Our Lenten Journey

22 Feb 2018

Dear Salesian Family, We are well into our Lenten journey. No doubt we have some community practices of penance. (The SDBs in New Rochelle have only water, coffee and tea to drink at supper, fruit for dessert and no snacks between meals.) There are special moments of prayer: Stations of

Don Bosco and Salesian mission

25 Jan 2018

Dear Salesian Family, This week is the solemnity of St. John Bosco! Some of our works are planning youthful liturgies this weekend; others will celebrate next week so that their activities coincide with Catholic Schools week. For us Salesians, the entire month of January is in some ways Don Bosco

welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating

12 Jan 2018

Dear Salesian Family, In October, 2015, the SUE province hosted the annual gathering of provincials for our Interamerica region. Besides the usual topics for discussion and times for prayer and fellowship, the provincials spent an evening at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Port Chester, NY.  This parish began over

Mary, the Woman of Advent

21 Dec 2017

  Earlier this month I had the privilege of visiting our SDB community in Port Chester.  While there, I was able to celebrate Mass with the students of Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.  The third graders were responsible for some of the Mass preparations,

First World Day of the Poor

16 Nov 2017

Dear Salesian Family, A few years ago, I met a man named Darren. He was no stranger to the parish. He would hang around outside the church asking people for money. Sometimes he would sit in one of last pews during Mass to get out of the cold or rain.

Being Missionary Disciples like Don Bosco

07 Nov 2017

We continue to reflect on the missionary aspect of the Salesian vocation.  Here are some testimonies of Salesian missionaries today in a variety of circumstances.  They can inspire us to live our vocation. Fr. Minh Dang, SDB Thank you for thinking of me and for your prayers. I am currently


13 Oct 2017

During March we’re asked to pray for four men in Salesian formation, one each week. We continue to ask God and Mary Help of Christians to guide our brothersWe continue to ask God and Mary Help of Christians to guide our brothers in Christ on their journeys and in their