The Don Bosco Youth Centre is a sport and recreation centre in St. Marys, NSW Australia. The Centre is run by the Salesians of Don Bosco (brothers and priests) and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (sisters) of Catholic religious orders in Australia, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Sisters of Mary Help of Christians.
- The Salesians of Don Bosco (Salesian Society Inc.)
- The Penrith City Council, and
- The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta.
The aim of the Centre is to enrich the lives of all young people, but particularly those most in need, so that they become responsible citizens and happy individuals.
The underpinning philosophy and approach is "preventative" and "formative" based on the belief that if young people are provided with the opportunity to participate in many interesting, healthy and enjoyable activities and interests in their leisure time, they will build up their confidence and self esteem, learn to relate more easily with both their peers and adults and use their leisure time in creative and positive ways.
Predilection for the young
Our vocation is graced by a special gift of God: predilection for the young, as St. John Bosco said: "That you are young is enough to make me love you very much".
This love is an expression of pastoral charity and gives meaning to our whole life.
For the young's welfare we give generously of our time, talents and health: "For you I study, for you I work, for you I live, for you I am ready even to give my life".(St. John Bosco).
Do you live around St. Marys and have children aged from 10 to 20 years old? If you do, you can drop them at our Youth Centre after school to play various sports such as trampoline, soccer, basketball, table tennis, cricket etc. And if you are a parent with younger children, then you can take them all to Don Bosco every Saturday at 10:30am to 11:30am.
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