Provincial Letter: August 27th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Yesterday, the Directors, Pastors and Delegates of the different province departments met for our biannual meeting.    Usually, we meet at the beginning of the scholastic/pastoral year and again in the Spring.   We meet to plan, nourish our spirits, and reconnect as province leadership.   I wish to thank all those who were able to make it.   I realize that this is … Continue reading Provincial Letter: August 27th, 2019

Carbohydrates – Part II

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP How many carbohydrates does a person need in a day? Instead of counting carbohydrates, dietitians now recommend planning meals using the “Healthy Plate.” At each meal, half of the plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables and a quarter of the plate should be filled with whole grains. (Dietitians do not count potatoes or French fries … Continue reading Carbohydrates – Part II

Directors and Pastors Meeting

By: Andres Neria Delegate for Social Communication On Monday August 26th the Directors, Pastors, Delegates, and Provincial Council gathered together for a day of reflection and planning. The meeting, facilitated by Fr. Ted Montemayor, Provincial, focused on four main points: Fr. Angel’s letter from the Extraordinary Visitation of Fr. Maria Arokiam, the revised (2019) Province Organic Plan, North and South communities’ calendar and collaboration, and … Continue reading Directors and Pastors Meeting

Community wide High School Night

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA–August 26, 2019–Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will present “Gear Up for High School,” a high school preview night for elementary and middle school students on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the school’s Rosemead campus. During the complimentary event, representatives from local Catholic private and archdiocesan high schools will provide information and answer … Continue reading Community wide High School Night

Induction of Pre-Novices

“Here in your midst I feel completely at home; for me, living means being here with you” – Don Bosco This year we are happy to announce that there will be three pre-novices in our province; Christopher Green, Eduardo De Leon, and Reegen Ledet. These young men have just entered their pre-novitiate. They were inducted on Wednesday August 21st , 2019 in front of the … Continue reading Induction of Pre-Novices

SEARCH Retreat – St. Josephs Retreat Center

The Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Search is a community of young adults within the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese that is sponsored by the St. Joseph Salesian Youth Renewal Center. We are a small, but powerful part of the larger body of Christ. Each community member is on a journey seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. The Search community provides opportunities to give and receive … Continue reading SEARCH Retreat – St. Josephs Retreat Center

Update on Fr. John Itzaina

By: Jim Aldridge Mike and Marie Marheineke have been spending time with Fr. John Itzaina regularly since his bypass surgery. Mike relates that he visited Friday, saying that John looks good. The Occupational Therapy task assigned was for John to dress himself. So, for the first time in nearly two weeks he was seen in something other than hospital gown or scrubs. Progress… progress. The … Continue reading Update on Fr. John Itzaina

Provincial Council, Delegates, and Coordinators Meeting

By: Andres Neria On Thursday August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, our Provincial Fr. Ted and his council met with the delegates and coordinators of the province. The purpose of this meeting, and future meetings to come, is to explore and implement better ways to serve our province at all levels. This idea was presented at this year’s Provincial Chapter and came out as … Continue reading Provincial Council, Delegates, and Coordinators Meeting

Province Youth Ministry Team

By: Andres Neria As Delegate of Social Communication I attended the first Province Youth Ministry Team meeting for the 2019-2020 pastoral year on Saturday August 17th in the Learning  Commons at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. The meeting began with a short prayer and introduction of new and old members of the team, followed by reviewing the Province Organic Plan. The morning continued with … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Team


By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Source: Cleveland Clinic For the past 2 months, we have spent time understanding sugar and how much we should take in our daily diet. It would be logically to follow the sugar discussion with a deeper appreciation of its relationship to carbohydrates. Nowadays, many health conscious folks would go light on carbohydrates. Let us explore together what … Continue reading Carbohydrates

Provincial Letter: August 20th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Last Thursday, August 15th, the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mother into heaven, the Western Province of St. Andrew had the blessing of witnessing the first professions of two of our brothers:  Leo Imbert and Kris Tran.   We wish to congratulate them and promise them our prayers.  We wish to thank their parents for the love and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: August 20th, 2019

How Sweet is it?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP The Provincial Care Ministry highly recommends this important publication from Harvard. See How Much Sugar is in Soda, Juice, Sports Drinks, and Energy Drinks The Nutrition Source has prepared a handy guide to the amount of sugar and calories in soda, juice, sports drinks, and other popular beverages, How Sweet Is It? The front of the guide graphically depicts … Continue reading How Sweet is it?

Provincial Letter: August 14th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I flew back into Los Angeles from San Antonio late last night.   As I had mentioned before, the Salesian Sisters had invited me to preside at the Mass for Sr. Sydney Moss’ final vows.   I arrived a day early and was able to concelebrate at the Mass of Renewal of vows for three Salesian Sisters presided by Fr. Pascual Chavez … Continue reading Provincial Letter: August 14th, 2019