Friday, September 10, 2010

Salesian Vocations 2010

This year we have 24 men in formation here at Don Bosco Residence. We have gone up every year for the past 3 years. We went from 13 men in 2007, 19 in 2008, 21 in 2009, to 24 men this year! God is good and has blessed our community! Please pray that He will continue to bless our men with fidelity to their vocations!
For more information on Salesian Vocations please click here!  If you think God may be calling you to serving Christ and the Church in service of young people then please check it out!
Fr Manuel Gallo SDB was ordained priest on 21 August in the Salesian Church of St Philip Benizi by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez SDB, archbishop of Tegucigalpa (Honduras). Fr Gallo was born in Tegucigalpa and studied theology at Tlaquepaque, Mexico (2006-2007) and at Ratisbonne in Jerusalem (2007-2010).
The Salesians of the USA have new novices!  5 new SDB novices began their novitiate on August 15th and 5 new FMA novices began their first year of novitiate on August 2.
5 second year novices for the Salesian Sisters (FMA) look forward to profession next summer!
Brother Juan Pablo Rubio, SDB makes his first profession as a Salesian of Don Bosco on August 16, 2010!

The morning of August 5th brought with it the first profession of Sister Josiane Phanord, FMA, in Haledon, NJ with Bishop Thomas Donato, Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, presiding. Later that morning, in Bellflower, CA, Sister Josiane's companions, Sister Linda Gonzalez, FMA and Sister Jaden Tran, FMA also made their first profession. In the afternoon Sister Danielle Gonzalez, FMA made her final profession in Haledon, dedicating herself forever to Christ, at the service of the young and the poor. Archbishop Arthur Seratelli, of the Paterson archdiocese, presided.

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