Weekly News: December 21, 2015

Christmas greetings from SHML and the Provincialate Office’s holiday schedule; new leadership named for St. Joseph Community, Provincial Council makes public statement on refugee crisis; Daniel Cardinal DiNardo opens Year of Mercy at OLG, Houston; reunion planned for Divine Heart Seminary in May 2016; January birthdays and prayer requests; recent appointments; Fr. Ed Kilianski’s upcoming schedule.

We must commit ourselves to compassion and courage

During its December 15-16 meeting the Provincial Council of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart approved a public statement regarding the growing refugee crisis. It was sent to national elected leadership and media. “Let us re-commit ourselves to our cherished principles of compassion and courage,” wrote members of the council. “Otherwise terrorism will have succeeded not only in killing and displacing thousands, but also in causing us to abandon the ideals that have made us a great country. Welcoming these refugees will show the terrorists that they cannot win, and will do far more than bombs ever can do to win the hearts and minds of people in the Middle East and around the world.”

Weekly News: December 14, 2015

SCJ parish welcomes refugees in Ottawa; North American personnel directories available; Vietnamese community shares its gratitude for the US Province; Akta Lakota Museum receives recognition; weekend photos from St. Gregory the Great parish in Senatobia, MS.

SCJ parish helping refugees one family at a time

On Thursday, December 10, the first airlift of Syrian refugees are scheduled to arrive in Toronto. A second flight is expected to land in Montréal on December 12. These are the first steps toward the Canadian government’s goal to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. Among the many who are stepping forward to greet the Syrians are the parishioners of Resurrection of Our Lord parish in Ottawa. The parish is ministered to by the Priests of the Sacred Heart; Fr. Greg Murray, SCJ, is pastor…

Weekly News: December 7, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Houston, chosen as a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy; taking action on refugee concerns; SHSST says good-bye to December graduates; Sacred Heart Southern Missions teams up with Mississippi agency to host a housing resource fair for new home-buyers; prayer requests; and SCJs take part in march on climate change.

Weekly News: November 30, 2015

Seminarians from the US Province team up with Toronto SCJs to lead Advent retreat for youth; homily aids available from CMSM; Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ superior general, named to USG board of directors; prayer requests; floods in India; fire destroys building that once housed province minor seminary; a Thanksgiving photo from Mississippi.

Seminarians team up with Toronto SCJs to lead youth retreat

On Saturday, November 28, the SCJ community in Toronto sponsored its first inter-parish Advent Youth Retreat at St. Thomas More Church. The parish is staffed by SCJs.  Helping to facilitate the retreat were Fraters Joseph Vu and James Nguyen. Thirty-five youth from the parish, as well as from UKI (the Indonesian Catholic community of Toronto) Read More…

Weekly News: November 23, 2015

SCJs impacted by floods in India; video on immigration; new administration installed in Canada; saying “graze” and farewell to SCJs in Rome; prayer requests and thanks; Fr. Ed’s schedule; SCJ Memorial Day prayer service and December birthdays.

Weekly News: November 16, 2015

Fr. Duy Nguyen named administrator of OLG, Houston; new candidate accepted for SCJ formation; obituaries and prayer notices; Province Jubileee date set for 2016; an “udderly” funny story from South Dakota; Veterans Day commemorations; SCJ News available online; SHSST faculty member published; new community house in India sponsored by US benefactors takes shape.

Weekly News: November 9, 2015

Meet the members of the 2015-16 Dehon Formation Community; prayer requests; new administration named for Canadian Region; South Dakota SCJ reflects on the meaning of mission; prayers for immigrants and refugees; responding to global climate change; help-out request from OLG; new publication available from Rome’s Dehon Study Center.