Celebration of 95th Death Anniversary of Fr. Dehon in Cagayan de Oro I

Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ

The celebration of the 95th death anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon, the founder of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SCJ), in the formation community in Cagayan de Oro City was preceded as usual with the nine-day novena. On August 11, 2020, in the evening the community watched a video clip presenting the life and activities of Fr. Dehon, which was followed by the Holy Hour. Continue reading

142nd Foundation Anniversary

Here in the place of the old chapel Fr. Dehon professed his first vows

On June 28, 1878, which was the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Leo Dehon made his first profession in the little oratory of St. John’s College. As well as the three traditional vows, he added one of victimhood.

This June 28th became the birthday of the Congregation called ‘Oblates of the Heart of Jesus’. It consisted of only one religious, the founder, John of the Heart of Jesus.

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

Celebration of the Founder and Thanksgiving Mass in Cagayan de Oro

August 12, 2017 – More than 40 members of the “Apostleship of Prayer” from the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, members of Lay Dehonians and Dehonian Youth, Staff from Kasanag Daughters Foundation (KDF), TMM Sisters, SCJ seminarians  and friends of the Congregation, attended the celebration of 92nd Death Anniversary of Fr. Leo John Dehon and Thanksgiving Mass of Fr. Dennis Macasero, SCJ.

The celebration was held at the Sacred Heart Formation House Chapel in Cagayan de Oro City. The main celebrant was Fr. Dennis Macasero, SCJ, assisted by Dn. Nathaniel Robilla, SCJ and members of the Aluba I Community and Dansolihon Chaplaincy.

After, the post communion prayer there was a video presentation for all those who attended the celebration to give them an idea about the Vision and Mission of the SCJ Philippine Region that lasted for 25 minutes. The celebration ended with simple dinner as an expression of thanksgiving for all those who participated the activity.

By: Fr. Joseph Butlig, SCJ