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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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A new superior general!

A new superior general!

On May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term. Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007. He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with the congregation in 1982…

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Weekly News: May 18, 2015

Weekly News: May 18, 2015

General Chapter begins in Rome, reports and photos available online; Fr. Frank Clancy dies; prayer requests; June birthdays; schedule changes (no Fridge Notes May 25); meditations on the Sacred Heart begin in June; the founder reflection the Ascension.

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Fr. Frank Clancy dies

Fr. Frank Clancy dies

Fr. Frank (right) speaking at his 60th jubilee in 2013.
Fr. Frank Clancy, 83, died May 17, 2015 in Franklin, Wis. He had been struggling with health issues for a number of years.
Originally from Chicago, Fr. Frank and ministered first as a brother with the community in assignments at St. Joseph’s Indian School and Divine Heart […]

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Fr. Dehon’s meditation on the Ascension

Fr. Dehon’s meditation on the Ascension

May 17 is the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord
 
Fr. Jim Schroeder translated a meditation by Fr. Leo John Dehon on the Ascension, which the founder included in his 1909 booklet The Year of the Sacred Heart. 
Fr. Dehon wrote:
“Then He told took them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, He blessed them. While He was […]

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“They came back!”

“They came back!”

Fr. Mac explains how the charism of Fr. Dehon speaks to people today
In April, Fr. Richard MacDonald invited people in Raymondville and Lyford, Texas, to come for an informal introduction to Dehonian spirituality. Although the SCJs had been a strong presence in the Diocese of Brownsville for many years, he had no idea as to […]

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FEATURE STORY

A new superior general!

A new superior general!

On May 25, Fr. Heiner Wilmer, SCJ, was elected as the 10th superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). He succeeds Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, who completes his second, six-year term. Originally from Germany, Fr. Wilmer, 54, has been the provincial superior of the Dehonians’ German Province since 2007. He was ordained in 1987, and professed his first vows with the congregation in 1982...

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