Weekly News: June 27, 2022

“Often, we face challenges in ministry, in community or in our personal lives.  We must thank God for the blessings God has given us. We also must be grateful for the journey God has taken us on during our lives. We must even thank God for the opportunity to suffer. Each moment has led us Read More…


Reflections for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

YOU are a part of the love story What do you think of when you hear the word HEART?” asks Fr. Vien Nguyen, SCJ, in his reflection for the feast of the Sacred Heart, celebrated this year on June 24. “In the Catholic tradition, the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a symbol of God’s love Read More…


Fr. Ed Kilianski, former provincial superior, has died

“This is my prayer for you: that you trust deeply in the mercy of our loving Father, just as Jesus did.” -Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ On June 26, Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, former provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, died in California. He was 67. A native of Read More…


Message of love and reconciliation rises out of hate

“Be committed to what you want rather than what you are against” Pardeep Singh Kaleka Born in Punjab, India, Pardeep Singh Kaleka grew up in Milwaukee and as a young adult, served the city as a police officer and as a central city educator. His life path changed dramatically on August 5, 2012, when a Read More…


“My heart is ready”

Letter for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus June 24, 2022   Prot. N. 0196/2022 Rybnitsa, June 12, 2022 To the members of the Congregation To all members of the Dehonian Family Visits to Entities of the Congregation mainly involve meeting the religious and their communities. It frequently includes collaborators in our mission Read More…


Weekly News: June 20, 2022

Be filled with loving gratitude and compassion “The special purpose of the devotion to the Sacred Heart is not to imitate the Savior in His external sufferings, at least not in a direct way. The friends of the Sacred Heart do not have to impose mortifications and terrible penances upon themselves. Rather, they ought to Read More…


Weekly News: June 13, 2022

News from St. Joseph’s It may be summer, but there is still a lot going on at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD. On May 31, the St. Joseph’s Bookmobile began making its rounds across South Dakota. The last stop will be in Rapid City on July 7. The bookmobile crisscrosses the state, delivering Read More…


Weekly News: June 6, 2022

A year later Last year Fr. Andrzej Sudol, SCJ, defended his dissertation for his Doctor of Ministry from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. As were many events during the first two years of the pandemic, the defense was done remotely, on a computer screen. On May 26, Fr. Andrzej, accompanied by the novices (he is Read More…


WE PRAY FOR THOSE WITH HEALTH CHALLENGES

We pray for all of those dealing with health concerns, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. May they find strength in the love of the Sacred Heart. In particular, we pray for the mother of one of our novices, Jacob Smith, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.


WE PRAY FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

Over and over we hear the news of yet another shooting. Just yesterday, 19 children were killed by gunfire in Texas. We pray for their families, but just as strongly, we pray that their deaths aren’t in vain, that measures will be taken to minimize the risk of such unfathomable violence and pain happening yet Read More…