Cendi Trujillo Tena, a Milwaukee resident who is registered with DACA, shared her story with Dehonians during an informal gathering at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake on November 28. She spoke of the challenges that the undocumented face, and the need for immigration reform. “Everyone can make a difference!” she said.
Following Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday, on November 28 people are invited to open up more than just their wallets, but their hearts as well for Giving Tuesday. Several entities within the US Province have special projects tied to Giving Tuesday. Join us in putting Faith in Action!
Province ministries encourage participating in Giving Tuesday; Advent and Christmas reflections available; DACA presentation at SHML; European meetings conclude; December birthdays; prayer requests; SCJ leads retreat in Toronto; provincial’s calendar
Provincialate schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday; SCJ defends doctoral thesis; DACA presentation at SHML; vocation director, provincial superior and provincial treasurer all on the road; Sacred Heart Southern Missions honors veterans.
Congratulations to Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in Sacred Theology on November 14th! This is the last step in his doctoral program at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Calif. The title of the dissertation is “Extending the Boundaries of Gender and Ethnicity in the Wilderness: a Spatial Reading of the Ethiopian Eunuch Narrative in Acts 8:26-40.”
Apostolic Nuncio speaks at SHSST; Dn. Marion remembered for his compassion to a dream deferred; Major Superiors gather in Rome; Fr. Quang chairs General Conference planning committee; honoring Mother Cabrini; updates and prayer requests.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, was the presenter at the Dehon Lecture Nov. 8 at SHSST. His topic: The Heart of the Priest. ““The Holy Father expects priests to have a courageous heart that engages the real problems of men and women,” he said, “this requires being close to the Lord and the people.”
Remembering Fr. Bill DeWitte; working for change is sometimes the most charitable thing to do; superior general speaks at Reformation commemoration; prayer notices; SCJ News available; provincial superior’s calendar
All Souls Day is a time when the Church commemorates all the faithful departed. November is also a special time in which Dehonians celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us, culminating with November 26, SCJ Memorial Day. We begin the month with a reflection on Fr. Bill DeWitte, SCJ, (1914-1994) a missionary, and later a member of the Canadian Region. It was written by Fr. Peter McKenna, SCJ, who was with Fr. Bill when he died.