Wed, 24 Mar 2021
This month, as we mark a year since the first COVID lockdown began, our Province Justice and Peace Coordinator, Fr Marco Villani SDB, asks us to think, pray and act for young people who are struggling with the mental and emotional impact of the crisis.
Wed, 24 Mar 2021
The content of our second Lent retreat for this year, in pdf format.
The retreat was created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Susan Richert PVBM, and took place online on 20 March 2021.
Wed, 17 Mar 2021
A set of reflections and prayers for Holy Week, based on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, by Sr Susan Richart PVBM, with additional material by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.
This is an ideal resource for those who will still be unable to take part in the Sacred Triduum this year in person, and will be especially meaningful to those who have visited the sacred sites in Jerusalem, or whose pilgrimages have been postponed.
Sat, 13 Mar 2021
The daily reflections for 4th Week of Lent, Sunday Sunday 14 - Saturday 20 March, include thoughts and prayers on the feasts of St Patrick and St Joseph.
The Lenten Camino for 2021 has been created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM, and offers prayers, reflections and suggested actions based on the daily readings from scripture, with activities for children.
Tue, 09 Mar 2021
A summary of the content from our first Lent retreat of 2021, 'God's story; our story', created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Susan Richert PVBM, and held on 6 March 2021.
Fri, 05 Mar 2021
Reflections for each day of the Third Week of Lent 2021, (Sunday 7 - Saturday 13 March), created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM.
The prayers, reflections and suggested actions are based on the daily readings from scripture, and include some activities for children.
Sat, 27 Feb 2021
Daily reflections, prayer and activities for the Second week of Lent, (Sunday 28 February - Saturday 6 March) created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM. Each week, there are also some activities for children.
Thu, 25 Feb 2021
Fairtrade Fortnight takes place in late February, and this month, Province Justice and Peace Coordinator, Fr Marco Villani SDB, our asks us to think, pray and act so that people across the globe are able to gain fair deals for their work and produce.
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
Daily reflections by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM, for the First Week of Lent 2021, Sunday 21 - Saturday 27 February.
Prayers, reflections and suggested actions based on the daily readings from scripture, with activities for children.
Tue, 16 Feb 2021
The first set of daily reflections for Lent 2021, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, in collaboration with Sr Susan Richert PVBM, with prayers, reflections and activities for each day from Ash Wednesday to Saturday 20 February. The document begins with suggestions for creating a Lenten prayer-space in your home, and includes some activities for children too.
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
Join the Salesian Family as we pray a new novena to prepare for the feast of our founder, St John Bosco, on 31 January. The reflections, prayers and activities take us through the nine days leading up to the feast, beginning on Friday 22 January.
The novena was created for 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, and it includes a couple of simple colouring pages for the children in your life.
Sat, 12 Dec 2020
A version of our Advent Retreat Day 2020 to follow yourself if you missed the event. If you would like the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, please contact us.
Sat, 28 Nov 2020
Join us as we begin our virtual Advent pilgrimage in this very challenging year. Material for prayer and reflection for each day of the First Week of Advent, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, with support from SR Susan Richert PVBM
Reflections on scripture, prayers, thoughts, video links, actions - and some activities for children.
Thu, 26 Nov 2020
The edition of our Justice and Peace newsletter for November looks at the issue of hunger in our difficult times.
Thu, 11 Jun 2020
As schools move towards bringing back more pupils with the easing of lockdown, our Province Salesian Education and Schools delegate, Fr David O'Malley, offers a Salesian perspective and guidance for school leaders and teachers.
Wed, 10 Jun 2020
A novena to the Sacred Heart is usually prayed in the nine days preceding the Feast, but can be prayed at any time for your special intentions. This new novena created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB helps us reflect on our difficult times during th COVID-19 pandemic, and to pray for all those serving our society, and for our families. It is a valuable prayer resource for the coming months.
Wed, 20 May 2020
Nine days of reflection and prayer between the Ascension of the Lord and Pentecost, with links to a varied range of music videos to set a thoughtful scene, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.
Tue, 05 May 2020
Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Sr Susan Richert PBVM offer a new way to use your rosary to honour Our Lady in her month of May:
Using your rosary beads – in a different way: Take an event in Mary's life and reflect on it. You might use one event each day and either over 1 decade or 5 decades – say the short refrain on the small beads.
Alternatively, you might wish to say the rosary in the usual way but reflect on these events of Mary's life.