The Salesian TV crew from Missioni Don Bosco in Turin recently visited Melbourne to document the Salesian works in Australia. This crew was led by Br Giampietro Pattenon SDB. His team members were Piero Giordano (camera man), Lisa Giordano (assistant camera person), Ester Negro (phographer) and Alessia Andena (in charge of the project).
The crew arrived in Melbourne later in the evening on 19th April. They visited the Salesian Mother House in Sunbury on Monday 20th April, and then went on to the Province Centre to interview and record the works in the province particularly in the areas of the Youth Ministry, the Cagliero Project and the Salesian Mission Office.
On Tuesday 21st April, the crew visited St. Joseph’s College in Ferntree Gully and the Don Bosco camp at Safety Beach. They were very impressed with the youth related works happening in and around the camp. The provincial of the province, Fr Greg Chambers SDB, hosted a special dinner on Tuesday evening to the crew. In this evening, Fr Frank Freeman, Fr Peter Varengo and Fr Greg Chambers were also interviewed about the history and works of the province.
The crew visited Don Bosco Youth Centre in Brunswick on Wednesday morning and interviewed Fr Peter Kerin and Br David O’Brien. They also took some video recordings of a group of year 8 making a retreat day at the Centre. In the afternoon, they visited some Burmese refugee families in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
After having had three successful days, the Missioni Don Bosco TV crew continued their journey to New Zealand early on 23rd April to document the Salesian works over there.
The Salesian works of this province will be a featured item for the World Salesian Missions campaign in 2016.