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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.
Twice a year the administrations of the US Province and Canadian Region meet to discuss common issues, seek ways of collaboration and update each other on their ministries and communities. This time it was the US Province’s turn to host; the spring meeting took place April 24 at the Provincialate Offices in Hales Corners, WI. Immigration, the sharing of the Dehonian charism, the North American Theological Commission, senior life issues and next year’s General Conference were among the issues discussed.
SHSM receives award; Fr. Mukuna celebrates 10th anniversary; province assembly information; May birthdays; and prayer requests; Fr. General writes about congregational communications; available downloads; earning an MA in “DehonDocs; Vocation Mass reminder; Stations of the Cross with Cardinal Cupich; photos from Holy Week
“The Way of Light” are one-minute reflections on the Resurrection from the words of our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon. These are sent by email from the Dehonian Associates Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the Easter season. Click on the red text above or below to view the April 18 reflection; a subscription option is available on the webpage.
Remembering Br. Gabriel Kersting; SCJ in Canada does first parish mission; prayer notices; sponsorship of refugee families enriches parish; Easter reflections; Holy Week and Easter schedules; provinicial’s schedule; seminarian builds shelves for new novitiate.
Br. Gabriel Kersting, SCJ, died on April 7; he was 95. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Br. Gabe worked in the Merchant Marines as a deckhand from 1942 to 1946 before following his vocation with the Priests of the Sacred Heart. He made his first profession when he was 26. He served in the province’s seminaries and administration, and for over 20 years as a missionary in South Africa.
At 83, Fr. Bernie Rosinski defends master’s thesis; SCJs assume responsibility for new parish in Chile; Jackson bishop visits SHSM schools; over 200 attend Catholic-Jewish dialogue at SHSST; Easter mailings from the Dehonian Spirituality office; former SCJ published; calendar items; updates; prayer requests
On March 30 Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, defended his master’s thesis in Scripture at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. In taking up his studies for the degree at the age of 79 he said that he “found his true love.” The object of that love? Scripture! “It is replete with mystery; it preoccupies me.”