Just a few days after his visit to the Netherlands, Fr. Stephen Huffstetter will be visiting the United States for the first time since the pandemic began. Last year, he and Fr. Carlos Luis Suarez Codorniú, SCJ, superior general, were to have done the General Visitation in the US Province, but like many things during 2020, it was postponed, as was Fr. Steve’s home visit.
Fr. Steve arrives in the States on July 22 and will spend the first couple of weeks with his family. He will then be on retreat at the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ complex in Donaldson, IN, August 7-13.
August 14-16 he will be in Wisconsin, where he plans to attend the Entrance to Novitiate ceremony on August 14. August 19-22 he will be in South Dakota, and August 25-29 he will be with the Mississippi community. On the way to Pinellas Park, Fr. Steve says that he looks forward to driving through Alabama because “it will be the 50th state that I will have visited!” Fr. Steve will be with SCJs in Pinellas Park September 1-3.
September 10 he will visit the formation community at Sacred Heart Monastery, and September 17-20 he will be in Houston. In between he hopes to visit SCJs in Canada, but with the borders closed, those plans remain tentative. Before heading back to Rome on September 28, he will do a few more family visits, and attend the Divine Heart Seminary All-School Reunion.
Let the Priests of the Sacred Heart pray for your loved ones and intentions.