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Know your glucose content and Make a Smart Choice

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

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Meet the Youth Ministry Offices newest member!

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!

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Provincial Letter: July 17th, 2019

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

Sweet Talk – Why Is Sugar so Attractive to Us?

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?

Provincial Letter: July 10th, 2019

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

Camp Savio Training Week

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

Candidate TJ Summer Experience

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

Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Haverstraw, N.Y. – June 30) – After two years of intense planning by a committee of about a dozen Salesian Cooperators, a workshop called “Forming the Formators” took place at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw, June 28-30. It was meant to address programs of both initial formation of SC aspirants and ongoing formation of those already committed by a lifetime … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

Sweet Talk – How Much Sugar Should We Eat Each Day?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP We need sugar and carbohydrates as our main source of energy, converted by the body to power our cells and keep us alive and growing. But I was shocked by this data reported from the independent.co.UK: the average adult consuming approximately 63 grams (2.2 ounces), nearly 16 teaspoons, of sugar each day. That’s over twice the recommended daily … Continue reading Sweet Talk – How Much Sugar Should We Eat Each Day?

Bosco Tech appoints Alumnus Jeffrey Krynen as Principal

By: Karen Krynen Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Krynen as principal of the school, effective immediately. In this capacity, Krynen, who most recently served as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction, will work closely with the president and board to further the school’s mission of providing premiere STEM education to high school students. “The Bosco Tech community is … Continue reading Bosco Tech appoints Alumnus Jeffrey Krynen as Principal

Provincial Letter: July 3rd, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Last night I flew in from New York, after attending the “Forming The Formators” Workshop being hosted at the Marian Shrine, a retreat house staffed by the Salesians, in Stony Point, New York.  The workshop began Friday morning and ended Sunday afternoon with Mass presided by Fr. Tim Zak, Provincial of the New Rochelle Province.  Overall, 90 people attended , … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 3rd, 2019