Young people to rejuvenate the face of the Church

By Sr Yvonne Reungoat, Superior-General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

At the end of Vatican Council II, the Council Fathers addressed a message to the young, indicating that the Council had sought to ‘rejuvenate’ the face of the Church to better respond to Jesus Christ, eternally young; to question itself on how to better respond to the call to be light and hope for the world.

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A Holy Gift

Gartland Family

Holiness for you too!

By Michael Gartland

Loyal readers may remember that, sometime ago, I wrote about the profound influence and many gifts that the relationship I shared with my grandmother had bestowed upon me. Recently, her family and friends filled all the pews in her parish church, as they joined together to celebrate her special-ness. But dear reader, do not console me for my loss, nor offer your assistance in whatever way you can help – for I have already received something far greater than you could give!

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Let all children live in happiness


Message from the Provincial

By Fr William Mathews SDB

Dear Readers of the Salesian Bulletin,
Christmas is a time of pure wonder; a time of expectation of something good to come, and of something new and precious to be received. It is a time for the innocent of heart to enjoy gifts and to celebrate in the happiness that comes with such blessings.

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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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New Chapter for Don Bosco Safety Beach

Blessing of new buildings at Don Bosco Camp & Centre

By Michael Gartland

Years of planning and construction finally came to a head on Sunday the 2nd of December 2018 as the Don Bosco Camp and Centre in Safety Beach celebrated the grand opening of its new buildings. These new buildings will be instrumental in allowing the camp and centre evolve its mission further; adding a range of new services to its repertoire, such as catering for a full school year level, or more niche interests such band or sports camps.

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We must give priority to Young people

Fr Angel Fernandez Artime

Young people are an oppurutunity to learn, and thus are a priority

By Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major

The Synod is an opportunity to talk about young people and with young people, but the Church also has a lot to learn from them.

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Full Lives


A reflection from the Rector Major on just what a "full life" is.

By Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major

I believe that this is what we have most at heart, dear readers – to feel that we are living a life that is full. It seems that this is a very human aspiration. It is with this thought that I must tell you that I have come to know in my life many persons who live and have lived full lives. I propose to follow this path myself.

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