Meet the New Candidates: John Taylor

14 Sep 2020

by John Taylor I was born and raised in Texas. I am a cradle Catholic, and I’ve had the great blessing of being taught and shown the faith by my parents and my uncle, who is the current Bishop of Little Rock. As a boy, I felt God’s call to
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Heal Our Hearts and Heal Our Land

14 Sep 2020

by Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB On Saturday, September 12, 250 people gathered for a morning of prayer and Holy Mass at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY. It was more than just a typical weekday Mass—it was an outdoor rally of prayer! Sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco,
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Remembering Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB (1937-2020)

14 Sep 2020

by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB, passed serenely from Sherbrooke, QC, into eternity at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. In faith, we trust that he didn’t stop at the Pearly Gates but continued until he reached the Salesian Garden and was welcomed by Don Bosco, the
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Tampa: Students Are Back on Campus

11 Sep 2020

by Lili DeGrasse Monday, August 24 marked the first day of the 2020-2021 academic year for Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School at Mary Help of Christians in Tampa, FL. Parents had three options from which to choose this year: to have their children attend classes on campus, to have
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Congratulations to our Prenovices!

08 Sep 2020

(Ramsey, NJ – August 30, 2020) – Daniel Lee (Eastern Province), Michael Nguyen (Western Province), and Thomas Nguyen (Western Province) participated in the Acceptance of the Prenovices Ceremony in the Mary Help of Christians Chapel at Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ. The occasion was led by Fr. Tim Zak, and
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Meet the New Candidates: Pascal Mukuye

08 Sep 2020

by Pascal-De-Madeleine Maitela Mukuye I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Due to wars in the country, I became a refugee in Zimbabwe. In 2009, I was brought from the refugee camp to Canada and settled in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Labrador. I first started to think of priesthood
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Orange: Hope During the Pandemic

04 Sep 2020

by Anna Samanamu and Fr. Miguel Suarez (Orange, NJ – August 29, 2020) – It is safe to say that 2020 has impacted each one of our lives—even our spiritual way of life. In fact, 2020 is the first year that our CCD-Oratory program was paused due to the pandemic; nevertheless, that
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Meet the New Candidates: Elkin Segovia Campos

01 Sep 2020

by Fr. Dominic Tran Elkin Segovia Campos graduated from Don Bosco Cristo Rey (DBCR), DC in 2020. He is the first Salesian candidate from DBCR. Having met, been educated, and accompanied by the SDBs and the Salesian Family at the school, Elkin felt the SDB vocation might be God’s calling
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Perpetual Adoration Initiative

01 Sep 2020

by Br. John Castonguay, SDB In response to the quarantine and shutdown orders due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), members of the Salesian Family from across the United States and Canada have participated in a Perpetual Adoration Initiative. Through this initiative, they have been praying for the intentions of young people and
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A Message from Archbishop Shaw

31 Aug 2020

Dear Archbishop Shaw Families, During these days, we are thinking about our brothers and sisters in the Lake Charles area who have experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura. The images we see remind us of 15 years ago when Hurricane Katrina came upon the Greater New Orleans area. We
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