Today through Wednesday, September 14, SCJ fundraisers from around the world are at the Provincial Conference Center in Hales Corners, WI, for a workshop sponsored by the General Treasurer’s Office and hosted by the US Province. Participants include Fr. Luca Zottoli, SCJ, general treasurer, and Aldo Ivaldi, his assistant in Rome, as well as members of the General Finance Commission, who will also have their own meetings during the week. Among the participants are a few familiar faces, including Fr. Francis Pupkowski, SCJ, a Polish SCJ and alumnus of the ESL (now ECS) program at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. He was among the first group of SCJs who spent time Hales Corners preparing to start an SCJ presence in the Philippines. He continues to serve in the Philippines, previously as regional superior, and now as the entity’s development director.
First on the workshop agenda this morning was a presentation by Dr. Jeremy Blackwood, associate professor of Systematic Theology at SHSST. His topic: “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis’ 2020 encyclical. He is pictured above speaking to the conference.
Let the Priests of the Sacred Heart pray for your loved ones and intentions.