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Salesians of Don Bosco

DBCC 80th Anniversary: 1928-2008

Anniversary Year: January 31, 2008 - January 31, 2009

Calendar of Celebrations/Events: Based on the Oratory criteria of St. John Bosco - HOME, SCHOOL, CHURCH & PLAYGROUND

HOME
  • Thu, Jan. 31, 2008: OPEN anniversary year with Oratory kids 6PM Special Goodnight & Prayer in gym
  • Sat, Feb. 9, 2008: Don Bosco Friends of Rye-Cocktail Party, 6-8PM, Learning Center
  • Sun, May 11, 2008: Blessing of the "Bosco Trees" on the corner of Don Bosco Place & Beech Street (5 birch trees: 1 tree=20 years of DBCC service. The 5th tree will take us to DBCC's centennial in 2028.)  Dedication is in honor of all Port Chester's kids and families.
  • Sat, Nov. 1, 2008: the grand "Welcome Home" to DBCC-Open House & Celebration
  • 6:00PM-Midnight: "Welcome Home" open invitation to all
  • Entertainment: Alma Solano, Port Chester Senior Citizen Chorus, PCHS Marching Band, Mariachi Band (10PM-Midnight)--Gymnasium
  • Food: free all night light snacks & beverages, Cafeteria
  • Dedication: Memorial to Nick Fusco-Board Of Directors Conference Room
  • Dedication of newly refurbished DB theater stage area (curtains, lights, etc.)
  • Re-Dedication of all DBCC Memorial Plaques
  • Public honors to the families of past DBCC Presidents, Board Members, Br. Anselmo Club Members, DB sports teams, founding families of DBCC, the Italian community, public officials-Villager, County, & State, etc.
  • Sat, Jan.31, 2009: Mass of Thanksgiving & Dinner Dance
  • 4:15 HRC Mass-parish feast of DB & thanksgiving for 80 years of DBCC service
  • Gala Dinner Dance

SCHOOL
  • Sat, April 12, 2008: Salesian Catechetical Workshop & Dinner for the Catholic Catechists of Port Chester-Children's Religious Education, Baptismal Preparation & RCIA, 6-10PM, DBCC Activity Center-Bilingual Event
  • Sat, June 21, 2008: Symposium on Family Living in 21st Century USA-presentations, Q&A, & light meal for parents & kids-8-11:30PM, Gym & Cafeteria-Spanish Language Event
  • Sept. 2008: Dedication & Blessing of the new DB Learning Center
  • Nov. 2008: Oratory Dance Team Show
  • Sun, Jan. 25, 2009: Family Catechesis-DB, the Salesian Worldwide Mission, & the Legacy of DBCC, 11:30AM-1PM (DB Gymnasium/Cafeteria)
  • Hip-Hop Music Educational Event for Oratory Teens, Activity Center or Gymnasium
  • Clay Art Center/DBCC Event, Activity Center

CHURCH
  • Fri-Sat, Oct 3-4, 2008: Overnight Community Celebration-Praying of the Rosary, 6PM-6AM
  • 6-10PM: Rosary in DBCC, Activity Center
  • 10PM-6AM: Rosary in HRC
  • 6-7:30AM: Breakfast sponsored by DBCC in HRC Hall/Basement
  • Sun, Oct 5, 2008: Parish Feast of Lady of the Rosary
  • Following the outdoor Mass at Edgewood Park the final decade of the Rosary to be recited in front of DBCC main doors
  • Blessing of newly restored DBCC facade
  • Unveiling & Blessing of new signage
  • Fri, Dec. 12, 2008: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7:30PM Gymnasium
  • Dedication of newly refurbished DB theater stage area (curtains, lights, etc.)
  • Blessing of full-size replica of the image Our Lady of Guadalupe (permanent home on rear wall of DB stage)

