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The Association of Salesian Cooperators is a lay association in the Catholic Church. It is one of the three main branches of the Salesian Family founded by St. John Bosco in 1876 to provide care and education to young people, especially those who are poor. Don Bosco described the Cooperators as "people who wish to devote themselves to works of mercy in a specific rather than a general way." Don Bosco established rules and a mission for the Cooperators which are included today in The Project of Apostolic Life.
St. Philip the Apostle Salesian Cooperator News
CPC Visit to Tampa
The Provincial Council visited the Tampa area May 6-8, 2022. On May 6th (The feast of St. Dominic Savio), The CPC was very excited to induct 7 new Salesian Cooperators and establish the St. Dominic Savio Center in Inverness, FL. The CPC also had the chance to get to know our newly promised cooperators and celebrate beginning their vocation as a Salesian cooperators. It is always a joyful experience celebrating welcoming in new members to the Salesian family.
On Saturday, May 7th, The CPC joined Mary Help of Christians Center in Tampa for a formation day. CPC visits all areas in their 3 year term to build connection and community with fellow cooperators and to help understand the connection to the Salesian Cooperator Association and the Salesian Family. Sr. Denise lead a formation session on St. Mary Mazzarello who is an example for our cooperators to follow our mission on how to serve the young. families and the poor Nick, our province coordinator gave an overview of our Salesian Cooperator's province to help see the bigger picture of our association. Bernie, our province treasurer, educated us on economic solidarity. We had the opportunity to pray with each other through Mass and Lectio Divina that lead to fruitful conversations on service and helping others.
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St. Philip the Apostle Salesian Cooperator Province
St. Philip the Apostle Salesian Cooperator Centers
# of Cooperators
Greater New Orleans Center
We serve the Salesian programs in the Greater New Orleans area. We seek to serve the youth and poor in our parishes by involving ourselves among these valued members of our community. These programs include St. Rosalie Parish, St. John Bosco Parish, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Immaculate conception, Academy of Our Lady, Archbishop Shaw High School.
Bl. Artemide Zatti Center
Bl. Mama Margret Center
St. Mary Mazzarello Center
Our center serves the young and the poor in a variety of locations. We are unique in that we have cooperators in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas.
We are Catechists, run youth and family retreats, work with individuals with disabilities, and support youth and family ministries. We bring the preventive system to our parishes and community groups in our area as well.
Mary Help of Christians Center
Sacred Heart Center
Our little Salesian Community of Newton is a close knit, enthusiastic, willing group of men and women which has grown form 5 to 22 members in just a few years.
We hope to bring a joyful spirit and the warm, welcoming, embracing face of Christ and Don Bosco to our community, especially to young people.
More about our center
St. Dominic Savio Center Inverness
The centers mission is to serve children from foster care. We mentor to the children in the Salesian spirit by providing clothing, music classes, sewing classes, sports activities, holiday and birthday parties, camp scholarships and caring for their their general well being. We raise funds to help maintain their homes and properties. Above all we build lasting relationships with each other and the children by displaying the love and kindness that comes from a Christ centered Salesian life in the spirit of Don Bosco
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We Pray for:
All those impacted by the pandemic, please bring them healing, comfort, and support.
Increase in priestly and religious vocations
Pope Francis; May the Lord preserve him and give him strength and make him blessed upon the earth
All our Centers that we may grow in spirit and go out in the world imitating Don Bosco’s message to gather souls for Christ
All our military that our Blessed Mother cover them with her protective mantel.
Conversion of souls especially in our families
All Christians who are being persecuted for their faith.