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Don Bosco Feast Day Festival a Stellar Success!

To Serve and Not to be Served

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A letter to all Young People

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GC28 Begins With Great Fraternal Love!

For some it was hours, others it was days but no matter how long the journey, all delegates for the Salesian General Chapter 28 were happy to return to their spiritual home of Valdocco! Officially...

Don Bosco Feast Day Festival a Stellar Success!

The Don Bosco Feast Day Festival is quickly becoming one of the best days on Melbourne’s Salesian Calendar! Taking place on Sunday the 9th of February (just over a week over Don Bosco’s actual feast...

To Serve and Not to be Served

The Salesian Sisters of the South Pacific Region rejoice in the final profession of Sr. Mena Tanuvasa. The entire island of Savai'i came alive for this momentous occasion, which was held in the...

Engadine Camp Overcome the Elements for a...

45 campers aged between nine and twelve arrived at St John Bosco Primary School’s Hanley field, on Wednesday January 15th marking the beginning of Summer Camp at the Bosco Parish in Engadine, NSW....

A letter to all Young People

The Rector Major wrote the follow as an open letter to all young people, marking the Feast of Don Bosco 2020. My dear young people from all over our beautiful Salesian world. My greeting today is...

Don Bosco Feast Mass

January 31 marks the feast day of Don Bosco and so, it was only fitting that members of the Salesian family from around Melbourne gathered at the parish church of St Margret Mary, to celebrate the...

Vale Fr Bert

Fr Albert Fulbrook, entered Eternal Life after a lifetime of service early in the morning of 12th November 2019 . He was 83 years of age, had been a professed religious for 60 years and a Salesian...

Salesian Missions Rise Up to feed the young of...

Young people attending the Don Bosco Technical School Fatumaca in East Timor have access to better nutrition thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions and Rise Against Hunger, an...

No Room at the Inn?

A faint knock on the door is drowned out by the wind and the rain. Mother nature is proving to be not much help in this situation. Inside the tiny flat, near the warmth of the kitchen, Don Bosco is...

Whispering God during Christmas

The great, striking message of Christmas, destined to change the face of the earth and fill it with joy, first appeared insignificant; a newborn lying in a manger. We, too, through so many small and...

Christmas is for Young People

This article was originally written in October of 2019. There are many fine traditions that surround Christmas. From the most pious priest to the most adamant atheist, there’s one tradition that...

Faith & Hope in Our Ever-Changing World

The days pass into weeks and weeks into months and now we stand before yet another new year. We live immersed in continual change as all things come into existence, grow to maturity and fade. Not...

John Paul College Immerses in Timor-Leste

Every year, John Paul College, in Frankston, Victoria, gives approximately 12 students the opportunity to travel to Timor-Leste. The purpose of our immersion is to create connections with the...

Graduations show the future of Timor-Leste

On Friday, the 13th of December, the Don Bosco Training Center in Comoro (TCDBC) held its 28th graduation ceremony as another batch of graduates celebrated their hard work and dedication upon the...

Suva Parish Welcomes Angels Without Realizing it!

“Without realizing it, they welcomed angels”, was a message that reverberated in the minds of of all the laity, families and friends, who participated in the celebration of the Salesian Mission Day...

I Come From God and Don Bosco - Why Hide Who I Am?

The Rector Major has chosen “Good Christians and Honest Citizens” to be the theme for the 2020 Salesian Strenna. To celebrate this, throughout 2020, The Salesian Bulletin will be interviewing...

Salesian Leadership Camp 2019

On Monday, the 2nd of December, 50 young people braved the fierce winds and chilling rains to take part in the Salesian Leadership camp at the Don Bosco Camp & Centre in Safety Beach, Victoria,...

Salesian Leadership Camp Cleans Local Environment

The Salesian leadership camp at the Don Bosco Camp and Centre in Safety Beach put their words into action for Giving Tuesday to clean up the surrounding streets and beach. The young people, aged...

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Soon!

