News - April, 2021

Catch up on the news from around our Province

April, 2021

Let's talk about vocations ...

Let's talk about vocations ...

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:30

Our Vocations Director Fr David O'Malley SDB gives us some food for thought and Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB talks about his vocation story as we approach Vocations Sunday on 25 April. (Photo: Fr Marco Villani SDB with some of his students.)


On average there was just over one candidate starting training for priesthood in each diocese in 2019. 60% of those candidates were over 35 years of age. Most of... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesians of Don Bosco, Vocations. Salesian Youth Ministry

Prof Lydon of Salesian Schools Team is new Editor of 'International Studies in Catholic Education'

Prof Lydon of Salesian Schools Team is new Editor of 'International Studies in Catholic Education'

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 12:32

Congratulations to Associate Professor John Lydon, a member of our Province's Salesian Schools team, who has been appointed following a highly competitive process to the role of Executive Editor for the Routledge International Studies in Catholic Education journal published by Taylor & Francis, on behalf of St Mary's University, London. John will take on the role from January 2022 from founding... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesians of Don Bosco

Finding God in the ordinary

Finding God in the ordinary

Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:03

Reflecting on the gospel for 3rd Sunday of Easter (Luke 24:35-48) , Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB encourages us to find God in the everyday activities we all share. Photo: Carrie Cai on Pixabay

Our gospel from Luke opens today with the missionary journey of the two Emmaus disciples on their way back to Jerusalem—the place of pain, suffering and death has become a place of glory. Like Mary of Magdala,... Read More »

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

Divine mercy, without a doubt

Divine mercy, without a doubt

Posted: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:12

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on God's deep love for us, seen in the Gospel for 2nd Sunday of Easter (John 20: 19-31). Image: 'Doubting Thomas', Franciszek Smuglewicz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

This Sunday, we are invited to share in unconditional love of God in 'Divine Mercy Sunday' and in the gospel, we are given an example of how deep that love is.

For some reason, Thomas, the apostle,... Read More »

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

Sharing the Light of Easter

Sharing the Light of Easter

Posted: Sat, 03 Apr 2021 19:30

A reflection for Easter Day from Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: The Risen Lord meets Mary Magdalen, Ely. Fr Lawrence Lew OP, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.

A very happy Easter Day to you!

Today we celebrate glory and life even in the middle of international pain and heartache—I pray that this day helps us to recognise the green shoots of hope. Today is the reason for our hope and needed optimism:... Read More »

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