Chadstone Community

Hosting an international student who is engaged in an intensive course of English – none other than the Provincial Emeritus form Korea, Fr Stephan Nam is proving to be an enriching experience for the Community. On Sunday 5 October Fr Stephen and the Rector were invited to dinner at Clifton Hill, where the students there provided a nourishing spread and Fr Ben (Another Korean Salesian Priest studying in Melbourne), enjoyed having the opportunity to honour Fr Stephan.
Term 4 began at quite the pace at Salesian College. Monday 6 October was a Staff Professional Development Day which began with a series of Workshops to conclude the three-year renewal program that focused on:

  1. Don Bosco, a gift to the Church and to the world;
  2. Don Bosco’s Pedagogy; and
  3. Don Bosco’s Spirituality

Now the term is off and running through a busy series of events, not least of which are the VCE Exams.
The Chaplin of the Italian Community in the Oakleigh-Clayton area, Fr Julian Cavarzan, a Priest in the Chadstone Salesian Community, is currently leading a group on “Pilgrimage” in Tasmania.
Yet another container has been carefully packed by Br Joe and Fr Oreste and sent off to Timor Leste. The flow of donated goods continues.
May winter give way to the warmth of early summer as we glide into the period of day light saving.
May peace come to the world!

Fr John Papworth
Rector