily at this morning’s Memorial […]


Rome slowly opens

Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, vicar general, writes about a Rome that is slowly reopening following significant shut-downs due to COVID-19. Although there is some relaxing of stay-at-home orders, Rome is a much different place than its usual spring-time busyness. Fr. Steve writes: After two months of staying at home, the city of Rome has begun […]


Once an altar boy, now a “farm boy”

Originally from the District of India, Fr. Praveen Kumar Richard, SCJ, was assigned to ministry at St. Joseph’s Indian School last year. He taught, he celebrated liturgies and other prayer services, and he helped with parish ministry on the nearby reservations. But that all changed in March with COVID-19. Students could not return to school […]


Weekly News: May 18, 2020

“In the heart of this world, the Lord of life, who loves us so much, is always present. He does not abandon us, he does not leave us alone, for he has united himself definitively to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward.” -Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ (On Care […]


Weekly News: May 11, 2020

St. Joseph’s Indian School named top-rated nonprofit St. Joseph’s Indian School was named as a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. “We are honored to receive a Top-Rated Charity award for the fourth consecutive year from GreatNonprofits,” said Mike Tyrell, president of the school. “For over […]


Weekly News: May 4, 2020

Drive-thru blessings Over the weekend SCJs at Our Lady of Guadalupe Houston offered drive-thru blessings and outdoor confessions. Fr. Tim Gray, SCJ, is pictured above blessing a vehicle (note his OLG face mask!). Click here to view more photos on the OLG Facebook page. Recalling another time of fear “Around this time 45 years ago, the […]


Reflections: Frater Kodjovi Hubert Liassidji, SCJ

We invite Dehonians, co-workers and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to share their personal reflections regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in their lives and their communities. The following is from Frater Kodjovi Hubert Liassidji, SCJ, a seminarian in our formation program at Sacred Heart Monastery. When I started the semester in January, I […]


Reflections: Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ

“More than ever, we need to trust in God’s promise of his constant accompaniment.  We need to hear and take to heart God’s Word through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah, ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.’” Fr. Quang Nguyen, SCJ We invite Dehonians, […]