Author: Salesian Missions

Publication Date: June 21, 2019

Director of Salesian Missions to share stories of missionary work at St. John Bosco Parish this weekend

Talk will be centered around the mission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to end the cycle of poverty by providing education and opportunities to at-risk youth in more than 130 countries, in some of the poorest places around the globe.

BRANFORD, Conn. (June 21, 2019) – Father Mark Hyde will share his perspective of overcoming issues of poverty confronting youth and their families in the U.S.—and around the globe—when he speaks at St. John Bosco Parish in Branford, Conn. on June 22 and 23.

Details are as follows:

St. Mary Church
731 Main Street
Branford, Conn.

5 p.m. on June 22
7 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon on June 23

St. Therese Church
105 Leetes Island Road
Branford, Conn.

4 p.m. on June 22
9 a.m. on June 23

About Fr. Mark

Father Mark Hyde, S.B.D., director of Salesian Missions USA (based in New Rochelle) served as a missionary in the Bahamas as a young priest. More recently, after the earthquake in Haiti, he led the global coordination of emergency relief and reconstruction efforts. During his time as director, he has visited mission programs in Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Haiti, India, Mexico, Poland, Spain and Sri Lanka. As director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Hyde seeks to support the work of Salesian missionaries in over 130 countries around the globe in their task of proclaiming the Gospel, educating to the faith, and giving young people and families the skills they need to be to be useful and productive members of their communities.

About Salesian Missions

Fr. Hyde is visiting St. John Bosco Parish as part of the annual Mission Cooperative Program organized by Salesian Missions, which brings missionaries to the U.S. to provide first-hand accounts of their work, challenges and stories of inspiration.

More than 30,000 Salesian missionaries are dedicated to caring for poor and at-risk youth in programs around the globe. Salesian programs assist poor and disadvantaged youth through education (academic, trade, agriculture) and workforce development initiatives, emergency relief and humanitarian aid, infrastructure support, clean water initiatives and nutritional and health services.

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Contact: Hannah Gregory, [email protected]

Members of the media interested in interviewing Fr. Hyde should contact Hannah Gregory, [email protected]