Sacred Heart Events & News

Rome Catholic heritage pilgrims return from Rome with a letter from Pope Francis 

During the week of spring break, Sacred Heart’s propaedeutic seminarians and those of the Green Bay Diocese as well as other seminarians and faculty members from Sacred Heart undertook a pilgrimage for “Catholic Heritage II—Sint Unum” in Rome. While there, His Holiness, Pope Francis, gave Sacred Heart a letter addressed to seminarians and to all associated with Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. It is a wonderful message of encouragement. To read the letter, click here.

Morning retreat for Catholic educators
“Teaching Hope: No Textbook Required”
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | 8:30 am – Noon

Offered as a gift of gratitude to any employee who serves in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, this morning of renewal includes coffee, Mass, a spiritual retreat, and optional lunch.

Join fellow formators and educators in prayer and sharing as we explore our call as members of the Body of Christ. As disciples, our hearts yearn to know and love Jesus and to see the world as he would. Stories from the Christian Scriptures can invite a “personal knowledge” of Jesus. Tapping the practice of Lectio Divina and the study of Narrative Theology can open up a wider view of the importance of the stories of our life—reflecting the hope Jesus models for us.

Lead Presenter: Leah Sealey convenes MKE Spiritual Directors, a peer development group for spiritual directors and a resource for those seeking spiritual direction in the Milwaukee area. In the spring of 2020, she graduated from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology’s Cor Unum program with an M.A. in systematic theology. She is a parishioner at St. Sebastian Parish and a member of their Facing Racism group. When her children were at Sebs School, she was an active volunteer and worked parttime as a teacher aide in the K-4th grades. She also volunteers with ExFabula, a Milwaukee nonprofit with the mission of “strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling.” Leah and John have lived in Milwaukee for over 20 years and have three young adult children.

Cost: entirely FREE
(valued at $50 per person) thanks to generous funding from the Catholic Community Foundation

Registration is required.

Questions? Contact Emili:
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
7335 S. Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI, 53132

Learn More and Register Here

Workshop day for Catholic educators
“How to Deal with Difficult Things”
Monday, July 29, 2024 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Designed for teachers, counselors and staff who work with grades 1–12 in Catholic schools, this day-long workshop addresses the difficult things that might happen within a school, specifically grief and conflict.

Everyone will experience the death of someone close to them at some point, and as a school employee you are on the front line of response and support for students. What are things you can do? What are things that you can say? What should you NOT do? What should you NOT say? These questions, and many others will be discussed.

Similarly, our own experience of grief has a bearing on how we handle situations. Being equipped to reflect and process your own response to grief will allow you to discern how best to handle the emotions your students bring to the discussion. There are other difficult situations that take place in the lives of students and staff, such as conflict resolution and managing our time. This retreat will also provide an opportunity to reflect upon those topics.

Lead Presenter:
Philip Dezern, Consultant with Ministry Architects, holds an M.A. in social work and has over
20 years of experience in Church ministry. He brings a pastoral heart to the service of children and young adults struggling with “difficult things”.

Cost: only $25 (valued at $250 per person) thanks to generous funding from the Lilly Pathways grant

Please register early
(as we expect a waiting list) and let us know if your plans change.

Questions? Contact Emili:
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology
7335 S. Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI, 53132

Learn More and Register Here