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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.
St. Joseph’s bookmobile gives away over 6,000 books this summer; Schools in Collaboration meet; updates and prayer requests; new email for Fr. Steve; composer of Spitfire Grill score dies; congregation notes 137th anniversary.
Representatives from the SCJ Schools in Collaboration project gathered at St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, SD, June 11-12. Participants affirmed their commitment to work jointly with students to establish bonds of community and strengthen the spiritual base of Dehonian education. Representatives from St. Joe’s sister school in Germany, Gymnasium Leonium, joined the group via SKYPE.
Celebrating and honoring stories of immigration; Br. Andy Gancarczyk joins US Province, prayer requests; health updates; link to Fr. General’s first homily after election; link to Pope Francis’ encyclical; storms in South Dakota; Dehon essay award-winner; jubilee reminder
June 20 is the United Nation’s World Refugee Day. Although the focus of the day is on refugees, “immigration” itself has been a hot-button issue of discussion for many years. In recent months the North American Immigration Committee has been collecting the immigration stories of SCJs and those with whom they minister to publish in a booklet later this year. Read excerpts from those stories…
Celebrating Feast of the Sacred Heart: annual feast-day Mass at Sacred Heart Monastery, special memorial for Fr. Frank Clancy in Raymondville in conjunction with the feast, interim provincial superior celebrates with OLG-Houston community, and first letter from new general administration to Dehonian Family released for the feast. Other news: election assembly information, updates and prayer requests.