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On behalf of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, I want to thank you for taking the time to consider charitable giving. We hope that the information in these pages are helpful to you as you learn about the many benefits of gift plans for you, your family and hopefully the Priests of the Sacred Heart.

If you have any questions about charitable giving, please call us on our toll free number, 1-866-268-0157 or click here and send us a note. We will be very happy to be of service to you.

As always, be assured that you and your intentions will be remembered in our daily Masses and prayers.

Sincerely in the Sacred Heart

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Priests of the Sacred Heart
P.O. Box 367
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Telephone: 1-866-268-0157
Fr. Dominic Peluse, SCJ
Spiritual Director

Born in 1946 in Poughkeepsie, NY, Fr. Dominic was the second of three boys born to Emery and Mildred Peluse.

In his early years, Fr. Dominic attended Mt. Carmel Grammar School. He went on to Dehon Seminary of the Sacred Heart in Great Barrington, MA, graduating in 1964. After his novitiate in Ste. Marie, IL, he attended Kilrose Seminary in Honesdale, PA.

Following college, Fr. Dominic completed his theological studies at Sacred Heart Monastery/Sacred Heart School of Theology (now Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology) in Hales Corners, WI. He was ordained in 1974.

Fr. Dominic’s career with the Priests of the Sacred Heart has taken him to many places around the country and around the world. He has served in parish ministry in Southaven, MS; Sturgeon Bay and Franklin, WI; and Cypress, TX (for 11 years). He served as a vocation director in Donaldson, IN and in San Antonio, TX, working with individuals interested in studying for the priesthood.

He took sabbaticals to study in Rome, Italy and in Sydney, Australia, and he worked in our missions in India. Immediately prior to joining the Priests of the Sacred Heart Development Office as Spiritual Director, Fr. Dominic assisted in our mission work with Native American reservations in Chamberlain, SD.

Fr. Dominic’s rich pastoral experience, and his direct involvement with those served by our U.S. and foreign missions, give him unique qualifications to serve as a primary contact with benefactors and others interested in the spirituality and humanitarian work done by the Priests of the Sacred Heart. His devotion to Christ, his compassion and his love for people continue to inspire and touch so many who strive to follow God more closely in their lives.
Pam Milczarski
Director of Mission Advancement

Pam is a Certified Gift Planning Associate and has been with the organization for 16 years. Pam administers the programs that allow our benefactors to learn more about what we do and how they can assist us in our ministry. This includes Charitable Gift Annuities, Bequests and Trusts, as well as major gifts. Pam travels with Fr. Dominic around the U.S. and on pilgrimages.

Pam describes her work as "a mission of God" and loves serving the priests and benefactors. Sharing the devotion to the Sacred Heart and the charism of Fr. Dehon has evolved over the years for Pam and has recently included travel to some of our missions.

“My experiences interacting with the SCJs, the people they serve and their devoted benefactors help me to see and share our common goal. My recent travels to India opened my eyes to the love our SCJ priests and brothers share with those in need. On the day of the dedication of the new Sacred Heart Shrine Church we served food to 10,000 people from all walks of life and many faiths.”

“Through my work in our office and with Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, I feel privileged to share the devotion to the Sacred Heart with so many open-hearted and generous people. Interacting with such devoted people, listening to their stories and hearing of their deep love of God, energizes my desire to share the mission and ministry of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in a variety of ways.”

Carrie Schweickhardt
Mission Advancement Associate and Events Coordinator

Carrie joined the Priests of the Sacred Heart straight out of college, and she has been here for 16 years. Carrie performs a variety of duties for the organization and for our benefactors, including coordination of bequests and trusts received from the estates of our deceased benefactors, the Sacred Heart Burse program, the Sacred Heart Charitable Gift Annuity Program and the matching gift program. In addition, Carrie coordinates our events around the country and at the Monastery.

"I enjoy meeting and talking with friends of the Priests of the Sacred Heart from across the country and hearing their stories about why the Priests of the Sacred Heart are important in their lives. I also enjoy meeting the different priests from around the country and around the world and learning about their work and why they chose the path they did."
Jessica Ramos
Bilingual Mission Advancement Associate

Jessica has been with the Priests of the Sacred Heart for 12 years. She responds to English and Spanish benefactor inquiries regarding annuities, donor events and major gifts. Jessica also assists the Mission Advancement department with the After Death Program, Burse Program and Donor Recognition Programs.

"I love being proud of the work I do. I enjoy having the opportunity to speak to our donors and helping them in any way possible."
Grace Elliott
Mission Advancement Assistant

Grace came to us 8 years ago as a benefactor to help with thank you calls, and she has been with the organization ever since. Her primary role is to contact benefactors on their birthdays or to thank them for their support, and to listen to their requests for prayers that our priests will offer on their behalf.

"Speaking with our donors and hearing about their families – and offering prayers for their intentions – gives me the wonderful opportunity to tell them how much the Sacred Heart of Jesus loves them.”
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