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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.
North American SCJs represented in Rome; highlights from the Major Superiors Meeting and Secretaries Workshop; Frater Juancho writes from Brazil; former missionary returns to Indonesia.
Christ the King parish celebrates 50th anniversary; seminarian writes from Brazil; prayer requests; remembering Fr. John Van Wezel; SET Ministries continues Fr. Dehon’s dreams; link to jubilee photos; province administration heads to Rome; December birthdays; holiday schedules.
New candidate welcomed for the winter semester; three SCJs celebrate golden jubilee of priesthood; internationality found at final vows ceremony; SCJ candidate gives “Spiritual Coffee Break” presentation at SHSST library; prayer requests; provincial’s time.
On November 14 the US Province celebrates the 50th anniversary of priesthood of three of its members: Bishop Joseph Potocnak, Fr. Anthony Russo and Fr. Thomas Westhoven. The Jubilee Mass will take place at Sacred Heart Monastery in Hales Corners. Bishop Joe and Fr. Tom were both ordained on September 21, 1966; Fr. Tony was ordained on December 17, 1966, in Rome. Although they were each ordained in the same year, the paths they followed in their priesthood varied widely…
Photos from All Saints Day parade at OLG, Houston; prayer requests; updated Necrology available as a PDF; SCJ remembers a father-figure; looking for former SCJs; reflections from St. Joe’s on Mission Education; Fr. Nick Brown celebrates 40 years of ordination; prayer for the elections.
SCJs welcome Syrian family to Canada; Pope Francis calls us to pray for peace; SHSST student rec room completed; new house blessed in India with help of US benefactors; 90th anniversary of SCJ General Curia in Rome; Fr. Ed and Fr. Dominic in Ireland; Bishop Joe honored by VA.