On Wednesday the 27th the Salesian Formation house in Clifton Hill, Victoria held a bittersweet barbeque to celebrate Br Kitichai Saisawang, known most commonly in his adopted home by his ‘Aussie’...

Fr Basañes Addresses a Passionate Rainbow Audience

About 25 people were on hand to hear Fr Guillermo Basañes speak, worldwide councillor for missions for the Salesian congregation on the 25th of November at the Aikenhead Hall at St. John the Baptist...

Pope Francis Condemns Nuclear Violence

At 11:02 on the morning of 9 August 1945, an atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki, Japan. One-third of the city was destroyed and around 150,000 people were killed or injured. Many more died later from...

Fr Leo the Mobile Missionary to Engadine!

Fr. Leo Sungkyu Choi is a mobile Salesian – that is, a Salesian who is open to moving wherever in the world he is needed most, on a temporary basis (usually around 3-6 years). It was in this way...

Why I'm Salesian

I’ve been involved with the Salesians for the past 5 years, having encountered them at just the right time. I have no long-winded family history of Salesian involvement, I wasn’t educated by...

Final Mission Speaker Series - Fr. Basañes

The final episode of the Mission Speaker Series will take place on Monday the 25th of November, when the microphone is handed over to Fr. Guillermo Basañes. All are heartily encouraged to...

Sr Louise McKeogh Appointed Provincial

Sr Louise McKeogh will take over the role of Provincial for the Salesian sisters, leaving behind big shoes to fill in her previous role as the Social Justice Coordinator for the Diocese of...

A Day In The Life of A Cagliero Volunteer

Xavier Quinn is a current Cagliero Volunteer in Timor-Leste. His Salesian journey started much earlier however, having grown up with close connections to the Salesian family all his life. At...

Don Bosco Preparing Impoverished Youth Of...

“The school is not the end; rather it is the means for preparing for life” said Don Bosco and this advice is exceptionally accurate in the Don Bosco Technical School (DBTS) in Sihanoukville, a...

4 Salesians to be Ordained to Diaconate

On the 30th of November, 2019, four Salesian brothers will be ordained as deacons at St Joseph’s Church in Collingwood at 6pm. “I chose you” has been selected as the theme of the Mass and will be...

Sr Esperanza - 102 & Going Strong!

On the 23rd of October, the FMA community in Melbourne and the SDBs from Lysterfield had the honour and privilege of celebrating Sr. Esperanza's 102 birthday, knowing full well that she prayed for...

Salesian Leadership Program 2019

Every December, The Don Bosco Camp & Centre runs Salesian Leadership Camp. It is a 4-day training course designed to provide leaders and potential leaders with a variety of tools, techniques and...

Flora Chol Stars in Refugee Panel

The Salesian activities of extraordinary mission’s month* continued on Wednesday 9th of October with a panel discussion tackling the growing refugee crisis around the world, hosted by Romina...

Adriana Leaps With Don Bosco Toward God

As soon as she starts talking, Adriana gets emotional. Her voice breaks, her eyes shine, her hands clutch at each other, as if to give herself courage. Despite my invitation to stop and catch her...

Holiness is Happiness: Salesian Youth Retreat

On Saturday 5th of October, 20 young people gathered at the Don Bosco Retreat Centre in Lysterfield for the Holiness is Happiness: Salesian Youth Retreat. Attendees were drawn from across the...

Jesus Shares His Cross With the Young and Poor

When you look at the above image, what do you see? It is a cross, the symbol of Christianity. However, it is not our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who hangs on this one; rather, it bears the image...

ACPA launches "What's the Story?"

The Australasian Catholic Press Association held its annual conference in Bathurst from the 10th to the 12th of September where it celebrated the launch of “What’s the Story”, Volume 1 of its new...

Measure Twice Shoot Once Films vists Don Bosco...

Measure Twice Shoot Once Films are a popular team of filmmakers that recently visited the students of the Don Bosco High School and Vocational Centre in Salelologa, to share and inspire the students...

