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New Bootle Cooperators' Centre is now official

New Bootle Cooperators' Centre is now official

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 »

Tags: Bootle, Homepage, Salesian Cooperators, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Our schools begin the return to another 'new normal'

Our schools begin the return to another 'new normal'

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 »

Tags: COVID-19, Homepage, Salesian Schools, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Pope Francis in Iraq – ‘in the eyes of God we are all brothers and sisters’

Pope Francis in Iraq – ‘in the eyes of God we are all brothers and sisters’

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 »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Pope Francis, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Lent activities for 2021

Lent activities for 2021

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 »

Tags: Gospel, Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

‘One community, one mission’ – Sr Gill talks about URSpace, vocation and change

Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:28

This week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA talked about her vocation, inspiration, and the URSpace project she directs in Glasgow, on Clergy Café, a live weekly broadcast by Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team (SYMT).

Interviewed by SYMT Director, Sandy Fairley, Sr Gill's passion for the inspiring examples set by Don Bosco and St Mary Mazzarello shone through, as she outlined the charism of the Salesian Sisters,... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters

Caring for all of God's creation

Caring for all of God's creation

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:56

In a Lenten Salesian Goodnight video from URSpace this week, Sr Gill McCambridge FMA looks at our understanding of God's 'kingdom', when we say the 'Our Father, and when we hear Jesus speak about it in the Gospels.

She asks us to consider what choices each of us can make this Lent, even in small things, to care for God's creation and for each other, especially those who are most in need.

Sr Gill is producing... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Justice and Peace, Lent, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality

Sr Gill to talk about religious life in YouTube interview

Sr Gill to talk about religious life in YouTube interview

Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:58

Sr Gill McCambridge FMA will be the guest on Shrewsbury Youth Ministry's Clergy Café talk show, this Wednesday 24 February, live on YouTube at 4pm.

In the latest of a series of interviews with members of religious orders, Sr Gill will talk to Sandy Fairley, Director of Shrewsbury Youth Mission Team, about her vocation and her own experience of Salesian religious life.

Sr Gill is a member of the... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Vocations, Salesian Youth Ministry

Preparing for Lent at home

Preparing for Lent at home

Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 15:23

As we prepare our hearts for Lent and Easter, it is helpful to create a space at home where we can feel at peace as we pray and reflect each day. Sr Susan Richert has shared some ideas for creating a simple space, and adding symbolic items to it, especially during Holy Week and for Easter Sunday, which are included in the first set of reflections for our Lent Camino, created by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Lent, Prayer, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Spirituality, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Welcoming new Salesian Cooperators in Bootle

Welcoming new Salesian Cooperators in Bootle

Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:51

The Salesian Cooperators were blessed on the Feast of Don Bosco to welcome new members to the Association at St James's Bootle. Cooperator Sue McDonald writes about the occasion, and the plans for the new Bootle Centre. Photos: Sue McDonald and David McCormick

Fr Jakub and I began a formation programme late in 2019 for a number of parishioners of St James' Parish Bootle to look at becoming Cooperators.... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Cooperators, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

Salesian Family across Europe joined GBR Cooperators online for Feast

Salesian Family across Europe joined GBR Cooperators online for Feast

Posted: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 09:45

Salesian Cooperator Sue McDonald tells us about their very successful online retreat day for the Feast of our founder, Don Bosco:

A huge 'thank you' to those of you who joined us last Saturday! Our Retreat for the Feast of Don Bosco, organised by the Salesian Cooperators, was a fitting celebration in this lockdown time.

We were joined by 65 people from across Europe and the UK, from locations including... Read More »

Tags: Homepage, Salesian Cooperators, Salesian Sisters, Salesian Youth Ministry, Salesians of Don Bosco

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