“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
The Don Bosco Center works to help young people and their families discover their beloved identity as children of God, welcoming all families into a supportive community, and seeking ways to strengthen the family unit.
To see every family in Anderson County living in the fullness of community with God and each other. We wish to see every person have the freedom to worship God without fear or reservation. We wish to see every person live in genuine and supportive fellowship with their neighbors. In this way, we join in God’s work towards the full realization of God’s kingdom on earth.
The Don Bosco Center is, above all, a Christian organization and an outreach ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, KY. We believe that Jesus Christ came to this world to establish his Kingdom and, through the guidance and empowerment of the Holy Spirit, has entrusted that mission to his followers. The Don Bosco Center exists, therefore, to participate in that sacred calling that has been extended to all of God’s Church to participate in His kingdom; we are here to be the people of God. As such, we affirm the teachings of the scriptures, informed by our most ancient of Christian traditions. In particular, we stress the following values as being essential to the Don Bosco Center:
We were made in the image of God: We are unique among all created things in that we were made for God and made in the likeness of God. Jesus Christ, who was both fully human and fully God, has gone before us, as one of us, to reconcile humanity with the triune God and make possible for us to become the men and women we were born to be. Our greatest fulfillment and our greatest joy is discovered when we find ourselves in our Creator.
The Don Bosco Center will strive to help young people discover their beloved identity as a son or daughter of God.
We were made to live in community: We were created for God, but God has also ordained that we would live in community with each another. Even this is a reflection of the divine nature within us, as God himself also lives in constant community through the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Therefore, the realization of God’s kingdom on earth requires that all people be given the opportunity to participate in the community.
The Don Bosco Center will welcome families into a strong, supportive community and invite active participation by all.
Families are the foundation of all communities: We were made for God, and our communities are one of the primary ways that we are encouraged to this end. But a community can only be as strong as the families within that community, and families can only be as strong as the individuals that make up that family. This is especially true for children and young people, as their relationship with their families will have a lasting impact throughout their entire lives. Therefore, supporting and strengthening a family in every way possible is essential to the work of the Church to lead all people to God. After all, Jesus himself came into this world as a child, through a loving family in Mary and Joseph.
The Don Bosco Center will support the whole family and actively seek ways to strengthen the family unit.