Weekly News, January 25, 2021

Fr. Bob Tucker dies after lengthy health struggle On Saturday, January 23, Fr. Bob Tucker, SCJ, died.  He was 68. Originally from Detroit, MI, he was professed in 1975 and ordained in 1982. In recent years, Fr. Bob had struggled with a respiratory disorder that led to a lung transplant last July. He was unable […]


Remembering Fr. Bob Tucker, SCJ

The Mass of Christian Burial for Fr. Bob was on February 6. Click here to view photos. Click here to read Fr. Ed Kilianski’s homily Click here to view a PDF of the Funeral Mass Booklet View a video of the Wake and Funeral: TRIBUTE VIDEOS: VIDEOS: The upper video was produced by our formation […]


Three new postulants!

During Adoration with the community at Sacred Heart Monastery on January 21, Jonathan Nguyen-Vuong, Jacob Smith and Michael Wodarczyk entered postulancy. They join Celsus Robert, who became a postulant last year, in preparation for the novitiate. Fr. Andrzej Sudol is the postulancy director. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, received the postulants. “It’s a joy for me to welcome the three of you […]


Weekly News: January 18, 2021

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “I Have a Dream” speech, 1963 March on Washington The Provincial Offices are closed today, January 18, for the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. They will reopen tomorrow, January […]


Reflecting on the attack of the US Capitol

Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, writes the following in response to last week’s incidents in Washington, DC: Horror, disbelief and sadness. These are the emotions that continue to run through me as I reflect on the uprising that took place on the US […]


Weekly News: January 11, 2021

Reflecting on the attack of the US Capitol Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, writes the following in response to last week’s incidents in Washington, DC: Horror, disbelief and sadness. These are the emotions that continue to run through me as I reflect on […]


Seminarian welcomed in Ecuador

Frater Henry Nguyen, SCJ, arrived in Quito, Ecuador, on December 28, to begin the second half of his pastoral year. He was originally scheduled to spend his entire pastoral year in South America, taking part in a Spanish-language immersion experience and get a taste of ministry in a culture outside of the US Province. However, […]


Weekly News: January 4, 2021

Reflecting on Fratelli Tutti Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship, is the third encyclical by Pope Francis. Its message calls humanity to a deeper understanding of community and shared responsibility for one another and the world. In a video produced by our formation community, Fr. Ziggy Morawiec, SCJ, reflects on the encyclical, breaking the […]