Australian Salesian Bulletin

The Salesian Bulletin was first published by St John Bosco in 1877. It is now published in 54 different national editions throughout the world, in a total of 30 languages. Each national edition is the agency of the Rector Major for the information and formation of the Salesian Family especially for those involved with the education and formation of youth. As such it follows the editorial and publication guidelines as formulated by the Rector Major and Council.

The Australian Salesian Bulletin was first published in 1955. Today it is issued 4 times a year with a run of 12,000 copies.

It is distributed free to individuals, families, bishops, parishes and schools throughout Australia, New Zealand the Pacific. The purpose of the Salesian Bulletin, according to the mind of St John Bosco, is to be informational and formational. It endeavours to keep its readers abreast of the main events in the Church and the Congregation on the local and worldwide level with particular attention to the overseas missions. The Australian Salesian Bulletin maintains a focus on youth issues.

Staff: All members of the editorial committee are engaged in full time activities apart from the Bulletin and give their services on a voluntary basis. Distributed freely, it depends on donations to cover costs of production and mailing. By soliciting support for the overseas Missions it raises over a million dollars each year. These donations are forwarded to various mission offices.

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Winter 2019 Salesian Bulletin



The 2019 Winter edition of the bulletin attempts to reconcile the violence found in the world today with the message of the gopsel. Alongside it's regular columns, it also features a reflection on what it means to be unemployed by Teaghan Dolan, a celebration of the 80th annivesary of the Dunlea Centre and reports from OzBosco and Sr. Runita's visit to the province.

Winter 2019 Edition
Autumn 2018 Salesian Bulletin



The Autumn edition comes as a reminder that there is goodness all around us, we simply have to look for it. Featuring personal reflections by Michael Gartland on his overseas travels and Sisters Iutita Kasio and Salome Faloamae on their first professions. As pictured on the cover, it also includes a report on the recent World Youth Day, as well as the recent summer camps around Australia and new facilities in Safety Beach, plus the usual sections.

Autumn 2019 Edition
Summer 2018 Salesian Bulletin



As we draw towards the end of another year, it is a time for reflection. The editorial, the Pope and the Provincial Fr. Will Matthews reflect on the meaning of Christmas, whilst the Rector Major and the Mother General speak to the importance of youth in the Church. Included is also is a reflection on John Gartland’s year volunteering overseas with the Cagliero project, as well as news from the Salesian Family Day and other occurrences around the province.

Summer 2018 Edition
Spring 2018 Salesian Bulletin



This edition of the Salesian Bulletin celebrates the annual freshness and life renewal of Springtime and sees it as God’s annual message to us that His creation is good and that we should always maintain a firm faith and hope that there are better times to come.

Pope Francis and the Rector Major explain that sustaining hope and renewal can only come about by a growth of tolerance and the ability to enter into sincere dialogue. Increased understanding will lead to fuller meaningful lives. Plus there is a special feature: the visit of Mother Yvonne, the Mother General of the Salesian Sisters to Salesian College Sunbury.

Spring 2018 Edition

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