Schedule for the Rector Major’s Visit

11 Jul 2018

Canada and Eastern United States: September 3-12, 2018 


Tuesday, September 4

7:30 am: Parish Mass

(Our Lady of Good Counsel Church)


4:30 pm: Vespers with all members

of the Salesian Family (Auditorium)

  • During evening prayer, the Salesian Cooperators make their promise (new members) and/or renew their promise

5:00 pm: Dinner with the Salesian Family


7:00 pm: Youth Festival (Gym)


Wednesday, September 5

7:30 am: Parish Mass

(Our Lady of Good Counsel Church)


Blessing of the FMA Sisters’ convent



Thursday, September 6

7:05 am: Daily Meditation

7:35 am: Lauds

8:00 am: Mass (St. Benedict Church)


3:30 pm: Meeting with the Salesian Family (Church)

5:00 pm: Evening Prayer with the Salesian Family


5:30 pm: Supper with the Salesian Family

(Parish Hall)



7:00 pm: Celebrating the Salesian Youth Movement

and 30th Anniversary of SummerDaze Camp

(Monsignor Johnson High School Gym)

(open to all)

8:00 pm: Song and Dance Presentation (School Gym)



New York / New Jersey

Friday, September 7:  Stony Point, NY

4:30 pm: Mass with SDB perpetual professions

(Shrine Chapel)

6:15 pm: Buffet dinner begins (Retreat Center)

7:30 pm: Salesian Youth Movement event

(Shrine Chapel)



Saturday, September 8:  Stony Point, NY
9:00 am: Gathering with all members

of the Salesian Family (Fr. Lee Hall)

11:00 am: Mass with anniversaries of ordinations and

professions of SDBs

12:30 pm: Cook Out



Sunday, September 9

9:00 am: Mass at St. John Bosco Parish,

Port Chester, NY
Light refreshments


Monday, September 10
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Youth Rally at Iona College,

New Rochelle, with young

people from Salesian presences




September 11

9:30 am: Rector Major greets young people


10:00 am: Mass (Gymnasium)

11:30 am: Tour of Cristo Rey Tampa High School.

The Rector Major spends time

with young people at the rally.

12:30 pm: Lunch with young people at the rally


5:30 pm: Evening prayer with all members

of the Salesian Family and guests

(Banquet Hall)

5:45 pm: Festive Dinner


September 12

AM: Departure for California


For more information, contact:

  • Surrey: Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish
  • Toronto: Benedict Parish
  • New York/New Jersey:
    – for the Masses and meals on September 7 & 8,
    RSVP with Marilyn Palka,
  • for the Gathering of the Salesian Family             on September 8, contact Fr. Tom Dunne
    at 845-947-2200, x. 307
  • for the Salesian Youth Movement event on September 7 and the youth rally on September 10, contact the Youth Ministry Office at 914-636-4225
  • Tampa: Mary Help of Christians Center