Świętochłowice, Poland - October 2017 - On October 10, the Salesian School of Świętochłowice, Kraków Province (PLS), celebrated its 25th anniversary. Numerous authorities attended the festivities, including the guest of honor, Fr Tadeusz Rozmus, Councilor for the Central and North Europe Region, and the school's first director. Also present: Fr Adam Parszywka, PLS Provincial, and the Salesians who worked or are working in the school, teachers, students and past pupils. Celebrations began with the Eucharist presided over by Mgr. Adam Wodarczyk, auxiliary bishop of Katowice, and continued at the Cultural Center "Slesia" with dances, songs, and various presentations, including a talk by the Salesian School Director Fr Wiktor Szlęzak.
Guadalajara, Mexico - October 2017 - On October 6, the Salesian schools in Guadalajara held a meeting of the Salesian Youth Movement with the participation of students from various associations, including the new "Juvenil Salesian Tourism." The Salesian schools of Guadalajara, led by Salesian Fr Oscar Miguel Martínez Velasco, accompany children, teenagers and young people in the path of personal growth, faith and commitment to the future, land are guided by Salesian animators, Fr Héctor Valdez, Mr Luis Francisco Alderete, and the pastoral team.
Civitanova Marche, Italy - October 2017 - Ordained priest on October 7 in the new "Mary Help of Christians" church by Msgr. Luigi Conti, bishop emeritus of the diocese of Fermo, on October 8, Fr Aldo Angelucci, SDB, celebrated his first Mass in Macerata's Don Bosco Theater, as the church is momentarily closed due to the earthquake. With all the groups of the Salesian center present, the event also marked the official opening of the new pastoral year of the Salesians of Macerata.
Arcinazzo Romano, Italy - September 2017 - Promoted by Nicola Barone, engineer and Telecom Italia national director, and prof Fr Francesco Motto, a well-known Salesian historian, the Salesian house of Arcinazzo Romano hosted a two-day study on the Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato sì" on 22 and 23 September. The central and current theme of the encyclical, "Integral, human and theological ecology", presented by prof Fr Paolo Carlotti, Professor of Moral Theology of the Pontifical University of Rome, led to a discussion of broad social, theological and moral issues: the "common home" of peoples; another way of life; education; civil and political friendship; the common, universal, inclusive and inter-generational good. Also discussed: the issues of hope and solidarity, of Christian love and brotherhood, of sharing pain, as well as joys, all issues which still constitute the magisterial moral lessons of Don Bosco.