Weekly News: October 18, 2021

Honoring Sr. Charles Last week the pastoral team that serves the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota celebrated Sr. Charles Palm’s 38 years of service to St. Joseph’s parish in Fort Thompson. “She is like the icon, the grandmother of the parish,” said Fr. Christianus Hendrik, SCJ. “She knows everyone here and […]


Welcome Fr. Ardi!

The newest member of the US Province is an SCJ who has actually been here for several years: Fr. Hendrik Ardianto, SCJ, or “Fr. Ardi” as he is known in his American home. Originally from Indonesia, Fr. Ardi came to the US Province in the spring of 2019 to study English in Sacred Heart Seminary […]


Weekly News: October 11, 2021

A day of celebration Today, October 11, is a day of diverse celebrations. Although it has been commemorated by several states during the past few years, 2021 marks the first time that Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed at the federal level. On October 8, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., wrote that “On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, […]


Weekly News: October 4, 2021

Remembering Br. John “He was one of the first SCJs I met,” said Fr. Byron Haaland, SCJ, the homilist at last week’s Mass of Christian Burial for Br. John Monek, SCJ. Fr. Byron, pictured above, would later spend many years ministering with Br. John at St. Joseph’s Retreat Center in Baileys Harbor, WI. “Br. John’s […]


Dehon Lecture focus on the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy

“The Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy: a comparison and contrast between these two streams of spirituality in the life of the Church.” This was the topic of today’s Dehon Lecture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. The morning presenter was Dr. Robert Stackpole. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Roman Catholicism in […]


Weekly News: September 27, 2021

Meet our 2021-22 Formation Community! Each year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves in their own words. Reflecting the diversity of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), as well as the Church itself, they represent a wide variety of cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. Yet they all have the same call […]


Br. John Monek has died

On September 27, Br. John Monek, SCJ, died following several months in home hospice care. He turned 92 on September 18, and just days before his birthday, he was anointed, surrounded by members of his religious community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake. Originally from Pennsylvania, Br. John served in the U.S. military before pursuing […]


Our 2021-22 Dehonian students!

Preparing for religious life Each year we ask our students in formation to introduce themselves in their own words. Reflecting the diversity of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), as well as the Church itself, they represent a wide variety of cultural, educational and professional backgrounds. Yet they all have the same call to […]


Weekly News: September 20, 2021

Feast day of an SCJ martyr Wednesday, September 22, is the feast of Blessed Juan Maria de la Cruz, the first SCJ to be named blessed. He was beatified on March 11, 2001. “I am a priest.”  Under ordinary circumstances, this declaration would be understood as a mark of dedication and service.  During the Spanish […]


Weekly news: September 13, 2021

Have a missionary spirit! On Friday, the student community at Sacred Heart Monastery welcomed Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, to speak about what it means to be a missionary, to have a missionary spirit. Originally from the US Province, Fr. Steve is now vicar general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart based at our Generalate […]