Missionaries of the Sacred

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Listening to and following Christ is always an adventure. You never know where you're going, but you know you're on the right track. Jesus said, "Go to the ends of the earth. Proclaim the Good News!" We take these words to heart and are willing to go wherever the Spirit leads us. We may have to give up family, health and even our own lives in order to accomplish this mission, but there is no greater love.


Discernment is a process of discovering Gods will in our lives. It can be done with a spiritual director or as a group process. To help you in your process we offer spiritual direction in our different communities in parishes. Also you can ask for online accompaniment with Fr. Joe at Skype joseph.jablonski1


The "Come and see" experience is one that is designed to help young men who are interested in "trying-on" religious life for a weekend during the school year or one of the programs we offer in the summer.

A team of religious from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and other trained lay-ministers accompany those who are interested in a concentrated experience of the MSC. The experience includes prayer, liturgies, faith sharing, group dynamics, input sessions on the history of religious life, the history of the MSC, witness-talks by missionaries and much more.

These programs this year (2014) are in March in California, in July in New York and in Chicago in August. For more information contact Fr. Joe Jablonski, MSC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


After an initial discernment process with the vocation director, the aspirancy program begins with a candidate living in the MSC formation house in Chicago with peers and under the guidance of a formation director. During this period he lives community life and continues to discern. He continues to learn about the vowed life and charism of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and participate in ministry. Besides daily prayer and Mass, there will be retreat days and formation days. Later, the process continues in the Pre-Novitiate program, Novitiate and Post- Novitiate formation.


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