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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 Dehon Formation Community in Chicago is home to an international, intergenerational community of professed SCJs and those discerning religious life with the congregation. The community not only houses the initial formation programs (candidacy, philosophy and theology) of the province but also welcomes SCJs from around the world on sabbatical or in graduate programs. In their own words, members of the Dehon Formation Community introduce themselves.
St. Joseph’s Indian School celebrates 40th annual powwow; Ottawa SCJs welcome Syrian refugee; novice master named; latest blog posts; prayer requests; SCJ ministers to student group; SHSST Cultural Fair coming up; SHSST commemorates Bl. Juan Maria with bilingual liturgy; birthdays; photos; provincial’s time
“Today we commemorate Blessed Juan María de la Cruz, SCJ, one of the 233 who were martyred during the years of civil strife in Spain and beatified by Pope St. John Paul II,” said Fr. Jim Walters in his homily at a bilingual feast-day Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. “¿Qué significa hacerse mártir? ¿Cuánto le cuesta a uno? What does it mean to become a martyr? The martyr is called, in the words of Bishop Richard Sklba, ‘to offer a counter-cultural critique, a cultural ‘revolution’ of values from within, not by violence from without.'”
SCJ seminarian “jumps into” ministry in Brazil; religious educator coordinator reflects on the impact of the Dehonian charism on youth; celebrating the Indian holiday of Onam with eggs; prayers requests; reminders; latest SCJ News available; SHSST receives grant; celebrating the feast of Bl. Juan Maria; and provincial superior hosts provincial superior
“I have had the pleasure and great opportunity to work as a Coordinator of Religious Education under several SCJ pastors,” wrote Donna Williamson of Christ the King parish in Southaven, MS. “Many things can be taught to our children, but through the influence of the SCJs I have come to realize that it is just as important for us to teach our children to LIVE their faith, which is to take care of the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the lost”
The meaning of “remembrance;” Fr. Stephen Huffstetter reflects on Mother Teresa after taking part in canonization; address updates; prayer requests; profession anniversaries; Bethsaida Archaeological Expedition presentation at SHSST; reminders and thanks.