September 23, 2021
Fr. Dan Kostelc’s Priestly Ordination
Congratulations to Fr. Dan Kostelc on his ordination in to priesthood! May his ministry to the Church bring blessings to him and to all he serve!
September 23, 2021
Vatican II Awards
Once again, congratulations to the 2021 Vatican II Award recipients, specifically, SHSST faculty member Dr. John Gallam (Service in Education) and SHSST alumna Reine Assana (Service to the Missions)!
September 10, 2021
‘Better late than never for a religious vocation’
Sacred Heart was mentioned in the media for its work fostering vocations over the age of 30. CatholicPhilly.com mentions an ad that Sacred Heart placed that read “Do you know someone over 30 who might have a vocation?” To read more, click here.
August 13, 2021
Congratulations to Fr. David Cockson (Class of 2013) who recently retired from St. Ignatuis Martyr Catholic Church in Louisville, KY!
Fr. David received a letter of thanks from Governor Andy Beshear and a Citation of Appreciation from the Kentucky House of representatives. Fr. Davis is a Kentucky Colonel.
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August 10, 2021
‘Going where we’re needed’ – GUERNSEY GAZETTE
“GUERNSEY – The Rev. Andrew Duncan, who previously served as parochial vicar for St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Torrington, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Guernsey and St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lusk, recently moved away from the area to answer a call to service as parochial vicar at St. Stephens Indian Mission on the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.
With Duncan’s relocation to St. Stephens, the parochial vicar position within St. Rose, St. Anthony and St. Leo became vacant. To answer the call, newly ordained priest Rev. Dan Kostelc made his journey to the area.”
To continue reading, click here.
August 03, 2021
Diocese of Belleville
Deacon Steve Kramer visited the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville this past weekend to do a Retreat program for the Deacon candidates and their wives. In the picture is Patti Warner, associate director of Deacon formation, Deacon Steve Kramer, and Fr. Steve Pautler, an SHSST graduate.
June 24, 2021
Glenmary Challenge featuring Fr. José Carlos Miguel
June 24, 2021
Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Dan Kostelc!
Congratulations to Fr. Dan Kostelc, Diocese of Cheyenne, on his priestly ordination on June 24! Rejoicing with you on this special occasion!
June 04, 2021
Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Wilbert Colas!
A huge congratulations to Fr. Wilbert Colas, Diocese of El Paso, on his priestly ordination on June 4! Rejoicing with you on this special occasion!
May 30, 2021
Congratulations on your Ordination Fr. Alex Sutachan!
Congratulations to Fr. Alex Sutachan, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, on his priestly ordination on May 30! God’s blessings on you and thank you for all you do in the service of God!
May 15, 2021
Congratulations on your Ordinations
Congratulations to Fr. Michael Lawinger, Fr. Michael Malucha and Fr. Timothy Schumaker who were ordained to the priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 15!
May 07, 2021
May 2021 Commencement
The Sacred Heart 2020-2021 Commencement Ceremony was held on Friday, May 7. A celebratory dinner followed the ceremony. The night was filled with so much joy and happiness for the graduates and their families!
To watch the recorded ceremony, click here: https://www.shsst.edu/virtual-commencement-2021/.
To view photos from the ceremony and dinner, click here:
April 22, 2021
Pray for Sr. Joan Koehler
Sr. Joan Koehler, one of Sacred Heart’s emeritae professors, is in the memory care unit at Clement Manor. Please join us in keeping her in your prayers.
“Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you, all things are passing, God is unchanging.” -St. Teresa of Ávila
March 31, 2021
“Priest Blessed Town as he Evacuated”
He credits Blessed Mother for keeping Shady Cove safe
“Before he evacuated as the massive Obenchain Fire bore down on Shady Cove, Father Charles Holden took his ancient icon of Our Lady of Kazan and drove to the four corners of town to bless the place.”
Read the full article here.
February 26, 2021
Remembering Fr. Steve Malkiewicz
There will be a Zoom memorial service for Fr. Steve Malkiewicz, celebrating Fr. Steve’s life from the standpoint of family, friends, friars and as a seminary teacher.
If anyone would like to join, the service will start at 6 PM central time on Friday, February 26th. Here is the link:
February 03, 2021
Blessing of Throats
February 3rd is the optional memorial of St. Blaise, Bishop and martyr (d. 316). According to legend, he miraculously cured a boy who was choking to death on a fish bone. He has long been associated with cures for the sick, especially afflictions of the throat. Because of that on this day, February 3rd, Sacred Heart traditionally blesses throats at Mass invoking the intercession of St. Blaise. This year due to Covid, it was a general blessing over those who attended.
The presider at Mass was Fr. Mark Mastin, S.C.J., a Sacred Heart alum.
December 30, 2020
SHSST Alumni Honored in Canada
Fr. Jim Holland, OMI, a graduate of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, was one of five people recently named to receive the Order of Canada in 2021. According to a document from the Governor General of Canada, the Order of Canada “recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society.” Fr. Jim was honored for his dedication to indigenous people and his commitment to reconciliation and inclusion. Click here to read more.
October 26, 2020
“More Than Words”
Sacred Heart alumnus and Director of the Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Fr. Christopher Klusman, speaks in American Sign Language in a church to share his vocation story. To watch the video, click here.
