Summer healthy recipe

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Keeping my promise from last week, I am offering you this simple recipe from my friend’s book – “The Everything guide to the Insulin Resistance Diet.” Written by Jodi Dalyai, MS, RD, CDCES and her colleague Marie Feldman, RD, CDCES. Mexican – Style Cucumber Boats Scooped – out cucumber halves make a fun and low carb vessel for … Continue reading Summer healthy recipe

Bosco Tech to host free college fair

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA—September 19, 2022–Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) Don Bosco Technical Institute will host its annual college fair for high school students and their parents on Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which is free and open to all local families, will feature representatives from over 80 colleges and universities. “After a two-year hiatus due to … Continue reading Bosco Tech to host free college fair

Lets save a starfish – Part II

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Last week we started the article “Let’s save a starfish” where I shared the experience of a migrant family arriving in this country. Here is the continuation of the experience of the children.   I also am offering ideas from their parents about how we might help these children and young people. “We traveled to Los Angeles without knowing where … Continue reading Lets save a starfish – Part II

Fourteen Bosco Tech students awarded academic honors

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn the awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students. ROSEMEAD, CA – September 12, 2022 – Fourteen Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. The National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented young people academic honors that can be included … Continue reading Fourteen Bosco Tech students awarded academic honors

Province Youth Ministry Team Retreat

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant From Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th, the Province Youth Ministry Team gathered in person and on Zoom for the first PYMT Retreat. The retreat began on Friday night with a welcome, social, and introductions. We ended the first day with a prayer and a goodnight from our Provincial, Fr. Mel Trinidad. On Saturday, we began the day … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Team Retreat

De nuevo, la Cruz

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB San Lucas ha expuesto cuidadosamente que, en el ultimo viaje de Jesús a Jerusalén, siempre fue consciente de lo que le esperaba. Había descrito la mente de Jesús en un capítulo anterior. Jesús acababa de terminar fuertes lecciones acerca de entrar en el Reino de los Cielos y de tener cuidado, porque el camino … Continue reading De nuevo, la Cruz

Exercise and Brain Health

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS (An abstract from BYU) As promised, I launched a search on the benefits of exercise and brain health this week. Thanks for Brigham Young University, College of Life Sciences, the valuable information on exercise and brain health is available. Below is their write up. Enjoy! Exercise boosts physical capabilities and can even change physical appearance, but it also … Continue reading Exercise and Brain Health

Home is where The Club is

By Katie McDonaldSacramento State University, 2020 – BS Deaf Studies and Minor in Child Development It’s June 2000, and the Saint’s Peter and Paul church bells just rang. It is noon, early dismissal. Children flood the playground and rush into the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club. The last day of school is exciting for many reasons, but the only one that was on my mind … Continue reading Home is where The Club is

“Someone else needs this sandwich more than I do”

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Month after month we have carried out our homeless outreach, sometimes it is a bit difficult to find time for this activity, however we did not want to let the summer go by without doing this experience that always helps us to be more empathic with our brothers and sisters. On this occasion, the volunteers who came from Spain … Continue reading “Someone else needs this sandwich more than I do”

Provincial Letter: August 21, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: It has been a very busy but fruitful week of celebration and animation. On the Solemnity of the Assumption on the 15th of August the Province celebrated the First Professions of Brother Michael Tri Loc Nguyen and Brother Thomas Minh-tu Nguyen. In the presence of their families and the many Salesians and members of the Salesian Family both … Continue reading Provincial Letter: August 21, 2022

Province celebrates two newly professed Salesians

By: Andres NeriaSalesian Communications & Media Coordinator (Bellflower, California) – On August 15th, the feast of the Assumption, the Province of USA West, celebrated the first professions of two novices, Michael Nguyen, and Thomas Nguyen, as they made their first vows as Salesians during Holy Mass which was presided by Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB, provincial. Amongst the presence of their friends, family, and Salesian Family, … Continue reading Province celebrates two newly professed Salesians

Memory Loss and Practical Tips to Improve Memory

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS In most of my adult life, remembering names is a difficult task for me. When I was a young nurse, I was able to remember the names of the patients when I saw them in person. I would say once I turned fifty, my memory of names became acutely worse. I would bump into patients and their families … Continue reading Memory Loss and Practical Tips to Improve Memory

“For you I study, for you I work…”

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers As you may have heard, in January the Salesian Family Youth Center joined the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. We have had the opportunity to meet, learn, participate, and collaborate in different committees, meetings, and councils to make the difference in the world of formal and non-formal education. On July 25, a unique opportunity was presented to me … Continue reading “For you I study, for you I work…”

Fr. Mel’s Homily for Bro. Jhoni’s Perpetual Profession

(Reproduced for InTouch Newsletter with permission from the author) Homilía para la Profesión Perpetua de Jhoni By Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB(Translation by Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB) God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good. What a joyful and hopeful occasion today. For you who are present here in Chapalita and for those following us virtually on livestream: Welcome and God’s blessings. … Continue reading Fr. Mel’s Homily for Bro. Jhoni’s Perpetual Profession

Perpetual Profession of Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB

By: Andres NeriaSalesian Communications & Media Coordinator (Guadalajara, Mexico) – During Holy Mass on Saturday, August 6th Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB, made his final vows at the hands of Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB, provincial of the western United States (SUO). Originally from the SUO province, Bro. Jhoni has been studying theology at the Salesian Institute in Guadalajara, Mexico for the past two years. Fr. Mel Trinidad … Continue reading Perpetual Profession of Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB