|Project:||Salesian Youth Ministry in the Eastern Province of the USA.|
|Date of foundation:||2006-7|
The next day they witnessed their faith before the halls of congress and the supreme court. Together with hundreds of thousands of people, our young people publicly professed their belief in the sanctity of human life. They proclaimed the conviction of the Salesian Family that all life is sacred from birth until natural death. In the name of the whole Salesian Family, they proclaimed to the world their commitment to LOVE LIFE IN ALL OF ITS FORMS.
Each year hundreds of young people gather in small groups to serve the young and the poor in Don Bosco’s name in a program called Gospel Road. In the summer of 2006, this weeklong service program was held in sites that stretched from North to South. Our young people served the poor in both urban and rural areas. They accompanied the poor, provided for their everyday needs, enjoyed games with the children, and even built and repaired homes where needed. On the other hand, these young people learned about the causes of poverty and the response of the Church to God’s poor. The weeks included a great deal of time in reflection, discussion, and prayer. Our young people have proclaimed their commitment to LOVE LIFE ESPECIALLY IN ITS MOST VULNERABLE FORMS.
Salesian Family involvement
From February 11-14, the SDB and FMA Provincial Councils from all of North America met for a period of prayer, listening, and collaborative planning. Our discussions brought about a deeper knowledge and appreciation of each other as brothers and sisters in Don Bosco's family. Time spent in listening and sharing brought about a convergence in a number of very important areas of our common mission.
Our prayer is that these moments of communion and collaboration with our young and with members of the Salesian Family will further the vitality of Don Bosco’s charism in North America.