Province News

40th anniversary celebration at St John Bosco College

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of St John Bosco College in Engadine, Sydney.

To mark such a momentous occasion, two Masses were organized; a full college Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral and a ‘Back to Bosco’ Mass and BBQ for former students, staff and friends of the College. Both Masses were concelebrated by Fr John Briffa (the original founder of the college), present College Chaplain Fr Peter Carroll, Fr Leo Choi and former principals Fr John Papworth and Fr Bernie Graham.

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Our Salesian Mission in Fiji

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Taking inspiration from the Strenna

By Br Silao Moeloa

Our mission this year among the youth, especially the poor, here in Fiji is based on our ‘strenna’ for 2018, “The art of listening and been a good companion and role model for the young especially those who are entrusted to our care.” Our pastoral mission consists of three different areas.

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Audio Divina Reaches 5000th Listen!

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Audio Divina reaches its 5,000th overall download

By Michael Gartland

With the recent publication of its 25th episode, Audio Divina has reached over 5,000 unique downloads across 47 countries, in just 5 months. Audio Divina is a weekly podcast that is inspired by Lectio Divina-styled prayer, featuring reflections provided by world-renowned scholar, Rev. Francis J. Moloney SDB AM.

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Happy Birthday, Don Bosco Youth Centre!

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The Don Bosco Youth and Recreation centre celebrates its 25th birthday

By Jordan Grantham

Each year over 70,000 jubilant children play on the extensive sporting facilities at the Don Bosco Youth and Recreation Centre, St Marys. The popular birthday venue celebrated its own 25th anniversary on the last weekend of June.

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OzBosco X

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10th iteration of OzBosco a massive success!

By Michael Gartland

In 10 short years, OzBosco has firmly established itself as the most important event on the Australian Salesian Youth Movement calenda , and this year’s rendition continued that proud tradition. Held over the weekend commencing on 18 May, over 170 young people, SDBs, FMAs and school staff, gathered at Salesian College Chadstone to celebrate the gift that is being a part of the Salesian Family.

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Winter Camps 2018 - A Don Bosco Special!

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The Don Bosco Camp in Saftey Beach has greatly enjoyed another winter holiday period!

By Bridie Keily

Ah, Winter School holidays – a time to relax and rug up nice and tight to escape the cold… maybe for some, but not for the leaders and campers at the Don Bosco Camp in Saftey Beach! There are games to be played, fun to be had and friendships to be made - with rain coats fastened and big smiles worn, everyone contributed to make sure the 2018 winter camps were the best ones yet!

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A Request for Help: The Pacific Projects

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Br Michael Lynch

“Without you, I can do nothing” said St. John Bosco and today, these still ring profoundly true! Together we can break the cycle of poverty and ignorance that destroys so many young lives, because as followers of St John Bosco we are committed to helping youth build a better future. To do so, we believe that education and training are central in devolping an individual to their full potential.

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