By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP The Provincial Care Ministry highly recommends this important publication from Harvard. See How Much Sugar is in Soda, Juice, Sports Drinks, and Energy Drinks The Nutrition Source has prepared a handy guide to the amount of sugar and calories in soda, juice, sports drinks, and other popular beverages, How Sweet Is It? The front of the guide graphically depicts … Continue reading How Sweet is it?
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I flew back into Los Angeles from San Antonio late last night. As I had mentioned before, the Salesian Sisters had invited me to preside at the Mass for Sr. Sydney Moss’ final vows. I arrived a day early and was able to concelebrate at the Mass of Renewal of vows for three Salesian Sisters presided by Fr. Pascual Chavez … Continue reading Provincial Letter: August 14th, 2019
Click here to see the Mission Animation Report 2019 Continue reading Mission Animation Report 2019
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Last week we began the conversation on sugar and fruit, abstracting from the article “If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK? The source is from the “The Conversation” March 7, 2018 posting, authored by Ms. Kacie Dickinson, an accredited practicing dietitian; lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, Finders University and Ms. … Continue reading If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK? Part II
Our Lady Help of Christians Youth Group at the Watsonville Strawberry festival Continue reading Our Lady Help of Christians Youth Group
The City of Saints teen conference offered an authentic and realistic perspective on how to live out our catholic faith. The speakers provided hope and encouragement to the reality that we are all necessary members of the church. They all emphasized that by praying and taking part in the sacraments on a regular basis, we can achieve holiness in the ordinary of our daily lives. … Continue reading City of Saints 2019
It has been a very exciting and blessed week at the Provincial House! On Sunday, three Sisters – Sr Melissa Benitez, Sr Quynh Pham, and Sr Monica Wheeler – renewed their vows, and on Monday, Sr Sydney Moss professed her perpetual vows as a Daughter of Mary Help of Christians! We thank them for their yes and pray more women may follow in their footsteps! Continue reading Salesian Sisters West
Photos from the 2019 Annual SDB Retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, California… Continue reading SDB Annual Retreat 2019
“Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven” (Matt 6:10) “GOOD CHRISTIANS AND UPRIGHT CITIZENS” Note: While I was presenting the commentary on the 2019 Strenna to the Salesian Family in Valdocco (Turin), some were already asking for the draft of the 2020 Strenna, so that they could have it for the beginning of the educational-pastoral year in some parts of the … Continue reading Strenna 2020: Presentation of the Theme
By: Sean Wilk Every year, a camper will begin doing Camp Savio for the first time, and for many, it will be the first of many summers that they come to enjoy their summer. Campers spend many summers at Camp Savio because of all the great and fun experiences it provides for them, and because of the friendships, they make here. Seeing the fun games, … Continue reading Camp Savio 2019
By: Johnny Martinez St. Joseph’s first Young Adult retreat: “Agape” took place this month on July 5th to 7th. The retreat brought in fourteen wonderful young adults ranging from 18 to 30 years of age. They all expressed their love and gratitude for the retreat. The retreat candidates were invited by word of mouth and by going out to college campuses where the young people are … Continue reading St. Joseph’s Young Adult Retreat: Agape
The 2019 Provincial Chapter took place June 16-21 in the little town of Three Rivers, CA near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Twenty-four delegates and invited guests answered the general question of General Chapter 28, “What Kind of Salesians [are needed] for the Youth of Today?” At the conclusion of the Provincial Chapter a delegate and substitute were chosen to attend General Chapter 28 … Continue reading Provincial Chapter 2019 Results
Congratulations to our Sister Jubilarians who celebrated their anniversaries yesterday in San Antonio! Sr Rita Bailey, Sr Rita Fantin, and Sr Mary Tamayo celebrated 70 years of profession, Sr Lena Pinto 50 years, Sr Theresa Jones and Sr Lucy Yuen 40 years, and Sr Tuyet Nguyen 25 years. Thank you for your many years of service to the Church and to the young! Continue reading Congratulations to our Sister Jubilarians!
This new upcoming pastoral year will be filled with many exciting changes in the Province Youth Ministry Department and Office. We are excited to have Bro. Al Vu return as Province Youth Ministry Delegate while still taking on his role as Province Coordinator of Schools. We want to thank Fr. Mel Trinidad for his leadership this past year as the Province Delegate. Gina Robles (middle), … Continue reading Changes in Youth Ministry Department
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I am presently in Laredo, Texas for two days visiting my family and the Parish of San Luis Rey. I came to San Antonio, Texas last Friday, after our Board Meeting at Don Bosco Tech. The FMA Sisters had invited me to preside at their Jubilee celebration which took place on Saturday. I am grateful for the invitation and for … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 24th, 2019
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP The topic of eating less sugar is not new. We have been told to pay attention to the sugar content of our intake to make sure we consume the appropriate amount of sugar. Louis, my husband, teaches the grandsons to read the label; any food that contains more than 4 grams of sugar they should consider how … Continue reading If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK?