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.

The Dehon Formation Community: preparing for ministry and religious life

The Dehon Formation Community in Chicago is home to an international, intergenerational community of professed SCJs and those discerning religious life with the congregation. The community not only houses the initial formation programs (candidacy, novitiate, philosophy and theology) of the province but also welcomes SCJs from around the world on sabbatical or in graduate programs. Want to learn more about joining us in ministry and community? Contact our vocation office at 800-609-5559 or email vocationcentral@wi.twcbc.com.

Weekly News: Nov. 2, 2015

All Saints Day at SCJ parishes in Toronto; an invitation from OLG to SCJ priests; updates and prayer requests; information about Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho’s ordination; remembering Fr. Don Barnd who died October 23; provincial’s visitation schedule; and a closing shot of one of our elder SCJs: Br. Gabriel Kersting.