News - May, 2021

Catch up on the news from around our Province

May, 2021

Sisters support new 'Youth Presence' charity

Sisters support new 'Youth Presence' charity

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 22:27

The Salesian Sisters are proud to be supporting a new charity with a deeply Salesian heart, that is beginning its work in the Kendal area to accompany and support young people, especially the most vulnerable. Youth Presence grew out of a time of retreat Mary and Ian Biddle spent in Mornese, the birthplace of the Sisters.

The charity aims to work in partnership with local schools and other organisations... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters

Sacred Heart Young Adults: together again for Pentecost

Sacred Heart Young Adults: together again for Pentecost

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 15:34

The feast of Pentecost this year has been an opportunity to celebrate in an even more heartfelt way the spirit of community for the Young Adults of Sacred Heart in Battersea. Following the latest government guidelines, after a great number of virtual meetings and alternative picnics in the park, the group organised an in-person gathering at the Salesian House, thanks to the ever-friendly hospitality... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Salesian Parishes, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco, homepage

Feast of the Holy Trinity – a family of love

Feast of the Holy Trinity – a family of love

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:16

These past few weeks have seen a gradual easing of the real hardship that had been lockdown. As the vaccination rate increases, children are back their classrooms in school, and more businesses are re-opened, we share a sense of returning to a fuller experience of community. Experts tell us that we will probably never be able to return to the days pre-pandemic: face masks and physical distancing are... Read More »

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

Pentecost Sunday: let the Spirit unite us

Pentecost Sunday: let the Spirit unite us

Posted: Fri, 21 May 2021 10:17

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB reflects on the unity brought to us by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. (Image by Igino Legnaghi via Qumran2.net)

I was reading my diary for Pentecost Sunday 2020; it was clear that we thought that things may well be back to normal by summer 2020. The pandemic, it seemed, was under some sort of control. I wrote back then:

One of the amazing POSITIVE effects of being in lockdown... Read More »

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

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

SJBC students explore the legacy of St Augustine

Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 17:28

Last week, Yr 8 at St John Bosco College were on a mission to find evidence to support the claim that St Augustine's mission to bring Christianity to England in 597AD was successful.

The RE Dept were very grateful to Rev Ruth and Zebida from St Saviour's Church, Battersea, who came to talk about their work in the local community. Sr Breda also took time out to come and chat to our students about the... Read More »

Tags: Battersea, Homepage, Religious Education, Salesian Schools, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

'Consecrated in truth'

'Consecrated in truth'

Posted: Thu, 13 May 2021 14:09

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB looks at the 'integrity of truth' in the Gospel for 7th Sunday of Easter. Photo: PD Pics on Pixabay

In our gospel today we see Jesus reflecting on friendship; the disciples have 'lost' Jesus again and they need that sense of connection. Jesus prays 'Father keep those you have given me true to your name'; this time before Pentecost sees the apostles still in lockdown. The virus... Read More »

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

Br Martin SDB makes his Perpetual Profession

Br Martin SDB makes his Perpetual Profession

Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 13:56

The evening of May 6th, the feast of St Dominic Savio, was the occasion for Brother Martin Paul SDB to make his perpetual vows as a Salesian. This is the culmination of over six years of work, prayer, discernment and study alongside his Salesian brothers. Fr Gerry Briody received his commitment and said that the simplicity of the early church community was reflected in the vows that Martin would be... Read More »

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

Ascension Day - 'True spirituality is grounded in reality'

Ascension Day - 'True spirituality is grounded in reality'

Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 10:38

On Thursday 13 May, we come together today to celebrate Ascension Day—the day of homecoming for Jesus. This year it falls on the feast of St Mary Mazzarello, who founded the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, the Salesian Sisters, with Don Bosco. She is very much in the school of hands-on saints who heeded the words of the angels in our first reading, 'why ... are you looking up into the sky?'... Read More »

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

What does the new Ministry of Catechist mean for our parishes?

What does the new Ministry of Catechist mean for our parishes?

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 19:43

Pope Francis announced great news for parochial ministry last Wednesday morning in Rome: on his own authority ('Motu proprio'), he would be establishing an official ministry of Catechist. The Holy Father wants to officially sanction the role of so many hardworking parishioners who help us to pass on the faith. He is giving the Ritas, Johns and Sandras of our parishes an official responsibility and... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Parishes, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Province Study Day explored Youth and Vocations Ministry

Province Study Day explored Youth and Vocations Ministry

Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 11:11

On Saturday 8th May, the SDB Province held a Study Day with Fr Rossano Sala SDB, who was one of the two Secretaries during the Papal Synod on Young People, and was involved in preparing the original discussion document which culminated in 'Christus Vivit'.

Joining by Zoom from Rome, Fr Rossano presented two sessions on his paper, 'Youth Ministry after the Youth Synod - Ten points of no return in pandemic... Read More »

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

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