By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP You must be curious by now as to why seniors are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes and who are most vulnerable. The website information from the Yale Research Team explains why seniors are at risk and the Mayo Clinic lists two common risk factors. Why senior folks have more incidence of Type 2 diabetes: An article … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On September 26, three organizations: Salesian Volunteers, St. Joseph Salesian Retreat House and Restless Hearts went to our monthly homeless outreach activity in Skid Row. Tamara and Juan Guzmán helped us organize the Homeless Outreach by gathering clothes and preparing hot food for our brothers and sisters in need. First we had our Eucharistic celebration at 9:30 am, then … Continue reading First Homeless Outreach at Skid Row
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, October 24, two members of the Missionary Animation Team of the Province were present in two Archdiocesan of Los Angeles Parishes to speak about the missionary work of the Church in the world and invite parishioners to be part of the Mission of the Church through prayer and economic cooperation. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has contacted … Continue reading World Mission Day in the LA Archdiocese!
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Gala Honorees are Longtime Tech Instructors Dr. Jorge Calienes and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison ROSEMEAD, CA—October 20, 2021—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its annual Black and Gold Gala, “Back to Broadway,” on the school’s campus on Saturday, November 6. All proceeds will benefit Bosco Tech’s tuition assistance program. The event will honor longtime Tech instructors Dr. Jorge Calienes and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison for … Continue reading Bosco Tech Black and Gold Gala is November 6th
By: Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N.(recommended by Sheila Kun) These two nursing colleagues did a wonderful job in explaining the vascular changes from high blood sugar. I thought before memorizing the symptoms of Diabetes, one needs to know “how” it happens. Enjoy the following blog write up. You’ve been told that high blood sugar causes complications, but have you ever wondered why? … Continue reading Why High Blood Sugar is Bad
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Fr Marcos Castillo is a Salesian of Don Bosco born in the city of Santa Ana, El Salvador. He is a former student of the Colegio Salesiano San José. He professed as a Salesian of Don Bosco in 2009 and was ordained a priest in 2019. At this time, Fr Marcos is 33 years old, and his favorite hobbies … Continue reading A Missionary serving the poorest in Boyle Heights
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Diabetes type 2 is a very common problem which deserves in depth understanding from scratch. Since this is a huge topic, for the coming months, our Care Ministry will begin a series of what I call ”Diabetes 101”. We will seek out pertinent educational information from programs with the best practice. Here is “A little summary … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: How Your Pancreas and Liver Work Together
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Thomas Hogan as Director of Admissions. In this position, he will oversee the school’s recruiting and orientation programs for new students, enrollment services, and the admission process. Hogan is an administrator and instructor with more than 30 years of experience in high school education, admissions, and retention. Most recently, he served as Upper … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Thomas Hogan Director of Admissions
By: Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church, a Salesian parish in Los Angeles, on 10/9/2021, returned to our annual celebration dinner organized by the Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles after taking a break last year due to circumstance beyond our control. With over 250 parishioners and friends present, the theme of this year’s celebration was Faith, … Continue reading St. Bridget celebration of Faith, Hope and Love
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant SYM “LEADS” International (Inter-america Region) On September 8th The Youth Ministry Department of the congregation represented by Fr. Rafael Bejarano, SDB, met with Fr. Inatio Vieria, SDB (South Cone Region REB) and Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB (Inter-america Region SUO) to pass on the coordination of the group “LEADS” an international effort of the congregation to give voice and active … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department September Recap!
By: JC Montenegro, PhD, Miriam Hernandez & Luis ChaconEast Los Angeles Community Because we know education is a matter of the heart St Dominic Savio Church and the Salesian Family Youth Center, located in Los Angeles County, opened their doors to welcome children and young people. The “oratorians” are from 5 to 13 years old, and the animators are from 14 to 18 years old … Continue reading Don Bosco Festive Oratory is alive in Los Angeles
By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Last Monday, September 13th, CYM’s and program coordinators who work for the good of children and young people from all Salesian presences in Los Angeles have met with the objectives of: Getting to know the CYM’s of each Salesian work in Los Angeles and to the people who coordinate the Programs managed by young people. To present the programs … Continue reading Salesian Mission in Los Angeles: CYM’s Meeting
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) senior Aman Kumar has been named a semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Kumar is one of approximately 16,000 students from across the country who earned the designation and now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered … Continue reading Bosco Tech student Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, September 29, we had the opportunity to do a volunteer experience feeding the homeless at Venice Beach. The event organizers were Restless Heart Foundation, who prepared the food packages, Tamara (St. Joseph Salesian representative), representatives from the Salesian Volunteers Program, Martín (volunteer from Ecuador), and Br. Freddy (SDB from Venezuela). We began with a Mass celebration at … Continue reading Promoting Social Justice among our young people
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator If you have not heard of AIC as a tourist destination, you are not alone. AIC is not a Greek island. My journey in this week’s Care Ministry article is about my personal experience with diabetes. That is right, for those who know me, you might be surprised that my blood sugar is not at its … Continue reading My AIC Journey