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.
Honorary SCJ Fr. Joseph Gole died December 8 in Milwaukee, Wis. His health had been deteriorating significantly in recent days. Born in Dubrovnik, Slovenia, Fr. Gole grew up in the town of Zagorica. He began his studies for the priesthood at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.
Advent begins, Fr. Nardi is back after his clinical internship, reminders from the provincial secretary’s office, SHST seminarians complete studies, death notices, four ordained in the Philippines, new archival exhibits, pope names 2014 the “Year of Consecrated Life,” birthdays.
December 1 marked the beginning of Advent, atime of preparation for the coming of Christ. The following prayer, taken from “This Day of God,” the community prayer book for the Priests of the Sacred Heart, reflects on the Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Advent, MT 24:37-44:
November 26 is commemorated throughout the congregation as “SCJ Memorial Day,” a time to remember in a special way those SCJs who have given their lives in ministry. Among them were Bishop Joseph Wittebols and 27 other SCJs who died during the 1964 Simba rebellion in the Congo.
Thanksgiving information and prayers, SCJ retreat in Mississippi, Akta Lakota Museum receives South Dakota Great Service Star, SCJs at National Catholic Youth Conference, remembering SCJ martyrs, 100th anniversary in Cameroon, and a memo from Fr. Steve.