On Thursday 13 February 2014, between 8.30 and 9.39 a.m. people arrived for the opening of the Mary Mazzarello Development Centre (MMDC) at Henderson, Solomon Islands. Sr Sesilia Sala was the MC for the day and at 9.30 a.m. she introduced Sr Sialei Paupuaga, the FMA community leader, who gave the welcoming address and extended a warm welcome to Archbishop Adrian Thomas Smith of the…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Bishops' Statement on Asylum Seekers

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THE Australian Catholic Bishops have been involved in many ways with asylum seekers. Some of us have detention centres close to home, and we have worked hard to ensure that asylum seekers receive proper pastoral care and human assistance. We renew that commitment here. The Bishops have also intervened with Government in an attempt to make policy more respectful of human dignity and basic human…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

RIP Fr Matthias Mo SDB

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Fr Matthias Mo, a much loved and respected Salesian priest of the province of Mary Help of  Christians and the Chinese Catholic communities in Sydney and Melbourne, was farewelled at Our Lady of Rosary Church in St Marys, NSW, and St John Bosco chapel in Salesian College Rupertswood, Victoria. Fr Mo passed away peacefully at the Rosary Retirement Home in Sydney on Wednesday, 5 March.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

A time honoured presence

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The Salesian community of Brunswick The traveller, northwards bound along Sydney road Brunswick, would surely notice the large sign, “Don Bosco” denoting the location of the Brunswick Salesian Community with its threefold apostolic works: a hostel, a youth centre and a parish. DON BOSCO HOSTEL Don Bosco Hostel, founded in 1939, with its first Rector Fr John Biloni, was originally going to be built as a…
Dear Brothers, Welcome! I thank Don Angelo for his words. I hope that he and the new General Council will ably serve the Salesian Congregation by leading, by guiding and supporting it along its journey. May the Holy Spirit help you to grasp the expectations and challenges of our time, especially those of young people, and interpret them in the light of the Gospel and…
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