John Paul Village is a Catholic Retirement Village that incorporates a residential aged care facility. It was opened in 1985 and remains an active part of the Catholic Parish of St John Bosco Engadine, under the inspiration of the Salesians of Don Bosco. John Paul Village provides caring services to the residents and to older or disabled people as an expression of Christian love and concern for people, irrespective of race, creed or colour.
The Salesians of Don Bosco continue the work and spirit of St John Bosco (1815 – 1888), who gave his life for the care and education of poor young people around the city of Turin, and later around the world. Key features of Don Bosco’s work are being present among people, and helping people know that they are loved.
John Paul Village began as a joint venture of the Engadine parishes of the Uniting Church and the Catholic Church. The patronage of John Paul acknowledges the then Pope, John Paul II, but is also a tribute to John Wesley (founder of the Methodists, precursors to the Uniting Church) and Paul the Apostle (patron saint of Malta, birthplace of the parish priest, Fr John Briffa). While the Uniting Church had to withdraw from the venture, one of its original representatives, Mr John Hastie, served on the Village’s Board of Management and Advisory Board for 25 years, giving testimony to the ecumenical nature of the Village’s mission.
Aged care beds
Self care units
Aged care packages