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The Priests of the Sacred Heart (SCJs) is a Catholic religious community of brothers and priests devoted to the Heart of Jesus. As our Mission Statement says, “We are called to be, especially among the poor, prophets of love and servants of reconciliation.” Whether you seek to examine your vocation, learn about our ministries, explore Catholic issues or support our work, we invite you to join us in walking with God’s people.
The US Province elected a new administration during its Election Assembly August 24-27. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, becomes the 15th provincial superior. Members of the new Provincial Council include: Fr. Quang Nguyen, Fr. Duy Nguyen, Fr. Christianus Hendrik, Fr. Jack Kurps
and Br. Frank Presto
On the first ballot during the Election Assembly today, August 25, Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, was elected as the 15th provincial superior of the US Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. He succeeds Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, SCJ, who was elected to the General Council in June.
“I stand before you as your servant,” said Fr. Ed in accepting the election. “There is a lot of good here in us, and in the Church. “I hope each of you will challenge me and our council, but I especially hope that you will challenge yourselves — challenge ourselves –– to be who we have been called to be as Dehonians.”
On August 24, the Vatican announced that Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, former superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, has been named bishop of Setúbal, Portugal (approximately 25 miles south of Lisbon).
Election Assembly begins, September birthdays, SCJ featured in alma mater’s publication, photo reminder, Fr. Tom back in India, SHSM helps low income families get students ready for school, students from St. Joe’s Indian School cap off a math and science week with a visit to Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Fraters Justin Krenke, James Nguyen, Juan Carlos (“Juancho”) Castañeda Rojas and Joseph Vu renew their vows; election assembly next week; mugshot updates; prayer requests; news from the JPR Commission; Canadian SCJs conclude annual assembly.