Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 15:34
The feast of Pentecost this year has been an opportunity to celebrate in an even more heartfelt way the spirit of community for the Young Adults of Sacred Heart in Battersea. Following the latest government guidelines, after a great number of virtual meetings and alternative picnics in the park, the group organised an in-person gathering at the Salesian House, thanks to the ever-friendly hospitality... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 19 May 2021 17:28
Last week, Yr 8 at St John Bosco College were on a mission to find evidence to support the claim that St Augustine's mission to bring Christianity to England in 597AD was successful.
The RE Dept were very grateful to Rev Ruth and Zebida from St Saviour's Church, Battersea, who came to talk about their work in the local community. Sr Breda also took time out to come and chat to our students about the... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 13:56
The evening of May 6th, the feast of St Dominic Savio, was the occasion for Brother Martin Paul SDB to make his perpetual vows as a Salesian. This is the culmination of over six years of work, prayer, discernment and study alongside his Salesian brothers. Fr Gerry Briody received his commitment and said that the simplicity of the early church community was reflected in the vows that Martin would be... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 19:43
Pope Francis announced great news for parochial ministry last Wednesday morning in Rome: on his own authority ('Motu proprio'), he would be establishing an official ministry of Catechist. The Holy Father wants to officially sanction the role of so many hardworking parishioners who help us to pass on the faith. He is giving the Ritas, Johns and Sandras of our parishes an official responsibility and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 11:11
On Saturday 8th May, the SDB Province held a Study Day with Fr Rossano Sala SDB, who was one of the two Secretaries during the Papal Synod on Young People, and was involved in preparing the original discussion document which culminated in 'Christus Vivit'.
Joining by Zoom from Rome, Fr Rossano presented two sessions on his paper, 'Youth Ministry after the Youth Synod - Ten points of no return in pandemic... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 May 2021 10:14
I love this modern painting of two great Salesian saints, Laura Vicuña and Dominic Savio—both were teenagers who can still teach adults so much, especially in these difficult times. I had a copy of this painting in the chaplaincy in Savio Salesian College, Bootle; I remember well when a student pointed up to it and asked me, "is she Dominic's girlfriend?"It made me stop and think; when... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:54
Youth Presence is a new charity, based in Kendal, Cumbria, that is dedicated to working with and supporting children and young people. Founded on Salesian values and supported by the Salesian Sisters, Youth Presence is inviting the Salesian Family to learn more about them.
The charity is holding an Online Information Event on Thursday 13th May at 2.30pm, to share its journey and vision with the Salesian... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00
Santana, an inspirational student at St John Bosco College Battersea (SJBC), launched a fundraising campaign to help the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, following the devastating volcanic eruptions of La Soufrière in April. With the support of his amazing mum and staff at SJBC, he appealed to fellow students and their families to donate supplies and cash, and also managed to mobilise... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:10
Recently the Year 7 students at St John Bosco College Battersea had an opportunity to act out the ceremony of Baptism in the school chapel. It allowed students to witness what a baptism ceremony might look like. The reflections of Vicente De Oliveira from Year 7, showed how powerful he found the whole experience:
The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading from the Gospel of St Mark, was... Read More »