Helping immigrants to feel at home

Helping immigrants feel at home in their new home In 2003, the major superiors of religious communities in the Archdiocese of Toronto began to talk about the possibility of collaborative ministry. Was there something that they could do together? A needs assessment surfaced three areas of particular concern in the archdiocese: youth, seniors and refugees. […]


January 4, 2010

Click here for a PDF copy Provincial’s Time Fr. Tom Cassidy starts the week at St. John’s Cathedral where he will be one of the con-celebrants of the installation Mass of Milwaukee’s new archbishop, Jerome Listecki.  On January 10 Fr. Tom will be in Mississippi for the dedication of Good Shepherd Church in Robinsonville. Fr. […]


January 11, 2010

Click here for a PDF copy Provincial’s Time Fr. Tom Cassidy started the week in Mississippi where took part in the January 10 dedication of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Robinsonville (see photos at http://scjusa.smugmug.com ). On Wednesday he will be at the wake for Fr. Richard Zelonis, and on Thursday the funeral (details below). […]


January 18, 2010

Click here for a PDF copy Provincial’s Time Fr. Tom Cassidy is at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Il., this week for the province gathering. January 24-28 he is scheduled to be at a CMSM retreat in San Antonio, Texas. January 30 is Frater Duy Nguyen’s final vows ceremony and February 2-3 are […]


January 25, 2010

Click here for a PDF copy A few photos from the past week. At left is Bishop Joseph Potocnack with Shirley Daughtery, a teacher at Holy Family School in Holly Springs, Miss. The bishop visited with students at the school prior to attending the province gathering in Belleville, Il. At right is Br. Ben Humpfer […]


February 1, 2010

Click here for a PDF copy Provincial’s Time Fr. Tom Cassidy took part in Frater Duy Nguyen’s final vow ceremony on January 30; this week Fr. Tom has council meetings February 2-3. Congratulations! He first came in contact with the SCJs in 1999 when his family was invited to a gathering at the province’s formation […]


Embracing the future through 6-year plan

Building on the past to embrace the future Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, superior general, reflects on six-year program On Tuesday, December 8, the General Administration released its six-year program, an outline of congregational priorities as well a framework for the operation of the General Administration. To give background to and better explain the program, Fr. […]


Frater Duy Nguyen makes perpetual profession

Frater Duy Nguyen, SCJ, didn’t have to go to far when he joined the province formation program. Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Frater Duy now lives and studies only a short drive from his childhood haunts. He first came in contact with the SCJs in 1999 when his family was invited […]


New Mississippi parish

New parish brings together two faith communities… and their “cousins” In the literal sense, a building is just a material object. It is brick and mortar, electrical lines and pipes. It is a place to keep people and their things dry and warm (or pleasantly cool, depending on the time of year). Yet these inanimate […]


Tragedy strikes again

In January, the world joined together to assist the people of Haiti following the most powerful earthquake to hit the nation in over a century.  Donations came from throughout the congregation (including $20,000 from the U.S. Province), and the Generalate in Rome hosted (through the Red Cross) 116 Haitian women and children displaced by the […]