Sr María Luisa Visits South Pacific Region

Sr María Luisa Miranda has arrived in Australia for her whirlwind tour around the South Pacific Region province. She flew in from Rome, with the intention of visiting the sister communities in...

Dominic College Cuts Trash for a Week

This week was a rubbish free week where students tried their best to not bring any rubbish to school in their lunch boxes. The aim of this week was to try to encourage students to eat healthier...

Salesian Missions Join DB Green Alliance

The Australian Salesian Missions Office has shown its dedication to protecting the environment by signing up with the Don Bosco Green Alliance. To join the Alliance, the Salesian Missions Office had...

The 'Fun' in Fundraising - Cagliero Trivia!

Every 2 years the Cagliero Project hosts its Cambodia Trivia Night, a brilliant night that has become well known for putting the ‘fun’ in ‘fundraising’, as well as food, joy and trivia! On Friday...

40 Young Receive First Communion in Clifton Hill

On Sunday, 8th September the community of St John's primary school in Clifton Hill came together with 11 children from nearby community schools as 40 young people made their first Holy Communion, at...

Salesian Refugees Meet in Germany

If a visitor were to walk through this camp it might seem like this is a normal Salesian youth camp just like any other in Germany or wider European area; young people enjoying each other’s presence...

Pope Francis Announces Salesian Cardinal

On Sunday 1st of September, Pope Francis announced that a meeting would take place on the 5th of October this year to confirm the nomination of 13 new Cardinals. According to the Pope, these new...

Br Silvio celebrates 75 years of profession

On Friday 16th August, Br Silvio Quaranta celebrated his 75th Anniversary of Salesian Profession with fellow Salesians and the residents of the St Joseph’s home in Northcote, Melbourne. A special...

Vale Deacon Boniface Perdjert

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this story contains images of a person who has passed on. Thousands of guests came together to farewell Deacon Boniface Perdjert, 82,...

St Barbara comes to Melbourne

A statue dedicated to St Barbara has been placed at the tunnel entrance in Melbourne’s CBD. Currently undergoing the most significant works in decades, the city is preparing to add two new...

Assumption and Baptism in Collingwood

On Thursday the 15th of August, St Joseph’s Primary school in Collingwood, Melbourne gathered for a whole school mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. Two students of the school, Brandon...

Salesian Family Dinner For DB's B'Day!

On Saturday, 17th of August the members of the Salesian Family based in Melbourne gathered at Salesian College, Chadstone to celebrate Don Bosco’s 204th birthday. The evening begun in a way that Don...

Birds of a Feather - Marist & Salesian!

It is always a beautiful experience to be able to meet new people and make new connection; even more so when the new people are like-minded, energetic and full of a very familiar joyous and youthful...

Sr Carmel Celebrates 50 Years

On Monday 12th of August, the Scoresby sister’s community was joined by the communities from Clayton and Broadmeadows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sr Carmel Krohn's First Profession. It was...

Friends Forever, Made in Cambodia!

On Saturday 29 June, I flew from my tiny island of Tasmania, stopping briefly in Melbourne to pick up the mainlanders and then we all flew onto Cambodia for the 2019 Cagliero Immersion trip. Our...

Salesian Events in Melbourne

The back end of 2019 will see a variety of Salesian events occuring around Melbourne. A joint effort between the Salesian Family, Salesian Missions and Salesian Youth Ministry teams, all are...

Xavier College Expanding

South Australia’s newest Catholic School will open in Two Wells in 2021. The school will be a campus of Xavier College, and will cater for students from Reception to Year 12. The school will open in...

Don Bosco Camp; Winter Wonderland!

Not even the winter chill or falling rain could deter the campers from making their way to the Don Bosco Camp and Centre (located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula) for they knew so very well that...

Christmas in Collingwood!

On the 20th of July, the Our Lady of The Southern Cross celebrated "Christmas in July" for their parish fun night, a popular event that occurs every year. It was a fun night full of fellowship and...

