Forming the Formator Workshop

Schedule, Presentations, Handouts, and More









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Calling All Delegates, Coordinators, and Formators to Animate our  Salesian Cooperator Centers and Province!

The Formator Workshop has as its goal to initiate a process for preparing our Salesian Cooperator Formators, Coordinators, and Delegates to carry out their responsibility for providing our Salesian Cooperator Centers with formative programs and spirit in accordance with the Project of Apostolic Life, the Guidelines and Indications for the Formation of Salesian Cooperators, and the deliberations of the Salesian Cooperator World Congress (2018).

Contact Michael Hahn with questions:

Contact Rosa D’Addario with questions

Contact Elizabeth Gamarra with questions:

Registration Information and Pricing

Registration Pricing includes:

  • Materials and documents
  • Meeting Space
  • Sound and video equipment
  • Hospitality

Registration fee: $100 (for everyone)

Participation fee: $105  (only for participants not staying at the Shrine)




Total Costs for the Workshop

Single Occupancy: $100 + $245 =$345
Double Occupancy: $100 + $225 = $325
Participating (no lodging): $100 + $105 = $205

Important Dates and Information:

Registration Due: March 19th


1st Payment Due: March 19th


Transportation Information Due: April 30th


Final Payment Due: May 19th

Presenters and Topics

Coming soon!

Forming the Formator Workshop:

The Forming the Formator Workshop is a gathering of  3 provinces, and the fruit of a collaboration among their leadership to create a dedicated time to train the Salesian Cooperators’ Delegates,  Formators, and Coordinators and to empower them to form and animate their Centers.  This workshop is a way to assure effective formation in our Salesian Cooperator Centers and Association, which requires an integral formation, initial and ongoing, of its members.

The principle goal of this formation is


following Christ,


in the Spirit of Don Bosco


by internalizing and living the new

Project of Apostolic Life.


Form – Inform – Transform


All Salesian Cooperator Centers in Canada, USA EAST, and USA West are asked to send your Delegate, Coordinator,  and Formator to this workshop, as well as every member of your Provincial Council. It is essential that all these leaders of the Centers and Provincial Councillors receive this important training and these resources and bring them back to animate and form all of our Salesian Cooperators.


The National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, Retreat Center

Stony Point, NY

Single occupancy rooms: $245 for 2 nights

Double occupancy rooms: $225 per person for 2 nights

When registering please include a preferred roommate.

Accommodation fees include lodging for June 28th-29th and 8 Meals

Extra Night June 27th and/or June 30: $35 per person per night
(light breakfast included)



National Shrine of Mary, Helps of Christians

174 Filors Lane, Stony Point, NY 10980

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements, whether by car, bus, train, or airplane.

Transportation to and from the Shrine can be arranged from:

Newark  International Airport, NJ

Newark Penn Station, NJ (bus and train)

Transportation to and from the Shrine from the Airport, Train Station, or Bus Station must be requested by April 30th.

Payment Information:

Registration & 1st payment Due: March 19th: $150

Final Payment Due May 19th:
Single occupancy: $195
Double Occupancy: $175
Participation only: $55

Each Province will handle its own collection of  payments:


Make your checks out to: Rosa D’Addario

Mail to:
12840 Place Edouard Kelly
Montreal, QC H1E 5N3

USA East

Make your checks out to: Salesian Cooperators East USA

Mail to:
Mr. Mark L. Shy
2979 Alkire Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123

USA West

Make your Checks out to: Salesian Society Cooperators Council

Mail to:

9142 Steele St.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Registration links Below

After you submit your registration, you will be automatically sent information regarding payment.

If you have any questions, please contact your Salesian Cooperator Provincial Coordinator.

Canada – Rosa D’Addario:

USA East – Michael Hahn:

USA West – Elizabeth Gamarra: