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Friday, 16 August 2019 15:50

Happy Birthday

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Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:51

Youth ministry team visits Salesians in Lebanon

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A group from Great Britain’s Salesian Youth Ministry visited Lebanon recently, where they took part in summer camps for refugee children and had the opportunity to share experience with their counterparts from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. Photo above: Sr Gill McCambridge

Friday, 19 July 2019 06:43

Farewell to our young Polish Brothers!

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This week, our schools and communities in Bootle and Bolton said farewell to Brs Lucas and Robert - young Salesians who have spent this year in school chaplaincy - as they return to Poland to continue their formation.

 

Photo:  Mass at Savio Salesian College to say goodbye to Br Lucas; Br Robert with Bishop John, and altar servers from Thornleigh.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 16:37

Good Samaritan Pilgrimage to Arundel

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On June 26th, Ms Barnsley (History) and Fr Marco (Chaplaincy / RE) took nine pupils ranging in age from Year 8-10 on the annual Diocesan Secondary School Good Samaritan Pilgrimage to Arundel. Our trip by school minibus lasted the best part of an hour and a half, however, having departed at half past eight, we made it in good time to meet the other pilgrims.

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On Sunday 21 July, the Catholic community in Battersea will celebrate 150 years of Catholic worship in the Battersea Park area, with a special Mass on Sunday 21st July, and a new website for the parish.

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Chaplain Fr Marco Villani writes about Salesian School's GCSE Design Technology and Art Exhibition this year

On Thursday July 4th 2019, the Art and Technology Departments at Salesian School Chertsey hosted an exhibition of GCSE and A-level work in the St. Patrick’s Exam Hall at Guildford Road. Parents and staff were invited to an event showcasing the incredible talent that the pupils and students possess.

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On Wednesday July 10th 2019, Year 10s attended a Talk For Change in the new St Patrick’s Exam Hall at Guildford Road, Chertsey. The key speakers from the Mizen Foundation were none other than Margaret Mizen and her son Danny Mizen, the mother and brother of murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen who was killed in 2008.

The first part of the talk was led by Margaret Mizen, who spent time narrating the joy of Jimmy’s young life, his untimely death and the impact that this has had on his family and the wider community. Margaret also spoke with passion and conviction of the role of her Catholic Faith in sustaining and comforting her and her family.

Friday, 12 July 2019 11:10

Worth Abbey Good Shepherd Celebration 2019

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On Wednesday June 19th, a group of six pupils from Year 7 were driven by minibus to represent Salesian School Chertsey at the annual Good Shepherd Celebration in Worth Abbey. Primary schools and a couple of secondary schools from all across the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton were invited to participate in a liturgy, comprising scripture, singing, music, liturgical dance and creative presentations.

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Br Lukasz SDB of the Chaplaincy at Savio Salesian College, Bootle, writes about students who used their creativity to show their care for God's creation. 

 

“To change the world I refuse to believe that we are trying hard enough. It would be wrong to say: don’t try.” These were the lyrics of the reversible poem which students of Savio Salesian College presented in Hope University’s chapel at the end of June.


Representatives of many Catholic Schools in the Liverpool Diocese met there to come forth with all the pieces of art they had prepared for the final of the Regional Archdiocesan Media Competition. This Year the main topic was ecology. We saw beautiful performances and pieces of art. Members of staff from all the schools participating were sharing their interest on how good, creative and caring young people can be.

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On Wednesday June 12th 2019, Salesian School Chertsey was proud to host once more the annual Celebrating RE Day. Feeder primary schools in our deanery were invited to a morning of creativity involving arts, crafts and music. Pupils and staff from all participating primary schools as well as Mrs. Hibbins-Durkin, (2nd in RE) provided activities based on a Christian theme. This year’s theme, based on Salesian School’s theme of the week, “The Advocate”, allowed pupils and staff to focus on the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.


After the sessions, pupils and staff were invited to attend a short liturgy in the Chapel, were a prayer of thanksgiving was offered on behalf of all by the School Chaplain. Lunch was provided by our own school canteen.


Particular thanks go to all visiting staff who lead the different activities, to our special team of fabulous Year 9 volunteers who helped the younger children all day and for Mrs. K. Hibbins-Durkin for her support and enthusiasm, without whom this event would not have been possible.

 

Fr Marco Villani SDB

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