The celebration of the 97th death anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ), in the formation community in Cagayan de Oro City, consisted of three major parts: spiritual preparation, sports fest, and the Holy Eucharist.
The spiritual preparation started on August 3, 2022, with the nine-day novena, presenting the human and spiritual profile of Fr. Dehon, based on the testimonies of the people who knew or met Fr. Dehon personally. On August 11, 2022, the community held a Holy Hour, during which a short video clip summarizing the life of the Founder was presented.
On August 12, 2022, at Dehon House 2, the Novitiate House, took place the inauguration of the new administration of the SCJ Vietnam District. The new District Superior is Fr. Francis Xavier Tran Van Thai; the first councilor: is Fr. John Baptist Tran Quoc Phong; the second councilor: is Fr. Dominique Nguyen Viet Khoa; and the third councilor: is Fr. Joachim Tran Van Ngoc. Continue reading