Thank you to all our school administrators, staff, faculty, and students for setting the example on “virtual learning”. Check out how our schools are working during these challenging times and continue to move forward to make sure all students received their education from the safety of their homes. Continue reading Salesian Schools Virtual Learning
By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Assistant – Office Support Manager This past Saturday Salesian Educators, Cooperators, Religious, and lay people gathered from around the United States for the Salesian 101: Online Salesian Youth Spirituality Formation session. It was a session filled with prayer, presentations, and meaningful discussions. Fr. John Roche led the presentations on the origins of the Salesian family, Don Bosco and St. … Continue reading Salesian 101 – Introduction
By: J.C Montenegro, Ph.D Province Delegate for Mission Animation As the pandemic continues and our children are attending online school, it is important to measure where young people are and how they have dealt with the pandemic. This survey was created to hypothesize that volunteerism can help young people’s well-being during these rough times. The volunteers who serve in our summer program in Bellflower and … Continue reading Young People and COVID – Research!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Wellness is an essential theme in coping with the viral season. Our hospital has posted this write up from Dr. Christina Zhang, a pulmonologist specializing in sleep and a pediatrician. She has given me permission to share the write up on quality sleep with you. As we have explored the topic of sleep before, we … Continue reading Coping with COVID Viral Season -Revisiting Quality Sleep
By: Diana Serrano University of California, San Diego, ’17, BA Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN All we hear on the news is “wash your hands”, “wash your hands”, and “wash your hands”, but why is it so important? Hand washing is important to prevent the transmission of diseases, such as COVID-19. According to the CDC, germs can spread from both people or surfaces such as … Continue reading Why Should I Wash My Hands?
By: Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB Community of San Luis Rey Church – Laredo, TX I woke up with a cough and thought to myself upon opening my eyes, ‘hmm, where did this cough come from?” I immediately wondered if this was the famous covid “they” speak of. But how could this be? I was wearing my mask everywhere and social distancing. I quickly decided I … Continue reading Not Only Surviving But Thriving
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain (John 15:16). I believe that God has called me and continues to call me to be of service. First and foremost, it is a call to serve God’s people, the Church, especially the young. I learned early … Continue reading Deacon Vien’s Ordination to the Priesthood
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator The research data from China on depression and anxiety of youth from 12-18 are still very vivid in my minds; 30 to 40% of the participants reported depression and anxiety. Hence I was seeking answers from you regarding the solutions to these emotional issues. Since I have yet heard from my Salesian Families, I resorted … Continue reading How Are the Youngsters Coping with the COVID Viral Summer?
By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Province Delegate for Youth Ministry Translation by: Miss Marisol Becerra, Fr. Joe Farias, SDB, Fr. Mike Gergen, SDB, Fr. Tom Juarez, SDB My dear educative-pastoral communities (EPC), receive my most warm greetings, especially my Salesian brothers, the different members of the Salesian Family, and above all, my dear young people: Our Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, recently presented to … Continue reading Message to the Province – In them you shall find Hope
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP This is my response. I thought a picture is worth a thousand words. What is yours? Your homework assignment from the Care Ministry this week: please email our Care Ministry your intervention and plans in working with adolescent depression and anxiety during this COVID season. We love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading How Do You Coach Adolescents with Depression and Anxiety During this COVID-19 Season? Part II
By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On August 1, 2020, St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th birthday. The festivities started with a Thanksgiving Mass at 9:30AM, followed by a Drive-By Birthday Greeting at 10:30AM, and culminated with a Virtual Celebration at 3:00PM. The Thanksgiving Mass was con-celebrated by Fr. Mel Trinidad (Provincial, Salesians of Don … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church utilized technology to celebrate Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th Birthday
By: Diana Serrano University of California, San Diego, ’17, BA Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN COVID-19 has greatly affected all of our lives and has created a new “normal”. This new normal has led to an increase in the amount of screen time that kids are utilizing at home. The problem with this increased screen time is that it can lead to decreased time spent … Continue reading Why physical activity matters during quarantine!
By: Elizabeth Gamarra, SC Delegate for Salesian Family – SUO On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the InterAmerican regional council of the cooperators organized a formation webinar. The guest speaker was Mr. Raul Fernandez, SC. He is the ASC world formation delegate. He explained the newly revised formation program. The program has been made available to all regions in the world. The meeting was attended by … Continue reading Interamerica Region of the Cooperators: Northern Hemisphere
Autor: P. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Delegado Inspectorial de Pastoral Juvenil Queridas comunidades educativo-pastorales (CEP), reciban mi más cordial saludo, es espacial mis hermanos salesianos, los diferentes miembros de la familia salesiana y, sobre todo, mis queridos jóvenes: Nuestro Rector Mayor, P. Ángel Fernández Artime, ha presentado recientemente, a toda la congregación, el tema y nombre de la “Strenna” que iluminará nuestra acción educativa-pastoral para el … Continue reading Mensaje para la Inspectoria – En ellos, la esperanza vive
By: Fr. Tom Juarez, SDB Community of San Luis Rey Church – Laredo, TX On the morning of July 10th, 2020 I received a phone call from Lidia, daughter of Angelo Biasutto, who passed away yesterday in Edmonton, Alberta. He was not like the men that Fr. Louis Masoero had contacted, even twisted arms, to patch the flimsy fire station that was the home of … Continue reading The last of the Stalwarts
Dear Salesian Family, A special thanks to my Salesian confreres and to my immediate family (three brothers) who joined us for the Province Installation Mass on July 30th at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. I am also appreciative of the many Salesian Family members, as well as alumni/ae, family and friends who watched the event virtually from other parts of the United States, from … Continue reading Provincial Letter August 6th, 2020
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Vincent Nolasco as its new Athletic Director. “It is my great pleasure to welcome back Mr. Nolasco on behalf of the Tech community,” said Memo Gutierrez, the school’s President. “As a Tech alumnus, Vince understands the effective Salesian educational system that is known worldwide for its focus on … Continue reading Bosco Tech names alumnus Vincent Nolasco Athletic Director
By: Fr Gildásio Mendes, SDB Councillor for Social Communication Jesus Christ, Communicator of the Father, said to his disciples: “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation” (Mk 16:15). Don Bosco, Communicator of the Father’s love for the young, left his own testimony to the Salesians in the great motto: “da mihi animas, caetera tolle”. Don Bosco, in faithful … Continue reading Salesian Map 2020