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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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St John Bosco

31st January 2022

Today is the feast day of Saint John Bosco.

Saint John Bosco is the founder of the Society of St Francis de Sales, better known today as the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the Salesian Cooperators.

Along with Saint Maria Mazzarello, they founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.

You can read more about the life and work of Saint John Bosco here

O Saint John Bosco, Father, Teacher, and Friend of Youth,
you have labored so much for the salvation of souls:
teach me to be patient and gentle as I seek the good of my own soul and the souls of my neighbor.
Three great loves gave purpose and meaning to your earthly life:
help me deepen my own reverence to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament,
devotion to Mary Help of Christians, and loyalty to our Holy Father the Pope.

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

26th January 2022, 17:30 - 18:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30

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

Saint Francis de Sales

24th January 2022

Today marks the feast of Saint Francis de Sales.

Saint Francis de Sales, is the patron saint of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Be at peace.
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them.
He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering, or give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.

Image: By User Kelson on fr.wikipedia - http://perso.wanadoo.fr/paroisse.sfds/banniere1.htm, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1223718

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

23rd January 2022, 18:00 - 18:30

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

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

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Mass with Thornleigh

23rd January 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 11am

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

Blessed Laura Vicuna

22nd January 2022

Today marks the feast day of Blessed Laura Vicuna.

Blessed Laura Vicuna was a child from Chile, a student at the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, had a deep religious interest, and wished to become a Salesian Sister.

You can read more about the life of Blessed Laura Vicuna here

Wednesday Mass with the Thornleigh Community

19th January 2022, 17:30 - 18:00

Join the Thornleigh Community for Mass at 17:30

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

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Adoration with the Thornleigh Community

16th January 2022, 18:00 - 18:30

Join the Thornleigh Community for Adoration at 6pm

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

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Mass with Thornleigh

16th January 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 Blessed Louis Variara

15th January 2022

Today marks the feast of Blessed Louis (Luigi) Variara.

Blessed Louis Variara, was an Italian priest that worked mostly in Colombia and South America. He established his own Religious Congregation, the Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, which is present in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. The Congregation was originally established to allow lepers and the children of lepers to enter into Religious life.

You can read more about the life and work if Blessed Louis Variara here