October 14, 2020
Institution of Acolyte
On Wednesday, October 14, Oliver Omega, Archdiocese of Winnipeg, was instituted as
Acolyte. The presider was Most Reverend James T. Schuerman, Auxiliary Bishop of
Milwaukee. Congratulations and may God bless you on your pastoral journey!
October 07, 2020
On Wednesday, October 07, current ECS students celebrated a multicultural mass. Sacred Heart is proud of their multicultural community who came together to engage in a multilingual mass, with liturgy, highlighting their traditions.
September 23, 2020
Rite of Commissioning
Sacred Heart held mass for the Rite of Commissioning Seminarians Involved in Pastoral Service on September 23. This fall, Oliver Omega of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg was commissioned to St. John Vianney.
September 11, 2020
It was so great to see Fr. Michael Leikert, class of 2019, on campus! He is pictured below with Very Rev. Raúl Gómez and Dr. Robert Gotcher.
September 2, 2020
Sacred Heart celebrated the beginning of the academic year with Opening Mass on September 2, 2020.
The homily was given by Sacred Heart’s President Rector Very Rev. Raúl Gómez-Ruiz, SDS. Very Rev. Raúl’s full homily can be found here. Among the concelebrants was Very Rev. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the US Province, as well as several members of the local SCJ community.
August 15, 2020
First Professions 2020
On August 15, 2020, Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen, Hung Pham and Truc Tran professed their first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (#Dehonians). Due to the pandemic, the liturgy was only open to SCJs in the local area; for others, livestreaming was available on Facebook. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior, received the vows of Frater Hung, who is now a member of the US Province, as well as those of the three novices for the District of Vietnam (Fraters Thien Nguyen, Thuan Nguyen and Truc Tran). Fr. Joseph Quang Tran, SCJ, associate pastor at St. Martin of Tours in Franklin, WI, was the representative of the district. View the video at: https://www.facebook.com/PriestsoftheSacredHeart/videos/675004953096478/
May 01, 2020
Congratulations to Sacred Heart’s Spring Graduates!
May the Holy Spirit fill your heart and grant you strength to do God’s will. Congratulations and God bless you on this wonderful achievement.
August 06, 2020
“Like Son, Like Father: Priests Share Bonds of Family, Vocation”
SHSST alumnus Fr. Andrew Infanger shares a very special bond with his father, Fr. Peter Infanger. Read about their unique relationship here.
April 30, 2020
Celebrated by current and former ECS students
April 29, 2020
Just One More Ministry
Thank you to the ECS students who helped make 1400 face masks for Just One More Ministry! Wow! Your help is invaluable to the community around us!
“Just One More Ministry seeks volunteers for 3.5 million mask campaign
Just One More Ministry has joined forces with Rebel Converting of Saukville in an effort to make and distribute 3.5 million face masks. The mask-making kits are given to volunteer families and organizations, and once the masks are completed, they are distributed to area healthcare facilities and nonprofits.
Just One More seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ by caring for Milwaukee’s poor in spirit, providing regular nutritious meals for the hungry, and offering those who suffer with addictions a faith based recovery program for creating a fulfilling and God-centered life.”
For more information visit www.jomministry.org/masks
Want real-time details? Visit https://www.jomministry.org/masksout for the full progress dashboard.
April 27, 2020
From the Chancery Newsletter (Archdiocese of Milwaukee) April 27, 2020
“Archdiocese of Milwaukee welcomes three new transitional deacons
Auxiliary Bishop, Most Reverend Jeffrey Haines, ordained three new transitional deacons for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, on Saturday, April 25, 2020: Michael Lawinger, Michael Malucha, and Timothy Schumaker. The ordination Mass was celebrated in Christ King Chapel at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, with a very limited number of guests in attendance. Please keep each of these young men close in prayer as they begin their service to and with God’s people.”
Congratulations and thank you for your ministry!
April 25, 2020
Cor Unum Students Give Back!
Cor Unum students helped cohort-member Shanedra with making meals (while practicing social distancing!) at the Cathedral’s Open Door Café. Thank you to everyone who donated their time giving back to the community!
April 23, 2020
Pre-Diaconate Oaths and Promises
On April 23, 2020, the following took their pre-diaconate oaths and promises before Very Reverend Raúl Gómez-Ruiz SDS, Ph.D., President-Rector, who was delegated by their Ordinaries to receive these, namely: Profession of Faith, Oath of Fidelity.
Wilbert Colas, Diocese of El Paso
José Carlos Miguel López, Glenmary Home Missioners
Oscar Alexander Sutachan Benavides, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
To view more photos, click here.
October 10 & 11, 2019
English and Culture Studies Mass and Culture Fair
On Wednesday, October 9 the ECS students led the Eucharist at Sacred Heart. With the beautiful music and prayers, the students did an amazing job integrating their cultures at Mass!
Along with Mass, on Thursday, October 10, the ECS students held a Culture Fair. Everyone truly appreciated the time and effort put into their displays!
For more photos from Mass click – https://photos.app.goo.gl/LAko1Ern73w3tSuE7
For more photos from the Culture Fair click – https://photos.app.goo.gl/kJxgpXBMdpxpkdrCA
October 2, 2019
Institution of Acolytes
On October 2, 2019 Bob England; Jerry Land; and Simon Muema, SDS were instituted as Acolytes. Congratulations and may God bless you on your pastoral journey.