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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.
On Tuesday. May 6, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter, provincial superior of the US Province, was elected to the General Council of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Steve, 55, professed his first vows in 1982 and was ordained in 1989. Prior to his election as provincial superior in 2013 Fr. Steve was executive director of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD.
On May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term. Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007. He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with the congregation in 1982…
General Chapter begins in Rome, reports and photos available online; Fr. Frank Clancy dies; prayer requests; June birthdays; schedule changes (no Fridge Notes May 25); meditations on the Sacred Heart begin in June; the founder reflection the Ascension.
Fr. Frank (right) speaking at his 60th jubilee in 2013.
Fr. Frank Clancy, 83, died May 17, 2015 in Franklin, Wis. He had been struggling with health issues for a number of years.
Originally from Chicago, Fr. Frank and ministered first as a brother with the community in assignments at St. Joseph’s Indian School and Divine Heart […]
May 17 is the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord
Fr. Jim Schroeder translated a meditation by Fr. Leo John Dehon on the Ascension, which the founder included in his 1909 booklet The Year of the Sacred Heart.
Fr. Dehon wrote:
“Then He told took them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, He blessed them. While He was […]