By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP As we are paying more attention to the increase in incidences of obesity and diabetes, we often focus on what we should eat, namely, how much “sugar and carbohydrates” is not considered excessive. I thought we might want to understand the many faces of sugar and how that relates to carbohydrates in the upcoming weeks. *Scientifically, sugar … Continue reading Sweet Talk – Types of Sugar in your Food
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Our Western Province of St. Andrew is preparing for our Provincial Chapter which will take place from Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21, 2019. This Chapter will take place at Three Rivers where we usually host one of our two retreats. This provincial chapter is in preparation for the General Chapter which will take place next year 2020 in … Continue reading Provincial Letter: June 12th, 2019
By: Fr. Beto Chavez, SDB – Associate Pastor (St. Mary’s Parish) The community of Saint Mary’s Parish in Boyle Heights celebrated our Mother’s, Mary Help of Christians, day with an enthusiastic attitude. Our pastor Fr. Rafael Saiz, SDB lead the celebration with a procession followed by Mass and then by a reception after with a live band. During our Novena celebration some confreres came to … Continue reading Marian Celebration
By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West. These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP May 26, 2019 was a beautiful day of celebration at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Not only were we Salesians celebrating the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, but this was the occasion for the induction of 18 candidates to become Salesian cooperators. As usual, Fr. Ted, our Provincial, delivered a memorable homily … Continue reading Establishing a Healthy Relationship with the Seniors
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I just drove into San Francisco from Watsonville, where I attended a farewell and thank you party for Michele Bowling, which took place last night at a private home. Michele has worked with St. Francis High School since its beginnings when the Diocese of Monterey and the Salesians entered into a joint agreement to build a new high school on … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 29th, 2019
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP I have a confession to make. The sin was committed last week. It was the sin of omission. Last week in our discussion about the benefits of water, I pointed out that beer and alcohol should not be counted as part of the daily liquid intake. However, I forgot about a very important liquid that we should … Continue reading Say Goodbye to Soda for Good!
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, This Friday we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians! Happy Feast day to all the Salesian Family. As all of you well know, Mary Help of Christians meant so much to Don Bosco. From the age of nine years of age, when Don Bosco had that famous dream, Johnny Bosco saw Mary (the women his Mother taught him … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 22nd, 2019
Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its baccalaureate and commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2019 on Saturday, June 1, starting at 5 p.m. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held on the campus mall, with the traditional conferral of diplomas and graduation ceremony immediately following. This year’s graduation keynote speaker is Roger Gibbs. A 1974 graduate of Bosco Tech’s Electronics program, Gibbs … Continue reading Bosco Tech to Host Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises on June 1st
By Patrick O’Driscoll Class of ’70 The annual all-school reunion of former 1960s and ’70s Salesian junior seminarians of St. Francis High School returned to the pastoral locale of our youth – East Lake Avenue in Watsonville – to celebrate in 2019. Fifty years after graduation, the St. Francis centennial class of 1969 (also known as “The Magnificent Seven”) was a focus of congratulations and … Continue reading 2019 St. Francis Seminary Reunion: Magnificent!
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Sixty years ago, I could never imagine in my lifetime that we would pay for a bottle of water. Back then in Macau, water was the most undesirable drink that you could offer to a kid. A treat was, this is still very fresh in my memory, to go to the corner store down the end of … Continue reading Water: Good Water
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, On Monday, May 13th, the Salesian World celebrated the feast of St. Mary Dominica Mazzarello, who, along with Don Bosco, founded the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians or as they are more commonly known, the Salesian Sisters. We wish the Salesian Sisters a “Happy Feast Day” and pray that God will continue to bless them with many good and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 15th, 2019
By: Karen Krynen ROSEMEAD, CA. – June 7, 2019 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will offer academic enrichment and review courses, as well as sports camps, to boys and girls in sixth to twelfth grade during the summer. Six-week high school courses begin on Monday, June 17, while five-week middle school courses begin on Monday, June 24. High school students can earn a full year’s … Continue reading Bosco Tech offers dynamic Summer Programs for Sixth through Twelfth Grader
North American Salesian Network (NASN) held its annual meeting from Monday, April 29, 2019 to Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at De Sales Center in Brooklyn, Michigan, which is also the site of the novitiate of Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (www.desales.org, 1124 Ventura Dr, Brooklyn, MI 49230). NASN, made up of groups that share in the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, facilitates the … Continue reading North American Salesian Network (NASN) Annual Meeting 2019
Members of Bosco Tech’s Spanish Club and National Hispanic Honor Society hosted a party for children at East Los Angeles’ Salesian Youth Family Center last Friday. The Tech students raised funds to host the party, provide lunch, and give gifts and gift cards to every child in attendance. Special thanks to the Tech’s Jacob Armas, Adrian Alvarado, Joshua Dueña, Adam Galaviz, Alexis Mendoza, Anthony Smith, … Continue reading Don Bosco Tech sponsor party at the Salesian Youth Family Center