Fr. Heiner Wilmer, superior general, records a message for Mission Education
Many of our province staff and SCJs are in northern Mississippi today and tomorrow for the Mission Education Conference. Held approximately every three years, Mission Education is a time for employees and other collaborators in SCJ ministry to learn about Fr. Leo John Dehon, as well as the congregation that carries on his dreams. It is also a time for co-workers across the country to get to know one another and learn how they are a part of the worldwide mission of the Priests of the Sacred Heart.
This is the eighth conference, and the second time that Sacred Heart Southern Missions has hosted it.
Taking a cue from the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the theme of this year’s gathering is “Mercy in Mission,” reflecting on the ways that SCJs and co-workers are inspired by the charism of Fr. Leo John Dehon to be agents of God’s mercy in responding to the needs of others. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about many of the societal issues that people face in northern Mississippi as well as the ways in which Sacred Heart Southern Missions addresses these issues.
Of course, the conference will also include an interview with Fr. Dehon and several opportunities to enjoy the food, music and culture of the area.
Be sure to check the province Facebook page for photos and other information during the conference.