Students Experience Salesian Life for Weekend Retreat

15 Nov 2018

by Fr. Dominic Tran, SDB To mark the end of Vocation Awareness Week, the Salesian community of Don Bosco Residence in Orange, N.J., hosted a “come and see” vocation retreat, November 9-11. Fr. Dominic Tran and Bro. Bernie Dubé led the weekend retreat for seven young men from three of
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East & West Provincial Councils Meet in San Francisco

15 Nov 2018

  (San Francisco – November 12) – On November 8-9 the annual meeting of the provincial councils of the United States West and the United States East and Canada took place. Its aim was to coordinate the plans and actions, e.g. in the areas of formation and pastoral work with
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Florida: Mary Help in Tampa Honors Veterans

15 Nov 2018

  by Bro. Bob Metell, SDB On Veterans Day, November 12, the Tampa SDB community gathered to honor those who have served their nations in the armed forces. The community was joined by lay volunteers Antoinette Lloyd-Evans and Maria Pacheco. Fr. Bruce Craig provided a delicious BBQ meal. It was
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Florida: How Cristo Rey Tampa Got Started

08 Nov 2018

Interview with Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB In February of 2014 Catholic businessman Peter Reynolds challenged Fr. Ryan after daily Mass one morning. “Father Steve,” he said, “if the Salesians get serious about finding a new way of helping poor youth here in Tampa, I’ll help.” He followed that up with
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Florida: Salesian Outreach to Families in Belle Glade

08 Nov 2018

by Fr. Matt DeGance, SDB   (Belle Glade, Fla. – November 1) – The Salesian community of Belle Glade hosted its first “Date Nite” for married couples. We offered dinner, dancing, games, prizes, free child care, and a presentation made by the national organization Family Bridges, whose specialization is strengthening
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Province CYMs Hold Annual Meeting

07 Nov 2018

by Amy Marinaro          (New Rochelle, N.Y. – November 5) – From October 22 to 24, the coordinators of youth ministry of the New Rochelle Province gathered at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw-Stony Point, N.Y., for the annual CYM meeting. The primary theme for the meetings was “Salesian
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Florida: Ice Cream Social & Fierce Competition at St. Philip Residence

07 Nov 2018

Story and photos by Lili DeGrasse  (Tampa, October 22) – On Wednesday, October 17, the Mary Help of Christians CCW hosted an ice cream social for the retired priests and brothers at St. Philip Residence. The Council of Catholic Women have treated our Salesian priests and brothers to festivities such
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Fr. Thomas Pallithanam Leaves Ravulapalem to Take Up Work at U.N.

01 Nov 2018

By John Tharakan  (ANS – Ravulapalem, India – October 30) – On Sunday, October 7, after 32 years of continuous service for the cause of disadvantaged people, Fr. Thomas Pallithanam was given a tearful yet joyful send off at Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh State. Already active for more than a year
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NEW ROCHELLE PROVINCE NECROLOGY – NOVEMBER

01 Nov 2018

  8              Fr. William Verhalen, 73, New Rochelle, 1941 8              Fr. Patrick O’Leary, 79, Baltimore, 1959 10           Fr. John Drozda, 69, Minersville, Pa., 1987 10           Bro. Dominic Casiraghi, 83, Tampa, 1998 10           Fr. Stephen Schenck, 59, Port Chester, N.Y., 2012 14           Fr. Michael Borghino, 74, Turin, 1929 16           Fr. Paul
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Province: Victoria Weekley Joins Staff of Province Youth Ministry Office

25 Oct 2018

by Amy Marinaro Victoria Weekley serves as the program coordinator for the Salesian Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, where she works with high school-aged youths and those who minister to them in the Province of St. Philip the Apostle. She joined the office in June 2018. Vicky graduated
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