Quebec: Lay Missioner Helping at Le Salésien

17 Oct 2019

(Sherbrooke, Que. – October 15) – My name is Pascal-De-Madeleine M. Mukuye, a Canadian citizen; originally I’m from the Democratic Republic of Congo, however. I met St. John Bosco on my discernment journey, and I was deeply touched and transformed by his love of God and the young, his holiness,
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Salesian Archbishop Killed in California Auto Accident

17 Oct 2019

(ANS – Oakland, Calif. – October 14) – Salesian Abp. Dominic Jala of Shillong, India, died in a car accident on Thursday, October 10, near Wilbur Springs in Colusa County, Calif. Fr. Mathew Vellankal of the Oakland Diocese also died, while another Oakland priest, Fr. Joseph Parekkatt, was seriously injured and
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Former Salesian Parishes in Bahamas Reported OK after Hurricane Dorian

17 Oct 2019

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (New Rochelle, N.Y. – October 15) – Renee Knowles of the chancery office in Nassau has emailed me, “As far as I am aware the communities of St. Agnes and St. Vincent did not suffer any catastrophic damage” when Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on
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The Salesian Presence in Western Canada

17 Oct 2019

By Fr. Samson David Antony, SDB (Surrey, B.C. – October 14) – Our Lady of the Good Counsel Parish and Salesian community in Surrey, a prominent suburb of Vancouver, is at the moment blessed with five Salesians: Frs. George Atok, Samson David Antony, John Cosgrove, Tadeusz Goryczka, and Rufo “Junji”
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Florida: Puzzle Project at St. Philip Residence

02 Oct 2019

By Lili DeGrasse   (Tampa, Fla. – September 24) – On September 7, a group of students from Hillsborough Community College visited Mary Help of Christians Center in Tampa and asked the Salesian priests and brothers of St. Philip Residence to assist them with a project they are undertaking this
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Florida: 4th Annual Draft Day at Cristo Rey Tampa

02 Oct 2019

By Lili DeGrasse   (Tampa, Fla. – September 24) – The Corporate Work Study partners for whom Cristo Rey Tampa’s 176 students will be working this academic year were revealed on August 29 at CRT’s 4th Annual Draft Day. At this fun and exciting event, CRT students find out for
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Necrology of October

01 Oct 2019

OCTOBER NECROLOGY   1                      Bro. Anthony Wolfe, 81, Suffern, N.Y., 1994   3                      Fr. Angelo Bongiorno, 93, East Boston, Mass., 2006   7                      Fr. Dominic Massa, 76, Philadelphia, 1959   8                      Fr. John Divizia, 97, Bronx, N.Y., 2003   10                    Fr. Peter Cattori, 40, Reading, Pa., 1918   13                    Fr.
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Canada: Celebrating 10 Newcomer Families – and Counting

28 Sep 2019

By Antoniette Pace Lay Pastoral Assistant, St. Benedict Church, Etobicoke, Ont.   (Etobicoke, Ont. – September 22) – It began as an idea by a volunteer. Soon after, the same idea was shared by another volunteer in a separate and unrelated conversation. The idea: a newcomer reunion. And why not,
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Fr. John Thompson Visits New Rochelle (with Interview)

26 Sep 2019

Missionary in Africa for 40 Years   Story and photos by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB   (New Rochelle, N.Y. – September 13) – Since his arrival in Liberia almost 40 years ago, Fr. John Thompson has served in five countries in West and South Africa, survived two ferocious civil wars,
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Province Celebrates the Holy Fidelity of 20 Confreres

26 Sep 2019

Story and photos by Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB   (New Rochelle, N.Y. – September 23) – Almost a millennium is a very long time! On Saturday, September 21, the Salesians took note of 995 years of holy fidelity to the Gospel and the mission of Don Bosco displayed by 20
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