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During the annual Alumni Week Awards dinner at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, was awarded the Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award. Fr. Tom is a former president-rector of SHSST, and previously served as provincial superior of the US Province and as a member of the General Council in Rome. Unfortunately, Fr. Tom was not able to receive his award in person; he is currently serving in India. He instead sent a video with his acceptance speech, the text of which follows…
On October 7th Fr. John Czyzynski, SCJ, was the presenter at this year’s Dehon Lecture hosted by Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. His topic: “The Year of Consecrated Life; the dynamic interchange between the vocations of religious and diocesan priests as they advance the Church’s mission in the world.” From the perspective of a religious priest who has been involved in the formation of men for the priesthood and/or religious life for over 40 years he spoke about what it means to be a priest as well as the differences and shared mission of diocesan and religious clergy.
New school year underway in formation community, prayer requests for Frs. Byron Haaland and Joe Dean; upcoming council meeting dates; province assembly scheduled for 2-16; local discussions on immigration begin; updates from Florida; Fr. John Czyzynski featured presenter at Dehon Lecture on Oct. 7.
New faces in Rome, personnel directory info sought, prayer requests, October birthdays, action steps regarding migration and immigration, news from the Montréal community, news links, and an update from the Province Archives.
Fr. Stephen Huffstetter writes about his studies in Bologna and work of North Italian Province; Fr. Ed Kilianski to concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis in Washington; US – Canada calendar available online; prayer requests; updates from North American Immigration Committee; archivist at national conference; remembering Blessed Juan Maria.