News - March, 2021

Page 3 of 3: Catch up on the news from around our Province

March, 2021

Third Sunday of Lent: Discovering our inner sanctuary

Third Sunday of Lent: Discovering our inner sanctuary

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:26

In the gospel for 3rd Sunday of Lent, we see Jesus 'cleansing the Temple' (John 2: 13-25). Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on Lent as an opportunity to cooperate with Jesus to give our lives a spring-clean and find the sacred space within ourselves. Image: The Cleansing of the Temple by Giuseppe Passeri, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Today we turn to John's gospel and share his account of... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Thornleigh altar servers recommissioned in online service

Thornleigh altar servers recommissioned in online service

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:00

Thornleigh students Joseph and Thomas were recommissioned as Altar Servers last weekend during an online service.

The two brothers attended the Diocese of Salford's Altar Servers' Retreat on Saturday 27 February 2021, where Bishop John Arnold spoke to the participants about the ministry of serving, in our current times and in the future.

In addition to the recommissioning service, the retreat included... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Fairtrade Fortnight: ‘Choose the World You Want’

Fairtrade Fortnight: ‘Choose the World You Want’

Posted: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:40

The theme for Fairtrade Fortnight this year, (22 February to 7 March 2021), is 'Choose The World You Want'. Our Province Justice and Peace Coordinator, Fr Marco Villani SDB, reports on an online event he attended this week, organised by Dover District Council in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation:

The main speaker for the event, Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns for the Fairtrade Foundation, spoke... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Salesians of Don Bosco

Setting the World on Fire

Setting the World on Fire

Posted: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:32

For Catholic teacher and deacon, Michael Bennett, righteous anger at the inequalities faced by so many children fuels the hope and courage educators need to help all children achieve their full potential, and to be the people God made them to be. (Image: adapted from a photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash)

This morning I woke up to these words of wisdom attributed to St Catherine of Siena:

"If you are... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Prayer, Salesian Education, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco

Lenten thoughts from Salesian Brothers - saying no to ourselves

Lenten thoughts from Salesian Brothers - saying no to ourselves

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 17:16

In the second video offering reflections for Lent from Salesian Brothers, created by St John Bosco College Battersea, Br Augustine SDB offers thoughts on the importance of learning to deny ourselves during Lent.

He reminds us that we have the example of Christian heroes to help us in saying 'no' to ourselves, and that we actually gain benefits from the practice of self-denial, such as better willpower,... Read More »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Schools, Salesian Spirituality, Salesians of Don Bosco, Vocation