Take care of the many Lazaruses in the world
On 29 September, the Rector Major, Fr Pascual Chávez, presided at Mass for the commissioning of the 144th Salesian Missionary Expedition.
The Basilica of Mary Help of Christians was full of young people, Salesians, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and Salesian Family members who shared the joy of those being sent to evangelize. This year, as well as the Salesian confreres, 16 Daughters of Mary Help of Christians and 6 lay volunteers received the missionary cross.
On 17 September 2013, a record number of more than 250 young people aged 16 – 26 gathered at St Michael’s Parish, Leauva’a, to celebrate this year’s SamBosco. In addition to the large contingent of youth from Leauva’a parish, other participants joined the gathering of Salesian youth from St Francis de Sales parish in Salelologa, St John Bosco parish in Sinamoga/Moamoa, Don Bosco High School and Vocational Centre in Salelologa and Don Bosco Technical Centre in Alafua. We were also especially blest this year to welcome the youth associated with the Salesian Sisters involvement in the parish at Malololelei.
Christmas again! How quickly another year has passed! Yet I do not mind. As I sit alone reflecting, and having passed the biblical age of “threescore and ten”, the Christmas season brings not only a host of cherished memories but deeper thoughts. As the decorations go up, as Christmas trees are installed and much loved traditional carols are heard, as cards start arriving bearing greetings from distant loved ones, somehow and very mysteriously a child arises in this old mind and body.
In the United States he had a good job, a house, a boat, a motorcycle, a car … and much more besides. But he decided to leave all to serve needy young people, first in Sierra Leone, and soon in Malawi. He is Robert Malusa, a 48 year-old Salesian Brother from the Eastern Province of the United States, one of the missionaries of the 144th Salesian Missionary Expedition.
Provincial Superiors of the nine provinces, which constitute the Salesian Region of East Asia/Oceania, held their annual meeting at Lysterfield retreat centre from Tuesday November 19th to Saturday 24th. Fr Francis Cereda, member of the Salesian General Council in Rome, and Fr Andrew Wong, Regional Councillor, joined the Provincials.
Fully aware that Salesian work began all those years back with “a simple catechism lesson”, the Salesians in Fiji, located at Don Bosco House, Nakasi, an outlying suburb of Suva, have embarked on a catechetical venture that has aroused great interest, not only for families whose children do not attend Catholic schools, but also in the local Church.
Sunday 22 September 2013 was the starting Sunday for this venture, run by the novices and postnovices at Don Bosco House under the guidance of their Rector Fr Taisali Leuluai and Fr Jim Kyaw Hoe.
Sister Sarah Hanley passed to her eternal home on 4 August 2013 at John Paul Village in Engadine after a period of ill health. She was fondly farewelled at a Funeral Mass which was presided over by Fr Michael Court, parish priest, at St Bosco Parish Church in Engadine on Wednesday 7 August, and at a second funeral Mass at St Jude’s Parish Church, Scoresby, on Friday 9 August, which was led by Fr Greg Chambers, Provincial, who welcomed the congregation. “ Today we come together to celebrate the wonderful life and unique contribution of Sister Sarah Hanley, follower of Maria Domenica Mazzarello and Daughter of Ireland, and a tremendous model of joy, simplicity, compassion and service to all those who were fortunate to come in contact with her.”
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