Posted: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:26
Michael Bennett, author of our 'Catholic teacher' series of articles, will be ordained Deacon on Sunday 26 July, at the Salesian parish of St James' Bootle, Liverpool.
Mike was for many years Head of RE and Associate Assistant Headteacher at Savio Salesian College, Bootle, and is now Deputy Head of School at De La Salle, Croxteth, near Liverpool.
In more 'normal' times, the Salesian Family would be packing... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:41
In this week's article, Catholic teacher Mike Bennett reflects on the vocation of teaching and his own experience of God's call to teach the young as a layman.
'The Priest' by Jimmy McGovern is a retreat in two hours. Like all of McGovern's work, it is real, grounded, rooted in the everyday experiences that so many of us can relate to. I watch it at least once a year if I can. For me, it is a story... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 09:55
Br Martin Paul Pushparaj SDB sends news from Battersea about Brs Joseph Tran and Gregory Echegwo SDB.
On Monday 15th of June Joe and Greg by the grace of God and the help of Mary Help of Christians took a great step of faith in receiving the ministry of Acolyte, a step closer to diaconate and to priesthood.
The celebration took a wonderful and humble form in the presence of the community; Fr Tom celebrated... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:05
Congratulations to Deacon Fidelis Chukwu on the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate!
Deacon Fidelis was the first Nigerian born Deacon to be ordained in the UK. He had a successful career as a civil servant and was a chaplain in HM Prison service until his retirement. He is long-standing member Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Joseph parish, where he lives with his wife and family.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:31
On Pentecost Sunday, Br Peter Gbertyo SDB made his Perpetual Profession in Chertsey. Mass was presided over by Fr John Dickson SDB, Rector, and was live-streamed on Facebook, enabling Br Peter's family, friends and confreres to join in this joyful celebration with him.
Fr John told Br Peter, 'We are so delighted that you decided to share these last two years with us, and today, you come to the culmination... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 03 May 2020 07:30
'Vocation' is God's call guiding us to the path in life that will fulfill his plan for us. It touches our deepest purpose in life and can bring us the contentment of knowing and feeling we are 'in the right place'. It is a call each of us needs to listen for, whatever stage of life we are in. Please pray today and all this week for all who are discerning their vocation, and for Salesians of Don Bosco... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 02 May 2020 17:45
Some of our sisters from around the Province have been sharing their stories this week, in a series of videos for Vocations Awareness week.
The first video (above) was posted for Vocations Sunday, and during the week, more videos have been added, in which we hear from Sr Pat and Sr Breda about their own experiences. Visit our YouTube channel to watch more of the series. ('More information' below)
If... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:44
While we were still in more normal times, Fr David O'Malley SDB was the guest on the Sunday Joy programme on Battersea's Riverside Radio, interviewed by Asi Munisi.
In the hour-long programme, in which he also chose the music tracks, he speaks about his own vocation journey, and about Battersea Communities, the local project he is involved in, which aims to restore a sense of community and confidence... Read More »