Fr. Stephen Huffstetter elected to General Council!

On Tuesday. May 26, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, provincial superior of the US Province, was elected to the General Council of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Steve, 55, professed his first vows in 1982 and was ordained in 1989. Prior to his election as provincial superior in 2013 Fr. Steve was executive director of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.

A new superior general!

On May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term. Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007. He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with the congregation in 1982…

Weekly News: May 18, 2015

General Chapter begins in Rome, reports and photos available online; Fr. Frank Clancy dies; prayer requests; June birthdays; schedule changes (no Fridge Notes May 25); meditations on the Sacred Heart begin in June; the founder reflection the Ascension.

Fr. Frank Clancy dies

Fr. Frank Clancy, 83, died May 17, 2015 in Franklin, Wis. He had been struggling with health issues for a number of years. Originally from Chicago, Fr. Frank and ministered first as a brother with the community in assignments at St. Joseph’s Indian School and Divine Heart Seminary. His next assignment was also at a Read More…

Fr. Dehon’s meditation on the Ascension

  Fr. Jim Schroeder translated a meditation by Fr. Leo John Dehon on the Ascension, which the founder included in his 1909 booklet The Year of the Sacred Heart.  Fr. Dehon wrote: “Then He told took them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, He blessed them. While He was blessing them, He withdrew from them and Read More…

“They came back!”

In April, Fr. Richard MacDonald invited people in Raymondville and Lyford, Texas, to come for an informal introduction to Dehonian spirituality. Although the SCJs had been a strong presence in the Diocese of Brownsville for many years, he had no idea as to whether there would be an interest among people to learn about the spirituality Read More…

Weekly News: May 11, 2015

Sharing SCJ spirituality in Texas; prayer requests and updates; SHSM staffer receives lifetime achievement award; SCJ News available online; more of the founder’s writings available on online; Sacred Heart Monastery hosts Mass of Healing; SCJ News online; information about the upcoming General Chapter

SHSM staffer receives lifetime achievement award

  Sr. Adelia Milligan, OSF, a Sacred Heart Southern Missions social service minister in Hernando, Miss., was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award during the  President’s Volunteer Service Awards Banquet hosted by Volunteer Mississippi. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make and Read More…

Weekly News: May 4, 2015

Ste. Marie Foundation collects artifacts from province novitiate for upcoming exhibit; early morning professions in India; a Dehonian Spirituality reflection on the influence of others; more “thank-you” celebrations for departing food services director; prayer requests; and news from SHSST.