Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:10
Responding to the Prime Minister's statement on 23 June announcing that collective Worship can resume from 4 July, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales said in a statement:
I welcome the statement by the Prime Minister earlier today, that places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship from 4 July. This is welcome news for members... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 10:11
Our schools have been working hard to prepare for more students returning to classes and have recently welcomed back years 10 and 12.
Students, teachers and support staff have been amazing during these difficult times, and they are all in our prayers as they begin to adjust to further changes.
Photo: Socially-distanced students at Salesian College Farnborough last week.
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:20
Don Fabio Attard SDB, the Salesians' General Councillor for Youth Ministry for the past 12 years, was the speaker at this week's online meeting for members of the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation of England and Wales (CYMFed). Don Fabio used his extensive experience to talk about listening and sharing as a vital approach to journeying with young people, and to urge a new outlook based on listening... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:47
A reflection on the Gospel for the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB
This Sunday, the Church invites us back to ORDINARY TIME, as we still endure a lockdown preventing us from sharing together at our parish Churches - ordinary in the midst of the extraordinary. It is no coincidence then, that in the Gospel of today, Jesus tells us, "do not be afraid!" Many of us have lived... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 10:29
In a letter to supporters, the General Councillor for Salesian Missions, Alfred Maravilla, SDB, writes about the international efforts of Salesians in meeting the challenges of COVID-19, and the lessons we are learning from the pandemic. Photo: Salesian Missions
Dear friends of the Salesian missions,
When the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus broke out, the Mission Department of the Salesian Headquarters... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 19:20
During this time when the Government is considering ways to gradually lift the lockdown, it is clear that social distancing measures will continue to be necessary to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. The country is being urged to 'STAY ALERT' and avoid "non-essential" social contact, including public transport, workplaces (where work can be done at home) and people from other households. As a... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 18:40
The Salesian Province of Bangalore, which covers the two most southerly states of India, Kerala and Karnataka, are continuing to respond to the needs of people during the pandemic, as the numbers affected by coronavirus increase. In an update to our Province, Fr Payyamthadathil George SDB writes, "mostly due to inter-state travel by migrants and inflow of those who were stranded abroad, thousands of... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:32
The Salesians in India have many friends in our Province, and this week, Fr Payyamthadathil George SDB, Economer of Bangalore Province, shared news of what they are doing to help the poorest who are so badly affected in the COVID 19 crisis. India is in 3 weeks of lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus, and Fr George says Kerala State, where the Salesians are fully present, is one of the most affected... Read More »