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.
New website for province, accent modification program added to SHST’s academic offerings, retired St. Joe’s staffer shares stories at ribbon-cutting ceremony, SCJ takes part in “Brothers Think Tank,” Election Assembly reminders, prayer request, and Wall Street Journal profiles SHST alumni.
A person can have a dictionary’s worth of words in his head, but to really be fluent in a language one also needs to be understood. “It’s a shame to hear ‘We love Fr. Jacobs, he is great with youth and he has such a wonderful smile. It’s just too bad we can’t understand his homilies.’”
Anniversary celebration of women’s shelter, profile of Fr. Tomasz Flak (member of the General Treasurer’s office completing his ESL studies this month), SCJ reappointed to national board, graduation in South Dakota, heading to Afghanistan, and calendar notes
South African SCJ named bishop, local community discussions on the State of the Province due, North American Conference update, blog post on Vietnam, SHST professor to be published in Journal of Biblical Literature, and dedication and open house of St. Joseph Indian School Alumni Center.
Fr. Tomasz said that he first started to hear a vocational call when he was a teen growing up in a small village in Poland. It surprised him. “I was…” and he pauses for the correct word in English, “not a quiet boy! Maybe not as well behaved as my brother and sister.” When he told his parents that he wanted to be a priest, an SCJ priest, they responded the same way he did when he first heard his call. “No, not you!” his parents said to him. He laughed again.