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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.

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Fr. Steve Wiese: teacher, pastor and missionary

Fr. Steve Wiese: teacher, pastor and missionary

Fr. Steve Wiese, SCJ, died on January 13; he was 83. He served as a teacher in the province’s seminaries, in parish ministry throughout the country, as a vocation director and as missionary in Lesotho (Africa). For the past several years he had been a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML.

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Weekly News: January 15, 2018

Weekly News: January 15, 2018

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; building project updates; keynote speaker at SHSST’s Preaching Workshop echoes Fr. Dehon; Vietnamese SCJ begins seminary studies at SHSST; founder’s circular letters available online; updates and prayer requests; provincial superior’s calendar.

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Preaching with the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other

Preaching with the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other

There is a frequently cited image of Fr. Leo John Dehon holding a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. The founder’s call to make the gospel relevant to the events of the day was echoed by Dn. Greg Kandra in his keynote address at SHSST’s Preaching Conference on January 9. “Take the news of the week and make it real,” said Dn. Kandra. “Connect it to the gospel. Every story is a Catholic story. Everything has a relationship to the Gospel, to our faith.”

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Weekly News: January 8, 2018

Weekly News: January 8, 2018

Calendar highlights for the start of 2018; Br. Ben Humpfer remembered; National Migration Week commemorated; Frs. Joseph Dinh and Tom Cassidy head overseas; St. Joseph’s students earn language awards; novice reflects on first visit to Vietnam; provincial’s calendar

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Remembering Br. Ben Humpfer

Remembering Br. Ben Humpfer

Br. Ben Humpfer, SCJ, died Sunday, December 31, following a recent diagnosis of brain cancer. He was 74 and had been a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) for 51 years. He served many roles in the province including tailor, cook, superior, vocation director and teacher.

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Weekly News: December 18, 2017

Weekly News: December 18, 2017

Fr. General’s Christmas letter; seminarian encounters the poverty of Venezuela firsthand; SHSST rector in Rome; updates and reminders; prayer requests; teaming up to help India’s poor; January birthdays; nominations sought for JPR award and provincial’s calendar

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New beginnings found in Vietnam

New beginnings found in Vietnam

“This journey has helped me to commit to opening my heart to do whatever it is that I am called to do,” wrote Henry Nguyen about his first week in Vietnam. He and fellow novice Paul (Phong) Hoang were invited by Fr. Ed Kilanski to join him on his planned visit to the country so that they could learn more about the SCJ congregation (Dehonians) outside of the United States. Henry’s family is from Vietnam but this is the first time that he is visiting the country. “For me, this is a cross-cultural experience,”

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FEATURE STORY

Fr. Steve Wiese: teacher, pastor and missionary

Fr. Steve Wiese: teacher, pastor and missionary

Fr. Steve Wiese, SCJ, died on January 13; he was 83. He served as a teacher in the province's seminaries, in parish ministry throughout the country, as a vocation director and as missionary in Lesotho (Africa). For the past several years he had been a member of the Sacred Heart Community at SHML.

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