Weekly News: December 20, 2021

Much to be thankful for Last week was the final full meeting of the current Provincial Council; a new administration will be elected during the January 3-7 Election Assembly. One of the last tasks of the out-going administration? Posing for a Christmas photo (posted above). Reflecting on his six-plus years as provincial superior, Fr. Ed […]


Weekly News: December 13, 2021

A global community serving a global church As a part of their preparations for the January 2-7 Province Election Assembly, SCJs in the US Province are reviewing a lengthy “State of the Province.” The report from northern Mississippi paints a picture of an international church that has defined the US Province since its earliest days: […]


Weekly News: December 6, 2021

A week of Marian feasts The feast of the Immaculate Conception is this Wednesday, December 8; four days later, December 12, is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. “God has given us Mary in the Immaculate Conception; he gives us Jesus in the gracious mystery of the Annunciation,” wrote Fr. Leo John Dehon in […]


Weekly News: November 29, 2021

Advent begins Yesterday, you may have noticed an e-mail from the Dehonian Associates Committee. It was the first in a series of Advent mailings that will be sent each Sunday during Advent, as well as Christmas Day. If you are on the mailing list for the Fridge Notes, you are also on the mailing list […]


Weekly News: November 22, 2021

A prayer of thanksgiving and compassion O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who […]


The humanity of the homeless captured in paintings

“I do what I can because I could not call myself a follower of Christ and turn my face away from so many suffering people.” -Fr. Guy Blair, SCJ “I had an encounter with an elderly homeless woman several years ago which changed my life,” said Fr. Guy Blair, SCJ.  “As a result, I could […]


Dehonian orphanage attacked in midst of attempted land-grab

“It was thanks to the intervention of the population, of the neighborhood youth, that the group that attacked the center in October eventually left” Fr. Floribert Bulo Dhelo, SCJ, provincial secretary of the Congolese Province The Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) have been in Kisangani (DR Congo) since 1897. They have been a constant […]


Weekly News: November 15, 2021

Welcoming God’s surprises “I didn’t intend to go there but I fell in love with it,” said Fr. Yvon Sheehy, SCJ, talking about his 22 years in South Dakota. He had instead hoped to go to Mississippi, or perhaps to DR Congo. “But that didn’t happen,” said Fr. Yvon. When South Dakota was suggested, Fr. […]


Weekly News: November 8, 2021

A new adventure in South Dakota “I love living here!” “Here” is Yankton, SD, and the quote is from Fr. Thi Pham, SCJ. After completing a year-long sabbatical ending in July, Fr. Thi unpacked his bags at St. Benedict’s parish rectory in Yankton to begin a new pastoral assignment. Fr. Thi’s journey to South Dakota […]


A new adventure, this time in South Dakota!

“I love living here!” “Here” is Yankton, SD, and the quote is from Fr. Thi Pham, SCJ. After completing a year-long sabbatical ending in July, Fr. Thi unpacked his bags at St. Benedict’s parish rectory in Yankton, where he now lives with Fr. Tom Anderson, a diocesan priest of Sioux Falls. Fr. Tom is pastor […]