Young people, you are the Church of today

First Synod Group Photo

A report on the Youth Synod of Auckland

Lise Marie Schmid

This year the Auckland Catholic Youth MinistryTeam has taken the initiative to work closely and ardently with all the youths of our Diocese. They have reached out to our young people in all sorts of creative ways. Youth groups, school boys and girls, members of Catholic organizat ons from all over our Auckland Diocese from the age of 15 to 29 were invited to participate in not one but three youth synods.

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Bread, work and eventually heaven - Salesian Charism, at work

Fiji Christmas

By Young Pomahun

Young is a year 10 student of Don Bosco Technical school in Port Moresby, PNG

While many students are spending the school holidays relaxing at home with their families and travelling places, I was given the opportunity to work as a casual employee at Theodist Limited, a stationery company here in Port Moresby.

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The first Vietnamese Salesian, Fr Isidore Le Huong, passed away!

Fr Isidore Le Huong


Joseph Phuoc SDB

On 7 April, in the presence of more than hundred Salesians SDB and Salesian Family members, in the Salesian cemetery in Cau Bong (HCM City), was buried the first Vietnamese Salesian of Don Bosco, Fr Isidore Le Huong. He went to his eternal reward on 4 April ‒ his feastday and birthday ‒ after 60 years of Salesian consecrated life and 56 years of priesthood.

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Sustainable power for DBTS



Don Bosco Technical School will receive training rooms for sustainable electricity and a solar powered water pump system from the French multinational corporation Schneider Electric.

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Akash Bashir, salesian martyr

Akash Bashir


The heroic guard who on 15 March 2015 prevented a suicide bomber from entering a crowded Catholic Church in Lahore, Pakistan, sacrificed his life to avoid a large scale carnage in the place of worship.

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