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5thWkLent 2018

 

For this week's Lenten reflection, Fr David O'Malley SDB offers guidance in following the path of Don Bosco, showing loving kindness as we respond to our call to help the young and the vulnerable.

Little Ones

Whatever your gender there is something maternal about the way that you are called to respond to frailty in others or in yourself. There should be no room for harshness in your life but rather a gentle and consistent discipline that ensures freedom and space to grow strong  where life is broken.  

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Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB and students from St John Bosco College, Battersea, were guests on their local radio station on Mothering Sunday. 

 

On Sunday morning, three of our pupils were invited to speak on 'Sunday Joy' at Wandsworth Radio about the Music for Lent  evening at St John Bosco College on Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm - 8.30pm. (See below for more information). The presenters were very welcoming and helped to  put our students at ease very quickly.

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Year 9 students from Savio Salesian College, Bootle near Liverpool, joined up with four other schools from Sefton and Knowsley to participate in a very successful Business Conference hosted at the College.

 

Business Mentors representing a variety of careers are supporting the students in school to find out more about their own skills and preparation for working life. The students were in attendance for two workshops about careers in the NHS and how careers are developing /evolving in the Merseyside region. It is predicted that by the time this generation reaches the age of thirty eight they will have had up to fourteen different jobs; so they need to be prepared and equipped with a range of transferrable employability skills for their futures.

 

Read more on the College website

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Work for the Salesians! Our youth retreat centre in Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, is seeking a new retreat team and programme leader. 

 

Savio House is seeking an inspirational and committed practising Catholic to lead our retreat team of young volunteers and community members in the delivery of engaging, thought provoking retreat programmes to the young people that we serve.

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On International Women's Day, Br St Lloyd SDB shares the Battersea Salesians' tribute to the women who work at Salesian House

 

In Salesian House Battersea, we honour and give thanks for the ladies who rule our house.  Without them we would be in a very sticky situation!
Thank you for everything you do for us!


We also say goodbye and good luck to Abi who has supported us these past few months.

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 Clerics on ice in 1950s Cheshire

 

As many of us shiver in the snow, watch the video below to take a nostalgic trip back to the Salesian Missionary College, Shrigley, in the 1950s and 60s - when it may have been cold, but by golly, it was fun! And if you're a Shrigley Old Boy, what better to get you geared up for the reunion in September? Read all about that here

4thWkLent 2018

 

This week, we reflect on Don Bosco’s vision for our work with the young, by looking back to the beginning of the Oratory, a story retold by Rosa Navarro Durán.

 

God didn’t create paradise for it to be empty

 

It was 8th December 1841: the day of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Don Bosco was about to start Mass in the church of St Francis of Assisi when he saw a boy in the corner with his jacket covered in plaster from the walls.  The boy was an apprentice builder and an orphan of just sixteen years old. Everybody laughed at him. But Don Bosco saw him for what he was—a defenceless young boy. He knelt by his side and said a Hail Mary. “Don't be afraid. You're my friend now and no-one is going to hurt you.”  

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Latin students from Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton are safely home from their visit to Rome, after spending an extra day in the Eternal City, thanks to the snow!

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On Sunday 11th March four students from SJBC will be interviewed on Wandsworth Radio, their Sunday Joy programme, from 9am - 10am. You can listen to the show here.  

The interview will be based on the school's 'Music for Lent' evening which will take place on Thursday 22nd March at SJBC from 7.30pm - 8.30pm. It will be an evening of varied music genres and readings to prepare us for Holy Week and Easter.

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Plans have now been finalised for the 2018 reunion of Shrigley Old Boys, marking the Diamond anniversary for the boys of 1958! Bernard O'Neill tells us what's in store, and how to book:

 

Following on from the previous successful reunions, we invite you to book for the Shrigley Old Boys Reunion 2018 on 07 – 09 September later this year. As this is the 60th anniversary for boys and staff at Shrigley in 1958, we are arranging a special anniversay meal at Savio House on Saturday, 8th September.  Details of the Presentations and the Meeting Agenda will be advised when confirmed later in the year.

 

There are 11 single bedsrooms and 19 twin rooms available at Savio, strictly first come basis. We have reserved 20 rooms at Shrigley Hall Hotel on a special B&B room rate. Further inforamtion is on the Reunion booking form (see below).

 

PROPOSED PROGRAMME 2018


Friday 7 September
Arrive Shrigley/Savio
Buffet at Savio 7pm


Saturday 8 September
Breakfast….
11:00 -  Mass at Savio
Visit to Bollington cemetery: Several Salesians are buried here including Fr Bernard Parkes who died April 2014.
13:30 -  Lunch at Shrigley Hotel
15:00 -  Meeting & Presentations - Shrigley Hall Hotel
16:30 - Visit to Shrigley Cemetery
18:00 - .Dinner at Savio
20:00 - Concert at Savio


Sunday 9 September
Breakfast
10:00 (TBC) - Mass at Savio
12:00 - Lunch at Savio

Farewells

 

The Booking Form with further information (and a "Memories of 1958" competition to win a bottle of whiskey!) can be downloaded as a Word Document or a PDF from the Shrigley Association Website

 

Book as soon as you can! 

 

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