Salesian Youth Ministry

Don Bosco was the first saint to found a congregation not only for young people but with young people. As Salesians, we see youth ministry not as a product but as an experience of relationship, whether that takes place in schools and parishes or at youth-gathers and summer activities. There are many different types of mission we do for and with the young: have a browse and contact us if you'd like to know more.

Salesian Youth Ministry

Animators

Our youth work volunteers are called 'animators', which we hope gives you a picture of the Salesian youth ministry approach: bringing life and spirit to our interactions with the young.

We offer programmes of training and formation for young people who want to become animators, and opportunities for trained animators to volunteer in the UK and other countries.

Salesian Youth Ministry animator t-shirt
Young people at Salesian summer camp

Walking with the young

Our youth ministry team is Salesian-led, with Salesians and lay co-workers as members, and we play a full part in the international scene across Europe as part of Don Bosco Youth-Net, and in the worldwide Salesian Youth Movement.

We support schools, parishes and chaplains in their work with the young, organise pilgrimages and provide summer activities for young people who are in need of a break for various reasons. Young adult volunteers can spend a gap year at Savio House, working with young people and gaining valuable skills and experience. Our latest project reaches out to young refugees and asylum seekers.

Find out more about our activities.

Latest News

Read about the latest news going on in the Salesians below or click here to visit our news page

Jesus the teacher and the feast of Don Bosco

Jesus the teacher and the feast of Don Bosco

The 4th Sunday of the Year is also the feast of our founder, St John Bosco. Fr Gerry...

Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:37

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

A reflection for Holocaust Memorial Day, and an invitation to join the UK ceremony,...

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:18

New Novena to prepare for the Feast of Don Bosco

New Novena to prepare for the Feast of Don Bosco

Please join us in praying a new novena in the nine days leading up to the feast of...

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 13:30

Latest Resources

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Camino with Don Bosco - a new novena

Join the Salesian Family as we pray a new novena to prepare for the of our founder, St John Bosco, on 31 January. The reflections, prayers and activities...

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

Advent Camino: a Christmas Eve Vigil Service

As the closing activity of our Advent Camino, we offer a beautiful Christmas Eve Vigil Service, created by Sr Susan Richert PVBM for families to use at...

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

Returning to school: a Salesian Perspective

As schools move towards bringing back more pupils with the easing of lockdown, our Province Salesian Education and Schools delegate, Fr David O'Malley,...

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24th January 2021, 11:30

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook page.

25th January 2021 - 29th January 2021

Morning Prayer from Royal Holloway, London

Morning prayer from the Chapel of Royal Holloway, is streamed by Fr John Dickson SDB at 8:45am Monday - Friday, during university term-time.

27th January 2021, 17:30

Midweek Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at the new time of 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

28th January 2021, 17:30

Celebrate the Feast of Don Bosco with DBYN

An invitation from Don Bosco Youth-net (DBYN) to join them online to celebrate the feast of Don Bosco.

30th January 2021, 10:30

Online Retreat Day for the Feast of Don Bosco

An online retreat day based on the Rector Major's Strenna for 2021: Moved by Hope. See I am making all things new (Rev 21:5), hosted by the Salesian Cooperators on Zoom.

31st January 2021, 11:30

Sunday Mass on the feast of Don Bosco

Sunday morning Mass on the Feast of our Founder, St John Bosco, livestreamed on our Facebook page.

3rd February 2021, 17:30

Midweek Mass

Join the Salesians for Mass each Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm, live on Facebook.

7th February 2021, 11:30

Sunday Morning Mass from Bolton

Sunday morning Mass from the Thornleigh Salesian College Chapel, livestreamed on our Facebook page.