Frater Truc Tran, SCJ, a seminarian on summer ministry assignment in Lower Brule, SD, puts the final touches on a new sign for St. Mary’s Church in Lower Brule. St. Mary’s is one of the oldest ministries of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in the United States and will be the site of one of next year’s centennial celebrations.
After repainting the Chi Rho cross to the left (in the Native American colors of the Four Directions), on the suggestion of Fr. Jean Claude Mbassi, SCJ, Frater Truc created the new sign to as a reminder of the SCJs’ presence not only at the parish, but in the community.
Frater Truc is a member of the Vietnamese District doing his seminary studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. He will renew his vows, along with SCJ Fraters Thuan Nguyen and Paul Phong Hoang on August 12.
Let the Priests of the Sacred Heart pray for your loved ones and intentions.