As one door closes…

Fr. Praveen Kumar Richard, SCJ, will soon return to the Indian District after several years of study and ministry in the US Province, including two years at St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota. Before leaving, he was featured in  St. Joe Strong, an internal school newsletter. The publication began by noting something that Fr. […]


Weekly News: May 24, 2021

Happy Victoria Day, Happy Memorial Day! Our Canadian neighbors enjoy their unofficial summer kick-off today with the celebration of Victoria Day. Here in the US, Memorial Day is next Monday, May 31. The Provincial Offices will be closed, and there will be no Fridge Notes published. The next issue will be on Monday, June 7. […]


Weekly News: May 17, 2021

Graduation celebrations Congratulations to Fr. Edgard Biankeu, SCJ, a member of the Cameroon Province, who graduated last week from Loyola University in Chicago with a master’s degree in Christian Spirituality with a focus on spiritual direction. He is pictured above, right. “Young Cameroonians suffer much loss and trauma due to the ongoing social crises in […]


Weekly News: May 10, 2021

“What is the best and worst part of your job?” “When did you know that you wanted to become a priest?” “What’s your favorite book?” “What’s the best and worst part of your job?” These are the questions asked by children in the first of our new video series, “Ask a Dehonian.” The students are […]


Weekly News: May 3, 2021

Congratulations DOCTOR Andrzej! He is a Polish priest who has served on three of the five continents on which the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) are located. For Fr. Andrzej Sudol, SCJ (pictured above), interculturality is more than terminology, it is a way of life. Helping others to live and minister as members of an intercultural […]


“It’s all God’s work!”

Frater Long Nguyen, SCJ –– an American of Vietnamese background –– is the most recent addition to the multicultural community that serves the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota. He joins Fr. Jean-Claude Mbassi, SCJ, from Cameroon, and Fr. Christianus Hendrik, SCJ, originally from Indonesia. The culture that he left –– northern […]