From July 18-22, 2021, our Sister Augustine Marie Molnar participated in the DIocese of Allentown's Fiat Days at DeSales University in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. during which Sister presented a talk that discussed Science and Modern Day Miracles of the Holy Euchasrist.
July 3-18, 2021 -SISTERS' SUMMER APOSTOLATE IN PAGE, AZ
From July 3-18, 2021 -- Mother Provincial Klara Slonina and Sr. Mary Joseph Calore were in Page, Arizona in the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico. The pastor, Fr. Thomas Maikowski, a zealous pastor in the home missions, invited us to catechize the children of his parish and prepare them for sacraments of initiation. Despite the blistering temperatures in the high desert region, we were able, by the grace of God, to catechize 28 children, prepare 6 children for sacraments of Confirmation, Holy Communion and Penance, and even welcome two Navajo children to the sacrament of Baptism! Fr. Maikowski was very receptive to the idea of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the homes of his parishioners - and after a crusade of speaking during the Masses for three weekends, 100 households welcomed the Sacred Heart of Jesus as the Lord of their homes and hearts. Fr. Maikowski took us to see the beautiful sights of the Grand Canyon and the historical places in Gallup, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are so grateful to the Sacred Heart of Jesus that we could be His ambassadors and instruments among Navajo, Mexican-American, Fillipino-American and American children!
June 13-19, 2021 - DAYS OF REST AND RENEWAL AT THE OCEAN
From June 13-19, 2021, six Sisters of the American Province enjoyed a common period of rest and renewal visiting the earliest churches in America devoted to the Sacred Heart -- in Conewago, Hanover, Pennsylvania and at Whitemarsh Plantation, Bowie Maryland, as well as a visit to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the beauty of the islands of Chincoteague, Assateague and Tangier, on the eastern shore of the state of Virginia. During their ocean visit, the Sisters went by boat to Tangier Island, where the most ancient form of the English language is still spoken in that fishing community. The Sisters also took a boat around Assateague Island, seeing a school of dolphins leaping from the water and catching a glimpse of the wild ponies that inhabit the region. This trip was a Jubilee gift by Fr. Aron Maghsoudi, who together with Fr. Douglas Ondeck accompanied part of the excursion, arranging daily holy Mass and adoration for our Sisters, dinners and pilgrimage visits. The Sisters stayed at a beautiful beach house, where there was time for prayer, rest and relaxation. It was an uplifting time of sisterly love and unity that was truly a grace for all who attended.
June 12, 2021 - SILVER JUBILEE OF SR. MARY DANIEL AND SR. MARY JOSEPH
On June 12, 2021, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at noon at St. Francis Xavier Church in Cresson, Pennsylvania, Sr. Mary Daniel (Juanita Francine) Jackson, SSCJ and Sr. Mary Joseph (Joan Ann) Calore, SSCJ observed their Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession. The celebrant of the Holy Mass was the pastor, Fr. Leo Arnone and the homilist was Fr. Aron Maghsoudi. Father Maghsoudi based his homily on the phrase of Blessed Pope Pius IX that so motivated our Father Founder, “Be as torches burning in the fog.” The Mass was concelebrated by visiting priest, Very Rev. John Byrnes, Judicial Vicar of the Diocese; Chaplains Msgr. Bernard Przybocki and Fr. Jerzy Auguscik, OFM Conventual; and Fr. Douglas Ondeck of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Sr. Mary Daniel and Sr. Mary Joseph were received into religious life in 1993 by then Mother Provincial Amabilis Debicka, the final candidates Mother received and her last formation class as mistress of postulants. Their novitiate and juniorate was directed by Sr. Theresa Marie Kukla. Sr. Mary Daniel and Sr. Mary Joseph are so grateful to Almighty God for this grace and for the motherly support of our Reverend Mother Olga Podsadnia and Reverend Mother Provincial Klara Slonina. The Sisters are also thankful for the beautiful dinner following the Jubilee Mass in the church hall, decorated so nicely for the occasion, attended by our Sisters, the priests and the Jubilarians’ family and friends. Deo gratias!
June 11, 2021 - SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART & REDEDICATION OF ENTHRONEMENT OF THEPROVINCE OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS, USA
June 11, 2021 was a glorious day for the Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Sercanki) of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the United States. Today our Sisters renewed our self-offering and the enthronement of the Sacred Heart as King of our Province, first made in 1997. Our Congregation made the same offering in Krakow, so we were united with our Sisters worldwide. Very Reverend Father Stanislaw Dailey, Vicar for Religious of the Diocese of Columbus offered today's Holy Mass at St. Joseph Convent in Munster Township, Portage, Pennsylvania and afterward led the Rededication of the Enthronement at the Province Chapel in Cresson, Pennsylvania. A social was held afterward with the drawing of our raffle by Fr. Stash, to benefit our John Paul II Manor. Thank you to all The winners of the Raffle were: Third-First: Third Prize Donald DeGol * Second Prize Ron Muldoon * First Prize Randy Stager
Homily of Very Rev. Fr. Stash Dailey, Vicar for Religious, Diocese of Columbus
June 3-10, 2021 -ANNUAL RETREAT LED BY MOST REVEREND WILLIAM WALTERSHEID
The Sisters' Annual Retreat was held at St. Joseph Convent in Munster Township, Pennsylvania from June 3-10, directed by Most Rev. William Waltersheid, Auxiliary of Pittsuburgh. Bishop Waltersheid gave reflections based on the Sacred Heart Angelus Meditations of St. John Paul II. Various priests were able to visit with the Bishop, also being as edified as our Sisters. We are truly grateful to his holy bishop for his insights, prayers and sacrifices. May our Founder, St. Joseph Sebastian Pelczar, obtain for Bishop Waltersheid all graces and blessings in his ministry.
April 7, 2021 - Meeting of Local Superiors
A Meeting of the Local Superiors of the Province was held at Cresson, Pennsylvania. Conferences were led by Mother Provincial Klara Slonina and Fr. Jerzy Auguscik, OFM Conventual, a Confessor and Retreatmaster for the Province house community.
March 24, 2021 - Talk at St. Mary's Byzantine in Ramey, Pennsylvania
Sr. Mary Joseph Calore gave a talk on St. Maximilian Kolbe and the spiritual struggle at St. Mary's of the Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Ramey, Pennsylvania at the invitation of the pastor, Father James Davidson.
March 19, 2021 - Renewal of Vows of Sr. Augustine Marie Molnar
Sr. Augustine Marie (Georganne ) Molnar renewed her temporary vows at a Holy Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Cresson, Pennsylvania before Mother Provincial Klara Slonina , in the presence of Witnesses Sr. Asst. Mary Joseph Calore and Sr. Mary Barbara Hoyt. Celebrant for the Mass was Fr. Leo Arnone, Pastor.
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