An Essay written by Sr. Gerardine Doherty, FDNSC – As part of our Preparation for the Celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on June 19, 2020Jules Chevalier was intensely aware of the “evils of his time” and he urgently desired to restore to those wounded by such “evils” their rightful dignity, the truth…

Every time that a priest consecrates the bread and wine into Christ’s actual body and blood, a miracle occurs! The bread and wine are changed into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus. What still remains are the appearances of bread and wine. The reason why is obvious.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

If we think we are of little value because we have so many faults, shortcomings, imperfections, or sins, we need to remember that God loves us anyway, and so, we need to stop looking down on ourselves.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Father John J. Paul, MSC died on June 2, 2020, at around midnight. He was 87 years old. He was born in Laureldale, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1932, to Walter A. Paul Sr. and Edith M. (Wenrich) Paul. He graduated from Holy Guardian Angels Parochial school, Reading, PA in 1946. In that same year, he…

Brother Joseph Keith Tesar, MSC died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 8:40 PM, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 87 years old. He was born in Denver, Colorado on December 29, 1932, and was adopted by Stephen and Mary (Connor) Tesar, both now deceased. He received his primary education at St….

By Fr. Earl Henley, MSC(California Community – St. Joseph Mission – San Jacinto, CA)We wring our hands in the fear of facing the unknown. We worry about those who are sick and their caretakers and health care workers. We worry about poor parishes and how they will survive such economic loss and where to go…

So, are we happy about the condition of our world? We must be honest and sadly admit that the world has not changed all that much for the good. There are over a billion Catholics and many more Christians of other faith traditions. You would expect sheer numbers to make a huge difference. Unfortunately, there is a war going on somewhere each day.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Brother George Farkas, MSC died on Friday, May 29, 2020, at about 1 AM, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem, PA. He was 88 years old.  He was born in Northampton , Pennsylvania on July 23, 1931, to George and Sophia (Baziak) Farkas.  He graduated from Assumption Parochial school, Northampton, PA in 1945, and from Northampton High School in 1949.  He attended Bethlehem Business School, Bethlehem, PA, in 1953-54.  From 1955 to 1968, he worked at Cement National Bank in Northampton.

In 1970, he entered the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart novitiate in Shelby, Ohio, and made his first profession of vows on June 12, 1972.  As a novice, he was assigned to the keeping of accounts, which he continued to do throughout his religious life.  After the novitiate, he remained in Shelby until 1976, making perpetual profession of vows on May 22 of that year.  Br. George was then assigned to Aurora, Illinois, where he was the provincial treasurer from 1980 until 1992.  While in Aurora, in addition to his duties as treasurer, he regularly preached in the Mission Cooperative Plan throughout the United States.  He was a member of the core staff of the provincial administration.

In September 1992, Br. George was assigned to Youngstown, Ohio, where he assisted in managing the financial affairs of the Youngstown community and the retreat house.  In July 1996, he was assigned to Reading, PA for various community service ministries.  In June 2000 Br. George returned to Aurora where he continued his community service ministry.  He also participated in ministry to the Aurora community at large by working with the homeless at Hesed House, working the late evening and early morning hours overseeing the men’s sleeping quarters there.  He later retired and moved to our community in Center Valley, PA.  In 2015, he moved to Manor Care Nursing Home in Bethlehem, PA, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Br. George had one brother, three sisters, and one half-sister who predeceased him.  They were Andrew Farkas, Elizabeth Farkas, Anne Stackel, and Mary Andrews, and his half-sister Margaret Milander.  He has numerous nieces and nephews and was a wonderful uncle.

He will be buried at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Haycock, PA.   

May Br. George Farkas rest in eternal peace.

Taken from “The Mother of God Made Man” by Andre Tostain, MSCJesus willed to be born of a woman. His human heart was formed from the flesh of Mary His Mother, formed from the “heart” of Mary through the human, spiritual, and religious education which He received from her.Mary was the one whom God had…

Tanner came to us from Northampton County prison. He is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. He landed in Northampton County prison because he was traveling from Utah to explore other parts of the country and was in his active addiction at the time. He was driving through Bethlehem while he was under the influence…

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