Weekly News: September 25, 2017

Priesthood jubilees celebrated at SHML; benefactors remember Fr. Dominic; feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz commemorate at SHSST; Fr. Tom’s latest blog post from India; subscription links; prayer requests; Fr. Ed’s calendar; Senior Life Commission

Happy anniversary!

On September 21, the feast of St. Matthew, the Sacred Heart Community at SHML honored Fr. Paul Casper (60 years), Fr. Ed Griesemer (60 years) and Fr. Johnny Klingler (50 years) for their anniversaries of priesthood ordination. Friends, family and SCJs filled the Good Shepherd Chapel.

Weekly News: September 18, 2017

Novices welcomed in South Dakota; North American Theological Commission continues work of international conference; SCJ both victim and aid worker following Mexican earthquake; former SCJ publishes book; SHML management group receives “Property Excellence” award; Fr. Jan celebrates 60th year in vows

SCJ both victim and aid worker following earthquake

As attention focused on the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the people of southern Mexico were struggling to recover from a massive earthquake that happened late on September 7. Among those affected was Fr. Francisco VanderHoff Boersm, a Dutch SCJ who lives and works among indigenous people in Oaxaca.

Weekly News: September 11, 2017

SCJ candidate receives citizenship; new SHSST cohort master’s program at capacity; student deeply changed by border experience; OLG reaching out to those affected by Harvey; Fr. Tom Knoebel installed as new SHSST president-rector; prayer requests; provincial’s schedule

SCJ student deeply changed by border experience

Alonso Barrantes is an SCJ candidate completing his third year of philosophy at St. Xavier University in Chicago. During his summer ministry assignment in Houston he had the opportunity to spend a few days at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. It was an experience that “deeply changed my heart,” said Alonso.

Learning to use the gospel message to transform the world

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology begins the 2017-18 school year with a significant new program in its course offerings: “Cor Unum.” Using a cohort model of education, where students work together as an educational community, participants will earn a Master of Arts degree through a hybrid instructional model consisting of classroom and online components. Students take six credits a semester, completing their MA in 22 months.