By Fr. Luc Lantagne, SDB, and Fr. Tito Iannaccio, SDB
(Montréal, QC – May 23) – The Don Bosco Latino Ministry (DBLM) is experiencing success with its strategic plan and the attention of Latin American families and their young children. We offer them a variety of programs in order to form and prepare them for life, according to Don Bosco’s Pedagogy.
We currently have these areas of intervention: EPRE "Miguel Magone" (for 12-13 year olds); EPRE "Laura Vicuña" (ages 14- 15); EJE "Carlo Acutis" (ages 15- 17) – EJE-YES "Domigo Savio" (ages 18-19), and ESCOGE (for young adults ages 18-35). We simultaneously work with their parents while young people and their young animators work in similar programs. We have also offered Hearts Present and Joyful to our animators, who completed the last session on Sunday, May 21. On Saturday, May 20, we celebrated Mass in a journey of Latino Family Day and an afternoon of entertainment and food together.
Every 15 days, there are dynamic meetings of formation for kids and parents. Additionally, every 15 alternate days, the animation team sets the next formation meetings.
It is our commitment to establish a sort of Formation Center, named: "Centro Salesiano de Espirtualidad y Acompañamiento Juvenil" (CSEyAJ).