Dear OLPS Family,
This year 2015 marks the 200th year since the Birth of St. John Bosco! Don Bosco started a world-wide ministry to children, which he named “Salesian” after St. Francis de Sales, who was known for his patience and kindness. Don Bosco felt that for his priests, brothers, and Sisters to work with children they would need extra patience and kindness.
Little by little, Don Bosco, started a system of education with his own stamp: Reason, Religion, and Kindness. Each of his schools and workshops was a HOME (where everyone felt welcome), it was a SCHOOL (where they could learn), it was a CHURCH (where they could pray and encounter Jesus), it was a PLAYGROUND (where they could make friends and enjoy themselves)
Anyone associated with Don Bosco is considered Salesian. Since the Salesian Sisters are here at Our Lady of Prompt Scuccor, our school is Salesian, our Teahcers are Salesian, and every student and family here is Salesian.
Salesians all over the world are celebrating Don Bosco’s Bicentennial. Schools, Salesain Youth Groups, Salesian Summer Camps, Salesian Missions, Salesian Sports Groups, Salesian Past Pupils, Salesian Cooperators, along with Salesian Sisters, Salesian Priests and Brothers, and Salesian Teachers, have been preparing for three years for this event.
Here at OLPS we will celebrate the Bicentennial of Don Bosco’s Birth on January 30th with Field Games and Pep Rally, and we will close day with Mass.
Shaw High School will be hosting a huge Youth Rally for the Junior High Students from the Archdiocese, on February 11th, to celebrate Don Bosco’s Bicentennial.
May this year 2015 hold many blessings for your and your family who are presently in a Salesian School during this year of celebration and grace.
Sr. M. Suzanne Miller, FMA