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Pilgrim for Peace

Tuesday the 11th of May

In this great month of Salesian feasts there is one distinctly secular commemoration that is highlighted with both excitement and trepidation in my diary this year. Saturday 15 May is International Conscientious Objectors Day when I will make a Pilgrimage of Peace, cycling the 50-odd miles from home...

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Easter Greetings from our World Coordinator

Thursday the 15th of April

  The mystery of the Incarnation begins with Mary's “here I am” and culminates in Easter. That “here I am” that becomes availability, trust, vocation, is the response to the call of the Lord who does God enter into the history of humanity. In the days preceding Easter Su...

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Care for Creation

Thursday the 15th of April

In this article Sue Cooper shares her reflections from the Salesian Cooperators' retreat held on 27 March 2021. The beginning of Spring was an excellent time to focus on “Care for Creation” which was the title of last Saturday’s Cooperators Retreat.  As the buds begin to open ...

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New Centre for Salesian Cooperators in Bootle

Friday the 19th of March

Today, the Feast of St Joseph, Jessica Wilkinson (Provincial Coordinator) signed the decree that formally establishes a new centre for Salesian Cooperators at St James's Parish in Bootle.  Earlier this year, on the Feast of St John Bosco, eight new Salesian Cooperators were enrolled at St James...

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Lenten Retreat

Wednesday the 17th of March

Lenten Retreat The Salesian Cooperators are hosting a Lenten Retreat on Saturday 27 March. The timetable is as follows: 9:30 - 11am: Morning Prayer & Input 1:30 - 3pm: Encounters & Discussion 7 - 8pm: Evening Prayer & Social All welcome. Click here to Register.  

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Salesian Cooperators: Find Out More!

Tuesday the 2nd of February

There will be an introductory session to the Salesian Cooperators on Wednesday 10 February at 7pm. The meeting will take place on Zoom. At this gathering you can: Meet others who are inspired by St John Bosco Find out more about the vocation of a Salesian Cooperator Please register your interest b...

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Happy Feast Day!

Sunday the 31st of January

Today, 31 January, we celebrate the Feast of our founder, St John Bosco. Antonio Boccia, the World Coordinator of the Association of Salesian Cooperators has sent this message to all Cooperators. This morning in Bootle, Merseyside we welcome nine new Salesian Cooperators as Ann, Hazel, Jean, John, ...

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Celebrate the Feast of Don Bosco

Monday the 11th of January

Moved by Hope. See I am making all things new (Rev21:5) Join us to celebrate the Feast of St John Bosco at our online retreat day on Saturday 30th January 2021 10:30am – 12:00pm Morning Prayer & Input on Rector Major’s Strenna  Speaker: Renato CursiRenato met the Salesian Y...

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A Note from our (Acting) Treasurer

Friday the 1st of January

Dear Salesian Cooperators, I have just finished the end of year accounts for the Salesian Cooperators GBR Province and they show a healthy bank balance a little over £2000. We did however make a loss of a little over £350 in 2020. The money held by the Provincial Council is vital to enab...

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Chertsey Programme 2020/2021

Monday the 5th of October

The Chertsey Centre have published their programme for the 2020/21 year. Their Coordinator, Ken Greaney, writes: The theme of the last annual programme -  drawing on the Rector Major's Strenna for 2020 - concentrated our monthly input topics around the "Our Father". This coming year - where the...

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Salesian Cooperator a step closer to Sainthood

Monday the 7th of September

The Servant of God Fr Felice Canelli (1880-1977), Salesian Cooperator and diocesan priest of the Diocese of San Severo (Foggia) was the father and the caring brother of the SDB and FMA of the city and with the lay forces of the Salesian Family, under the banner of "good Christians and honest citizen...

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Chertsey: Review of the Year 2019/20

Thursday the 23rd of July

Ken Greaney, Co-ordinator of the Chertsey Cooperators, shares his review of the Chertsey Centre's Programme for 2019/2020. At our first Mass and Meeting of our programmed 2019/2020  year  - September 20th 2019  - none of us could ever have envisaged the Coronavirus scenario and the d...

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Launch of New Website

Tuesday the 7th of July

Launch of salesiancooperators.uk On Tuesday 7 July, the Memorial of Blessed María Romero Meneses FMA, we are delighted to launch our new website for the Salesian Cooperators in the Province of St Thomas of Canterbury (Great Britain). Founded by Don Bosco himself, Salesian Cooperators are part...

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Provincial Council Meeting - June 2020

Wednesday the 17th of June

On Saturday 13 June the Provincial Council held their latest meeting. The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily put on hold our efforts to move meetings around the Province so this meeting was held remotely, from our homes, via video conferencing.  Jessica (Provincial Co-ordinator) welcomed everyone to...

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Don Bosco Day Celebrations in Manchester

Wednesday the 17th of June

On Saturday 1 February seven Salesian Cooperators joined a gathering of the Salesian Family in Manchester for the annual celebration of the Feast of Don Bosco.  The celebrations began with the group joining the Parish Mass at St Mary's The Hidden Gem church in the City centre. Fr Martin Coyle S...

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