Fr. Paul Grauls, SDB (1935-2019)

03 Dec 2019

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB   Fr. Paul Grauls, SDB, died on Saturday morning, November 30, at Suncoast Care Center, a hospice, in Palm Harbor, Fla. He was 84 years old and had been a professed Salesian of Don Bosco for 66 years and a priest just short of 57
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DECEMBER Necrology

29 Nov 2019

In response to numerous inquiries, this is the policy for the Salesian necrology:  it records the PLACE where a confrere died, not the house to which he belonged. What is published in Salesian News / our website in many cases corrects errors in the Italian necrology (2002) and at times
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Annual CYM Meetings Held in Quebec

27 Nov 2019

by Amy Marinaro (Granby, Que. – November 14) – The province’s annual CYM meetings occurred from October 28 through 30 at the Maison de Spiritualité des Trinitaires (Trinitarian Spirituality Centre) in Granby, Que. Twenty coordinators of youth ministry, youth ministry team members, and vocation staff from across the province joined the
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INTERVIEW: Bro. Tom Dion Tells Brothers at CRESCO about His Vocation

21 Nov 2019

  (Guatemala City – November 11) – Bro. Thomas Dion, known as Bro. Tom, is a Salesian brother from the Eastern Province in the U.S. In 2000 he had the opportunity to be a part of the formative community of CRESCO when it was in El Salvador. He recently shared
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Massachusetts: Salesian Boys & Girls Torch Club Community Service

21 Nov 2019

  (East Boston, Mass. – November 14) – Members of the Torch Club of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, a service and leadership development program for 10-13-year-old members directed by Fr. Bill Bucciferro, youth minister, chose the Pine Street Inn as their community service project during
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Tampa: Two Visitors to MHCC Main Building

21 Nov 2019

    (Tampa, Fla. – November 19) – Fr. John Masiello, one of the senior Salesians residing at St. Philip the Apostle Residence on the Mary Help of Christians campus, paid a rare visit to Mary Help’s main building on Monday. Lili DeGrasse, the director’s assistant, took a photo of
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Florida: KCMT Anniversary “Field Day” Celebration

21 Nov 2019

By Lili DeGrasse (Tampa, Fla. – November 18) – On the afternoon of Sunday, November 10, drums could be heard moving across campus at Mary Help of Christians Center in Tampa. Members of the Korean community of Mary Help, in celebration of the anniversary of the Korean Catholic Mission of
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SDB East and West Councils Meet

14 Nov 2019

  (Stony Point, N.Y. – November 12) – The provincial councils of the New Rochelle and San Francisco provinces met jointly at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point – Haverstraw, November 7-8, to consider matters of shared concern, such as formation. Pictured, kneeling: Fr. Ted Montemayor and Bro. Al
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Leaders of Salesian Family in Northeast U.S. Meet

14 Nov 2019

by Fr. Tom Dunne, SDB   (Ramsey, N.J. – November 9) – Twenty Salesian Family leaders from the region of Boston to New Jersey met at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey on November 9. This meeting was called and chaired by Fr. Tim Zak, provincial of the New
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New Jersey: Prenovices Learn Some Province History

13 Nov 2019

by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Ramsey, N.J. – November 7) – Fr. Mike Mendl (at left), the province’s unofficial historian, led our two prenovices, Paul Hotovy (center) and Francis Nguyen (right), through a five-day mini-course in the history of the St. Philip the Apostle Province, November 4-8, at Don Bosco
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