Sacred Heart Formation House, Cagayan de Oro City, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Welcome to the Dehonian Family

On May 31, 2023, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. John Wen Liang made his First Profession of vows as a member of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ). The ceremony occurred in the Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Locuban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur. Fr. John professed his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience for one year in the presence of Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ, the Regional Superior of the Philippine Region, who presided over the Eucharistic celebration and gave a homily on the meaning and significance of religious profession. He reminded Fr. John that professing vows is a personal act and a communal one, as he becomes a member of a religious family with a charism and a mission. He also encouraged him to imitate Mary’s visitation to Elizabeth as a sign of God’s presence and love for those in need. Continue reading

34th Anniversary of the SCJ Mission in the Philippines

On May 17, 1989, eight SCJ missionaries from different countries and provinces arrived in the Philippines. They were assigned to three parishes in Zamboanga del Sur. The missionaries faced numerous challenges, including difficult travel conditions and a lack of basic amenities. However, they persevered in their mission to spread the Gospel. Continue reading