Candidates Discern the Call to Lay Mission Work

Berkeley Group
Candidates Discern the Call to Lay Mission Work

March 8, 2009 – Seven men and women recently came to Don Bosco Hall on the campus of the University of California, Berekely, to discern the call to become Salesian Lay Missioners.

The candidates arrived on Friday, March 13th, and departed on Sunday. Topics covered during the weekend included: “Who Are the Salesians?”, “Who Are the Salesian Lay Missioners?”, “Being Called/The Discernment Process”, and “Don Bosco’s Oratory Criteria”. Presenters were Fr. John Roche SDB, Fr. Joe Boenzi SDB, and Adam Rudin.

On Saturday night, a panel of returned international volunteers told their story and answered questions about the discernment process, their experience abroad, and each gave unique perspectives. Members of the panel were Neela Kale (Mexico), Carlo Fiatarone (Sierra Leone), and Fr. Gayle Sullivan SDB (Dominican Republic).

The SLM program will host two more discernment weekends in Chicago and South Orange, NJ on April 24-26 and May 22-24.