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

Salesian Family Youth Center Summer Experience

By J.C MontenegroExecutive Director Are you ready to experience the love? For the last two months, we have been MIA “Missing in Action.” Once our summer program started, we did not have time to share all the fantastic work at the Salesian Family Youth Center. Nonetheless, the work was done! We changed many lives. In this blog, we would like to pay tribute to all … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center Summer Experience

Beating the Summer Heat at Camp SLR – Camp San Luis Rey

By Bro. Quang Nguyen, SDBCamp Assistant Many people look forward to summer every year. People look forward to vacations with their families and friends, and some simply want to rest. Students still in school look forward to three months break from studying to spend time with families, and friends, and rejuvenate before going back to school. Summer is not only for vacation and rest but … Continue reading Beating the Summer Heat at Camp SLR – Camp San Luis Rey

Inflation Buster – Healthy Meals under $5

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS For those of you who watch the news, inflation has been a word that makes the headline more often that we could count. Inspired by a cooking program from Hong Kong that promotes healthy menus but at the least cost, Louis and I discovered that we could provide a very decent dinner for 3 people for less than … Continue reading Inflation Buster – Healthy Meals under $5

Rest in Peace Fr. Al Pestun, SDB

Updated funeral and burial arrangements for Fr. Al Pestun: Friday, August 5th:Viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m. andthe Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church (62 Santa Rosa Ave., San Francisco, CA)  Saturday, August 6th:Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, followed by burial at Salesian Cemetery and then reception at the Salesian cafeteria in Richmond, CA  Livestreaming of the Funeral … Continue reading Rest in Peace Fr. Al Pestun, SDB

The Return of Camp St. Francis

By Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDBCamp Coordinator THE RETURN OF CAMP ST. FRANCIS When the campers show up, the sun breaks through the sky and the sound of music accompanies the laughter of kids, Camp Saint Francis becomes alive again. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the summer program at Camp St. Francis was open once again. Usually, the summer program lasts four weeks, … Continue reading The Return of Camp St. Francis

Updates on COVID–19

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Below is the latest posting from the Los Angeles County Department of Health website. July 15, 2022 LA County Enters High COVID-19 Community Level and Urges Residents to Take Precautions to Limit Spread of the Highly Transmissible BA.5 Variant – 8,954 New Positive Cases and 16 New Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County Yesterday, Los Angeles … Continue reading Updates on COVID–19

Divine Secrets (Part VI)

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Last week we discussed the fifth Divine Secret: Locate New, Old Friends. Friends help to reintegrate our seniors who are going through loss and re-connect with them familiar faces, friendship and fond memories. Our last Divine Secret this week is: Some Things Never Change. For our last “divine secret” let us restate an obvious truth: despite the reality … Continue reading Divine Secrets (Part VI)

What I learned at Camp Savio

By Joselyn RiveraCamp Counselor What has Camp taught me? Camp has taught us many things whether it’s cheers, dances, or how to become more responsible. It has taught us to be more patient and to have better communication with everyone just in general. Before camp I was really nervous and was just in my own zone, I didn’t want to talk to anyone but that … Continue reading What I learned at Camp Savio

Divine Secrets (Part V)

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Last week we discussed the fourth Divine Secret: Allow for Future Productivity. This is an abstract from The Divine Secrets of the Dwindling Sisterhood, a chapter of The Overwhelmed Woman’s Guide to … Caring for Aging Parents by Julie-Allyson Ieron. It might have taken someone a year to process the grief before he/she could move on. When they … Continue reading Divine Secrets (Part V)

Our commitment to Camp Savio

By Joselyn RiveraCamp Counselor What does “Commitment” Even Mean? Commitment is a promise to stick to your values even when times are hard. When I start thinking about commitment the first thing I get reminded of are relationships, but commitment isn’t just that. Other things that require commitment would be working out, having a job, or being part of an organization just like Savio.  Just … Continue reading Our commitment to Camp Savio

Capítulo Provincial 2022 del Oeste de Los Estado Unidos: “Reforcemos y Renovemos nuestra misión salesiana”

By Bro. Alphonse Vu, SDB and Fr. Kristian Laygo, SDBTranslated by Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez, SDB (Bellflower, California – USA) – Bajo el lema: “Por ti estudiamos, por ti trabajamos, y por ti damos la vida”, del 19 al 24 de junio, la Inspectoría Salesiana (San Andrés Apóstol) de Estados Unidos Americanos Oeste convocó su Capítulo Provincial con 26  capitulares junto con 20 laicos y jóvenes. … Continue reading Capítulo Provincial 2022 del Oeste de Los Estado Unidos: “Reforcemos y Renovemos nuestra misión salesiana”

Provincial Chapter 2022 of USA West Concludes: “Let Us Strengthen and Renew Our Salesian Mission!”

By Bro. Alphonse Vu, SDB and Fr. Kristian Laygo, SDB (Bellflower, California – USA) – Under the theme: “For you we study, for you we work, and for you we give our lives”, from June 19-24, the Salesian Province (St. Andrew the Apostle) of USA West convened its Provincial Chapter with 26 Chapter members along with 20 laity and youth. Reminded by General Chapters 27 … Continue reading Provincial Chapter 2022 of USA West Concludes: “Let Us Strengthen and Renew Our Salesian Mission!”