Bosco Volunteer Action

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Volunteer with Us

As a BOVA volunteer, you could be working in schools or orphanages passing on vital skills such as Music, Sports, Sciences and English. There are also opportunities to give pastoral care, or just to 'be there' for the children.

You will be paired with a community that needs the skills and experience you have, meaning the work you do will be of vital importance. Whatever skills you have, there will be a Salesian community that needs you! You'll also gain new skills, and have experiences that will help you grow and develop as a person and in your work.

BOVA's MISSION

Learning through action; serving the young and the poor alongside Salesian communities around the world.

In all aspects of our work there is a particular focus on providing a well-planned educational experience; stimulating, preparing and encouraging a long term involvement with development issues, faith and the Salesian Family

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Flame 2023

4th March 2023

After being postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Flame is coming back to Wembley Arena!

Guvna B will be headlining the day, with Robert Bilott and Adeniké also featuring during the day!

Tickets are on sale now for Flame 2023 and takes place on Saturday 4th March 2023!

If you would like to go to Flame 2023, with the Salesians, then contact Fr Bob Gardner SDB.

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

29th June 2022, 17:30 - 18:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30.

To join the service go to www.facebook.com/salesianlink

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year C - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

26th June 2022, 18:00 - 18:30

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

Please visit www.facebook.com/salesianlink to join the services

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Mass with Thornleigh

26th June 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 11am

Please visit www.facebook.com/salesianlink to join the service

Feast of St Joseph Cafasso

23rd June 2022

Joseph Cafasso, a fellow citizen of Don Bosco, was born at Castelnuovo d'Asti on 15 January 1811. After his priestly ordination in 1833, he entered the Ecclesiastical College of Turin where he remained for the rest of his life. He combined the work of the teaching of moral theology and the formation of priests with the ministry of the confessional and the service of pastoral charity to the poor, and particularly to prisoners and those condemned to death. He was of great material and spiritual help to Don Bosco at the beginning of the latter's priestly work, and was his spiritual guide from 1841 to 1860, supporting and defending him by his moral authority. He died on 23 June 1860 at the age of 49. At his funeral Don Bosco described him as a model of priestly life, teacher of the clergy, outstanding counsellor, consoler of the sick, comforter of the dying and friend of everyone. Pius XII declared him a saint on 23 June 1947.

You can read more about the life and work of St Joseph Cafasso here

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

22nd June 2022, 17:30 - 18:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30.

To join the service go to www.facebook.com/salesianlink

Corpus Christi - Year C - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

19th June 2022, 18:00 - 18:30

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

Please visit www.facebook.com/salesianlink to join the services

Corpus Christi - Mass with Thornleigh

19th June 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 11am

Please visit www.facebook.com/salesianlink to join the service

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

15th June 2022, 17:30 - 18:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30.

To join the service go to www.facebook.com/salesianlink

The Most Holy Trinity - Year C - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

12th June 2022, 18:00 - 18:30

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

Please visit www.facebook.com/salesianlink to join the services