Downloadable Resources - tagged "Salesian Youth Ministry"

tagged "Salesian Youth Ministry"

Justice & Peace Newsletter, May 2021

Justice & Peace Newsletter, May 2021

Fri, 28 May 2021

This month, Fr Marco asks us to think, act and pray for those affected by suicide.

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter, April 2021

Thu, 29 Apr 2021

Fr Marco Villani SDB, our Justice and Peace Coordinator, turns our attention to the plight of those in the developing world who have been hit hard by the economic impact of the pandemic.

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Easter Sunday

Sat, 03 Apr 2021

A final reflection from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB to bring our Camino to a close, and inspire us with the hope we have as an Easter people.

Stations of the Cross 2021

Stations of the Cross 2021

Sat, 27 Mar 2021

A new 'Way of the Cross' created for Holy Week 2021 by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Holy Week

A Camino through Lent 2021 - Holy Week

Sat, 27 Mar 2021

Our Lenten journey culminates this week in this series of Holy Week reflections from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.

Justice and Peace Newsletter - March 2021

Justice and Peace Newsletter - March 2021

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.

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

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.

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Wed, 23 Dec 2020

As the closing activity of our Advent Camino, we offer a beautiful Christmas Eve Vigil Service, created by Sr Susan Richert PVBM for families to use at home, as we bring our virtual Advent pilgrimage to an end.

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

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.

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

A Novena to the Sacred Heart for our special times

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.

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

A school Chaplaincy's lockdown tips for students

Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Pray, be kind, be imaginative, be positive! Down-to-earth lockdown tips for students from a Chaplaincy Assistant.

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

Stations of the Cross for Good Friday 2020

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.

Prevention or repression

Prevention or repression

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Don Bosco identified the prevailing educational approach of his times as 'represssive', in contrast to his successful model which used encouragement to 'prevent' young people falling into difficulty. This article considers the early preventive approach alongside modern theories of empowerment, and its continuing evolution. Part of the Saesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Don Bosco - Vocation

Don Bosco - Vocation

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

An account of Don Bosco's early life and his path to fulfilling the vocation he felt from an early age. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirrituality.

Praying as Salesians

Praying as Salesians

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

The Salesian style of prayer was inspired by the simplicity of St Francis de Sales. Part of the Salesian Foortprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Bontà - a spirit of 'goodness'

Bontà - a spirit of 'goodness'

Mon, 06 Apr 2020

Don Bosco's approach was revolutionary in the harshness of the nineteenth century - he used a spirit of kindness and encouragement at his Oratory, the Salesian concept of Bontà or goodness. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

Salesian skills in working with the young

Salesian skills in working with the young

Fri, 03 Apr 2020

Working with the young in Don Bosco's way means drawing on skills related to the approach we take to the work, and how we relate to young people. Part of the Salesian Footprints series of resources introducing Salesian history and spirituality.

'When I can't get to church' - a spiritual communion

'When I can't get to church' - a spiritual communion

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.

Novena to Mary Help of Christians

Novena to Mary Help of Christians

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.

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