Witnessing Love in the Time of Coronavirus

The number of people infected with the coronavirus grows rapidly. As of March 28, 2020, there have been 1,418 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines. Out of these cases, 71 deaths and 42 recoveries were recorded. The largest single-day increase in the number of confirmed cases was on March 29, when 343 new cases were announced. Continue reading

Church in Action – COVID-19 Emergency

The spread of the virus COVID-19 and the lockdown of the cities have affected the majority of the people. But the sector most affected are the daily income earners who depend on their day-to-day labor, such as street vendors, casual workers, etc. No work, no pay. The same applies to the sick and elderly at homes, who need the assistance of others. Continue reading

Answering the needs of time

The whole world is reeling from the threat of the coronavirus, which is spreading very fast in the different parts of the world and is claiming many victims. COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption as different sports and cultural events, conferences, and churches have closed their doors and medical professionals race to treat those infected and to develop a vaccine. This can be a time of great despair and uncertainty, but also a time of hope, action and most of all prayer. The Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJs) from different communities in the Philippines have actively embraced this enormous challenge and try to answer the needs of time by being with the people, taking care of their spiritual needs and alleviating some of their immediate and most pressing necessities. Continue reading

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. Continue reading