Congratulations DEACON Henry

On May 7, Henry Nguyen, SCJ, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, bishop emeritus of De Aar, South Africa. The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology where Dn. Henry earned his M.Div the day before

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Planning for a Dehonian future

How to ensure that Dehonian Spirituality continues to thrive in the United States? What is a Dehonian ministry? What should a Dehonian community look like? These are just some of the questions members of the Provincial Council addressed during their April 5-6 planning retreat in South Dakota.

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Feast of the Annunciation

In his homily for the feast of the Annunciation Fr. John Czyzynski, SCJ, says that “as we celebrate this feast of the Annunciation we ask through the intercession of Jesus and Mary that we might be convinced, like Fr. Dehon, of God’s tremendous love for us, that love which became incarnate in Jesus and is symbolized by His pierced Heart.”

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Remembering Fr. Johnny Klingler

On Saturday, March 12, Fr. Johnny Klinger, SCJ, died. Originally from Paterson, NJ, he was 86, professed his first vows in 1963, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1967. He served as provincial superior of the US Province from 1977-1983, and as General Councilor from 1985-1991. Fr. Johnny spent many years in administration, but his passion was always for social justice and working with the poor. In 2017, a social justice award was named in his honor.


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"It matters to all of us"

“Every Polish SCJ community and parish, as well as retreat and formation houses, are encouraged to receive as many refugee families as they can,” writes Fr. Andrzej Sudol. Originally from Poland, Fr. Andrzej has been a member of the US Province for many years. He reflects on the attack on Ukraine and the efforts of so many to help its people.

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A new Provincial Superior!

On Wednesday, February 2, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, was installed as the 16th provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. “Please pray for me that I have the ear to listen attentively to the different voices in the province, the eye to see clearly the direction for the province, and the heart to be pastoral and compassionate to all,” said Fr. Vien.

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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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Mon Feb 28

WE PRAY FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE; we pray that they may feel strength and support from the prayers of so many around the world who are in solidarity with them. May a path to peace be found, even when no such path seems visible, or even seems possible. As Pope Francis said in reference Read More…

Thu Feb 10

FR. HENDRIK ARDIANTO’S BROTHER, FELIX, died unexpectedly on February 9. He was just 10 years old. Felix had been hospitalized with liver issues, but the death was unexpected. Fr. Ardi had called his mother, who was at the hospital, asking her to wake Felix so that he could talk to him. That’s when it was Read More…

Thu Feb 10

PLEASE KEEP THE FAMILY OF ERMIN HUMPAL in your prayers. Mr. Humpal, an honorary SCJ and former director of the Province Development Office, died on February 4. He was 100 years old. A memorial service will be held at Krause Funeral Home (Milwaukee) on March 19. Details have not yet been posted. The funeral home Read More…

Tue Feb 8

February 8, is “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND AWARENESS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING,” as declared by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General. The day was chosen because it is the feast of Josephine Bakhita, the patron of victims of human trafficking. WE PRAY: Loving Father, We seek your Read More…