Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: A few months past I read a quote on social media that struck me to the core. I know I have seen it before but it didn’t resonate with me until then, around the time I found out in the beginning of June that I have been appointed Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco USA West. The quote is … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator One of the benefits of working in an academic setting is the opportunity to grow by attending Grand Rounds. Recently I attended an excellent presentation on lifestyle modifications for the pediatric patient with obesity by Ms. Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN. She presented updated data on obesity with nutritional considerations. I thought I would break it … Continue reading Children with Obesity
By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Parish, San Francisco San Francisco has the most stringent constraints on religious gatherings of any other city in the United States. If someone wants to pray in any church, only one person at time can enter. There can be no ceremony in the church. Services can be held outside (parking lot, plaza, courtyard, etc.) but with only twenty-five … Continue reading Salesian presence at protest march
By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Office Assistant “America Social Salesiana” is a network of Salesian works throughout North, Central, and South America that fosters the work of the congregation especially among the poor and most abandoned young people. There was a virtual network conference that took place from September 8-10. About 50 members from this network were in attendance from 14 different Salesian Provinces. … Continue reading America Social Salesiana
By: Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB Salesians of Don Bosco USA East Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB, passed serenely from Sherbrooke, Que., into eternity at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, September 13. In faith, we trust that he didn’t stop at the Pearly Gates but continued until he reached the Salesian Garden and was welcomed by Don Bosco, the Madonna, and the pantheon of holy Salesians. Fr. Romeo … Continue reading Fr. Romeo Trottier, SDB (1937-2020)
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator I can speak with certainty that the following scenario has happened to many of you – my office mate came to work one day, soberly depressed. In an almost disgusted voice, she lamented: “I cannot believe this is true; I could not zip up my dress this morning. And there is more than one dress … Continue reading The Unintended Health Consequences of COVID
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA. – Sept. 16, 2020 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Philip R. Consuegra as its new Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives. “It’s my great pleasure to welcome Mr. Consuegra on behalf of the board of trustees and the entire Tech community,” said Guillermo (Memo) Gutierrez, the school’s president. “Bringing a wealth … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Philip Consuegra Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB Congratulations to Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB on his ordination to the priesthood, check out some images below. You can also rewatch the live stream on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF2UfIlp0LU&feature=youtu.be Continue reading Fr. Vien’s Ordination
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Three months ago, if you asked me if I knew of any friends or relatives who were tested positive for COVID 19, hospitalized or dead from this viral season, my answer was no. It seemed that the epidemic season was a hoax, to quote some earlier commentators on the subject. 3 months later, in September … Continue reading A Friendly Reminder
By: Stephanie Alvarez California State University, Fullerton, ’19, BS ; Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN As families stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there has been an increase in the amount of time spent in front of a screen. Screen time is a term that is used for any activity done in front of a screen such as watching TV, working … Continue reading The effects of Screen Time!
(ANS – Rome – September 10, 2020) – “Young Salesians and accompaniment: Orientations and guidelines.” The first “seed” of reflection that five young Salesians toss to their colleagues and all the Salesians in their three-minute video in five languages for the month of September is to open our eyes to this awareness: there is a large number of young Salesians. It is a charism, a gift, … Continue reading Not just Salesians for young people, but young Salesians
Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: It is hard to believe that we are now entering our seventh month of living with the Covid-19 pandemic. I encourage you to be safe and strong and I pray that God’s blessings will continue to manifest itself in everything around you. Speaking of God’s blessings, on Monday, August 31st, there was a Zoom meeting/gathering of Province Leadership. The meeting … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 3rd, 2020
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator If you ask parents what are the latest challenges they have beginning the fall school year, no doubt, back to school is one of the major concerns. With so many of us affected by changes to school activities, our wellness focus this week is on resources for parents, care takers and those who need to … Continue reading Back to School During the COVID Season
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA – September 2, 2020 – The Alumni Association of Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic at the Rio Hondo Golf Club on Friday, September 25, 2020. This year, due to COVID-19, the tournament format will prioritize a safe and healthy environment. Individual tee times will be reserved in … Continue reading Bosco Tech “Safe and Sane” Golf Classic
By: J.C Montenegro, Ph.D Province Delegate for Mission Animation The love for our children and families is so big that we are committing to open our doors from 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday in order to accommodate families that need to work and have no place for their children to go. The effort to open our Clubhouse has challenged us to improve … Continue reading School starts – the club supports!!!