Tags: Salesian Schools
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 »
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 »
Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:08
One of our Fellowship Schools used imagination and a lot of planning, to unite their school community on Ash Wednesday:
"The community of St Michael's Catholic College in Bermondsey found a way to celebrate the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday 2021 by having palm ashes, blessed by our own Fr Alan, then posted out to families and staff to allow them to mark the beginning of Lent.
"Staff at St Michael's... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:26
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike reflects on Mark 1:40-45 and how it ties into modern Catholic education.
The Gospel reading for Sunday 14 February is truly beautiful. It has touched me at a profound level:
A man with leprosy came to Jesus and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing,"... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:05
The Salesian Brothers of the Battersea community are offering a thought for each week of Lent to the students of St John Bosco College (SJBC) in a series of short videos, released from this week.
Battersea is the home of the Province's formation community, where young Salesians from all over the world continue their studies and work in the school and parishes, animated and supported by their Salesian... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:50
Dr Alasdair Richardson spoke about his new book 'The Salesian Martyrs of Auschwitz' at the first of a short series of webinars hosted by Hampshire Inspection & Advisory Service this week. The theme of the series is 'Holocaust & Genocide: Issues for Religious Education', and the attendees included RE teachers and advisors from around the region.
Alasdair spoke about his research and how teachers... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 09:01
Catholic teacher and deacon, Mike Bennett, explores the 'beautiful vision' of Catholic education. (Photo: Taylor Wilcox on Unsplash)
I am a recently ordained permeant deacon, and I am still finding my feet. Thank the Lord for the amazing people I have around me: family, parish, Salesian Community, De La Salle Academy Croxteth and my spiritual director. My ministry is exciting, varied and allows me to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:05
The world of education in particular is driven by unceasing urges to do better. Catholic teacher and Deacon, Mike Bennett, looks at the impact on all of us when we stop valuing what is 'good'. (Image adapted from a cartoon by Bellinon on Pixabay)
At the age of nineteen, I went to live for a short time in the village of Bartrès, near Lourdes. I had secured a gap year position working at Hosanna... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:30
It's the feast of St John Bosco on 31 January, and as always, all the members of our Salesian Schools Network hold a Don Bosco Day celebration as close to the feast as possible. This year. that's today, and as things are just a little different in 2021, students and staff from the schools have gone on video from far and wide, to bring us all together in joy on this great day.
The video also includes... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 15:11
In this week's Catholic Teacher Article, Mike reflects on the gospel reading John 1:35-42.
My study at home has three icons on display.
First, The Trinity created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century.
Second, a painting of St John Bosco.
And finally, a painting of St Jean-Baptise de la Salle.
These sacred images ground me in the reality that the divine flow of the Trinity is the constant... Read More »