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.Read More
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.Read More
A whirlwind tour of the US Province!
Delayed for two years by the pandemic, Frs. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, (Superior General) and Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ (Vicar General), made their way to the United States in May for the General Visitation of the US Province. Florida to Wisconsin to South Dakota to Mississippi to Texas! Schools, parishes, ordinations… they covered a lot ground in a few short weeks.Read More
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 beforeRead More
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.
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.Read More
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