Weekly News: August 23, 2021

Father Mark heads back to the novitiate Fr. Mark Fortner, SCJ, recently took a trip down memory lane – or more accurately, a paved path badly in need of repair – visiting the site of the former Sacred Heart Novitiate in Ste. Marie, IL. “It was only upon arriving back home at Sacred Heart at […]


Weekly News: August 16, 2021

The novitiate year begins! Congratulations to Jonathan Nguyen-Vuong, Jacob Smith and Michael Wodarczyk who entered the Novitiate on Saturday, August 14. The Entrance into the Novitiate ceremony took place at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Franksville, WI, about a 20-minute drive south of Sacred Heart Monastery. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, officiated. “Why do I want […]


Three enter novitiate!

Congratulations to Jonathan Nguyen-Vuong, Jacob Smith and Michael Wodarczyk who entered the Novitiate today. The Entrance to the Novitiate ceremony took place at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Franksville, WI, about a 20-minute drive south of Sacred Heart Monastery. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, officiated. “Why do I want to be a Dehonian?” said Jonathan, reflecting […]


Weekly News: August 9, 2021

Vow renewals in Houston Congratulations to SCJ Fraters Phong (Paul) Hoang and Hung Pham who renewed their religious vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart on August 7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Houston. Fra. Phong professed his first vows in 2018 and will soon begin his pastoral year in South Dakota (he is […]


Weekly News: August 2, 2021

Preparing for a new school year Members of the staff at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD, are in the midst of an annual event that has taken place since 1927: getting ready for a new school year. St. Joseph’s is one of the Dehonians’ oldest ministries in the United States. Since July 19, […]