The Travelling Mary

All parishes have their own characters, activities, and special quirks that make them just a little bit different, a little bit special compared to everyone else. St John Bosco in Engadine, (about...

Youth For Positive Change Releasing Album

“Youth for A Positive Change” is a youth group based in Malololelei, Samoa that brings young people together empowering them to make changes in their lives for their betterment and growth. The group...

Young People Plant Young Trees!

As the world continues to argue about what is the best course of action for halting the crippling effects of climate change, the Bosco Rural Development Center (known as Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra in...

Provincial Council Visits Sunbury

Every now and then, the Provincial Council meets in a different Salesian community setting. This provides opportunity for the Councillors to gain a more personal appreciation of the house and the...

Immersed into a Kingdom of Wonder

The 2019 edition of the Cagliero Project's Immersion Trip was another massive success! In the evening of Saturday 29th June, a group of young people met up with leaders Lauren Hichaaba and Romina...

Vatican City to end single-use plastics

After current supplies run out, Vatican City will no longer sell any single use plastic items in its territory As the world contintes to struggle to find a meaningful response to the overwhelming...

Salesian education vital in Timor-Leste

Timor Leste's road to the future relies on Education and is guided by Salesian accompaniment Timor-Leste is located just 700km northwest of Darwin and having won its independence in 2002 is one of...

Renewal of Ministers of the Word & Eucharist

The events of parish life are always joyful at St Francis De Sales Parish in Salelologa. On Sunday the 7th of July fifteen Ministers of the Word of God and twenty Ministers of the Eucharist made...

"Goodnight, older brother!"

Kakada was an exceptionally quiet boy; shy and very hesitant to do anything that would make him stand out. Of course, this is only natural for any boy of his age at a new school and seeing a...

Salesian Youth Ministry

Don Bosco Feast Day Festival a Stellar Success!

The Don Bosco Feast Day Festival is quickly becoming one of the best days on Melbourne’s Salesian Calendar! Taking place on Sunday the 9th of...

Engadine Camp Overcome the Elements for a...

45 campers aged between nine and twelve arrived at St John Bosco Primary School’s Hanley field, on Wednesday January 15th marking the beginning of...

Salesian Leadership Camp 2019

On Monday, the 2nd of December, 50 young people braved the fierce winds and chilling rains to take part in the Salesian Leadership camp at the Don...

Salesian Leadership Camp Cleans Local Environment

The Salesian leadership camp at the Don Bosco Camp and Centre in Safety Beach put their words into action for Giving Tuesday to clean up the...

Holiness is Happiness: Salesian Youth Retreat

On Saturday 5th of October, 20 young people gathered at the Don Bosco Retreat Centre in Lysterfield for the Holiness is Happiness: Salesian Youth...

The 'Fun' in Fundraising - Cagliero Trivia!

Every 2 years the Cagliero Project hosts its Cambodia Trivia Night, a brilliant night that has become well known for putting the ‘fun’ in...

Birds of a Feather - Marist & Salesian!

It is always a beautiful experience to be able to meet new people and make new connection; even more so when the new people are like-minded,...

Don Bosco Camp; Winter Wonderland!

Not even the winter chill or falling rain could deter the campers from making their way to the Don Bosco Camp and Centre (located on Victoria’s...

Immersed into a Kingdom of Wonder

The 2019 edition of the Cagliero Project's Immersion Trip was another massive success! In the evening of Saturday 29th June, a group of young people...

SDB News

GC28 Begins With Great Fraternal Love!

For some it was hours, others it was days but no matter how long the journey, all delegates for...

A letter to all Young People

The Rector Major wrote the follow as an open letter to all young people, marking the Feast of Don...

Vale Fr Bert

Fr Albert Fulbrook, entered Eternal Life after a lifetime of service early in the morning of 12th...

No Room at the Inn?

A faint knock on the door is drowned out by the wind and the rain. Mother nature is proving to be...

