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Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:51

Bosco Volunteer Action 'Talking Faith'

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Anita Motha, Coordinator of our overseas volunteer programme, Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA),was interviewed with fellow members of the Lay Missionary Volunteer Network on Heaven's Road Catholic Radio recently, discussing the privileges and challenges of volunteering with Catholic projects overseas.

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The next title in the new Pocketbook series from Don Bosco Publications looks at the life of Michael Magone, the former street boy known as 'General Mickey', who was one of the first Don Bosco took into his oratory in Turin.

 

The Pocketbook series offers little books on great subjects at an affordable £1 each.

 

The new book is on the printing press, and we'll let you know when it's in stock!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:22

SAVIO SALESIAN COLLEGE - 50 Years

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On Saturday the 10th June, people from all across the UK came together to celebrate 50 years of Salesian education in Bootle.

 

The celebration Mass was led by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, in the presence of the Provincial Fr Gerry Briody SDB, members of the Salesian Family, past and present Governors, Staff and pupils.

 

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Friday, 09 June 2017 14:18

The Most Holy Trinity

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On Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Salesian Lay Chaplain, Sandy Fairley, reflects on the mystery of the Trinity.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:21

Book now for Salesian Spirituality Weekend!

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All of the Salesian Family is invited to the Salesian Spirituality weekend retreat in July, but book quickly as places are limited!

 

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:12

Salesian Spirituality Weekend July 2017

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All members are the Salesian Family are invited to join the Salesian Spirituality Team at the Sisters' house by the sea at Blundellsands, for an in-depth exploration of our Spirituality to compliment the first Salesian Spirituality programme, done in an informal, active and community orientated way.


The cost for the weekend retreat is a very reasonable £25 including meals. Accommodation is available at Blundellsands, but places are limited, so please get in touch with Mary Biddle (contact below) before the deadline.

For more information and to confirm your place, email Mary  salesianspiritualityteam@gmail.com  by June 10th.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 16:35

Team Visit - Rome

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Provincial Council members recently attended the Team Visit of the Central and Northern European region, Atlantic-German zone, in Rome.

Friday, 02 June 2017 12:11

Salesian Youth Ministry - Holy Land 2017

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Last Saturday, a group of 24 young adults set out for the Holy Land, accompanied by Sue McDonald of Salesian Youth Ministry, Fr Jakub and Sr Gill.

 

The busy itinerary began in Nazareth, and included visits to Capernaum, with Mass on the beach, a renewal of their baptismal promises at the River Jordan, and Mass at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre on the final day. At the end of each day, the Salesian Goodnight was given by a different member of the group.

 

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One particularly powerful experience came in the Garden ofGethsemane, with Fr Jakub celebrating Mass over the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed to the Father.

 

The pilgrimage was both a deeply spiritual experience, following in the footsteps of Jesus, and an opportunity to share friendship and have fun in the Salesian tradition.

 

We wish them a safe journey home, and hope to bring you more on the pilgrimage once everyone has recovered enough to write about it!

 

Thank you to Sr Gill McCambridge FMA for photos and for social media updates during the week.

 

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Mount of Olives - The Footprints of Jesus, and the Empty Tomb of Our Lady

 

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The Birthplace of Jesus

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Salesian Cooperator & Lay Chaplain, Jessica Wilkinson, relfects on the joy of Pentecost.

 

Just because Easter season is drawing to a close doesn’t mean that there isn’t still loads to celebrate!

Do you realise that you, - yes YOU - have been commissioned by Jesus – yes, JESUS! Jesus himself has sent us! Jesus has sent us out into the world to proclaim his love and peace to all. But how can we do this? We don't have to worry about that - because along with that command, Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit.

"Receive the Holy Spirit" he said as he breathed on them in the Gospel and us – every single day of our lives. By receiving the Spirit, the church receives Jesus. This means, that we, - we are the church – receive Jesus' own capacity to make God present, bringing light to the world. In Acts 2:1-11, we hear the effects of the Holy Spirit – that’s not just for those in the upper room that day – they are for us today!

 

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 02:10

The Ascension of the Lord

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The bodily ascension of Jesus forty days after he rose from the dead, is a reminder of the eternal life he promised us, and this feast of great hope is important to all Christians.

 

Traditionally, the feast was celebrated on a Thursday, and the Catholic Church in Scotland and in many other countries still follow the tradition. In England and Wales, however, it is now observed on the following Sunday.

 

Happy feast!

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