On June 21, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, SCJ, was elected to a second six-year term as superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians).

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A new Dehonian priest!

On June 1, in the sacristy of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Houston, Paul Phong Hoang, SCJ, vested as a deacon for the last time. An hour later, surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Dehonians, his parents would help to vest him as a priest.

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Transition in leadership at SHSST

Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, has been named as the interim president-rector of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, beginning July 8, 2024. Fr. Raúl Gómez-Ruiz, SDS, steps down from the position in June, following his election to leadership of his religious community, the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, will serve as president-rector beginning with the 2025 academic year.

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Triduum in Belarus

“Despite the difficulties of the political situation, the communities continue their journey with creativity and perseverance, making every effort to preserve their faith and, above all, to put into practice what they believe”

Fr. Levi dos Anjos Ferreira, SCJ

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Celebrating our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon!

On March 14, Dehonians around the world celebrated the 181st anniversary of the birth of the founder, Venerable Leo John Dehon. Pictured here are students at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Houston with their Dehonian shirts on Founder’s Day. 

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More than just traditions

Adoration and First Friday devotions are more than just prayer traditions for the Priests of the Sacred Heart, they are among the essential elements of Dehonian Spirituality in practice.

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Celebrating collaboration and commitment in SD

“This is holy ground. There is a Dehonian spirit here that has been present for over 100 years. No one leaves here without feeling that spirit.” The quote is from Mike Tyrell, president of St. Joseph’s Indian School, as he welcomed SCJs and coworkers to South Dakota, the birthplace of the US Province, for this year’s Mission Education gathering.

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WATCH a brief video of the January 3-6 US Province Election Assembly during which Fr. Vien Nguyen was elected as the 16th provincial superior of the US Province. In the video are moments from the election process itself, but also comments from SCJs about their hopes for the future, the challenges the province faces, and those things for which Dehonians are grateful.



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Tue Jan 2

WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT… “Lord, I renew the offer of my entire being and my whole life to the Sacred Heart. Dear Lord, I love You; these words sum up my whole life: Behold I come to do your will. I am totally yours.” [Words of Fr. Leo John Dehon in “The Crowns of Love, Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR ADVENT WE PRAY… Lord Jesus Christ, you once said to your disciples: “Keep watch, for you do not know the day or the hour.” Your words of love amaze us all. For you call us to welcome the light in ways not of our choosing and at times when we least expect it. Lord Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR PEACE WE PRAY… God of mercy and compassion, of grace and reconciliation, pour your power upon all your children in the Middle East: Jews, Muslims and Christians, Palestinians and Israelis. Let hatred be turned into love, fear to trust, despair to hope, oppression to freedom, occupation to liberation, that violent encounters may be replaced Read More…

Wed Dec 6

FOR THOSE DISCERNING A VOCATION WE PRAY… Gracious God, you have blessed me with many gifts and talents. Grant me the wisdom to know how best to use them for the glory of your name. Jesus calls, “Come, follow me.” I want to follow him and be faithful to my call. Help me to see Read More…