Salesian Lay Volunteers
By FIS SC
Cebu City, the Philippines, 28 September 2018 -- The Commission on Missions of the Salesians of Don Bosco Philippine South Province has been holding a series of SALVO awareness campaigns in various Don Bosco houses in Visayas and Mindanao. This started in September and will continue until December 2018.
The encounters aim to encourage missionary volunteers among Filipinos, especially the youth and young professionals. This is also in line with the preparation for the 5th centenary of the Church in the Philippines that will occur on March 16, 2021 with “missio ad gentes” as the focused theme. It will also anticipate the 150th anniversary of the first Salesian missionary expedition.
The series of activities began in Negros last September 14, 2018, in Don Bosco Technical Institute, Victorias, moving on to St John Bosco Parish and Shrine, Murcia, on September 16, in St. Louis School-Don Bosco, Dumaguete City, on September 18-19 and in Don Bosco, Borongan last September 22 & 24.
The SALVO team has introduced different programs and activities so that young people will realize early on that when they reach the age of 21-29 they can consider the volunteer programs offered by the Salesians. Some of the volunteers who went to Cambodia also came to share their personal experiences, thus encouraging curious participants, most especially among the Bosconians, to consider the Salesian missions.