Audio Divina Reaches 5000th Listen!

AD Podcast 5000th listen

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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OzBosco X

OzBosco X - 2018

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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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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Pope asks youths to rejuvenate Church, youths ask Church to listen

Pope Francis

Pope Francis begins to meet delegates from all over the world, including Australia.

By Cindy Wooden

The Catholic Church needs the enthusiasm, daring and hope of young people so that it can preach the Gospel energetically and respond to the questions men and women raise today, Pope Francis told some 300 young adults.

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Love the Church -You Must be joking!”

Archbishop Tim Costelloe

We must realize that Jesus and the Church are two sides of the one coin.

By Archbishop Tim Costelloe, SDB

Some years ago, I managed to watch a few minutes of “Carols by Candlelight” on television. One of the artists introduced her selection of explicitly religious Christmas carols, and remarked that at Christmas we celebrate the birth of Christ, who came to bring peace, not religion! Similarly, I remember a talk I gave to a group of Christians and suggested that Christ, Eucharist and the Church, were absolutely joined together. To my surprise, a member of the audience was greatly offended by my suggestion that belonging to a Church enables you to come into contact with Christ in a unique way.

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The Guidance of Twins!”


Walking towards the synod of youth hand in hand with Trust and Hope.

Salesian Bulletin Editorial by Fr. Frank Freeman, SDB

It was a moonless clouded night as I walked with a father and his little daughter from a well-lit rural hall to our accommodation. As the darkness closed in around us I whispered to the little girl, “Are you afraid of the dark?” “Oh No!” came her reply, “I’ll get ther . I am holding Daddy’s hand.” She then reached out and took my hand.

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Final Profession of Sr Bernadette Wauki

Sr Bernadette Wauki FMA

The first Salesian Sister from the Solomon Islands.

By r. Rochelle Lamb, FMA

Mother Yvonne Reungoat officiated at the final profession of Sr Bernadette Wauki, the first FMA from the Solomon Islands, on 16 May in the St Jude’s Parish Church, Scoresby. Before the celebration began, the presiding Bishop Mark Edwards prayed alone with Sr Bernadette, a fitting gesture which coincided with the theme chosen by Sr Bernadette for her final profession, “Do not be afraid, I am with you”.

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