Tags: Salesian Youth Ministry
Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:02
The necessary restrictions on gathering in person have not held back the growth of the Salesian Cooperators in the GBR Province, and last week, the new centre based at St James, Bootle, near Liverpool, received its official decree of establishment.
Events and meetings for Cooperators have been taking place online when in-person meetings have not been possible, but Cooperators across the Province are... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:56
Faith Matters is a magazine produced by sixth formers at St John Bosco College Battersea for an adult audience. By kind permission of the editorial team, we feature Benjamin's Nunoo's article setting Passover in its faith context, and including an interview with Ruth Jampel, Director of Judaism for Schools, on what the festival means to her, and how she and her family celebrate Pesach together. (Image:... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 11 Mar 2021 13:23
In this week's Catholic Teacher article, Mike ponders the importance of the phrase "summum opus Dei".
The great Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus called Christ the "summum opus Dei"; literally translated to the "highest work of God". Christ was, is and will always be the ultimate revelation of God—spirit and matter combined in perfect unity and relationship. Christ is in all... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 16:30
We are extremely proud of our Salesian schools, their staff and students, all of whom have worked so hard to manage within the constraints placed on them to keep everyone safe, and this week's phased return for students in England has of course presented its own challenges. Preparations have been made and plans created to put the practical elements in place and to provide additional emotional and spiritual... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 10:37
On Sunday, during his historic visit to Iraq, Pope Francis stood amid the ruins of the Syriac Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Mosul and shared three thoughts: (Photo: ANS)
If God is the God of life – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to kill our brothers and sisters in His Name.
If God is the God of peace – for so He is – then it is wrong for us to wage war... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:29
Many of you are following the Camino for Lent 2021, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB and Sr Susan Richert PVBM, and we have now opened registrations for our two online Lent retreats, created and hosted by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Presentation Sisters, on Saturday 6 and Saturday 20 March from 2-4pm.
The two sessions will stand alone, so you don't need to attend both, and although they... 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 »