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 Hearts primary and middle school that currently serves 650 students grades Pre-K through 12.
In the area villages surrounding the two Sacred Hearts schools, the availability of educating the children close to their homes and doing so within their Catholic faith has been an untold blessing to the faithful. Prior to the founding of the first school in 1986, the only school was government run in the local language, Telegu. Our schools are the first English schools. The school is staffed by the Dorothean Sisters of the Sacred Hearts and our priests. The current principal is Fr. Anthony Samy, M.SS.CC.
In thanksgiving to God join in celebrating…
Rev. Antonio Palmiero, M.SS.CC. July 4, 2012
Rev. Angelo Terracciano, M.SS.CC. December 18, 2012
Rev. Raffaele Baia, M.SS.CC. December 18, 2012
Rev. Malcolm MacLeod. M.SS.CC. June 27, 2012
100 years of Service:
Missionaries of the Sacred HeartsCommunties
in Argentina, South America October 10, 2012
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 religious, laity may be able to enter the world in different avenues that can extend the mission of our Institute even further. For the laity it can become a vital new way to live out their baptismal vocation.
The Italian Lay Missionary group, founded over ten years ago has grown in its involvement in the mission work of our priests working in parishes surrounding our motherhouse in Secondigliano. Now they are sharing their experiences with a newly established group that has begun to gather at our community house in Linwood.
Fr. Frederick Clement, M.SS.CC. is the spiritual director of the new group and Mr. Lamont Czar is the coordinator. Meetings are currently held monthly at Villa Pieta and include prayer, study of the charism of our Founder, St. Gaetano, talks by clergy and those involved in the outreach of the congregation. Each gathering ends with the celebration of Mass.
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. Installation of the Pastor, Fr. Augusty Thankachan, M.SS.CC. took place on June 26, 2011. Many St. Joseph parishioners and friends from the nearby parish of St. Mary's of Fairfield attended. Our congregation has been working in the diocese of Harrisburg since 1993 when we assumed pastoral direction of St. Mary's in Fairfield and St. Rita's in Blue Ridge Summit.
St. Josephthe Worker parish, founded in 1859, currently has 400 families. Fr. Thankachan also assumes responsibility of Catholic campus ministry at nearby Gettysburg College.