Our Province-wide work during COVID 19
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:57
The Salesians of Don Bosco UK have been strictly observing all of the measures to support our NHS and protect vulnerable people, and that has meant a lot of changes. However, much of our work is continuing, just in different ways. Staff who are able to do so are working safely from home to keep our Province-wide services, including Communications, Youth Ministry and Don Bosco Publications, going.
Don Bosco Publications remains 'open for business' as staff work from home and Fr Bob works on the picking and packing element from his home, Thornleigh House. You can still browse the online shop, place orders for cards to keep in touch the old-fashioned way, and for books and and devotional items to inspire you, keep you company and sustain your faith. Your orders will be processed and sent out to you as before, though the service may be a bit slower as the post office has to cope with increased demand across the board. You can still email Sarah and Dominic on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salesian Youth Ministry is still operating and is adapting to the changed circumstances by taking its work online. Read more about that here. You can contact Sue on email@example.com.
Our Communications Office, Salesian Link, has also moved home, and is continuing to keep you informed and connected through our websites and social media channels, and our emails. We are still able to share your prayer requests and news. Email Clare on firstname.lastname@example.org or Dominic email@example.com. If you're on social media, keep in touch with us there too.
Provicial Office staff Anne-Marie and Nicola are also working safely from home to keep our admin and finance functions operating smoothly, with Economer Fr Mervyn working from Thornleigh.
Unfortunately, some things just don't fit with the current restrictions. Our overseas volunteer project, BOVA, is suspended until September for now, but anyone interested can still get in touch with Fr Bob firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possible options for the future. Although the Youth Easter retreat can't take place as a physical assembly, Sue and the Salesian Youth Ministry team are adapting it for the times, and coming up with more ways to support our Salesian Family, youth ministry workers and young people during this crisis.