Celebration of the 97th Death Anniversary of the Founder in Cagayan de Oro

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.

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Acceptance to the Novitiate

 

Today, on May 20, 2022, during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, at 6 am in Novitiate Fr. Dehon in Lower Lucoban, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, Fr. Wen Liang was accepted, by the superior of the SCJ Philippines Region, Fr. Lukas Hadi Siswo Sasmito, SCJ, as a novice of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Fr. Wen Liang was born in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. He was ordained in 2006 as a diocesan priest in China.

The Last Journey of Fr. Joseph Butlig

Funeral Mass presided by the Archbishop Emeritus Most Rev. Antonio Ledesma, S.J.D.D.