Weekly News: October 31, 2016

SCJs welcome Syrian family to Canada; Pope Francis calls us to pray for peace; SHSST student rec room completed; new house blessed in India with help of US benefactors; 90th anniversary of SCJ General Curia in Rome; Fr. Ed and Fr. Dominic in Ireland; Bishop Joe honored by VA.

Weekly News: October 24, 2016

North American councils meet in suburban Toronto; ESL alumnus now serves as provincial superior of Cameroon; Frs. Vincent Suparman and Joseph Dean honored in South Dakota; vocation office reminder; prayer requests; November birthday notices; provincial’s time.

Convert to Catholicism now leads Cameroon Province

An alumnus of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology’s ESL program, Fr. Jean-Marie Signié is now provincial superior of the Cameroon Province. In September he returned to Sacred Heart in the midst of meetings in Canada and the United States. Before one of those meetings –– with the US Provincial Council –– he sat down for an interview and talked about his call to Catholicism and the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

Migration and internationality theme of NORAM meetings

St. Thomas More parish in suburban Toronto was a fitting backdrop for the October 18 meeting of the US and Canadian administrations. It is an immigrant parish with over 40 nationalities represented among its ranks ministered to by an international team of SCJ priests. As with the last meeting of the councils in May, migration and internationality were topics that repeatedly rose to the surface of discussions.

Weekly News: October 17, 2016

Hundreds attend Mission Education Conference in Mississippi; Dehon prayer card available; Fr. Paul Kelly first speaker at SHSST library’s “Spiritual Coffee Breaks;” prayer requests; first Congo mission remembered; pumpkin carving with ESL students

“Mercy in Mission” theme of 8th Mission Education Conference

“Mercy in Mission” was the official theme of the 2016 Mission Education Conference but the thread that wove the theme together was music: music that brought history to life, music that drew participants out of their chairs to clap, dance and sing along, and music that brought people –– from a variety of faith traditions –– together in prayer. Held October 10-11 in northern Mississippi, this was the US Province’s eighth Mission Education Conference.

Weekly News: October 10, 2016

Mission Education begins; Fr. Jim Schroeder in India to give presentations and workshops; St. Joseph’s Indian School updates blog site; priesthood jubilees on November 14; pet blessings in Mississippi; Fr. David Szatkowski installed as local superior in Chicago; Fr. Ed’s calendar; and happy Canadian Thanksgiving, eh?

New property blessed in Vietnam

Yesterday, October 9, 2016, the bishop of Phu Cuong Diocese, Mgsr. Joseph Tuoc Tan Nguyen, came and blessed our new property in Lai Thieu. We had around 100 guests and benefactors who joined us in the celebration. The ceremony marked an important step for our district. It is the first time since the beginning of our presence in Vietnam that we move beyond the boundary of the Archdiocese of Saigon.

Weekly News: October 3, 2016

Meet the 2016-17 Dehon Formation Community; “Intercultural Competence” the focus of 2016 Dehon Lecture; long-time maintenance worker at SCJ parishes dies; Centro Studi newsletter available; October is Theological Libraries Month; new superior installed in Chicago; Fr. Francis Vu Tran main celebrant at vow renewal in the Philippines