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Timing of Vaccination (From CDC )

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Balancing considerations regarding the unpredictability of timing of onset of the influenza season and concerns that vaccine-induced immunity might wane over the course of a season, it is recommended that vaccination should be offered by the end of October. Children aged 6 months through 8 years who require 2 doses should receive their first dose as soon … Continue reading Timing of Vaccination (From CDC )

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San Luis Rey Parish host Provincial Council

By: Danya Montiel Assistant at San Luis Rey Parish, Laredo This week, October 10th & 11th, at our parish, San Luis Rey Church, we had the privilege of hosting the Salesian Provincial Council. We were filled with great company; we were accompanied by Fr. Provincial Ted Montemayor, Fr. Thomas Prendiville, Fr. Mel Trinidad and Br. Al Vu. The Provincial Council had their meetings in our … Continue reading San Luis Rey Parish host Provincial Council

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Provincial Letter: October 15th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Last week, the Provincial Council, minus Fr. Tho Bui and Fr. John Itzaina, flew into San Antonio, Texas, rented a car and drove to Laredo where the provincial council met the staff of San Luis Rey and gathered for two days of provincial council meetings.   Although, we were missing two provincial council members, the four of us present, were able … Continue reading Provincial Letter: October 15th, 2019

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Salesian High School retreat at St. Josephs

By: Johnny Martinez St. Josephs Retreat Coordinator Greetings Salesian family! We are so proud to share our experience with our brother Salesian High School in Boyle Heights. Last Wednesday October 2nd, 2019, Salesian High was on St. Joseph’s Campus for their freshman retreat. A total of 93 freshmen came together as one to have a rockin good time in the name of the brotherhood and … Continue reading Salesian High School retreat at St. Josephs

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Statement from the Provincial – September 2019

Fr. Ted Montemayor, provincial for the Western Province of the Salesian Order issued a statement following recent news reports on clergy sexual abuse of minors and in advance of a further anticipated cable news network report mentioning clergy and religious including some Salesian priests and brothers.  The statement can be found at http://www.donboscowest.org/province/press-release/2019-09-provincial-statement . Continue reading Statement from the Provincial – September 2019

Happy Birthday Bro. Jerry!

For the past five months Bro. Jerry Weirich has been staying at Fely-Mar Elder Care Home in San Pablo. Suffering a severe bruise to the stump of his amputated right leg, Bro. Jerry needed specialized care which the community of Richmond could not give. His recovery has been slow and only recently was he able to begin using his prosthesis. His hope is to regain … Continue reading Happy Birthday Bro. Jerry!

A Matter of the Heart

By: Br. Al Vu, SDB Coordinator for Education After many hours of reflection, discussion, and rewrites, the Province Standards and Benchmarks for Salesian Secondary Schools was finally approved by the Provincial Chapter in June  2019. Now the work of applying these newly adopted standards and benchmarks begin. Over this past weekend, Lay and SDB school administrators gathered at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Renewal Center in … Continue reading A Matter of the Heart

Interesting Facts from the CDC (Center of Disease Control) on Influenza Prevention

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Most of us have been taking flu shots for years. Others might be resistant to the idea of getting a flu shot because “it doesn’t work”, or “I am pretty healthy, I never get sick”. That is why I feel it is worthwhile to spend some time on this topic so that we know what we are … Continue reading Interesting Facts from the CDC (Center of Disease Control) on Influenza Prevention

St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday, October 5. Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles, along with the parish hosted the special fundraiser and gala. Fr. Ted, Fr. Jimmy, along with several Salesian priests, brothers and the Sacred Heart sisters, as well as Fr. Joseph Ng, the Provincial of Hong Kong and other distinguished guests attended … Continue reading St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Ministry Leader St. Dominic Savio’s Fall Fiesta was September 27th-29th. In this fiesta, we have many carnival rides and games. Along with all these fun activities, we have food booths. Our youth ministry is glad to always be in charge of the hot dog booth! During the hot dog booth, we had one adult volunteer lead the shift along with … Continue reading Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

As a promising new school year begins, St. Dominic Savio like to announce that Oratory returns as well! With that being said. Now you may ask… What is Oratory? Oratory is a place that allows kids to learn about prayer in a fun, safe environment. Oratory is comprised of many activities. Before starting, we always start with an opening prayer, and ask that the kids … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Young Professionals Gathering

As part of responding to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, and the Provincial Chapter’s call to better accompanying young adults, the Province Youth Ministry Office recently hosted a gathering of young professionals for an evening of networking, dialogue, and fellowship. The purpose of the gathering was to engage young adults from our works who currently are rooted in their professional life and wanted to … Continue reading Young Professionals Gathering

SDB Salesian Family Delegates Meeting

By: Fr. Thomas Dunne, SDB Delegate for Salesian Family – USA East (SUE) September 2019 in Rome was a significant moment for the SDB Delegates for the Salesian Family throughout the world. The Salesian Family Secretariat, under the leader-ship of Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, S.D.B., gathered the province delegates for the Salesian Family in two language groups (Romance and English languages). Fr. Joe Farias, S.D.B. and … Continue reading SDB Salesian Family Delegates Meeting

Provincial Letter: October 1st, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Today we celebrated the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux or also known as St. Theresa of the Child Jesus or the Little Flower.   She entered the Carmelite convent at 15, with special permission from the Pope, and died when she was 24 years of age in 1897.   She lived a secluded, cloistered life as a Carmelite nun.  But, she … Continue reading Provincial Letter: October 1st, 2019

New Salesian Volunteer for the province

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Margie Cottrill is the new Salesian Volunteer who is coming from Massachusetts to spend one year of her life serving the youth of Boyle Heights. An 18 year-old teen, Margie has decided to discern her vocation with the Salesians. She is living in community with the Salesians Sisters at St. Mary’s. Her community experience has opened her eyes … Continue reading New Salesian Volunteer for the province

Understanding Your Defense against Germs during the Viral Season

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP The flu season has arrived! Working in the hospital, we get reports of the incidence of the influenza infection for this year and get ready to start giving flu shots. The flu season has an early start this year; we have heard of two pediatric deaths related to influenza infection. I thought this will be a very … Continue reading Understanding Your Defense against Germs during the Viral Season

Fighting for Justice at Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund

By: Izzy Shahmirza St. Francis High School Alumni I am the proud daughter of immigrants–my mother is from Jalisco, México, and my father from Tehran, Iran. My parents immigrated to the United States with the desire to embrace new opportunities, however, their journey was filled with imposter syndrome, hardships, and adversity.   My mother settled in rural Watsonville, California–a predominantly Latinx, agricultural town, known as … Continue reading Fighting for Justice at Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund