By: Soledad Soto Communication Coordinator for Red America Social Salesiana (RASS) #SomosMigrantes “Me da miedo que nos saquen de aquí, porque estamos sin papeles(…) Me asusta que la situación en mi país no se arregle, que no podamos volver con nuestras familias, (…)” comenta Brangely, migrante venezolana que reside en Colombia. Ella, como otros cientos de miles de migrantes, ha salido de su país natal … Continue reading Hacia un “Nosotros” Cada Vez Mas Grande – Los Salesianos y la Migracion en America
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Abstracted by Sheila Kun RN from Renewed Vitality Many things contribute to Insulin Resistance. One of the biggest causes is increased amounts of fatty acids (also called triglycerides) in the bloodstream. Triglycerides are a form of cholesterol. Several studies have shown that these fats impede insulin from getting into the cells. The biggest reason for elevated … Continue reading Causes of Insulin Resistance
By: Soledad Soto Communication Coordinator for Red America Social Salesiana (RASS) América Social Salesiana es la red de las obras y servicios sociales que atienden a las niñas, niños y jóvenes en alto riesgo de exclusión social de América. Su objetivo es consolidar un trabajo coordinado entre las obras sociales salesianas, con el fin de mejorar la calidad de la respuesta de la congregación a … Continue reading Red America Social Salesiana: 20 Paises, 16 Inspectorias, Una Mision!
By: JC Montenegro, Ph. D. Delegate for Mission Animation Fr. Alejandro was born in Morelia, Michoacan in Mexico. He met the Salesians in 1980 when he was six years old and joined the Salesian Oratory. He did his first profession in 1994 and was ordained as a priest on July 5, 2003. In his Salesian life, he has been in many positions around education. At … Continue reading The SUO Province Welcomes Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez!
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA – May 28, 2021 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host commencement exercises for the graduating class of 2021 on Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. The outdoor ceremony will be held on the campus mall, with safely spaced seating limited to graduates and three family members. This year’s graduation keynote speaker is … Continue reading Bosco Tech to Host Commencement Exercises on June 5th
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator For the past few weeks we have explored the basics of diabetes; what is diabetes, how the body metabolizes food, glucose and insulin production. We also discussed the risk factors of diabetes. This week, we will explore another concept in the management of diabetes: insulin resistance. I found a good article from Renewed Vitality. So sharing … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part VII) – Insulin Resistance
By: Alejandro Martinez and Martin NeiraSalesian Volunteers. I am Alejandro Martínez Casanova. I was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1989. I made the decision to become a Salesian Volunteer with the purpose of enriching my personal project of life. Since I was 9 years old, I grew up surrounded by music in a Salesian High School in Bogota. Today, I am a professional choral and … Continue reading Meet our two newest Salesian Volunteers!
Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, I expressed a concern and a hope that remain uppermost in my thoughts: “Once this health crisis passes, our worst response would be to plunge even more deeply into feverish consumerism and new forms of egotistic self-preservation. God willing, after all this, we will think no longer in terms of ‘them’ and ‘those’, but only ‘us’” … Continue reading MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS for the 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees Towards an ever wider “we”
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Over their lifetime, US adults overall have a 40% chance of developing type 2 diabetes. But if you’re a Hispanic/Latino American adult, your chance is more than 50%, and you’re likely to develop it at a younger age. Diabetes complications also hit harder: Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of kidney failure caused by diabetes as well as … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part VI) -Diabetes Affects Hispanics/Latinos More – From CDC
By: David LawSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On May 8, 2021 at 10AM, it was a sunny morning at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. Around 100 people gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Help of Christians Center. We were honored to have invited our strong supporter and long-time friend, Bishop Edward Clark; the Provincial of Salesians of Don Bosco, … Continue reading The Groundbreaking of Mary Help of Christians Center at Los Angeles, California
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Risk factors Factors that may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes include: Being overweight or obese is a main risk. Fat distribution. Storing fat mainly in your abdomen — rather than your hips and thighs — indicates a greater risk. Your risk of type 2 diabetes rises if you’re a man with a waist circumference … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part V): Abstracted from the Mayo Clinic
By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center As a Youth Minister, I believe young people can be capable of serving the church now. Saint Dominic Savio is a great example of a teen who served and led others to Jesus through his vast love of the Eucharist and his selfless love and kindness for others. St. John Bosco recognized that Dominic … Continue reading Called to be Oratory
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Parish Commission Meeting On April 9th, there was a Parish Commission meeting to go over current projects and proposals that are happening in each respective parish. CYM Meeting On April 13th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Meeting with the Provincial Councils … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Office April Recap!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator What happens in diabetes when your insulin stops working? One could stop making insulin, slowdown in its production or fail to use its own insulin. For example, glucose cannot enter the cells where it’s needed, so the amount of glucose in the bloodstream continues to rise. This is called hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). When blood sugar … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part IV): When Insulin Stops Working
By: Reegan Ledet Novice – Richmond, CA (Novice Christopher Green leading an activity at the Sophomore retreat Credit: Fr. John Puntino, SDB) Thursday April 15th, Salesian College Preparatory had their first Sophomore Retreat in the past 5 years, and the Sophomore Class of 2023 had the ability to be the first to participate. In years past, the Sophomore Retreat experience was a Service Day that … Continue reading Salesian High School Richmond Sophomore Retreat!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Last week we discussed how insulin open the receptors in the cells to allow glucose to be used or stored in the cells. This week let us examine the balancing act of the rise and fall in insulin and blood sugar. Our blood sugar rises and falls many times during the day and night. It depends … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part III): Understand the Balancing Act of Glucose
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The prevalence of Diabetes type II in our country prompted me to invest our coming weeks to the understanding of what diabetes type II is about, why it happens, and how to manage this condition. Last week we briefly reviewed what the condition is and what are some of the presenting symptoms. I am always curious … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part II): Digestion of Food and Production of Insulin
By: Anita and Vince Manfreda Teachers at the parish school, Associates at the Club, and Cooperators in Formation The COVID-19 pandemic stopped many activities in their tracks and separated us from many people we love. During tough times, we are always called to mind that nothing can stop or separate us from God’s Love. There is no greater example of this love than Christ’s passion … Continue reading Virtual Stations of the Cross, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco