Rondonópolis, Brazil - 21 June 2019 - The Salesians Vanderson de Souza Gomes and Douglas Chrystiano Silva Souza were ordained priests by the auxiliary archbishop of Manaus, Msgr. Edmílson Tadeu Canavarros dos Santos, SDB, last June 21, at the parish of St. John the Baptist in Rondonópolis. Fr Douglas then celebrated his first Mass on June 23 in the parish of St. Anthony in the city of Barra do Garças, while Fr Vanderson celebrated the first Mass, again on June 23, in the same parish where he received the ordination.
Victoria, Australia - June 2019 - In June, students from the Sunbury Salesian Institute in Victoria, Australia, took part in several initiatives related to World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5th. The children collected bottles, caps, toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and other objects for oral hygiene to recycle them and turn them into eco-friendly products. The Principal, Mark Brockhus, expressed his satisfaction with this initiative, since waste recycling and environmental care have always been part of the values offered by the Sunbury Institute.
Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo - June 2019 - On June 16, the date on which African Child's Day is celebrated, the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians of the Province of Our Lady of Africa celebrated the Feast of Gratitude to the Provincial Superior, Sr. Maria Domenica Mwema. The party, held on the theme “I entrust them to you. Building bridges, destroying walls", was an opportunity for all the FMA to thank each other for the whole year spent together as a family. The concluding Mass was presided over by Fr Jean-Luc Vande Kerkhove, SDB, Vicar of the “Central Africa” Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Caracas, Venezuela - 23 June 2019 - From Friday 21 June a group of young people from the Salesian houses in Caracas and Altos Mirandinos participated in a great spiritual experience, in the style of Don Bosco. In fact, they participated in Campo Bosco 2019 which had as its theme: "Always cheerful, always holy."