Empowering Salesian Leaders: 2018

Looking for an exciting opportunity over the summer? Join us for Empowering Salesian Leaders! Via a series of learning sessions, workshops, community-building moments, and experiences of prayer, each participant deepens his or her identity as a Salesian Disciple of Jesus Christ.

The experience is intended to empower the participants to generate a vast outreach, in the Spirit of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello, where faith encounter, faith formation, and faith transmission can be experienced by young adults who desire to be a part of the Salesian Youth Movement.

Click HERE To Register!

Please, if you have any questions, contact Gui Lopes at glopes@salesianym.com


The program participants must have the following requirements:

  1. Graduated from Salesian high schools OR Salesian Parish OR Salesian Youth group.
  2. Be between the ages of 18* and 23.
  3. The experience is intended for those youth/young adults who desire to be or already are a part of the Salesian Youth Movement and to assist them in deepening their identity as a Salesian Disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • *We are currently developing a method that follows Safe Environment Protocols to welcome in those who have graduated from High School and are 17 years old. Please, be patient as we continue to work on this.
When: June 3rd – June 8th
Where: Marian Shrine, NY (174 Filors Ln, Stony Point, NY 10980)
Start Time: 5:00 pm June 3rd
End Time: 2:00 pm June 8th
Airport: Newark Airport (EWR)
Airport Pick-Up Time Window: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Airport Drop-Off Time: After 5:00 pm (please make sure your flight/bus ride is AFTER 5:00 pm)
Payment: $250 (plus PayPal fees)
Deposit: $50 (plus PayPal fees)
Deposit due: May 2nd
Late Fee: After May 2nd: $50
Registration Opens: April 2nd
Registration Closes: May 2nd
Important Due Dates May 18th

*Please note, until everything is paid and submitted, your registration is not guaranteed.


    • Payments
      • Checks should be made out to “Salesian Youth Ministry.” Please include your full name in the memo of the check, and send to this address:
      • ATTN: Guilherme Lopes: Empowering Salesian Leaders, Salesian Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 639, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0639
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.
Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Deposit – $52

Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Remaining Balance – $205

Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Full Payment

    • Refunds
      • All deposits are NON refundable.
      • All cancellations must be submitted in writing form to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
      • All refunds will take place 7-10 business days after the program is completed.
      • Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the program: 50% refunded*
      • Cancellation 15 days prior to the start of the program: 0% refunded*
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.


If you are flying, please make your flights according to the following requirements:

Arrival (June 3rd): Between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (NEWARK AIRPORT – EWR)
Departure (June 8th): After 5:00 pm (NEWARK AIRPORT – EWR)

Once your ticket has been purchased, please send the itinerary to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (symbosco@gmail.com). All flights must arrive at Newark on the 3rd and depart from Newark after 5:00 pm on the 8th.


Include your cell phone number in your transportation plan, so that we can call you if we can’t find you. Put these numbers in your phone so you know how to reach us.

  • Father Abe Mobile: (646) 535-7272
  • Gui Lopes Mobile: (914) 417-9482

All of you will be placed in the Slack group chat. This way, we will have access to communicate with you before, and after, the ESL program.


Those who will be driving to the program must arrive by 4:00 pm and park in the back lot of the shrine by the basketball courts.


If you are taking a bus or train, please make sure it stops at Newark Penn Station with arrivals between 11 am-2 pm.