News - March, 2022

March, 2022

Walking the tightrope in the astounding Church

Walking the tightrope in the astounding Church

Posted: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 11:49

Pope Francis calls us to be part of an 'astounding Church', a Church that is going to make a difference, especially as we prepare to enter an era of the new normal.

A Church which is unable to ASTOUND is a Church that is weak, sick and dying, and that needs admission to the intensive care unit as soon as possible. (Pentecost Sunday 2014)

The Holy Father has told us that we must move on from the comfort... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 15:21

Today our gospel is perhaps the most popular and well-loved parables of Jesus: the story of the 'Prodigal Son'--or even the tale of the 'Loving Father.' In this great parable of reconciliation, the Prodigal Son (see: Lk 15:11-32), we see the loving father embrace and welcome home a son who has betrayed his trust and spent all his inheritance. The return of this wastrel is celebrated by a party, as... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Third Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 19 Mar 2022 15:57

At the start of this great journey towards Easter, on Ash Wednesday, we received ashes on our foreheads, as the minister prayed with us, 'repent and believe in the Gospel.' Today we are presented with the tragic figure of Moses: he had been brought up in the royal court of Pharaoh. He enjoyed luxury and privilege until he had to flee to the desert, after he had killed an Egyptian taskmaster. He recognised... Read More »

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Flame - 4th March 2023

Flame - 4th March 2023

Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 12:02

After being postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Flame is coming back to Wembley Arena!

Guvna B will be headlining the day, with Robert Bilott and Adeniké also featuring during the day!

Tickets are on sale now for Flame 2023 and takes place on Saturday 4th March 2023!

If you would like to go to Flame 2023, with the Salesians, then contact Fr Bob Gardner SDB.

Tags: Flame, Wembley Arena

World Youth Day (Lisbon) and Fatima Pilgrimage - AUGUST 2023

World Youth Day (Lisbon) and Fatima Pilgrimage - AUGUST 2023

Posted: Tue, 15 Mar 2022 11:53

17 months and counting . . .

Salesian Youth Ministry and Salesian Sisters Youth Ministry have recently completed a recce of Lisbon and Fatima in preparation for August 2023.

Although details are extremely scarce at this moment in time, we, as Salesian Family are planning together for attendance at World Youth Day and also a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine at Fatima.

Our dates are likely to be, departure... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Second Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 13:31

Today we have Luke's account of Transfiguration—that special time when Jesus took Peter, James and John to the top of Mount Tabor. For the people of the Covenant, the mountain has special significance, as it is here that they feel close to God. In our first reading from the Book of Genesis, God makes a solemn promise with Abraham, our own father in faith. As we continue our journey through Lent,... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - First Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - First Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:22

On this first Sunday of Lent, Luke presents his version of the Temptation in the Desert. Like so many before him and since, Jesus makes the decision to go out into the desert: with no distraction, the Lord chose to spend forty days alone, in prayer and fasting. Last Wednesday we began our Lenten journey with a change of heart. It is good that we are faced with this picture of temptation so early on... Read More »

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Salesians - Help for Ukraine

Salesians - Help for Ukraine

Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:04

The people of Ukraine are suffering untold privations at this time.

Many thousands have fled to the west and to countries such as Poland and other neighbours.

Salesians are working on the ground in Ukraine, hosting refugees and looking after vulnerable young people.

They are also working to support refugees who have arrived in Poland with little or nothing.

We are in solidarity with our Salesian brothers... Read More »

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Lenten Reflection - Ash Wednesday

Lenten Reflection - Ash Wednesday

Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:41

Today marks the start of the season of Lent—the annual gift we share that enables each one of us to make a fresh and exciting start. As we clean out our homes during the annual spring clean, through prayer, fasting and good works, we can cleanse our lives of those things that keep us from developing a full relationship with God and others. Our Lent should also put us into an honest evaluation... Read More »

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