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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Our Salesian Mission in Fiji


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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Happy Birthday, Don Bosco Youth Centre!


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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Mother Yvonne Visits Salesian College Sunbury

Pope Francis

Mother Yvonne's visit came just in time to celebreate the feast of St. Maria Mazzarello.

Mother Yvonne Reungoat with Sr Lucy Rose Ozhukayil and the Sisters of the SPR province were invited to a secondary Salesian school, Salesian College Sunbury, on the outskirts of the city of Melbourne, to celebrate the feast of St Maria Domenica Mazzarello with the Year 9 Mazzarello Campus Students and staff.

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So That's What You Think


Editorial for Spring, 2018.

By Fr. Frank Freeman, SDB

Many people attempt to settle differences of opinion by force. They are angered by those who hold ideas that contradict their own, yet no person, no political, economic or religious faith is the repository of all the truth. Every thoughtful and long-held belief has something to contribute to the sum total of human knowledge. Great wisdom is often to be found in the most unlikely places.

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Oh yes, Seachange for Sure!


Emily reflects on the good fortune that she has had, to live out what many only ever dream of!.

By Emily Walter

Many people dream about moving home closer to the ocean and enjoying a seachange. I was fortunate to do just that when I took on a job at a delightful beachside holiday camp on the Mornington Peninsula. For six glorious years I lived a block away from a beautiful bay beach where I walked and watched the waters drift in and drift out, day in and day out.

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Winter Camps 2018 - A Don Bosco Special!

Winter Camps 2018

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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