Provincial Letter August 6th, 2020

Dear Salesian Family, A special thanks to my Salesian confreres and to my immediate family (three brothers) who joined us for the Province Installation Mass on July 30th at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. I am also appreciative of the many Salesian Family members, as well as alumni/ae, family and friends who watched the event virtually from other parts of the United States, from … Continue reading Provincial Letter August 6th, 2020

Bosco Tech names alumnus Vincent Nolasco Athletic Director

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Vincent Nolasco as its new Athletic Director. “It is my great pleasure to welcome back Mr. Nolasco on behalf of the Tech community,” said Memo Gutierrez, the school’s President. “As a Tech alumnus, Vince understands the effective Salesian educational system that is known worldwide for its focus on … Continue reading Bosco Tech names alumnus Vincent Nolasco Athletic Director

Salesian Map 2020

By: Fr Gildásio Mendes, SDB Councillor for Social Communication Jesus Christ,  Communicator of the Father, said to his disciples: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mk 16:15). Don Bosco, Communicator of the Father’s love for the young, left his own testimony to the Salesians in the great motto: “da mihi animas, caetera tolle”.  Don Bosco, in faithful … Continue reading Salesian Map 2020

Salesian professor at the Institute of Salesian Studies, Fr. Alejandro publishes two new books

  Leading from the Heart. An Educative Preventive Approach. This book published by the Institute of Salesian Studies in Berkeley, is a guide for salesians, educators and leaders to improve and deepen their roles through a better understanding of themselves and of educational processes from the Preventive System insights. Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez SDB, unpacks what it means to be benevolent from a Salesian educational stand … Continue reading Salesian professor at the Institute of Salesian Studies, Fr. Alejandro publishes two new books

Mensaje del Rector Major P. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Sueñen y hagan soñar”

(Papa Francisco a los Salesianos) A todos ustedes, amigos y amigas del carisma de Don Bosco en todo el mundo, o simplemente lectores que se han encontrado por casualidad con este Boletín Salesiano, instrumento de comunicación que fundó y tanto amó el mismo don Bosco, les hago llegar hoy un saludo que tiene una hermosa connotación de cercanía, de espíritu de familia, de parte del … Continue reading Mensaje del Rector Major P. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Sueñen y hagan soñar”

Provincial Letter July 18th, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I just returned from Southern California, where I visited our communities and made my way back to the Provincial House in San Francisco, stopping in Watsonville for the night.   Thanks again to everyone’s hospitality.   And, a big “Thank You” to everyone for their joyful witness of Salesian life even in the midst of these confusing times of Covid-19.    Things change … Continue reading Provincial Letter July 18th, 2020

The Message of the Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Dream & Help others Dream”

(Pope Francis to the Salesians) Poor young people if, in addition to all that must be done to survive during this time, we kill, annul, or maim their dreams and their desire to do something great and beautiful with their lives. Greetings to all of you, friends of Don Bosco’s charism around the world, or readers who may have chanced upon a Salesian website. Today’s … Continue reading The Message of the Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Dream & Help others Dream”

St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Celebrates Pastor Father John Lam’s 80th Birthday

May our Blessed Mother, Mary Help of Christians, be with you.  Dear Salesian family, greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church.  This year St. Bridget is celebrating our pastor Father John Lam’s 80th birthday.  Fr. John Lam is a faithful apprentice of St. John Bosco, humbly serving God and his charge in all his ministries.  Fr. Lam entered the novitiate in 1960, professed his perpetual … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Celebrates Pastor Father John Lam’s 80th Birthday

How Do You Coach Adolescents with Depression and Anxiety During this COVID-19 Season?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Do adolescents have psychological health problems during this epidemic viral season? For many of you who have worked with young people, psychological health problems, especially emotional disorders, are common among adolescents. The epidemiology of emotional disorders is greatly influenced by stressful events. No one will disagree this is a very stressful time for our kids; months of … Continue reading How Do You Coach Adolescents with Depression and Anxiety During this COVID-19 Season?

Spanish Salesian Priest tours San Francisco in turbulent times

Fr. Gustavo Martagón, ministering at St. Luke’s parish in Stockton, CA, was called back to Spain. There he will be pastor at a church in Sevilla. He will join Fr. Diego Molina, SDB, a close friend, who has been assigned as his director.  Three years ago, Fr. Molina was stationed in Los Angeles at St. Mary’s Church where Fr. Jesse Montes was pastor.  Fr. Diego … Continue reading Spanish Salesian Priest tours San Francisco in turbulent times

Renewal of Vows – Congratulations!

During their Annual Retreat and from their respective communities, Brothers Khoa Pham, SDB, Quang Nguyen, SDB, Leo Imbert, SDB, Kris Tran, SDB and Damien Ho, SDB renewed their vows and their commitment to serving the young people. Please continue to pray for vocations especially for these young men as they continue their formation. Congratulations! Continue reading Renewal of Vows – Congratulations!

Graphic summary of our Immune System

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Our immune system is pretty complex. In our previous discussion, we learned about the lymphatic system, the lymphocytes, the T and B cells, the antibodies, interferons, phagocytes, the active and passive immunity. As I have alluded before, it is not an easy system to understand. It would not hurt to go back to the last two weeks’ … Continue reading Graphic summary of our Immune System

Provincial Letter July 3rd, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, We continue to struggle with all of the challenges which Covid-19 presents to us.   With the resurgence of Covid cases in certain areas of our province (California and Texas in particular) changes are continuously taking place to assure the safety of all of our people, especially, our young men and women.  While some of our sites are conducting virtual camps, … Continue reading Provincial Letter July 3rd, 2020

Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing

By: Andres Neria Province Delegate for Social Communication On June 28, 2020, candidates for the Salesian Cooperators Association, Spanish-speaking, met on Zoom for their third monthly meeting.  Special formators, Judy Alvarez and Elizabeth Gamarra, presented material from their respective expertise. Fr. Ted Montemayor, our provincial led the opening prayer. He joined them for the entire program. There are seventeen candidates in the two-year program.  Sister … Continue reading Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing

Corpus Christi Celebrates Anniversaries

When Father Ed Liptak returned from Africa, he was assigned to Corpus Christi Church, San Francisco, where he joined his companion of ordination, Fr. Al Pestun, after years of separation. As a missionary in Africa for twenty-six years, Fr. Ed had worked largely in formation of the clergy, both diocesan and religious. He also served two terms as vice provincial of the newly formed East … Continue reading Corpus Christi Celebrates Anniversaries

The Immune System – Part II

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP To continue our conversation from our last edition, let us explore the two types of immunity. This is a continuation of our Immunity Lesson 101. There are two types of immunity that protect us from infection: active and passive system. Active immunity – for those of us who are parents, you have known this active system for … Continue reading The Immune System – Part II

Open Wide our Hearts

By: Fr. John Itzaina, SDB Province Delegate for Formation In the past three weeks since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, for the most part, anger has turned into resolve, looting has been overwhelmed by peaceful but forceful protests. House, Senate, and State Assemblies have proposed legislation for radical changes to police tactics, its militarization, and to the use of violent crowd control methods … Continue reading Open Wide our Hearts