Three new SCJs!

On August 15, three young men – Jonathan Nguyen-Vuong, Jacob Smith and Michael Wodarczyk – professed their First Vows and became members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Receiving their vows was Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, who made his own First Profession exactly 25 years ago today. Fr. Vien is now provincial superior of the US Province.

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The search for Fr. Anthony continues

Fr. Anthony Kluckman, SCJ, has been missing from the Hales Corners area since early Thursday, July 21. He suffers from significant memory impairment. If you have any information that you think may be relevant in the search for Fr. Anthony please contact the Franklin Police Department at: 414-425-2522.

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Dehonian spirituality is for all!

With their families looking on, 32 people made a one-year commitment as Dehonian Associates during a prayer service in the chapel of Holy Spirit Church in Hernando, MS, on July 17. Fr. Vien Nguyen, provincial superior, led the service and received their commitment. “The journey helped me dig a little deeper into and strengthen my Catholic faith,” said a new Associate.

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Fr. Ed Kilianski, former provincial superior, has died

On June 26, Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, former provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, died. He was 67. A native of Buffalo, NY, Fr. Ed was elected to his first term as provincial superior in 2015. He professed his first vows in 1975 and was ordained in 1983.

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My Heart is Ready

“What do you think of when you hear the word HEART?” asks Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, in his reflection for the feast of the Sacred Heart (June 24). “In the Catholic tradition, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbol of God’s love for us, and so the feast of the Sacred Heart is a celebration of a love story.” View and read messages from Fr. Vien and from our superior general for the feast day. 

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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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Wed Aug 31

We pray for Fr. Jim Schifano, SCJ, who died on August 29. Originally from Colorado Springs, CO, Fr. Jim was 77, and was ordained in 1975. Before pursuing his vocation, Fr. Jim served in the US Army. Her served in parish ministry, administrative support and with our retired priests and brothers. Fr. Jim retired himself Read More…

Wed Aug 31

We pray for Fr. Anthony Kluckman, SCJ, who has been missing since July 21: Loving God, you call all things into being and bring order out of chaos. Help us who are searching for Fr. Anthony to recognize your will in these difficult times. Be with Fr. Anthony whom you called to service and open Read More…

Wed Jun 1

We pray for all of those dealing with health concerns, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. May they find strength in the love of the Sacred Heart. In particular, we pray for the mother of one of our novices, Jacob Smith, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Wed May 25

Over and over we hear the news of yet another shooting. Just yesterday, 19 children were killed by gunfire in Texas. We pray for their families, but just as strongly, we pray that their deaths aren’t in vain, that measures will be taken to minimize the risk of such unfathomable violence and pain happening yet Read More…