By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB Dear all, Greeting from Vocation Office in Bellflower, CA. In the past few months, the work of vocation has shipped to a quite different mode of animating. Like many other ministries, we are struggling to continue the work in a normal way, thus we have done most of our activities virtually. Fortunately, with God’s providence, we are still able to … Continue reading Vocation Office Updates
By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Salesian Staff Adopt a Family for Christmas As we eagerly begin a new year and say good-bye to 2020, a year fraught with challenges that tried us individually and as a country, I want to share a story of caring, sharing and joy. At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we strive to help youth build a healthy, whole, character … Continue reading Good news to start the year! December recap from Salesian Boys and Girls East LA
Abstracted from Mayo Clinic By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Knowing your stroke risk factors, following your doctor’s recommendations and adopting a healthy lifestyle are the best steps you can take to prevent a stroke. If you’ve had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), these measures might help prevent another stroke. The follow-up care you receive in the hospital and … Continue reading Stroke – Prevention
Abstracted from Mayo Clinic By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator My first Care Ministry article in January of 2020 was “Wealth, Fame and Health: Choose One”. The answer is very clear this year and probably unanimous; if you choose other than health, you probably would not be here to answer this question. The COVID 19 pandemic has shown us if we do … Continue reading Wealth, Fame and Health: Choose One in 2021
By: Deacon Ed TeCoordinator of Religious Ed. The Pandemic did not stop the Rel.Edu-CCD program at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. With the sudden halt of all in-person religious education programs last March, and the uncertainty surrounding when to come back, the 2020-2021 school year started late in September. And it has been going on Sunday after Sunday. To end the 2020 year, we had … Continue reading Ss. Peter & Paul Religious Education – CCD Virtual Program
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant December Recap Youth Ministry Office DecorationsAlthough this Christmas season was different, the youth ministry department decorated the office to be reminded of the HOPE that Christ brings during the holidays. Strenna 2021 Posters and Nameplates “Moved by Hope, See I am making all things new,” is the title that the Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has chosen for … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
Abstracted from Mayo Clinic By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Risk factors Many factors can increase your stroke risk. Potentially treatable stroke risk factors include: Lifestyle risk factors Being overweight or obese Physical inactivity Heavy or binge drinking Use of illegal drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine Medical risk factors High blood pressure Cigarette smoking or secondhand smoke exposure High cholesterol Diabetes … Continue reading Stroke – Risk Factors and Complications
By: Myriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry Boyle Heights Youth continue to share in their faith through Youth Mass and Youth Nights. Once a month we celebrate a special night filled with prayer and fellowship giving youth a safe place to socialize. Sundays start off with Virtual faith formation followed by Youth Mass and a group activity. Recently we discussed the importance of community and … Continue reading Boyle Heights updates!
Dear confreres, The dissemination of “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”, through ‘video seeds’ is coming to you with the seed No 4, for December 2020. The focus this time gest inspiration from the Psalm 26: “Your face, O Lord, do I seek” …Following in Don Bosco’s footsteps. In fact, from the more than 4000 responses received in the research on accompaniment, we can … Continue reading “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The content for this week on stroke might be a little bit more technical. But a little more information might enhance our understanding of the condition so that we are more aware of our symptoms when they occur. Abstracted from the Mayo Clinic. Causes There are two main causes of stroke: a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) … Continue reading Stroke – Causes
By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant November Recap SUO-SUE Joint Provincial Council Meeting On Nov 4 and 16 the US Delegates of Youth Ministry gathered together to prepare the report to present at the SUO-SUE joint provincial council meeting. On Nov 19-20 the councils met and during this meeting the report was given. The discussions included input given by Fr. Fabian Cardenas and Fr. … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA. – December 1, 2020 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its Virtual Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Virtual tours and presentations begin at 12 noon, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Middle school students and their families are invited to learn about Bosco Tech’s rigorous … Continue reading Bosco Tech’s Virtual Open House – December 13
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Stroke is a topic that we have not explored in the past. Therefore, for the coming weeks, we are going to spend time to understand stroke; its signs and symptoms, causes and care of a stroke patient. From the Mayo Clinic on Stroke A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is … Continue reading Stroke – Signs and Symptoms
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator What amazes me about watching news reporting is that they always begin with a personal story, state the problem and ends with how that problem affects that person. I love that format. Hence, imitation is the best type of flattering; I will use the general tips from the Mayo Clinic that I shared last week, and … Continue reading Prevention of Falling – Real Life Tips
By: Luis ChaconVolunteer Do you want to be a virtuous person? Give thanks… Marco Tulio Ciceron stated that “gratitude may not be the most important virtue, but it is the mother of all others.” In the Salesian houses, we are no strangers to gratitude – our founder Don Bosco was always an example of what it means to live with a grateful heart, as … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Reflection
By: Elizabeth Gamarra Delegate for Salesian Family Resumen y traduccion de la Reflexion Comparto con ustedes partes importantes de la visita virtual organizada por la Región Inter América, de la que somos parte. Nuestro invitado el 15 de Nov. fue nuestro Rector Mayor, Don Ángel Fernández Artime, Decimo Sucesor de Don Bosco. Este foro reunió a 1,000 miembros de la Familia Salesiana que se deleitaron … Continue reading Message to the Province – November 20th, 2020
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Sharing this educational article with you from the Mayo Clinic – Sheila Kun RN Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and … Continue reading Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I was a first generation immigrant, landed in Los Angeles in 1969 as a college student. Vivid in my mind was the exposure to a new culture that was so foreign to me. In an era without Google, my learning curve was bumpy. I worked in the Classified advertising department of a major newspaper; I remembered … Continue reading Teaching the Kids My “H” words