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Support for the Salesian Mission during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Around March 20th this year, schools could no longer have students in classrooms in the school building, parishes could no longer gather the faithful for the Eucharist or other religious services, youth centers were closed for afterschool programs.  While the Salesian presences in Canada and the USA complied with the regulations to prevent the spread of the corona virus, we realized the mission of education and evangelization is as urgent as ever.  The Salesian schools quickly adapted to provide distance learning.  Parishes and shrines found effective ways to share the Word of God in the home through live streaming.  The young people of Salesian youth centers now can join in dance class, art projects, reading and faith formation through social media.  Food pantries, soup kitchens and other social services are still feeding the hungry and caring for those in great need. The methods have changed but the Salesians are continuing the mission of Don Bosco.

Every Salesian presence has found new ways to reach out to the young and their families.  Besides their regular classes, students meet their Salesian directors and presidents on-line for morning prayer and Good Thought of the day.  The students can follow the daily exercise challenge or connect with a counselor.  Salesian priests and brothers are inviting the faithful to pray the Rosary with them, come together for virtual Adoration, reflect on the Sunday readings or talk about faith and life.  Youth groups are able to engage the young with prayer, faith formation and games.  Salesians have committed themselves, as individuals or as communities, to pray for those on the front line—the health care workers and first responders.  They are joining the Salesian Family throughout North America to bring the needs of those we serve, especially the young, before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Salesian Family is also preparing a variety of creative resources to celebrate Mary Help of Christians, May 22-24.

Everyone is invited to share in the Salesian mission during this Covid-19 pandemic.  Most important, we are united in prayer.  People can send their prayer intentions to any Salesian community, assured that the Salesians are praying daily for you.  If donors would like to contribute financially to the good work of the Salesians, they can give directly to a local presence.  You can find links to the Salesian presences on the province website (www.salesians.org) under "where we serve."  Donors can also contribute on the province website (www.salesians.org, then go to "support us").  Donors can designate that they would like their donation be used for a specific local work, for example, tuition assistance at a particular school or a food program at a specific social center.  Donations for Salesian works outside of Canada and the USA can be given on the webpage for Don Bosco Mission Office in Montreal (www.dbmo.ca) or Salesian Missions in New Rochelle, NY (www.salesianmissions.org).

As the Salesians of Don Bosco and the numerous Salesian presences in Canada and the USA continue to serve the young and those in need during this time of uncertainty, we turn to the Lord to be our strength.  With filial confidence we rely upon the powerful intercession of Mary our Mother and our Help.  We are grateful for our dedicated colleagues and generous benefactors.  "May God be gracious to us and bless us; may his face shine upon us." (Psalm 67.1)

Very Rev. Timothy Zak, SDB, Provincial

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED

US Locations

 

Massachusetts

EAST BOSTON: Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston www.salesianclub.com

New York

NEW ROCHELLE: Camp Echo Bay www.campechobay.org

NEW ROCHELLE: Salesian High School www.salesianhigh.org

NEW ROCHELLE : Salesian Lay Missioners www.salesianlaymissioners.org

NEW ROCHELLE : Salesian Missions : www.salesianmissions.org

NEW ROCHELLE: Salesian Provincial Center www.salesians.org

PORT CHESTER: Don Bosco Community Center www.donboscocenter.org

PORT CHESTER: St. John Bosco Parish www.donboscopc.org

STONY POINT: Marian Shrine, Don Bosco Retreat Center www.marianshrine.org

STONY POINT: Reborn Young Christ Center, Korean Mission

New Jersey

ORANGE: Don Bosco Residence

ORANGE: Our Lady of the Valley Church olvsalesianchurch.org

RAMSEY: Don Bosco Preparatory High School www.donboscoprep.org

 

Washington, D.C.

TAKOMA PARK (Maryland): Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School www.dbcr.org

Western Province:

California

APTOS: Camp St. Francis http://www.donboscowest.org/salesianym/campstfrancis

BELLFLOWER: St. Dominic Savio Church www.saintdominicsavio.org

BELLFLOWER: St John Bosco High School www.bosco.org

BERKELEY: Salesian Studies Institute & Don Bosco Hall www.salesianstudies.org

LOS ANGELES: Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles www.salesianclubs-la.org

LOS ANGELES: Salesian Youth Center https://www.salesianclubs-la.org

LOS ANGELES: Salesian High School www.salesianmustangs.com

LOS ANGELES: St. Bridget Chinese Parish www.stbridgetccc.com

LOS ANGELES: St. Mary Parish https://stmaryschurchla.com

RICHMOND: Salesian College Preparatory High School www.salesian.com

RICHMOND: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club www.bgcrsp.com

SAN FRANCISCO: Corpus Christi Parish https://corpuschristisf.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Salesian Provincial Center www.donboscowest.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Ss. Peter and Paul Parish www.salesiansspp.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Salesian Boys & Girls Club www.salesianclub.org

STOCKTON: St. Luke Parish www.stlukestockton.us

WATSONVILLE: Our Lady Help of Christians Parish http://www.olhcchurch.org

WATSONVILLE: St. Francis College Prep High School www.stfrancishigh.net

 

Texas

LAREDO: San Luis Rey Parish https://www.sanluisreychurchlaredo.org

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Our Province - Eastern USA

Florida

BELLE GLADE: St. Philip Benizi Parish

TAMPA: Cristo Rey Tampa High School www.cristoreytampa.org

TAMPA: Garry and Mavis Smith Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

TAMPA: Korean Catholic Mission of Tampa

TAMPA: Mary Help of Christians Center www.mhctampa.org

TAMPA: Mary Help of Christians Parish www.mhcptampa.org

TAMPA: St. Philip the Apostle Residence (retired Salesians)

Illinois

CHICAGO: St. John Bosco Parish www.sjbchicago.org

Louisiana

MARRERO: Archbishop Shaw High School www.archbishopshaw.org

HARVEY: St. John Bosco Parish www.saintjohnboscochurch.org

HARVEY: St. Rosalie Parish www.strosalieparish.com

Canada Locations

Alberta

EDMONTON: St Dominic Savio Parish www.stdominicsavio.caedm.ca

EDMONTON: St. John Bosco Parish www.boscoparish.com

EDMONTON: St. Matthew Parish www.stmatthew.caedm.ca

British Columbia

SURREY: Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish https://olgcsurrey.ca/

Québec

MONTRÉAL : Don Bosco Mission Office in Canada www.dbmo.ca

MONTRÉAL: Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre www.dbylc.com/

SHERBROOKE: Le Salésien http://www.lesalesien.com

STE-CATHERINE-DE-HATLEY: Camp Savio

Ontario

HAMILTON: St. Gregory the Great Parish

TORONTO (Etobicoke): St. Benedict Parish http://www.stbenedicts.ca/


Please partner with us by supporting our vital programs on behalf of young people.

Send a donation today by using your credit card to make an online donation. We also accept donations of cash, stock, bonds, or property. The federal tax ID of the Salesian Society is 13-6155183.

Fr. Dennis Donovan, SDB - Province Treasure
Salesian Provincial Center, PO Box 639, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0639

For more information, call Fr. Donovan at 914-636-4225, ext. 602, or email him at ddonovan@salesians.org

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED

We Salesians of Don Bosco, Province of St. Philip the Apostle, are part of an international community of consecrated religious, both brothers and priests, founded by Saint John Bosco.

Our mission is to evangelize and educate young people, especially those who are poor and at risk, in the style of Don Bosco.

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