New Chapter for Don Bosco Safety Beach

Blessing of new buildings at Don Bosco Camp & Centre

By Michael Gartland

Years of planning and construction finally came to a head on Sunday the 2nd of December 2018 as the Don Bosco Camp and Centre in Safety Beach celebrated the grand opening of its new buildings. These new buildings will be instrumental in allowing the camp and centre evolve its mission further; adding a range of new services to its repertoire, such as catering for a full school year level, or more niche interests such band or sports camps.

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Friendship - Let’s Make a Change!


Saint Paul Massey Youth Retreat.

By Shirleen Fuimaono

The sixth of July marked the first ever St Paul’s Parish Youth Retreat at Te Mahurehure Marae in Point Chevalier, New Zealand under the guidance of Fr Mosese Tui SDB with the support of the Core Team, Group Leaders and parents.

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Salesian Spirit shining through sport

Dodge Ball Medals

Michael Gartland

It’s been a big year in sport for Salesian youth in Melbourne; we’ve walked away from three different tournaments as winners – an unprecedented hattrick. The month of May saw the first step in this treble with long-awaited victory in the Brotherhood Cup, a field soccer tournament contested by seminarians, brothers and connected youth. Two weeks and several hours of dodging, catching and throwing later, the Twilight Dodgeball Party was added to the collection, whilst hundreds of dollars were raised for the Capuchin Community’s outreach programs in South Melbourne.

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Message from Pope Francis for World Youth Day

World Youth Day

The following is the text of the Message the Holy Father Francis has sent to young people of the world on the occasion of the 33rd World Youth Day, to be celebrated on Palm Sunday, on the theme

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God”(Lk 1:30)

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Prayer at night means summer is bright

SA Leaders

Youth ministry - summer camp style

Jenny Myers, co-ordinator of the South Australia girls camp

The phrase ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ refers to the anticipation of fair weather the next day (Mt 16:2). At summer camp, our interactive night prayer shapes us with flow on effects. We’ve come to anticipate a wonderful atmosphere the next day. Really? Yes - incredible isn’t it?

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Don Bosco Leadership Camp 2017

Salesian Leadership

Don Bosco Camp - Safety Beach

By Teaghan Dolan - Volunteer Leader

Don Bosco Camp’s annual Leadership camp is a fantastic week long collaboration of leadership, community, and Salesian spirit all with the service of young people in mind.

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OzBosco 2017

OzBosco 2017

We are a family: every home a school of life and love

Romina Martiniello, Assistant director of the Cagliero Project

For those of us who work in the area of Salesian Youth Ministry in Australia, the planning and running of OzBosco is a rather significant affair. It serves as our national Salesian gathering for youth; the only official occasion where our young people from all across the country are invited to come together in the name of friendship, fun and Don Bosco.

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