Care Ministry: Diagnosis of Dizziness 

This week, from the Mayo Clinic, they presented a diagnosis and treatment of dizziness as a condition. Diagnosis If your doctor suspects you are having or may have had a stroke, if you are older or if you have suffered a blow to the head, he or she may immediately order an MRI or CT scan. Most people visiting their doctor because of dizziness will … Continue reading Care Ministry: Diagnosis of Dizziness 

Archbishop Celebrated Lunar New Year & Blessed the New Mary Help of Christians Center

(Photo: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated the Lunar New Year at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church and blessed the newly constructed Mary Help of Christians Center.) LOS ANGELES, CA – Most Reverend Archbishop José H. Gomez joined the Provincial of Salesians USA West Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB; Pastor Fr. John Lam, SDB; and Assistant Pastor Fr. Peter Pong, SDB, at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church … Continue reading Archbishop Celebrated Lunar New Year & Blessed the New Mary Help of Christians Center

A Letter From The Delegate For Missionary Animation

Dear Salesian Family and Friends, How about if I told you that the 90% chance of you having a long and healthy life depends on where you live? Picture meeting 10 people and all those ten people are from different parts of California. If I were to tell you that nine of those people have more opportunities to live long and healthier lives than you … Continue reading A Letter From The Delegate For Missionary Animation

Bosco Tech Names Alumnus Adam Uballez New Varsity Football Head Coach

ROSEMEAD, CA. – January 26, 2023 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named alumnus Adam Uballez varsity football head coach. Uballez, a 2012 graduate of the school’s Materials Science, Engineering Technology program, started his coaching career at the Tech as a junior varsity offensive coordinator and linebacker coach in 2013. He was promoted to varsity staff in 2015 as linebacker and running back … Continue reading Bosco Tech Names Alumnus Adam Uballez New Varsity Football Head Coach

The Don Bosco Oratory in Valdocco: Virtual Reality and “Immersion,” A New Way of Communicating

(ANS – Rome) – The publication of the series of articles by Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, on the theme “Don Bosco and digital and virtual reality” continues. In the contribution proposed on the Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales the focus is on the Valdocco Oratory: virtual reality and “immersion,” a new way of communicating. The explosion of social networks … Continue reading The Don Bosco Oratory in Valdocco: Virtual Reality and “Immersion,” A New Way of Communicating

Getting to know Don Bosco: The most realistic and true-to-life images of the Saint of Youth

(ANS – Rome) – St. John Bosco, a communicator saint, was himself the object of media attention: proof also comes from the numerous photos that were taken of him, at a time when it was already uncommon to be the object of a single shot, let alone many. Of Don Bosco, the first saint in history to be photographed, on the other hand, there are … Continue reading Getting to know Don Bosco: The most realistic and true-to-life images of the Saint of Youth

Provincial’s Letter: January 21, 2023

Dear Salesian Family, Young People and Friends, Greetings and Blessings! As we celebrate this great Salesian month, highlighted by the Feasts of St. Francis de Sales (24th) and St. John Bosco (31st), let us re-commit our call to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in being signs and bearers of God’s love for the young. After a much needed couple of weeks with family … Continue reading Provincial’s Letter: January 21, 2023

“That Young Man Said to Me,‘MY PASSION IS CHRIST’”

MESSAGE OF THE RECTOR MAJORFr Ángel Fernández Artime My dear Friends and Readers, We have begun a new year. We find ourselves in 2023. At least to me that sounds like an unimaginable number, perhaps “galactic time.” I don’t know if it is, but certainly we are living in the 21st century. Nowadays many ways of living, of expressing oneself, of communicating have changed greatly. … Continue reading “That Young Man Said to Me,‘MY PASSION IS CHRIST’”

TRUST IN MARY: A Reflection on St. Artemide Zatti

By Bro. Al Vu, SDB The promise that Don Bosco made to his boys at the Oratory: “Trust in Mary and you will know what miracles are,” still rings true today. Don Bosco believed that it was impossible to go to Jesus except through the love of Mary. As we commemorate the beginning of the Salesian mission with that encounter of Don Bosco and Bartholomew … Continue reading TRUST IN MARY: A Reflection on St. Artemide Zatti

A Congregation Without Borders

THE RECTOR MAJOR’S APPEAL FOR SALESIAN MISSIONARIES 2023 Dear Confreres, My fraternal greetings from our Motherhouse in Valdocco. Today we remember 163 years ago – 18th December 1859 – when Don Bosco founded our “Pious Society of St. Francis de Sales.” Since then, it has never stopped expanding. Thanks to our missionaries today Don Bosco’s charism is present in 134 countries, and next year we … Continue reading A Congregation Without Borders

2023 Salesian Family Holiness Poster Published

(ANS – Rome) – “The Magi who came from the East are only the first of a long procession of men and women who in their lives have constantly sought with their eyes the star of God. It is the great host of saints – known or unknown – through whom the Lord, throughout history, has opened before us the Gospel and turned its pages; … Continue reading 2023 Salesian Family Holiness Poster Published

A Volunteer’s Experience – Part III

This is the last part of Paula’s article. In it she shares her experience in the Monthly Homeless Outreach program, her community experience, and what she has learned in her volunteering experience. By Paula Luengos A specific moment that I will never forget: If I would have to choose a specific day that I’ve learned the most I’ll choose the day that we went to … Continue reading A Volunteer’s Experience – Part III

Feet on the ground! Eyes to the sky! That’s the way (of a Salesian Volunteer)!

By Luis Chacon(Coordinator for Salesian Volunteers) It’s cold outside. You feel a little tired from the long hours of work in the fields tending sheep. You feel an empty stomach from thinking that there is something missing (and it isn’t food). You sense that something is coming, and you don’t know what it is. You sense that it is something big. You listen to people, … Continue reading Feet on the ground! Eyes to the sky! That’s the way (of a Salesian Volunteer)!

Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

By: Youth Ministry Department PYMT MeetingOn November 5th, 2022, the Province Youth Ministry Team gathered to discuss the Province Organic Plan Implementation and the Educative Pastoral Plan. The team then broke out into breakout rooms to discuss the impressions, opinions, concerns on the document and to discuss the most impactful projects in these four areas: Salesian Charismatic Identity, Salesian Formation for and in mission, Accountability … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

“You have the power to choose who you want to be” Part II

By: Paula LuengosSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Last week we shared the experience of Paula when she first came to the Salesian community and the Salesian Family Youth Center.  This week Paula tells us about her experience at Camp Salesian, and how she won the weekly recognition award of the best head staff member, the Headmaster Award.  Paula writes: It was on July 1st, … Continue reading “You have the power to choose who you want to be” Part II

Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Sunday, 20 November 2022 – Day 6 (Last Day of RM’s Visit) (San Francisco, California) – On Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Rector Major concluded his visit to California with a visit to Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.  The parish community was presented to the Rector Major as a “Salesian parish of immigrant families.”   As the Rector Major walked up the steps to … Continue reading Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Saturday, 19 November 2022 – Day 5 (San Francisco, California) – After continuous back-to-back festivities, the Rector Major had a lighter schedule on the fifth day of his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.  He spent some time with the Provincial and his Council and encouraged them in their continuing service to the province, Congregation, and the Church.  He expressed his joy in seeing that the Salesians … Continue reading Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians