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Sorrow and Promise

Together with all Catholic religious across Australia, we the Salesians recognise pain and sufferings of survivors and secondary victims of institutional child abuse, and we pledge a commitment for a much better future. We promise a safe way forward for all, especially the young and vulnerable adults in our care.

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Greetings for the Feast of Don Bosco 2019

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Fr Ángel Fernández Artime SDB, Rector Major

Greetings from Fr Ángel Fernández Artime the Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco to all Young People around the world on the accasion of the Feast of St John Bosco, January 31st, 2019.



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40th anniversary at St John Bosco College

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.

To get the entire current college community to the Mass at the cathedral, a specially chartered train had been organized, with many staff and students remarking that it was an experience they won’t soon forget! The ‘Back to Bosco’ Mass and BBQ were held in recently built College Hall.

As a part of the mass for ex-students, tours were offered to show off all the recently completed developments. These included a Multi-purpose Hall with an attached Fitness Lab; a Technological & Applied Studies Block and previous facilities that had been refurbished and converted into music rooms, a recording studio, a drama space, a science lab and a number of bright modern classrooms.

These two key landmark events were held with the intent of allowing all participants “to honour our past, enjoy the present and fill us with hope for our future”.



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