Empowering Salesian Leaders: 2019


Empowering Salesian Leaders is a program for young adults ages 17* (must have graduated from high school by start of the program) to 23. The program provides a series of workshops that serve as a way to strengthen each young adult’s faith in light of the Salesian charism and to encourage each young adult’s participation in the Salesian Youth Movement in their local communities and colleges. This program is also designed to assist young adults in transitioning from high school to college or work by providing workshops that are based on issues that they will encounter.

This program also provides the opportunity for each young adult to pray on, reflect, and share on these important moral issues. Workshops include lessons on Salesian Spirituality, service, morality, planning socials and prayer moments, and vocational discernment (married, single, religious life and priesthood).

This program is designed for those who are looking to stay connected to the Salesians during their time in college and young adulthood. Participants should be interested in maintaining roles of leadership in their local communities and colleges. This program further equips each participant to work with the Salesian Youth Movement Coordinator to bring the Salesian Youth Movement to their local work.

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Please, if you have any questions, contact Mr. Guilherme Lopes at glopes@salesianym.com


The program participants must have the following requirements:

  1. Graduated from Salesian high schools or
  2. Salesian Parish or Salesian Youth group,
  3. Be between the ages of 17* and 23.
  4. The experience is intended for those youth/young adults who desire to be or already are a part of the Salesian Youth Movement and to assist them in deepening their identity as a Salesian Disciple of Jesus Christ.

Important Dates/Information at a glance:

When: June 2nd – June 7th 2019
Where: Marian Shrine, NY (174 Filors Ln, Stony Point, NY 10980)
Start Time: 5:00 pm EST, June 2nd
End Time: 2:00 pm EST, June 7th.
Airport: Newark Airport (EWR)
Airport Pick-Up Time Window: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST
Airport Drop-Off Time: After 5:00 pm EST
Program Cost: $250
Deposit: $50
Deposit due: May 17th
Late Fee: After May 17th : $50
Registration Opens: April 1st
Registration Closes: May 17th
Important Due Dates May 17th

*Please note, until everything is paid and submitted, your registration is not guaranteed.


    • Payments
      • Checks should be made out to “Salesian Youth Ministry.” Please include your full name in the memo of the check, and send to this address:
      • ATTN: Guilherme Lopes: Empowering Salesian Leaders, Salesian Youth Ministry, P.O. Box 639, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0639
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.
Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Deposit – $52

Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Remaining Balance – $205

Empowering Salesian Leaders:
Full Payment

    • Refunds
      • All deposits are NON refundable.
      • All cancellations must be submitted in writing form to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
      • All refunds will take place 7-10 business days after the program is completed.
      • Cancellation 30 days prior to the start of the program: 50% refunded*
      • Cancellation 15 days prior to the start of the program: 0% refunded*
      • *All deposits, late registration, and any PayPal fees are non-refundable.


If you are flying, please make your flights according to the following requirements:

Arrival (June 2nd): Between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (NEWARK AIRPORT)
Departure (June 7th): After 5:00 pm (NEWARK AIRPORT)

Once your ticket has been purchased, please send the itinerary to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. All flights must arrive at Newark on the 2nd and depart from Newark after 5:00 pm on the 7th.


Include your cell phone number in your transportation plan, so that we can call you if we can’t find you. Put these numbers in your phone so you know how to reach us.

  • Father Abe Mobile: (646) 535-7171
  • Gui Lopes Mobile: (914) 417-9482

All of you will be placed in the Slack group chat. This way, we will have access to communicate with you before, and after, the ESL program.


Those who will be driving to the program must arrive by 4:00 pm and park in the back lot of the shrine by the basketball courts.


If you are taking a bus or train, please make sure it stops at Newark Penn Station with arrivals between 11 am-2 pm.