Fr. Steve elected to General Council
Fr. the US Province one of the most significant news items from the General Chapter is that Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, provincial superior, was elected to the General Council. He was the fifth and final councilor elected, bringing the voting process to an end on Tuesday, May 26.
The rest of the new council includes Fr. Léopold Mfouakouet (provincial superior of Cameroon), Fr. Paulus Sugino (originally from Indonesia, this will be his second term on the General Council), Fr. Artur Sanecki (provincial superior of the Polish Province) and Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martín (regional superior of Venezuela).
Fr. Heiner Wilmer, provincial superior of Germany, was elected as the new superior general.
Fr. Steve and the rest of the new administration will be installed at the end of the chapter on June 6.
Click here to read more about Fr. Steve and the rest of the new council.
Click here to read about Fr. Heiner, the newly elected superior general.
Except for Fr. Sugino, all of those elected to the general administration are major superiors, including Fr. Steve. This means that five entities will soon begin the process of discerning new leadership.
The US Province will hold an Election Assembly August 24-28 in Hales Corners (tentatively, it will begin at noon on Monday). The province assembly originally scheduled for July 6-10 has been cancelled.
The Province Jubilee Celebration will still be held on Monday, July 6, as planned.
More information about the election assembly will be sent to SCJs in the weeks ahead.
Fr. Ed Kilianski will serve as interim provincial superior from June 6 until the election of the new administration.
News, photos and videos
A lot of information about the General Chapter has been posted online in a variety of locations. Click here to go to the homepage of the English version of the Generalate’s website. There, you can access reports, videos and other items.
Click here to view photo albums from the chapter.
Click here to go to the Dehonians Worldwide Facebook page where links from the chapter are posted each day.
The General Chapter concludes with the installation of the new administration on Saturday, June 6.
Auto insurance cards
New auto insurance cards are being mailed to SCJs this week. They become effective as of June 15, 2015. At that time, SCJs should discard their old auto insurance card and carry the new one.
If an SCJ does not receive his card by June 15 he should contact Kevin Stanke at the Provincial Treasurer’s Office. His email: email@example.com. He suggests that when you contact him that you give him a fax number so that he can get a copy of the card to you quickly.
Meditations on the Sacred Heart
During the month of June the Dehonian Associates office is sending short reflections on the Sacred Heart taken from the founder’s writings. Just as with the Lenten meditations, all SCJs in North America will receive them. To add someone else to the list, click here.
The meditations will be sent Monday through Thursday until the end of June.
Pentecost celebrations in Mississippi
Holy Spirit Church in Hernando, Miss., celebrated Pentecost in a special way not only with a liturgy, but also with a potluck dinner, dancing and other entertainment that showed off the traditions of the many cultures that are a part of Mississippi. Parishioners from all six of the Sacred Heart Southern Missions’ parishes took part.
The celebration included Vietnamese dragons and dancers, Mexican performances, piñatas and a flag procession. “Over 400 people took part, it was wonderful,” said Laura Grisham, SHSM communications director.
Photos from the feast can be found on the SHSM Facebook page.