Whispering God during Christmas

The great, striking message of Christmas, destined to change the face of the earth and fill it...

Faith & Hope in Our Ever-Changing World

The days pass into weeks and weeks into months and now we stand before yet another new year. We...

It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Soon!

On Wednesday the 27th the Salesian Formation house in Clifton Hill, Victoria held a bittersweet...

Fr Leo the Mobile Missionary to Engadine!

Fr. Leo Sungkyu Choi is a mobile Salesian – that is, a Salesian who is open to moving wherever in...

4 Salesians to be Ordained to Diaconate

On the 30th of November, 2019, four Salesian brothers will be ordained as deacons at St Joseph’s...

Salesian Schools and Parishes

Suva Parish Welcomes Angels Without Realizing it!

“Without realizing it, they welcomed angels”, was a message that reverberated in the minds of of all the laity, families and friends, who participated in the celebration of the Salesian Mission Day...

Measure Twice Shoot Once Films vists Don Bosco High School

Measure Twice Shoot Once Films are a popular team of filmmakers that recently visited the students of the Don Bosco High School and Vocational Centre in Salelologa, to share and inspire the students...

Dominic College Cuts Trash for a Week

This week was a rubbish free week where students tried their best to not bring any rubbish to school in their lunch boxes. The aim of this week was to try to encourage students to eat healthier...

40 Young Receive First Communion in Clifton Hill

On Sunday, 8th September the community of St John's primary school in Clifton Hill came together with 11 children from nearby community schools as 40 young people made their first Holy Communion, at...

Assumption and Baptism in Collingwood

On Thursday the 15th of August, St Joseph’s Primary school in Collingwood, Melbourne gathered for a whole school mass to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. Two students of the school, Brandon...

Xavier College Expanding

South Australia’s newest Catholic School will open in Two Wells in 2021. The school will be a campus of Xavier College, and will cater for students from Reception to Year 12. The school will open in...

Christmas in Collingwood!

On the 20th of July, the Our Lady of The Southern Cross celebrated "Christmas in July" for their parish fun night, a popular event that occurs every year. It was a fun night full of fellowship and...

The Travelling Mary

All parishes have their own characters, activities, and special quirks that make them just a little bit different, a little bit special compared to everyone else. St John Bosco in Engadine, (about...

Renewal of Ministers of the Word & Eucharist

The events of parish life are always joyful at St Francis De Sales Parish in Salelologa. On Sunday the 7th of July fifteen Ministers of the Word of God and twenty Ministers of the Eucharist made...

NAIDOC Week at Dominic College

As NAIDOC Week celebrations carry on around Australia, Dominic College holds an event of its own. On Wednesday 3rd of July, Dominic College held their celebrations for NAIDOC week. The school has...

One Community, Many Nations

Introudcing the youngest parish of the East Asia - Oceania Region! Saint John Bosco Parish of Nasinu, in Suva, Fiji is the baby of the Salesians in East-Asia Oceana, still in its infancy yet growing...

Growing in Faith Together

The parish of St Mary's of the Immaculate Conception in Avondale, New Zealand, is a community living and breathing the Kingdom of God To be part of any parish means to be part of a true faith...

Growing faith in the young people of Dominic College

Prep visit to St John’s Parish On Monday both prep classes from Dominic College in Glenorchy, Tasmainia made a visit to the local parish church, St John’s Parish. This was a wonderful opportunity...

The Salesian Presence in St Mary's

St Mary's is a unique Salesian work for sure! St Mary's is a rapidly growing suburb in Western Sydney, New South Wales, charcterized by a very diverse and young population. Don Bosco's precense felt...

Life Teen Convention

Youth Leaders of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Avondale attended a very fruitful program that has given them a lot of tools for bringing Jesus to young people. On the 12th of April 2019,...

Don't suffocate our future!

Salesian Sunbury students are living out their commitment to the Don Bosco Green Alliance Salesian College Sunbury students are adopting an admirable new idea for recycling a specific kind of...