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Online event: A Salesian Approach to working in schools

Salesian Youth Ministry is inviting everyone who works with young people in schools or similar settings to an online event on Wednesday 20 May, at 11:00 am (UK time!), via Zoom. The session will be led by Alison Burrowes, who is the Catholic Education Service’s  North West Hub Development Officer for their  ‘Formatio’ national strategy, which aims to develop Leadership programmes to form, nourish and sustain leaders of Catholic education. Until recently, Alison was Headteacher at Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton.

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Commissioning Chaplains – Fr David O’Malley SDB

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Taken from Fr David O’Malley’s Blog

This is the time of year when many chaplains are commissioned or re-commissioned for service in school communities. Commissioning can be a very helpful experience for both the chaplain and for the school community because:

  • It highlights the spiritual dimension of the school and the seriousness with which the school approaches its ethos.
  • It emphasises the different role and relationships that the chaplain has to maintain within other professional relationships at school.
  • It allows the school to recognise its formal links to the church as a a church school, especially if the dean or some local clergy take part in the commissioning.
  • It is a formal invitation for others to recognise and pray for the chaplain and be ready to support their work.

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