Weekly News: October 25, 2021

Autumn in Wisconsin Pictured at the top of the page are several of our ECS (English and Cultural Studies) students, along with Br. Duane Lemke, SCJ, taking part in some traditional autumn pumpkin carving over the weekend. “I knew it was what I wanted to do” After 10 years in Mississippi serving in pastoral ministry, […]


“I knew it was what I wanted to do”

After 10 years in Mississippi serving in pastoral ministry, Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ, got to thinking that maybe it was time to think of a new assignment. Thankfully, Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, had the same idea. “The night before Fr. Ed was scheduled to meet with me for the annual provincial visitation, I was thinking […]


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 […]