Divine Secrets (Part III)

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS The Divine Secret 2: allow for a season of the blues. Embracing grief without losing hope leads to the second “divine secret,” letting our seniors’ grief be expressed and run its course. The wisdom of Julie-Allyson Ieron’s book on “The Overwhelmed Woman’s Guide… Caring for Aging Parents” gives us another wonderful suggestion in her Divine Secret. Divine Secret … Continue reading Divine Secrets (Part III)

Divine Secrets (Part II)

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS Can you recall the Divine Secret in coping with grief from Julie-Allyson Ieron’s book on “The Overwhelmed Woman’s Guide… Caring for Aging Parents”? The Divine Secret 1 is to embrace grief and that Christians can experience the range of emotions – with the exception of hopelessness. This week, let us look at the second secret: The Divine Secret … Continue reading Divine Secrets (Part II)

Provincial Letter: May 27th, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint.” These words from St. Francis de Sales make up our strenna for the year 2022. We have been reflecting on these words for many months now. But another tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 jarred our minds and our hearts; the killing of 19 elementary school children and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 27th, 2022

Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, April 17, some of the Salesian presences in the Los Angeles Area decided to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus in a different way: bringing not only food and clothing to our homeless brothers and sisters on Skid Row, but also moments of prayer and letters (with blessings and motivational messages) written by the young people of the … Continue reading Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Congratulations Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB!

Our Vocation Director, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB received his Masters degree in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology this past Saturday. Fr. Vien’s thesis was on Saint John Bosco through the Eyes of John Paul II within the Context of the Iuvenum Patris. First and foremost, I am grateful to the province for supporting me in my studies. The community of Don Bosco Hall … Continue reading Congratulations Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB!

Provincial Letter: May 20th, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: Greetings from the Provincial Office, where I have been self-quarantined for over a week now. I had COVID symptoms and tested positive on Friday, May 13. Feeling better after at least five days of self-quarantine I again got tested on Wednesday, May 18. Lo and behold, I am still positive. For those who heard and have reached out, … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 20th, 2022

Helping Seniors Cope with Losing Friends and Family

By: Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS My father migrated from Macau and joined me in Los Angeles when he was 70 years old. He was very active in his volunteer work in Chinatown at the Senior center. He promoted exchange of cultural events by sponsoring Cantonese Opera to perform here. He also taught the younger folks in the community how to organize the cultural … Continue reading Helping Seniors Cope with Losing Friends and Family

Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

On April 30th (Kindness Day), West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and East Side Clubs, led by JR Dzubak, invited the Salesian Family Youth Center to their first annual Kindness Carnival. The event took place from 11:00AM to 5:00PM near Boyle Heights City Hall. This Kindness Carnival came about as a response to many children and young people feeling alone and lost due … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

Annual Salesian Easter Retreat 2022

Three Rivers, California – The annual Salesian Easter Retreat took place from April 18th – 22nd at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center in Three Rivers, California. The retreat was led by Dr. Wendy Wright, professor of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Thank you for all your prayers during this time of reflection and meditation for our Salesian brothers and priests! Photo(s) credit: Fr. Tho Bui, SDB Continue reading Annual Salesian Easter Retreat 2022

Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!

Channel 62 visited our youth center and created this video shown on local TV. They compared our Clubhouse with an oasis! The news is only two minutes long and expresses who we are and what we do for the children of our community. I hope you enjoy this small video. Taking young people to visit the Universities in Northern California. The Salesian Family Youth Center … Continue reading Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!

Easter at Saint Mary’s Parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Saint Mary’s Parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center are a combined Youth Ministry operating under the leadership of CYM Miriam Hernandez.  For the second year during Holy Week St. Mary’s hosted Pascua Juvenil ( Youth Lenten Retreat). The theme was “I Choose to be Holy” and was led by a young adult ministry Heaven Bound and other lay … Continue reading Easter at Saint Mary’s Parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center