Florida: Making a Difference at Every Age

20 Jun 2019

Photos and story by Lili DeGrasse (Tampa, Fla. – June 17) – Pat Marshall, who works for the Mary Help of Christians Foundation, and three of our retired Salesians (Bro. Mike Brinkman, Fr. Tom Gwozdz, and Fr. Tony D’Angelo) assisted in the office this week preparing one of our mailings. 
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Florida: Mary Help Parish Senior Supper

20 Jun 2019

By Lili DeGrasse (Tampa, Fla. – June 17) – On Thursday, June 13, Mary Help of Christians Parish in Tampa hosted a senior supper for friends and parishioners. People of all ages were invited; the object of the social was to meet and get to better know some of the
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Bro. John Langan Ordained Deacon

20 Jun 2019

by Fr. Mike Mendl (College Park, Md. – June 17) – Bro. John G. Langan of the New Rochelle Province was among eight young Salesians ordained deacons at the Church of St. Anne in Jerusalem on Sunday, June 16 by Abp. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, Latin Rite apostolic administrator of Jerusalem.
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Empowering Salesian Young Adults to Lead in Local Ministries

18 Jun 2019

By Victoria Weekley, OYM program coordinator   (New Rochelle, N.Y. – June 14) – The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry began June with an influx of 41 young adults for the annual Empowering Salesian Leaders (ESL) program. From Sunday, June 2, to Friday, June 7, these young adults
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Frs. Eduardo Chincha and Juan Pablo Rubio Ordained

14 Jun 2019

by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB   (Orange, N.J. – June 8) – Frs. Eduardo Chincha and Juan Pablo Rubio were ordained to the presbyterate on Saturday, June 8, at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Orange. Auxiliary Bishop Manuel A. Cruz of Newark was the ordaining prelate, and in
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Five Young Adults Discerning Salesian Lay Missioners

13 Jun 2019

by Adam Rudin (New Rochelle, N.Y. – June 5) – On May 31, five new candidates for the Salesian Lay Missioner program arrived in New Rochelle for a discernment retreat. The weekend included talks given by Sr. Denise Sickinger, FMA, Bros. Branden Gordon and Dan Glass, and a panel of
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New Jersey: Salesian Presence Leads to Salesian Influence on the Young

13 Jun 2019

 (Orange, N.J. – June 5) – Fr. Miguel Suarez, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Orange, wrote to Salesian News: Dear friends, sometimes we take for granted the influence and impact that our Salesian presence makes in the life of the young and lay collaborators. Our Salesian
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Canada: Montreal Salesian Cooperator Ordained Deacon on May 24

10 Jun 2019

by Fr. Mike Pace, SDB (Montreal – June 5) – Deacon Nick Giampaolo and his wife Cathy Albano are longtime parishioners of Missione Maria Ausiliatrice in Montreal. For the many years that this was a Salesian parish, they were active, generous, and valued lay mission partners in the Salesian mission.
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New Jersey: Two Prep Alumni Ordained for New York Archdiocese

07 Jun 2019

by Jennifer Passerino   (Ramsey, N.J. – May 29) – The community of Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey is proud that two alumni were ordained to the priesthood in the archdiocese of New York on Saturday, May 25. Fr. Ryan Muldoon (Class of ’09) and Fr. Walter Genito,
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Illinois: Celebrating the Help of Christians in Chicago

07 Jun 2019

By Gerardo Faz (Chicago – May 21) – On Sunday, May 19, St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago celebrated Mary Help of Christians with a beautiful procession after Mass in the streets of the neighborhood around the church, praying the Rosary. The children of the youth center, between 6 and 15 years old,
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