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Help us touch as many lives as possible to make our world a healthy, holy, & happy place!
Every penny of the proceeds goes to our Oratory Fest and Salesian Family Festival, October 6-9, 2023, to provide:
- Scholarships for Religious, families, and young adults who would not otherwise afford to attend the weekend.
- A copy of Bishop Barron’s new book: This Is My Body and Bishop Serratelli’s book of prayers for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for every student/single attendee/family
- Travel, lodging, and honoraria costs for all speakers for the weekend
- Overhead for all material needs for the weekend
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Our Festival in a Nutshell
And the weekend in greater detail:
Certainly, the Preventive System stands on our living in union with God, expressed in personal prayer, community prayer, and, most strongly, the living of a Sacramental Life; therefore, there will be perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Mass, the availability for Confession, and recitation of the Holy Rosary offered. Without a doubt, this is a perfect fit for a year in which we are called by Holy Mother Church to return to a strong devotion to Jesus’ True Presence in the Consecrated Host, at Mass, and in Adoration. The role of the emcee is to make explicit to all present how this is so and is a planned unfolding of this, our charismatic gift.
A second, but no less important aim is to educate parents and families to know where to turn when in need of help. To fulfill this purpose, we are inviting counselors and representatives of local Dioceses who can offer their presence, expertise, and guidance to the participants. In addition, we are inviting vendors to offer for sale educational resources which can help the young and their families continue the work begun at the gathering to grow in our Faith, in well-being, and in creating the domus ecclesiae in their homes. Then, in turn, to reach out to friends and other families to share with them the graces they received during the Festival.
The final aim is to encourage the Salesian Family and all present to become involved in outreach to other families; therefore, we are extending the invitation to groups which advocate for families as well as those already involved in family ministry.
Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body teachings will figure prominently, as will Pope Francis’ teachings of Evangelii Gaudium, Laudato Si’, Fratelli Tutti, and Christus Vivit. The Global Compact on Education and the findings of the Salesian Madrid Conference on uniting youth ministry with family ministry will also have their parts to play.
Province Documents Associated with the Festival
- A True Festival
- Preventive System Dimensions & Pillars
- Advertisement for the Oratory Day and Youth Festival Weekend to print and share (activities/talks tailored to differing age groups PK-Young Adult)
- Advertisement for the Salesian Family Festival 2023 to print and share (the activities and talks for parents, married couples, engaged couples, and adults of all ages)
Salesian Magisterium: Tying Together Family Ministry & Youth Ministry
THE SALESIAN MATRIX by Sr. Mary Greenan, FMA
PARENTING THE DON BOSCO WAY by Professor Peter Gonsalves, SDB
Book from the Salesian Sector for Youth Ministry, Rome, 2021: Youth Ministry and Family FR IT PT SP
Power Point in PDF Format from the Salesian Sector for Youth Ministry, Rome, 2021: FR PT
“Youth and Family Ministry” – Madrid Congress, Nov. 2017 https://www.symfamily17.org
THE FAMILY IN THE CHURCH’S SYNOD: PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES by Bishop Bruno Forte
YOUTH MINISTRY AND FAMILY: THE JOURNEY OF THE SALESIAN CONGREGATION by Don Fabio Attard, SDB
AMORIS LAETITIA: SOME CHALLENGES AND PROPOSALS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY IN THE FAMILY SPIRIT by Carmen Peña García
THE FAMILY IN SALESIAN PASTORAL CONTEXT: AN EDUCATIVE AND EVANGELIZING PERSPECTIVE by Don Sala Rossano, SDB
Click on image to purchase a copy of this book by Don Michal Vojtáš, SDB, SFSDay 2018 Presenter :
POPE FRANCIS’ APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION THE JOY OF LOVE
FR IT PL PT SP
Multiple Resources for Enrichment on the Family and Its Prayer Life
HOMEPAGE OF THE OFFICIAL WMOF 2022 WEBSITE: https://www.romefamily2022.com/en/
LAITY, FAMILY, LIFE DICASTERY WEBSITE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR WMOF 2022
OFFICIAL PRAYER FOR WMOF 2022
Strenna 2017 We Are Family: Every Home a School of Life and Love
Resources for Enrichment on Family Life
PRAYER RESOURCES FOR ENGAGED COUPLES, SPOUSES, AND FAMILIES
North America Salesian Family Formation in Amoris Laetitia
PASSCODE – Donbosco31!
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE INTRODUCTORY SESSION WITH MEG & JERRY RODRIGUEZ – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SECOND SESSION WITH FR. JOHN PUNTINO, SDB – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE THIRD SESSION WITH MR. & MRS. JUDY & MIKE ALVAREZ, SSCC – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE FOURTH SESSION WITH MRS. PAT SOBEL, SC – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE FIFTH SESSION WITH JENN RODRIGUEZ & MICAH TUHY – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SIXTH SESSION (March 6) WITH MIKEY VERA AND JOANNE FUSARO – CLICK HERE (Passcode: .y+5@04d) FYI: you need the initial . to gain access)
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SEVENTH SESSION HERE (APRIL 3) WITH SR. NIVIA ARIAS, FMA – CLICK HERE
WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE EIGHTH SESSION HERE (MAY 1) WITH SR. MYRIAM MEUS, FMA – CLICK HERE
POPE FRANCIS AND THE VATICAN
Amoris Laetitia Family Website from the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life
THE 10 VIDEOS
Pastoral Workbooks and Guides and the 10-Video Series on Amoris Laetitia
COMPENDIA OF THE PASTORAL WORKBOOKS
(all 10 video resource documents in one book, per language)
ENG – FR – IT – PT – SP
THE PASTORAL CONGRESS OF WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, ROME, JUNE 22-25, 2022
PART I – JUNE 23
PART II – JUNE 23
PART I – JUNE 24
JUNE 24 – PART II
JUNE 25 AM
JUNE 25 – HOLY MASS
The Holy Father’s Letter to Married Couples – “my Christmas gift to you”
Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to Married Couples for the “Amoris Laetitia Family” Year, 2021-2022 (26 December 2021) | Francis (vatican.va)
Vatican News article with highlights of the letter
Pope to couples: God always with you in joys and difficulties of married life – Vatican News
The Holy Father’s Angelus Address
Angelus, 26 December 2021, Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth | Francis (vatican.va)
“Today I would also like to recall that we are drawing near to the World Meeting of Families. I invite all of you to prepare yourselves for this event especially through prayer and to live it in your dioceses together with other families.”
Vatican News report on the Address
Pope at Angelus: sustain, defend and safeguard the family – Vatican News
Vatican News Gospel Reflection: A Family Worth Mirroring
Gospel reflection: A Family Worth Mirroring – Vatican News
DIOCESES OF NEW JERSEY VIDEO SERIES
JOY, LOVE, FAMILY CONFERENCE SERIES – ENGLISH TALKS
JOY, LOVE, FAMILY CONFERENCE SERIES – CHARLAS EN ESPANOL
ST. PAUL-INSIDE-THE-WALLS FAMILY LIFE PAGE – RESOURCES FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, PARENTS
NFCYM WEBINARS: PARTNERING WITH PARENTS SERIES
Articles & Videos from Various Sources
Fr. Ed Broom, OMV: Bring Them Back Alive: Ten Ways to Help Catholics Return Home
Fr. Ed Broom, OMV: Ten Steps to Fortify the Domestic Church
Fr. Ed Broom, OMV: Twenty Lessons We Can Learn from St. Monica’s Unrelenting Love
Fulton J. Sheen: Marriage is a Sign of the Nuptials between Christ and His Church
Resources for Purchase
Bishop Barron: The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist