New Jersey: Their chapel caught fire, but Salesian sisters remain thankful and need your help

22 May 2018

The fire alarm went off in the Chapel at Mary Help of Christians Academy, 659 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, NJ at 1:29 am on Friday, May 18th. The four-alarm blaze brought responses from the fire departments of North Haledon, Hawthorne, Franklin Lakes, and Paterson municipalities, and was finally extinguished around 4:00
[ READ MORE ]

Quebec: Le Salésien Sends Out Missionaries

17 May 2018

Story and photo by Fr. Romeo Trottier (Sherbrooke, Que. – May 15) – At Le Salésien in Sherbrooke, almost 20 students were commissioned on May 15 for a ten-day mission at the Salesian house of Gressier, Haïti. They form the group JMS-H (Jeunes Missionnaires du Salésien Haïti). Their commissioning took
[ READ MORE ]

Quebec: Talent show by the students of Le Salésien in Sherbrooke

17 May 2018

  (Sherbooke, Que. – May 15) – The traditional Saléstar – a talent show by the students of Le Salésien in Sherbrooke – took place on May 11. It was attended by Carole Facal, a past pupil, a well-known singer in Quebec who uses Caracol as her performing name, also
[ READ MORE ]

New Orleans: Planning Salesian Youth Ministry on the “Best Bank”

17 May 2018

by Fr. Abe Feliciano, SDB (New Rochelle, N.Y. – May 14) – Members of the Salesian Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry spent a busy weekend May 11-13. Guilherme Lopes, the province’s Salesian Youth Movement coordinator, and Fr. Abraham Feliciano, province youth ministry delegate, traveled to the “Best Bank”
[ READ MORE ]

Massachusetts: East Boston Salesians Keep Up Oratory Spirit

17 May 2018

East Boston Salesians Keep Up Oratory Spirit by Fr. Dennis Donovan, SDB (East Boston, Mass. – May 10) – During a recent business trip to East Boston, I had a chance to visit with the Salesians working at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club there.  Fr. Jay Horan, director, spends
[ READ MORE ]

Florida: Tampa Scout Uses Eagle Project to Evangelize

17 May 2018

By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB Michael Busser is a sophomore in high school and a Scout in Troop 4 at a local Tampa parish. He was trying to figure out what he could do for an Eagle Scout Project when he came up with the idea of signs to go
[ READ MORE ]

Jerusalem: Salesian students of theology receive the ministries of acolyte and lector

17 May 2018

(Jerusalem – May 16) – On Ascension Thursday, May 10, seventeen Salesian students of theology at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum received the ministries of acolyte and lector, including four from the New Rochelle Province. Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, presided at the Mass and
[ READ MORE ]

New Jersey: Former Don Bosco Tech Demolished

16 May 2018

By Fr. Dennis Donovan, SDB   (Paterson, N.J., May 14) – Bro. Bruno Busatto provided this photo, taken during his recent visit to the site of the former Don Bosco Technical High School.  The school included three buildings (two attached) at 202 Union Avenue in Paterson.  Opened in 1948, the
[ READ MORE ]

Florida: Dominic Savio Day Celebrated in Tampa

10 May 2018

By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB, and Mike Hahn (Tampa – May 1) – On Saturday, April 28, 2018, nearly 200 young people whose families could not ordinarily afford the price of admission for the carnival at Christ the King Parish in Tampa were treated by the Salesian Cooperators of Tampa
[ READ MORE ]

Florida: Mary Help’s K of C Feeds Parish

10 May 2018

Mary Help’s K of C Feeds Parish (Tampa, Fla. – May 7) – At Mary Help of Christians Parish in Tampa, the local council of the Knights of Columbus hosted a pancake breakfast for the parish and community on Sunday, May 6.  Pictured (l-r) are Dennis Tozier, Brian Tozier, Marcus Sverko,
[ READ MORE ]