Over the years, I have been called to bring young people to Christ as teacher, counselor, parish youth minister, administrator, and most recently as campus minister at our high school in New York. In Province ministry, that call has led me to a variety of roles: formation director, vocation director, director of a local community, and even province leadership. The invitation - and the response - is one that never gets old or tired. It is an awesome challenge - one that has taken me down paths I would never have imagined or thought myself capable. Living the response has helped me to grow as Brother, in my understanding of how Christ relates to us and how we are invited to relate to each other.

Br. Donald Sukanek, SC
Campus Minister/Teacher
Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School
East Elmhurst. NY
Community Life

Community is the very heart of the Brother's life. Brothers live together as a family trying to follow the example of Jesus. By sharing, friendship, teamwork, and prayer together they learn to understand the joy and promise of a life of service.

"The brothers live in community to give one another mutual support and to have a greater influence for good on the people among whom they live and work."
Brothers of the Sacred Heart
"Rule of Life" #48

True brotherhood in community doesn't just happen; every member of that community has to work at it. Each Brother daily works at making his local community a place where everyone can be himself and feel accepted.

"By sharing responsibilities, recognizing one another's talents, and cooperating in a work essential to the church, we contribute to the personal development of each brother."
Brothers of the Sacred Heart "Rule of Life" #25

Community of Compassion - Brothers of the Sacred Heart
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