The DiBOSCo Coffee (and Chocolate) Project Gathering: MHCA 12/11/2021

RSVP TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY OR IN-PERSON: contact@donboscosalesianportal.org Mary Help of Christians Academy 659 Belmont Avenue North Haledon, NJ 07508 In brief, Di BOSCo began as a job-training project created by Mr. Phaisan, a Salesian Past Pupil in Thailand, as a way to give back for all he had received from the Salesians. When Mr. Peter Kovac, Slovakian Salesian Past Pupil and secretary of the SDB Past Pupil World Council, came to know of this project, he organized an alliance with Mr. Phaisan to grow Di BOSCo into a world-wide network of Past Pupil fair trade coffee and cocoa growers, processors, exporters, and café owners in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Now Di BOSCo is ready to come to Canada and the US with the help of our Salesian Family members and friends. Peter will explain how this network came to be and how we can make it a reality for North America at this gathering. For whom is the gathering? Salesian Past Pupils of the SDB and FMAAll Salesian Family members and friendsIndividuals, Communities, Centers, ChaptersFamiliesThose who are curiousThose who love great-tasting coffee and chocolate and want to try it and maybe buy itThose who wish to support...

XVII Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Karol Wojtyła the Worker

15 October 2021 Foto: https://sdb.org.pl/2021/10/10/pielgrzymka-sladami-karola-wojtyly-robotnika/ Krakow, Poland – October 2021 – The 17th edition of the Pilgrimage In the footsteps of Karol Wojtyła the Worker took place on 9 October, attended by the faithful from the Salesian parish of St Stanislao Kostka, in the Dębniki district of Krakow, and other pilgrims. During the Second World War, the young Karol Wojtyła went from Dębniki to the “Solvay” factory where he worked (1940-1944): first in the Zakrzówek stone quarry, and then as a worker of the water filtration plant. The pilgrims, starting from the Salesian church, retraced several roads to Zakrzówek. Then, once they reached the John Paul II Center, they participated in the Mass, presided over by Fr Marek Dąbek, Provincial Coordinator (PLS) of the Liturgical Service of the Altar. At the end of the celebration, Fr Andrzej Król, Provincial Delegate for Youth Ministry, presented scholarships to 30 young people from the Province, as a sign of appreciation for their commitment to spiritual and intellectual development. RELATED ARTICLE(S) Poland – Success of the young volleyball players from Staniątki Poland – Inauguration of the 2021/2022 Academic Year of the Krakow Theologate Poland – Krakow Province holds Rectors & Leaders Meeting Poland –...

“Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon Vogt

  The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today. Behind these statistics are millions of parents longing for their prodigal children to come home. The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a game plan. We need Return. Source: “Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon...