Weekly News: July 16, 2018

The General Chapter begins!
“This is a dynamic moment for the congregation,” said Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martín, SCJ, superior general, in welcoming delegates to the XXIV General Chapter. “It is a time for intense communion while also recognizing our diversity. We must let the Holy Spirit touch our hearts, and to do this, we must […]


Weekly News: July 9, 2018

Headed to Rome
Fr. Quang
The XXIV General Chapter begins on Saturday, July 14, at the Generalate in Rome. It will be a short but intense chapter with a full work schedule, even on Sunday, when delegates will review reports on the State of the Congregation, including the general financial report. The one break in the 14-day […]


Weekly News: July 2, 2018

Happy Independence Day!
The Provincial Offices will be closed July 3-4 for Independence Day.
Did you know that July 4 is not only the birthday of the United States, but the date on which the Priests of the Sacred Heart received its final approval as a religious congregation?
“I knew that the question of our approbation was to […]


Human trafficking seen, but hidden

“This is not something happening somewhere else, but in the very areas served by the Priests of the Sacred Heart”
Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ
Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ, grew up in rural South Dakota. As an adult, he ministered there. It is a place that he felt that he knew well.
Br. Duane
But in 2008 he was […]


Weekly News: June 25, 2018

Delegates chosen for General Chapter
It was a quick Provincial Chapter – only a few hours on Monday afternoon, June 18. Its primary task was to elect delegates from the US Province to the General Chapter in Rome, July 14-27. Of course, the need for a General Chapter was the result of Pope Francis naming Fr. […]


Fr. Tom Burns dies in Florida

Fr. Tom
Fr. Tom Burns, SCJ, died this morning, June 23, near Pinellas Park, FL. Yesterday he had been hospitalized with complications from pneumonia. He was 79, professed his first vows in 1958 and was ordained in 1965.
From Wilkes-Barre, PA, Fr. Tom’s first assignment was at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Lenox, MA. He was […]


A new provincial administration!

Fr. Ed speaks to the assembly
“I promise I will work hard to be your pastor,” said Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, as he brought the US Province Election Assembly to a close.
Held June 19-20, 2018, at the Provincial Conference Center in Hales Corners, WI, the primary task of the gathering was to elect a new provincial […]


Sharing our Dehonian stories of migration

June 20th is World Refugee Day. The Dehonian North American Migration Committee commemorates the day by inviting SCJs, co-workers and others with whom we minister to share their personal stories of migration. The following stories from from Fr. Gustave Lulendo, SCJ, of the Canadian Region, Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, of the US Province and Lois […]


Delegates elected for Rome

It was a quick Provincial Chapter –– only a few hours on Monday afternoon, June 18! All entities in the congregation have to hold a chapter to elect delegates to the General Chapter that will be held in Rome in July. Of course, the General Chapter is necessary following the nomination of Fr. Heiner Wilmer, […]


Weekly News: June 18, 2018

Ordained to the diaconate!
In 2006, Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas entered the ESL program (English as a Second Language) at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. It was his first step on the path to ordained ministry as a Dehonian, a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
Fr. Ed and Dn. Juancho
On June 16, […]