Message of the Provincial | October 15, 2020

15 Oct 2020

Dear Confreres, “‘This Society had its beginning in a simple catechism lesson.’ For us too evangelizing and catechizing are the fundamental characteristics of our mission.” (Const. 34) September 20, 2020 was Catechetical Sunday. The theme this year is, “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you”

Message to the Province | October 8, 2020

08 Oct 2020

By Fr. Tim Ploch, SDB Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Salesian Family, Fr. Tim Zak kindly invited me to write a reflection for Salesian News as we begin the month of October, Month of the Holy Rosary. I’ve always prayed the Rosary. My mother would gather myself and my

Message of the Provincial | October 1, 2020

01 Oct 2020

Dear Confreres, The Salesian Family Provincial Council met on July 20, 2020. There, 11 leaders from the FMA, Salesian Cooperators, DBVs, and SDBs evaluated last year’s action plan, shared changes in leadership at the world and regional level, and reviewed a common calendar. The majority of the meeting was spent

Message of the Provincial | September 24, 2020

24 Sep 2020

Dear Confreres, This Sunday, September 27, is the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This day reminds us of our history as a Province, when 123 years ago, Salesians of Don came to the United States to minister to immigrants. We have been true to these missionary roots and

Message of the Provincial | September 17, 2020

17 Sep 2020

Dear Confreres, I would like to share with you some of the findings from the NRVC/CARA 2020 Study on Recent Vocations to Religious Life. You can find the complete study here. Approximately 70% of new entrants considered religious life before age 21. Most: – Accessed a wide array of print

Message of the Provincial | September 10, 2020

10 Sep 2020

Dear Confreres, I hope you have had the chance to read through the Rector Major’s Action Program for the Salesian Congregation after GC28. In his monthly letter to the provincials of the Interamerica region, Fr. Hugo Orozco writes, “In this month of August, the “Acts of GC28” have been published

Message of the Provincial | September 3, 2020

03 Sep 2020

Dear Confreres, In my wallet, I have an American Automobile Association (AAA) Plus membership card. It gives me a bit of security, knowing that if I break down on the road, all I have to do is call AAA and someone will come to help. The AAA card also gives

Message of the Provincial | December 5, 2019

05 Dec 2019

Dear Salesian Family, Just before Halloween, the Salesian community was in the dining room in New Rochelle and we heard some songs for Christmas on the radio. At first, we were surprised, but since Christmas decorations already were being sold in the stores, we let the music on the radio

“Go, go, … go” | November 27, 2019

29 Nov 2019

Dear Salesian Family, Last week, tens of thousands of young Catholics gathered at the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).  The theme this year was “Blessed • Broken • Given.”  The Salesian Family was present and active.  We look

The Month of the Rosary | October 24, 2019

24 Oct 2019

Green for the forests and grasslands of Africa. Red, calling to mind the fire of faith that brought missioners to the Americas. White, symbolizing Europe, the home of the Holy Father. Blue for the ocean surrounding the islands of the Pacific. Yellow for Asia, symbolizing the morning light of the