Weekly News: February 19, 2024

A Dehonian visit in Anaheim Representatives from St. Joseph’s Indian School attending workshops at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress this week stopped for a visit at the Dehonians’ booth in the conference exhibit hall. Staffing the booth were Fr. Henry Nguyen, SCJ, Br. Andy Gancarczyk, SCJ, Frater Hung Pham, SCJ and Fr. Son Nguyen, Read More…


Bishop Perry leads Ash Wednesday reflections

“God gives us Lent not to give up what pleases us, but to give up what displeases God.” The quote is from Bishop Joseph Perry, retired auxiliary bishop of Chicago, who led a day of recollection on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) for students and staff at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Bishop Perry Read More…


Brazilian students treated to a Mississippi snowstorm

Our thanks to Laura Grisham of Sacred Heart Southern Missions for sharing this story For the second year in a row, Sacred Heart School in Southaven, MS, hosted exchange students from Colégio São Luiz (St. Louis) in Brusque, Brazil, a school sponsored by the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The idea of an exchange Read More…


Weekly News: February 12, 2024

Chúc mừng năm mới! [Happy New Year!] February 10-11 the parish community at St. Martin of Tours celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán), the Year of the Dragon. Festivities began with a special New Year’s Mass on Saturday evening to kick off the celebrations. “The New Year’s Mass is important for the Vietnamese people Read More…


Celebrating faith, and the year of the dragon!

“The New Year’s Mass is important for the Vietnamese people because it’s a time where they can offer praise to God and remember their ancestors who have gone before them.” -Fr. Henry Nguyen, SCJ Chúc mừng năm mới! February 10-11 the parish community at St. Martin of Tours celebrated the Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Read More…


Congratulations DOCTOR Joseph!!

This morning Fr. Joseph Mukuna, SCJ, successfully defended his doctoral thesis at Loyola University Chicago. The title of his thesis: “Reading the Prologue of John’s Gospel as a Midrash with a View to Examining a Local Parting of the Ways.” In layman’s terms, Fr. Joseph explored how John’s gospel may have given insight into what Read More…


Weekly News: February 5, 2024

Welcome Corrie! There is a new face at the Province Vocation Office: Corrie Christiaansen. As of January 29, she is the Vocation Marketing and Office Manager, assisting Fr. Henry Nguyen, SCJ, Province Vocation Director. “I feel very blessed to be here,” said Corrie. “I have always felt called to pray for vocations; and while I Read More…


A religious brother, and a priest

“Being a brother [with the Priests of the Sacred Heart] means that I stand with one foot in the life of the laity and other in life of the clergy. I am both and neither at the same time. It means learning to be in a relationship with people as if they are a family, Read More…


Welcome Corrrie!

“I have always felt called to pray for vocations; and while I may not be called to religious life myself, I am grateful to be a part of the discernment process of others.” -Corrie Christiaansen There is a new face at the Province Vocation Office: Corrie Christiaansen. As of January 29, she is the Vocation Read More…


Weekly News: January 29, 2024

World Day of Consecrated Life This Friday, February 2, is World Day of Consecrated Life; the date was chosen by Pope John Paul II to correspond with the Feast of the Presentation. Many parishes will commemorate the day during the February 3-4 liturgies. “The religious state is a state of perfection, or at least a Read More…