Congregation releases new Mission Statement; Vietnam prepares to celebrate first ordination within the district; theology seminar concludes with closing statement; SHSST news; reminders; provincial’s time; and welcome Fr. Mariano!
Who are the Priests of the Sacred Heart, the Dehonians? What are our values, our priorities? The Rule of Life, built on the foundation of the charism left to us by Fr. Leo Dehon, answers these questions in detail. Last year the general administration developed a Mission Statement that takes the essence of that Rule of Life and gives it focus in today’s terminology.
On August 12th the District of Vietnam will celebrate the first ordination of an SCJ within the district itself. Until now, all ordinations were done outside of the country. August 12th will also be a significant day for Fr. Francis Vu Tran. It will be the one-year anniversary of his installation as superior. A US citizen originally from Vietnam, he was asked by Fr. General to go to Vietnam.
North Americans present report at International Dehonian Theological Conference; photos from the new novitiate; latest newsletter available from Centro Studi Dehoniani; former SCJ general ordains SCJ bishop; volunteer house takes shape in Mississippi; provincial’s schedule.
Four SCJs from North America will take part in the International Dehonian Theological Seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, July 20-25; SCJ seminarian writes from Brazil; photos available from funeral of Fr. Charles Yost; council meetings dates for 2018; prayer requests, updates and reminders.
Province students busy in summer ministries; Fr. Charles Yost dies at the age of 85; videos available from province assembly; record number in ESL program at SHSST; retreat reminder; prayer notices and address updates
Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ, died July 8 at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI. He had gone into home hospice care just days earlier. Fr. Yost was 85. “Being an SCJ definitely influences how I minister,” he wrote several years ago, reflecting on his vocation. “From the SCJs I have a deep appreciation of the Mass and the Eucharist that I try to pass on to others.”