Salesian Youth Club at Lunar New Year celebration

Lunar New Year is an important event in many Asian countries. It is a special time for migrants of Asian background, especially young people, to learn more about their heritage as they wade their ways through both Australian and Asian cultures. This year, leaders and children of the Salesian Youth Club at Brunswich had a game stall and performed three dances at two Vietnamese New Year Festivals in Richmond and Melbourne Showgrounds. The Festivals were a massive endeavour of thousands of volunteers and helpers in so many ways. This year was the first time the Festival was organised completely by young people, who had shown great talents, maturity and an excellent sense of responsibility.

A week at St Marys

This Week at St Marys - 8 th February Feast of St Bakhita and International Day of Prayer reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking and Slavery - A Catholic response Launching Sr Noelene Simmons Publication with ACRATH and Bishop Vincent 13 February - Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen generation of Australians Indigenous people at Holy family Mount Druiitt to hear Aunty Rhonda share her story of being taken away from her family and the family she found and loves in the Mount Druitt Community. We must never forget and walk together in the journey to healing. Working with the Blacktown Catholic Parish as they welcome a very newly arrived family from Syria - Supporting Housing and

ASYC Retreat 2017

ASYC (Australian Salesian youth Community) - changed from ASYM - met at Dromana for their annual “Mission” Retreat. It was an awesome weekend, with input, personal quiet time, prayer and activities for reflection. These young people are really a credit to us FMAs and SDBs.. They are indeed eager to live the Salesian Spirituality in their own lives and to share it with others. Just by way of sharing….One of the activities we did, was each person pulled out from a hat, a Gospel passage/miracle/teaching of Jesus. The person with that particular passage had to be the “Director” and had to involve the whole group to create a "Freeze Frame" of that passage which was then captured on camera. This s

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