IN APRIL 2021
"THE PRIESTHOOD IS THE LOVE OF THE HEART OF JESUS"
"ORDINATION IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH INDIVIDUALS ARE CONSECRATED, THAT IS, SET APART AND ELEVATED FROM THE LAITY CLASS TO THE CLERGY, WHO ARE THUS THEN AUTHORIZED TO PERFOM VARIOUS RELIGIOUS RITES AND CEREMONIES AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD IS ROOTED IN THE PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST HIMSELF".
The Indian District welcomes the Newly Ordained Dynamic Dehonian Priests(12 of them) namely; Rev. Frs: Kiran, Joseph Thambi, Ravindra, Thambi Joseph, Prasad, Mahesh, Kishore, Meghanand, Franklin, Shabu, Renju and Sajith to work in Gods Vineyard. Considering the (pandemic) situation around the celebration was arranged in different places and at different times. The Priestly Ordination was conferred at two places (Andhra Pradesh on 15/04/2021 by Most. Rev. Chinnabathini Bhagyaiah, Bishop of Guntur Diocese & Kerala on 29/04/2021 by Most Rev. James Raphael Anaparambil, Bishop of Alleppey Diocese. The august gathering was added beauty by Indian District Confreres, Family Members, Relatives, Friends and Well Wishers.
The Indian District Congratulates All the Newly Ordained Priests and wishes to be Faithful Followers of Christ and Dedicated Dehonians in the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
PERPETUAL PROFESSION # 2021
“Perpetual Profession actualizes the definitive consecration to God. Therefore, he who will make it must have reached that maturity which permits such a fundamental life-long choice” #R.L.103#.
On 06th January 2021, we the Indian District celebrated the Perpetual Profession at Sacred Heart Novitiate, Nambur. Indeed, it was a great Joy to all of us that, four of our confreres Br. Chitti Babu SCJ, Br. Moses SCJ, Br. Maria Pavan Kumar SCJ and Br. Thambi Behan Kumar SCJ, have made their Perpetual Commitment in our Indian District in the Congregation of Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Eucharistic celebration was solemnized by Rev. Fr. Rinu Jose SCJ and the Perpetual Profession was received by Fr. Rinu Jose SCJ, the Delegate Superior before two witnesses namely Fr. Mathew Lalan SCJ and Fr. Dr. Arogya Hruday Raju SCJ. Fr. Mc Queen had given a beautiful and challenging sermon on the theme of the Perpetual Profession “Abide in Me as I abide in you” (Jn 15:4). The celebration added beauty to our Indian District that as four more confreres have joined us together to be ‘prophets of love and servants of reconciliation. It is noticeable that, due to this Pandemic COVID-19, the celebration was very simple and Meaningful with the minimum number of participants. Thanks to all the Participants and Congratulations to Perpetually Professed members. Stay Blessed always in God’ Vineyard.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
INDIAN DISTRICT (FROM 1994 - 2020)
1.HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION: (In Brief)
The Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart was founded by the Venerable Fr. Leo John Dehon, SCJ, in France in 1878. His dream was to establish a religious community of men committed to continuing Christ's work of rebuilding our world into God's kingdom of justice and love. We are Identified as SCJ’. SCJ is derived from the Latin words for our Congregation’s official title: Sacerdotum Corde Jesu. This is translated as "Priests of the Sacred Heart." The three letters appear after the names of our community members, and we call ourselves SCJs. In some parts of the world, we are also known as Dehonians in reference to our founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon.
Our Charism: “Oblation in the Spirit of Love and Reparation.”
Our Spirituality: “Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Our Apostolate: Includes;
1. Promoting Devotion to the Sacred Heart
2. Educating Seminarians/Formation
3. Availability to the urgent needs of the Society
(Or) Offering assistance to the Local Clergy
2.HISTORY OF THE INDIAN DISTRICT: (In Brief)
The first Dehonian Missionaries arrived in India on October 6th, 1994. The founding father of our presence/the District here in India was Rev. Fr. Martin van Ooij (late) and there were several other SCJ’ who have served the District and worked hard to begin our presence and rendered their service to the people of India. We are mostly present in the Southern parts of India and ready to move/extend our wings towards North. We have celebrated the 25th anniversary of our presence in India 0n 06/10/2020. We are spreading our Spirituality and moving about with our Charism in India with Vision, Passion and Compassion.
Our Presence in India: