Salesian News

During last week and this current week, the Salesian Houses in the Melbourne area have been hosting visitors from around the East Asia & Oceania Region. The Provincials (Province Leaders) were hosted by Fr Greg Chambers, our Australia & Pacific Province Leader (& Past Pupil of the College), for meetings held at the Salesian Retreat Centre at Lysterfield during last week. This week there is a considerable number of Salesians involved in the formation programmes for young Salesians in training throughout the Region engaged in workshops and meetings at Lysterfield.

On Saturday 24 November all the visitors and many of the Salesians from the Salesian Houses around Melbourne gathered at Clifton Hill to attend the Ordination of two Deacons. Archbishop Tim Costelloe S.D.B. (also a Past Pupil of the College) from Perth, was the Ordaining prelate. This was quite a celebration with so many Salesians gathered for such a significant occasion.

May the coming Christmas be a time of peace and enrichment for everyone in the Chadstone Salesian Family and may the new year bring dreams to fulfilment.

With every Blessing.

Fr John Papworth S.D.B.
Rector