Downloadable Resources - tagged "Salesian Youth Ministry"

tagged "Salesian Youth Ministry"

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.

Novena to Don Bosco - Salesian Way of Life

Novena to Don Bosco - Salesian Way of Life

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.