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Fr. Michael Messaro, M.SS.CC. Celebrates 50th Jubilee

On Sunday, April 15, 2018 Confreres, friends, family and parishioners gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Fairfield, PA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Michael Messaro, M.SS.CC. Fr. Messaro was ordained on March 30, 1968 after completion of his studies at the Propagation of the Faith Pontifical University in Rome. He also attained a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.

 
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Kumkuvarapalem Chapel Consecrated August 10, 2017

The new chapel in the village of Kumkuvarapalem, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was blessed on August 10, 2017 by most Rev. M.D. Prakasm, Bishop of Nellore.

 
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Fr. Hector Luis Zordan, M.SS.CC. consecrated as Bishop of Gualeguaychu, Argentina.

With great joy and thanksgiving to God, our Superior General announced that Pope Francis has appointed Father Hector Luis Zordan, M.SS.CC. Bishop of Gualeguaychu, Entre Rio province, Argentina by Pope Francis on March 28, 2017. He was consecrated Bishop on May 28, 2017 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Gualeguaychu.

 
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Mission Chapels Approved for Bhimavarpadu & Kumkuvaripalem, India

Father Delegate Antony Samy is eager to begin the work on two small Chapels in outlying villages where our Missionaries have been serving. The villagers are eager to have a worship space as they now attend Mass celebrated in one of the homes.

 
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Mid-Chapter held in India in November 2016

Superior General Fr. Luigi Toscano presided on a Mid-Chapter November 7 through 13, 2016 in Thambuchettypalya, Bangalore, India. The Chapter was open to all the Delegates from the eight countries where we have an established presence which are, Italy, the United States, Argentina, India, Nigeria, Slovakia, Indonesia and Colombia.

 
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WATER PUMP PROJECT IN Dhingurpani Parish, Jharkhand, India

WATER PUMP PROJECT IN Dhingurpani Parish, Jharkhand, India has been completed under the direction of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts.

 
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Jubilee Year of Mercy, visit one of the several churches selected to pass through the Holy Doors.

The Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has designated Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish (St. Mary’s) in Fairfield, PA as a special pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016. Pilgrims are encouraged to visit one of the several churches selected to pass through the Holy Doors. Fr. Robert Malagesi, M.SS.CC., Pastor of St. Mary’s has encouraged pilgrims to visit the church during this special year.

 
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Kuchipudi Mission Inaugurates New Program 'FEED THE NEEDY'

On October 29, 2015 a new program aimed at providing a mid-day meal daily to those parishioners in most need was inaugurated by the Missionaries who staff the mission in Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh, India. The program is modelled on the providing of meals begun by St. Gaetano, our Founder in Secondigliano, Italy at our Motherhouse, which still continues today.

 

Jubilee Year Announced Celebrating Bicentennial Of Ordination Of St. Gaetano Errico

On July 14, 2015 by mandate of Pope Francis, the Apostolic Penitentiary granted the celebration of a Jubilee Year from September 23, 2015 to September 23, 2016 in celebration of the Bicentennial of the priestly ordination of the Founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, St. Gaetano Errico.

 

Brother David Graber, M.SS.CC. who is a teacher at St. Augustine Prep School

Brother David Graber, M.SS.CC. who is a teacher at St. Augustine Prep School in Richland, NJ was recognized for his work and leadership of the project of the Junior Class at the school. Students volunteer to serve at Cathedral Kitchen in the city of Camden, NJ where meals are provided for the needy and homeless.

 

Nigerian Community Dispensary begins service to villagers on November 10, 2014

Nigerian Community Dispensary begins service to villagers on November 10, 2014. Fr. Peter Morkah, M.SS.CC. reports that the first opening day of the new medical dispensary on the grounds of our Formation House in Owerri, Nigeria, was greeted by over 200 people seeking medical attention. The Dispensary is served by four volunteer doctors and a nurse from the teaching hospital in Orlu, each giving one day a week to the new dispensary.

 

New Dispensary Construction Underway by our Nigerian Missionaries

Fr. Peter Morkah, M.SS.CC., Delegate of our Nigerian Community has confirmed that construction is well underway on a new dispensary to serve the needs of the residents of the area close to our Formation House in Owerri.

 

First Perpetual Profession of Vows in our Indonesian Community

It is with great joy that the first four members of our Indonesian Community profess perpetual vows in our Institute on the Feast of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus, June 27, 2014.

 

General Chapter Concludes with Election of New Superior General

Delegates from each of the Delegations around the world gathered in Naples for a General Chapter at the end of June.

 

General Chapter Convenes June 24, 2013

Delegates elected by their respective regions gathered today in Naples for a General Chapter, with the main purpose of electing a new Superior General. The death of Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo on Good Friday this past March necessitated the convening of a General Chapter to find his successor. The chapter begins with two days for a reflective retreat for all participants to be followed by a week of discussions, culminating in the election of the new Superior General.

 
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IN MEMORIAM: Superior General Salvatore Izzo, M.SS.CC. 1944 - 2013

With great sadness and a grave sense of loss, we received the news of the death of our Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. His death came after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A battle he faced with serenity, dignity and the sure knowledge that God was with him always. Fr. Salvatore, a native of Rochetta e Croce, Italy was 68 years old.

 

Year of Faith: Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013

Pope Benedict with his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei, declared that a "Year of Faith" will begin on Oct.11, 2012 and conclude on Nov. 24, 2013.

 
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Shaping Mind and Soul

SHAPING MIND AND SOUL “Shaping Mind and Soul” is not just a motto on the logo of the new Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts English Medium High School in Kuchipudi, India, but rather is its goal. The new school in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, was dedicated on April 27, 2012. His Excellency, Most Rev. Moses D. Prakasam, Bishop of Nellore, and Superior General, Fr. Salvatore, Izzo. presided at the dedication ceremony. The new school is situated on grounds adjacent to the Sacred​

 

In Thanksgiving to God Join in Celebrating

2012 Jubilarians: 50 Years Rev. Antonio Palmiero, M.SS.CC. July 4, 2012 30 Years Rev. Angelo Terracciano, M.SS.CC. December 18, 2012 Rev. Raffaele Baia, M.SS.CC. December 18, 2012 25 Years Rev. Malcolm MacLeod. M.SS.CC. June 27, 2012 100 years of Service: October 12. 2012….Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts Communties in Argentina, South America

 

St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Bonneauville, PA Now Staffed by the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts

Our congregation has accepted the appointment by the Diocese of Harrisburg to begin pastoral ministry of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Bonneauville, PA.

 
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Lay Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts Group formed at Villa Pieta, Linwood, NJ.

In his comprehensive document on the Sacred Hearts Lay Missionary movement presented in February to the Lay Missionary group in Italy, Fr. Salvatore Izzo, quoted from the Vatican document on Consecrated Life in which the laity are invited to share in the charism and spirituality of religious congregations. In doing so, new paths of communion and cooperation may be beneficially formed for both the religious members and the laity. The aim is that through a communion of spirituality with religio​

 
 
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