As members of the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation, we are committed to addressing the needs of those who suffer from injustice. Our Constitutions state: “Wherever we are sent, whatever our work may be, our lives will be inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus…expressed in a thirst for working towards justice and peace in the world in response to the cry of the poor.” (Constitutions §13)
Members of this province serve the poor and marginalized in a variety of settings. In order to extend this service, the Duchesne Fund for Ministry was established to support RSCJ and those with whom we collaborate on projects which reflect Gospel values. Duchesne Fund for Ministry grants are awarded to projects serving the poor and marginalized within the United States. (The Society’s International Solidarity Fund, Canadian Donation Fund, and some Network schools fund projects outside the United States.)
Following the calls of the General Chapters of 2008 and 2016, the province collaborates with others to assist those who search for justice, those who seek meaning in their lives, and those who have been hurt, displaced, or excluded for reasons of poverty, violence, and destruction of the environment. Duchesne Fund for Ministry grants are awarded to projects that benefit:
- young adults
- migrants and refugees
- undocumented persons
who suffer the effects of:
- human trafficking
- environmental hazards
The 2019 application deadline is Monday, March 4, 2019 (if emailed or faxed).
If sent by post, it must be postmarked by Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
Duchesne Fund for Ministry Committee c/o Mrs. Lisa Terneus
4120 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis MO 63108-2809