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?
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP You are going to laugh at me this week. Yes, I am showing you two charts comparing some of your favorite foods. The goal is for you to now look at the food item and determine whether the glucose content meets your dietary choice. It is a cliché; a picture is better than a thousand words. I, … Continue reading Know your glucose content and Make a Smart Choice
By Bro. Quang Nguyen Camp St. Francis 2019 is back in business again from June 30th – July 27th! We are on our third week of camp and the counselors are giving it their all to make it the best camp season for the campers! The young people have been longing all year to come back to camp! As campers arrive, camp St. Francis welcomes … Continue reading Camp St. Francis
By Marisol Becerra – Youth Ministry Office Support Assistant Hello my name is Marisol Becerra. I’m from Baldwin Park, California and my home parish is St. John the Baptist. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 and I hope to begin a Master’s program in 2020 to become a licensed counselor. I have been a volunteer at my parish for the past 7 years. … Continue reading Meet the Youth Ministry Offices newest member!
By Tammy Tran Since our last article on our homeless mission, we have continued to grow with the grace of God. We would like to update you on our homeless Bible study. I’ve done many outreach from assembly line of putting goods together, serving Thanksgiving meals, passing out supplies at skid row, winter shelter at my parish, but nothing prepared me for a close up … Continue reading Homeless Outreach
By Sean Wilk Each day at Camp Savio is a day filled with fun and excitement for both campers and our counselors. Days are spent on campus, or on field trip days, and kids will spend their day at places such as the California Science Center, the beach, and Disneyland. The day starts early, with many counselors arriving at Camp Savio as early as 6:30, … Continue reading Camp Savio Second Week
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I am presently in Los Angeles. I drove down yesterday evening, after visiting Camp St. Francis in Aptos. Today I visited Camp Savio in Bellflower. Tomorrow, I hope to visit our ministry in Boyle Heights. I am grateful to all those working hard to give young people a beautiful, enjoyable and Salesian summer experience. Wherever you go, you sense the … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 17th, 2019
By: Johnny Martinez World Youth Day Echo was a success! Over 200 young people gathered at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Renewal Center in Rosemead for an event with a purpose. On May 4, 2019 thousands were invited to participate in sharing the Panama World Youth Day theme “I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to your word” Luke … Continue reading World Youth Day Echo 2019
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP I love what was described in the independent.co.UK website about certain facts of sugar. I hope you would enjoy reading the reason why many of us love sugary food. What happens to your body when you overindulge your sweet tooth? Sugar is essential for the human body as it powers the cells that keep us alive. However, … Continue reading Sweet Talk – Why Is Sugar so Attractive to Us?
By: Sean Wilk This summer, Camp Savio is going to be an opportunity for not only I but my fellow counselors as well, to grow both individuals and in our faith. This is my first summer doing Camp Savio, and already, I have seen many qualities from other counselors that I wish to gain over the rest of the summer. I have seen other counselors … Continue reading Camp Savio First Week
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I am presently in Santa Cruz, at Villa Del Mar Retreat House ran by the Holy Names Sisters. The Provincial Council and I are here for a week of meetings: prayer, planning, reflection and some fraternal time together. We arrived on Sunday evening and will finish on Friday at noon. It is a beautiful setting, close to the ocean and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 10th, 2019
By: Janelle Siqueiros With the introduction of a new camp season comes the introduction of new counselors, campers, staff, and new opportunities to show Camp Savios’ ability to be highly adaptable. Throughout the years, Camp Savio continues to be ever-growing, and while the ability to share this beautiful and unique experiences, that we at Camp Savio believe can only be delivered through the combined efforts … Continue reading Camp Savio Training Week
By: Christopher Green Hey everyone, I hope all has been well with you in the past week. Happy memorial of Saint Junipero Serra! I’d like to use this opportunity to let you know about my first week in Tijuana. When I left Los Angles on Saturday of last week, I was excited about this opportunity to clarify my understanding of God’s vocation for me through … Continue reading Candidate TJ Summer Experience