Weekly News: March 1, 2021

Preparing for the Resurrection Fr. Hendrik Ardianto and Fr. Frank Wittouck (pictured above) are the most recent SCJs to share reflections for the Lenten e-blast, “Preparing for the Resurrection.” “Our life is always full of signs,” writes Fr. Ardi, writing about the readings for February 24. “Signs don’t just stand by themselves, they always have […]

Weekly News: February 22, 2021

Unprecedented impact of winter weather For Fr. Rafael Querobin, SCJ, the idea of snow in Houston was exciting. “But I had no idea about the consequences of it,” he said. Originally from Brazil, Fr. Rafael is associate pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Houston, a place rarely touched by sub-zero temperatures and snow. […]

Putting that degree to work!

In May, 2015, at the age of 81, Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, completed a master’s degree in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Many people congratulated him on the effort, but often added “What are you going to do with it?” Fr. Bernie admits that for a while, the question bothered […]

Weekly News: February 15, 2021

“There are no big or small crosses; there is only very little love or great love.  Let us love, and then it will be easy for us to climb the hill of Calvary and heavy crosses will become light.” Leo John Dehon, SCJ, Crowns of Love for the Sacred Heart II, 1st Mystery, 1st Meditation   […]

Weekly News: February 8, 2021

Celebrating Catholic Schools As noted last week, Dehonian schools in the US Province planned a variety of ways to commemorate National Catholic Schools Week. At Sacred Heart School in Southaven, MS, the theme was “Celebrating Our Community.” Students visited via Zoom with people from the local community, learning about their work and responsibilities during the […]

Weekly News: February 1, 2021

Accidental Missionary In 2019, Fr. Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas, SCJ, went to his native Colombia for what he thought would be a brief family visit while renewing immigration papers. At the time, he was a newly ordained priest serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Houston. But as with much during the past year, plans […]

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 […]