PLAYGROUND
  • Sat, Jan. 26, 2008: annual DB Feast at the Salesian Oratory-DB Boys & Girls Club, 12:30PM
  • Thu, Jan. 31, 2008: OPEN anniversary year with Catholic school children of HRS & CCS
  • 10:30AM after bi-school Mass at HRC grades 5-8 gather in DB gym for Welcome & Prayer
  • DB souvenirs for all the kids, grades pre-K-8: individual bags with candy gifts, DB literature
  • Sat, March 29, 2008: the re-establishment of the annual DON BOSCO INVITAIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, 9AM-9PM
  • Teams to be invited from a select group of Salesian sites from the Eastern USA for this first year
  • Wed, Sept 24, 2008: Opening of Oratory for 2008-2009 school year
  • Dedication & Blessing of newly renovated Junior Center & Game Room, 2nd floor
  • Sat, Jan. 24, 2009: Bosco Fest-Oratory Members, 12-6PM-Food, Fun, & Fantastic Music
  • The Oratory's annual DB celebration, the expanded edition!

CHRONOLOGICAL CALENDAR

January 2008
  • Sat, Jan. 26, 2008: Unofficial Opening of Anniversary Year: Annual DB Feast at the Salesian Oratory-DB Boys & Girls Club, 12:30PM Lunch, Cake & Ice Cream, and afternoon Games
  • Thu, Jan. 31, 2008: OPEN anniversary year with Catholic school children of HRS & CCS
  • 10:30AM after bi-school Mass at HRC grades 5-8 gather in DB gym for Welcome & Prayer
  • DB souvenirs for all the kids, grades pre-K-8: individual bags with candy gifts, DB literature
  • Thu, Jan. 31, 2008: OPEN anniversary year with Oratory kids 6PM Special Goodnight & Prayer in gym

February 2008
  • Sat, Feb. 9, 2008: Don Bosco Friends of Rye-Cocktail Party, 6-8PM, Learning Center

March 2008
  • Sat, March 29, 2008: the re-establishment of the annual DON BOSCO INVITAIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, 9AM-9PM

April 2008
  • Sat, April 12, 2008: Salesian Catechetical Workshop & Dinner

May 2008
  • Sun, May 11, 2008: Blessing of the "Bosco Trees"

June 2008
  • Sat, June 21, 2008: Symposium on Family Living in 21st Century USA

July/August 2008
  • Salesian Summer Daze Camp

September 2008
  • Sept. 2008: Dedication & Blessing of the new DB Learning Center
  • Wed, Sept 24, 2008: Opening of Oratory for 2008-2009 school year
  • Dedication & Blessing of newly renovated Junior Center & Game Room, 2nd floor

October 2008
  • Fri-Sat, Oct 3-4, 2008: Overnight Community Celebration-Praying of the Rosary, 6PM-6AM
  • Sun, Oct 5, 2008: Parish Feast of Lady of the Rosary
  • Blessing of newly restored DBCC facade
  • Unveiling & Blessing of new signage

November 2008
  • Sat, Nov. 1, 2008: the grand "Welcome Home" to DBCC-Open House & Celebration (6PM-Midnight)
  • Dedication of newly refurbished DB theater stage area (curtains, lights, etc.)
  • Nov. 2008: Oratory Dance Team Show-THE DON BOSCO SHOW STOPPERS

December 2008
  • Fri, Dec. 12, 2008: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7:30PM Gymnasium
  • Blessing of full-size replica of the image Our Lady of Guadalupe (permanent home on rear wall of DBCC stage)

January 2009
  • Sat, Jan. 24, 2009: Bosco Fest-Oratory Members, 12-6PM-Food, Fun, & Fantastic Music
  • Sun, Jan. 25, 2009: Family Catechesis-DB, the Salesian Worldwide Mission, & the Legacy of DBCC, 11:30AM-1PM (DB Gymnasium/Cafeteria)
  • Sat, Jan.31, 2009: Mass of Thanksgiving & Dinner Dance




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