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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.
New school year underway in formation community, prayer requests for Frs. Byron Haaland and Joe Dean; upcoming council meeting dates; province assembly scheduled for 2-16; local discussions on immigration begin; updates from Florida; Fr. John Czyzynski featured presenter at Dehon Lecture on Oct. 7.
New faces in Rome, personnel directory info sought, prayer requests, October birthdays, action steps regarding migration and immigration, news from the Montréal community, news links, and an update from the Province Archives.
Fr. Stephen Huffstetter writes about his studies in Bologna and work of North Italian Province; Fr. Ed Kilianski to concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis in Washington; US – Canada calendar available online; prayer requests; updates from North American Immigration Committee; archivist at national conference; remembering Blessed Juan Maria.
Over 70 stories compiled in “North American Dehonian Story of Immigration”; prayer requests; photos from the ESL Cultural Fair and our Indian SCJs during their visit to Hales Corners last week; SCJ canonist summarizes upcoming changes in annulment process; St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts annual American Indian Day and Powwow.
On September 8 the Holy See released two documents by Pope Francis that address the way the Church handles annulments. While the Holy Father reaffirmed the “indissolubility of the marriage bond,” he also stated that “charity and mercy demand that the Church, as mother, be close to her children who consider themselves separated.” Our province canonist reviews the most significant changes.