Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, Yesterday, June 3rd, a huge protest and rally of 10, 000 people or more (some even reported 30,000) took place in the Mission district of San Francisco. The protest was peaceful. The march was organized by a 17 year old high school student and her friends. Simone Jacques and her friends organized the demonstration through an Instagram group called NOJusticeNoPeaceSF … Continue reading Provincial Letter June 4th, 2020
(Source: http://www.usccb.org/news/2020/20-84.cfm) May 31, 2020 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the USCCB. Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows: The … Continue reading Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP When will this viral season end? It depends on whom you talk to. Most politicians want to be optimistic and hope it would come and go. However, working in a hospital, the reality check is on a daily basis; we were told to plan for at least another 12 months before we can conduct business as usual. … Continue reading Adapting to the New Normal
Get to Know – “GTK” By: Elizabeth Gamarra Newly appointed Delegate for Salesian Family Elizabeth Gamarra was recently appointed Salesian Family Delegate for the St. Andrew’s Province of the Western United States (SUO). Since 2011, Liz has been a member of the Salesian Family Commission. She collaborated with past Delegates, Frs. Jerry Bonjean, Chris Woerz, Tom Juarez, and more recently, Fr. Joseph Farias. She has … Continue reading GTK Newly appointed Delegate for Salesian Family
After the publication of the Province’s statement on the current events in the past few days, some have asked: “What can I do?” The following are some ideas: (Downloadable PDF with clickable links here) Links: READ http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf REFLECT https://www.dbynbuildingcitizens.net/preventive-system-citizenship–human-rights-education.html STUDY http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catholic-social-teaching/seven-themes-of-catholic-social-teaching.cfm http://www.loyno.edu/jsri/sites/loyno.edu.jsri/files/CSTandRacism-Fall2009jsq.pdf WATCH https://educationforjustice.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Film-Discussion-Guide-13th.pdf https://catholicsmobilizing.org/resource/just-mercy-study-guide-printable PRAY Prayer service https://www.sistersofmercy.org/resources/prayer-the-elimination-of-racism/ Prayer https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Prayer-for-Racial-Healing-003.pdf LISTEN https://youtu.be/1RC1-SPJChk SUPPORT https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2020/black-owned-restaurants/ https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-05-31/black-owned-restaurants-in-los-angeles VOTE https://vote.gov Continue reading What can I do?
(Source: http://www.usccb.org/news/2020/20-83.cfm) May 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – Seven U.S. bishop chairmen of committees within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and in other cities in the United States. Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism; … Continue reading Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen in Wake of Death of George Floyd and National Protests
Get to Know – “GTK” By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Newly appointed Delegate for Youth Ministry Hello Everyone, I am Fabian Cardenas, I was born in Bogota, Colombia on June 12th, 1988. I grew up in a humble, hard-working, welcoming family of Catholic roots. I came to know the Salesians of Don Bosco thanks to my father, who, having studied with them in his youth, … Continue reading GTK Newly appointed Delegate for Youth Ministry
Take a look at our graduating seniors from our schools! We wish them the best of luck on their next adventures! Class of 2020 – St. Francis High School, Watsonville Class of 2020 – St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower Class of 2020 – Don Bosco Tech, Rosemead Class of 2020 – Salesian College Preparatory, Richmond Class of 2020 – Bishop Mora Salesian High School, … Continue reading Congratulations Seniors!