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...

“Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”: The Party has Begun! – KNOW THE FACTS

18 November 2021 (ANS – Rome) – As for the New Year’s Eve, so too for the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”, the party advances to the rhythm of the sun and covers the planet’s various time zones to join young people from all over the world in a single voice of hope. In Oceania and in countries where the 18 November was the first to begin, screenings and events are already underway to celebrate and reward the creativity and commitment of the youth to this global Salesian film initiative. Over 270 locations are registered in 50 different countries across all continents, where the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival” will be celebrated. These are schools, oratories, parishes and educational centers of various kinds, where giant screens or digital links have been set up to finally allow viewers to watch and admire the festival’s finalists. The size of the events are different – depending on the contexts in which the Salesians work and the different anti-contagion health security measures adopted by the national authorities. The common element will be the ingredients that will accompany the celebration, which are also typical of Salesian youth gatherings: cheerfulness, dances, songs, moments of fraternity...

NFCYM: Partnering with Parents – Free new webinar series

  NEW SERIES FOR OCTOBER 2021: FREE BUT YOU MUST REGISTER! We’re committed to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people by supporting and strengthening those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.   Partnering with Parents: Learn about our new series Tune into our new free webinar series for all leaders interested in partnering with parents in bringing home the faith View Details   OCT19 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory OCT26 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Bridging the Generational Divide NOV3 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Partnering with Parents Series: Creating Family Mission Statements Partnering with Parents Series: Conducting a Family Faith Inventory October 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT Free and open to all who wish to accompany parents in order to bring home the faith. Date: Oct 19 at 2 pm ET Registration Link: https://nfcym-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t7BsZI6TRl-eXDhijP2fjw In this session of the Partnering with Parents Webinar Series, Mark Mann (Diocese of Grand Rapids) and Diane Kledzik (Diocese of St. Petersburg) share how a family can assess its “living faith” so they can partner with the parish in choosing how they wish to grow as a domestic church. This...

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 –...

Youth Ministry and Family in the year of “Amoris Laetitia”

(ANS – Rome) – Starting September, the pamphlet “Youth Ministry and the Family” will be available to Provincials, Delegates for Youth Ministry and all pastoral workers in the various environments. It was produced in six languages ​​(French, English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese) and will be accessible in electronic and printed format. It is the result of work the Salesian Youth Ministry Sector has been carrying out for several months with the aim of increasing the synergy between youth and family ministries, and which integrates and updates the path started in 2014 and which has continued with the important International Youth and Family Pastoral Congress (Madrid, 2017). Furthermore, the publication coincides with an ecclesial event: on March 19, 2021, Pope Francis inaugurated the Year “Amoris Laetitia Family”, 5 years after the publication of “Amoris Laetitia”. It will end on 26 June 2022 on the occasion of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father. Starting the last quarter of 2020, the Youth Ministry Sector has begun work on finding and analyzing all the material concerning the paths undertaken by the Congregation on this topic (meetings of delegates, documents of experts and contributions from the Congress). At the...

“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...