Lay people in the Church, young and not so young, are being encouraged to play a more active role in the growth of the Church. The Salesian Cooperator Vocation offers a way of life well thought out by Don Bosco and approved by Pope Pius IX which addresses the demands of the modern times.
The Past Pupils of Don Bosco are the largest group in the Salesian Family, with an estimated world-wide membership of 3,000,000 in 53 National Federations and 920 local associations. In Great Britain there are an estimated 25,000 former pupils.
The Salesians have been working in Ireland since 1919. They work for young people in a number of centres and services throughout the country. Of particular interest on their web site is the section on Prayer and Spirituality.
This website is dedicated to Don Bosco's method of education interpreted for teachers, parents and youth leaders of all faiths. It is written chiefly for a South Asian audience and contains English resources for further information and study.
Youth Outreach provides specialised services to young people who have run away from home or who are temporarily unable to return home. It was developed by Fr Peter Newbery, an English Salesian who is now a member of the Hong Kong Province.