Weekly News: March 26, 2018

Easter schedule; Argentine SCJ affirms his Dehonian vocation through service to others; video about SCJ spirituality available; one of the founders of Indian District dies; recently published; prayer requests; retreat notice; award reminder; provincial’s calendar

Argentine SCJ affirms his Dehonian vocation through service to others

Br. Diego Diaz is an Argentine SCJ studying in the ESL program at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Recently, he shared a reflection about his ministry with Open Door (“Puerta Abierta” in Spanish), an outreach program to women caught in human trafficking and prostitution. “The experience of accompanying women in their empowerment, growth and liberation process nourished me in my daily prayer,” he wrote.

Weekly News: March 19, 2018

Founder’s Day celebrations; remembering Fr. Leonard Elder; prayer requests and health updates; Province JPR director speaks at SHSST; SHSST secures nearly $120,000 in grants; nominations sought for award; Sr. Norma Pimentel recognized for work with immigrants; Provincial Superior’s calendar

Celebrating our founder

Today, March 14, is the 175th anniversary of the birth of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon. Fr. John Czyzynski wrote the homily that was given at this morning’s Mass with the Sacred Heart Community at SHML. In it, he reflected and gave “thanks to God for Leo Dehon’s life and all he did that shapes our lives. Let us thank God for His great love, which Dehon preached to all who would hear.

Weekly News: March 12, 2018

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Dehon; Fr. Leonard Elder dies; Frater Juancho approved for ministry of acolyte and ordination to diaconate; Canadian Region welcomes SCJ from Brazil; ESL student writes in commemoration of International Women’s Day; prayer requests; provincial superior’s calendar.

Fr. Leonard Elder – missionary and pastor – dies

Fr. Leonard Elder, SCJ, died March 6, following complications from a heart attack on Sunday. He was 76. For nine years he served as a religious brother in Zaire (now Congo) before pursuing a call to ordained ministry. As a priest he served in Texas and Mississippi, eventually retiring in Mississippi.

Weekly News: March 5, 2018

Sacred Heart principal takes part in Dehonian Educators meeting in Rome; commemorating the 175th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Dehon; making the Mission Statement known; calendar items from Canada; prayer requests; provincial’s calendar.

The continuing task of communication

In January, 2017, the Priests of the Sacred Heart held its first Media Experts Meeting, a gathering in Rome of Dehonian communication professionals from around the world. The ICC first met in March, 2017, and has had three meetings since, most recently, February 27-28. Discussions have focused on the new Mission Statement, updating communication tools of the congregation, and preparing for the next Media Experts Meeting.