(Papa Francisco a los Salesianos) A todos ustedes, amigos y amigas del carisma de Don Bosco en todo el mundo, o simplemente lectores que se han encontrado por casualidad con este Boletín Salesiano, instrumento de comunicación que fundó y tanto amó el mismo don Bosco, les hago llegar hoy un saludo que tiene una hermosa connotación de cercanía, de espíritu de familia, de parte del … Continue reading Mensaje del Rector Major P. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Sueñen y hagan soñar”
Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I just returned from Southern California, where I visited our communities and made my way back to the Provincial House in San Francisco, stopping in Watsonville for the night. Thanks again to everyone’s hospitality. And, a big “Thank You” to everyone for their joyful witness of Salesian life even in the midst of these confusing times of Covid-19. Things change … Continue reading Provincial Letter July 18th, 2020
(Pope Francis to the Salesians) Poor young people if, in addition to all that must be done to survive during this time, we kill, annul, or maim their dreams and their desire to do something great and beautiful with their lives. Greetings to all of you, friends of Don Bosco’s charism around the world, or readers who may have chanced upon a Salesian website. Today’s … Continue reading The Message of the Rector Major Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime: “Dream & Help others Dream”
May our Blessed Mother, Mary Help of Christians, be with you. Dear Salesian family, greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. This year St. Bridget is celebrating our pastor Father John Lam’s 80th birthday. Fr. John Lam is a faithful apprentice of St. John Bosco, humbly serving God and his charge in all his ministries. Fr. Lam entered the novitiate in 1960, professed his perpetual … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Celebrates Pastor Father John Lam’s 80th Birthday
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Do adolescents have psychological health problems during this epidemic viral season? For many of you who have worked with young people, psychological health problems, especially emotional disorders, are common among adolescents. The epidemiology of emotional disorders is greatly influenced by stressful events. No one will disagree this is a very stressful time for our kids; months of … Continue reading How Do You Coach Adolescents with Depression and Anxiety During this COVID-19 Season?
Fr. Gustavo Martagón, ministering at St. Luke’s parish in Stockton, CA, was called back to Spain. There he will be pastor at a church in Sevilla. He will join Fr. Diego Molina, SDB, a close friend, who has been assigned as his director. Three years ago, Fr. Molina was stationed in Los Angeles at St. Mary’s Church where Fr. Jesse Montes was pastor. Fr. Diego … Continue reading Spanish Salesian Priest tours San Francisco in turbulent times
During their Annual Retreat and from their respective communities, Brothers Khoa Pham, SDB, Quang Nguyen, SDB, Leo Imbert, SDB, Kris Tran, SDB and Damien Ho, SDB renewed their vows and their commitment to serving the young people. Please continue to pray for vocations especially for these young men as they continue their formation. Congratulations! Continue reading Renewal of Vows – Congratulations!
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Our immune system is pretty complex. In our previous discussion, we learned about the lymphatic system, the lymphocytes, the T and B cells, the antibodies, interferons, phagocytes, the active and passive immunity. As I have alluded before, it is not an easy system to understand. It would not hurt to go back to the last two weeks’ … Continue reading Graphic summary of our Immune System
Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, We continue to struggle with all of the challenges which Covid-19 presents to us. With the resurgence of Covid cases in certain areas of our province (California and Texas in particular) changes are continuously taking place to assure the safety of all of our people, especially, our young men and women. While some of our sites are conducting virtual camps, … Continue reading Provincial Letter July 3rd, 2020
By: Andres Neria Province Delegate for Social Communication On June 28, 2020, candidates for the Salesian Cooperators Association, Spanish-speaking, met on Zoom for their third monthly meeting. Special formators, Judy Alvarez and Elizabeth Gamarra, presented material from their respective expertise. Fr. Ted Montemayor, our provincial led the opening prayer. He joined them for the entire program. There are seventeen candidates in the two-year program. Sister … Continue reading Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing