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.
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
The Stations of the Cross with reflections from Salesian Youth Ministry GBR animators and SDBs from across the Province. This booklet was created for the extraordinary situation in 2020, when the Easter Triduum was celebrated online during the COVOD-19 lockdown, and is a valuable prayer resource at any time.
Sun, 05 Apr 2020
A reflection on the life and letters of St Mary Mazzarello, to guide us through the strange times we face i n Holy Week, 2020, with scripture reading and prayer,
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
Fr David O'Malley SDB has produced a resource for use at home, especially during the coronavirus restrictions.
This short prayer pattern follows the shape of the mass and allows you to participate in a homely prayer. It invites Jesus into your home and into your lives for the coming week. It is designed for families and couples, but it can also be used by individuals who have had to self-isolate and anyone who cannot be at Sunday Eucharist.
Saint Mary Mazzarello, co-founder of the Salesian sisters, found it difficult to get to church sometimes through work or illness. Instead, she would sit by the window in her attic, from where she could see the parish church and bring the church into her home. This prayer helps you to do the same.
Please share it with family, friends, students, parishioners and anyone who will find it helpful.
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
The Feast of Mary Help of Christians, a great feast in the Salesian calendar, is observed on 24th May. We invite you to join us in praying a novena in her honour, from 15 - 23 May, although these prayers can be said at any time, and are often used to ask for Our Lady's help in any difficulty.
Fri, 31 Jan 2020
A set of Advent resource sheets based on Baptised and Sent, (Salesian Mission Sector, Rome). Readings, Salesian reflections, prayer and activities centred on our personal call to mission, inspired by the centenary of On the centenary of Maximum Illud, Pope Benedict XV's letter to the Church on carrying the Gospel message throughout the world.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020
Novena asking for Don Bosco's intercession in asking God to make us better and more compassionate advocates for the young. The novena is traditionally prayed in the 9 days leading to his feast on 31 January, but can be said at any time. This version is based on the book 'A Salesian Way of Life' by Fr David O'Malley SDB.