Celebrating the 177th Birth Anniversary of the Founder in Cagayan de Oro

Mach 14, 2020, marks the 177th birth anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, SCJ. It is a special day to thank the Lord for the gift of his life and the uncountable graces that God gave to him. It is also a day of prayer for the new Dehonian Vocations.

In the Spirit of Sint Unum with the whole Congregation, the Sacred Heart Formation House in Aluba, Cagayan de Oro, started the celebration with a holy hour, reflecting upon some of his writings and praying for new vocations.

The evening Mass was presided by the SCJ Philippines Region Superior, Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ. It was attended by the members of the Cagayan de Oro area, friends of the Congregation, seminarians, employees of the seminary and their families, benefactors, and members of the Dehonian family.

In the homily, Father Lukas reminded the assembly to continue bringing the merciful love of God to people through our social services and bringing people to the divine Heart of God.

The Mass was followed by a delicious dinner.

By: Fr. Sergio Matumoto, SCJ