We’re currently in the process of moving our office up to Bolton, so we’re sorry for the lack of updates lately. Sadly, this will probably continue for the next few weeks. But hopefully by Mid-September we should be back up and running at 100%. So thanks in advance for bearing with us.
Anyway, it’s been a while since we had Bob’s “Ramblings from Rome”, so we thought that we would let people know, what we have planned for the next few months.
Next week, Salesians from all walks of life, across Great Britain, will come together in Turin, Italy to visit the birthplace of St John Bosco.
Salesian Link are taking a team of 5 people (thanks to Sam Legg, Luke McIntosh and Tom Sellars for helping us out) to cover all the events happening in Turin.
We will be taking photos of the events as they happen and hope to stream videos of the Masses at the end of the day. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, the Website and RuaLink for more information. It won’t be live because we’re overseas and don’t have that kind of equipment or budget.
We will also be sending out RuaLink on Saturday and Sunday evenings with a news and photographic summary of what happened that day, and we will also be using this blog to get the views of some of the pilgrims from Youth Ministry about their feelings and experiences and offering a reflective view of the pilgrimage.
We also hope to have our first “podcast” while in Turin too. This will include comments from a cross-section of the pilgrims that have travelled to Turin. The podcast will include conversations from a cross-section of pilgrims as well as reflections and comments.
When we come back we will be uploading our videos to YouTube so you won’t miss anything that we do.
After the pilgrimage to Turin, we will then be covering the two Masses of Thanksgiving in Southwark and Glasgow and we aim to stream these too again after they have taken place.
There is also the Bi-Centenary Expo to look forward to. The Bi-Centenary Expo will contain a fantastic theatrical piece by the RISE theatre on the vision of Don Bosco. The Expo will also have a contemporary prayer service and an exhibition of photographs on the theme of “Vision of Life”. We hope to give you the details of where the Expo will be travelling to and when it will be there as soon as we possibly can.
Hopefully that will give you a little taste of what is coming up. You can find a list of the official Bi-Centenary events here.
Also in March 2015, Flame 2 is taking place at Wembley Arena and the Salesians will be going again! If you want to go, then contact Sue at Salesian Youth Ministry, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will be able to sell you some tickets.
It was a fantastic event and a brilliant experience in 2012 and it promises to be just as fantastic in March! So if you’re able to make it down to London then you won’t regret it!