Implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Every corner of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) is seeking ways to adapt to the implications of COVID-19. Our schools are physically closed with many converting to online education (including Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology), liturgies are streamed online, social services are adapted to assist those in need while still maintaining safety protocols, support staff are working from home. For safety reasons, our Provincialate, as well as many other offices in the United States, are maintaining their services with the smallest number of staff possible. In Wisconsin, the governor has issued a “Safe in Place” order that drastically limits who can leave their home and why. This will be in place at least until April 24. HOWEVER, staff are checking both phone and email messages and trying to respond to requests as soon as possible.
CMSM COVID-19 webpage
The Conference of Major Superiors of Men has an extensive webpage of resources regarding COVID-19, including online workshops and tutorials on livestreaming, video conferencing and guidelines for adapting ministries.
US Province Assembly RSVP list
Please note that scheduling adjustments may be made in light of COVID-19
Mark your calendar!
2020 US Provincial Assembly and Jubilee Celebration – The 2020 US Provincial Assembly will be June 9-12, beginning Tuesday morning and concluding midday on Friday. The Province Jubilee Celebration will be Monday, June 8. Among those celebrating jubilees in 2020: Fr. Joseph-Thien Dinh, Fr. Quang Nguyen, Br. Andy Gancarczyk and Fr. Ed Zemlik (25 years); Fr. Christianus Hendrik and Fr. Andrzej Sudol (30 years); Fr. Byron Haaland and Br. Ray Kozuch (50 years) and Br. Bernard Taube (70 years).
Provincial Council meetings – The council will meet on the following dates in 2020″
- May 5-6
- June 11 (7:00 p.m. for advancements in formation)
- August 12-13
- September 15 and 17 (The Dehon Lecture, featuring Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, will be on September 16. Fr. General will then meet with the council on September 17).
- November 10-11
- December 15-16
General Visiation –The General Visitation of the US Province will begin on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The tentative schedule is as follows:
- August 29 – Arrive in Memphis from Canada
- August 30 through September 1 – Mississippi
- September 2-4 – Sacred Heart Community, Florida
- September 9-11 – South Dakota
- September 12-19 – Wisconsin