Salesian presence at the Guadalupe Procession

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Bishop Mora Salesian High School participated in the annual Guadalupe procession held in East Los Angeles on December 5th.  The Salesian Letterman Society, the Bishop Mora runners led by coach Gabriel Medina, and the school’s Campus Ministry Team represented the school. This year’s event was the 90th anniversary of the procession.  The parade began at Cesar Chavez Avenue.  As … Continue reading Salesian presence at the Guadalupe Procession

Second Former Volunteers Gathering (MEG) Experience

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On December 2nd I had the opportunity to participate in the discussion of former Salesian volunteers in my Province of origin: Mexico-Guadalajara (MEG). The discussion was led by Margarita, the coordinator of the Salesian missionary volunteering of the Province of MEG. This event was via Zoom, and we began with a reflection on the beginning of Salesian missionary volunteering … Continue reading Second Former Volunteers Gathering (MEG) Experience

Fifth Homeless Outreach at Skid Row

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On November 23rd, on the eve of Thanksgiving, Salesian Volunteers together with R.IDEA, an organization of women dedicated to helping the underserved and homeless communities reach their goals and regain footing back into a functioning society, went to serve our most needy brothers on Skid Row. It is impressive to see how different organizations want to come together and … Continue reading Fifth Homeless Outreach at Skid Row

Type 2 Diabetes 101: High Blood Sugar: What to do?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Following the discussion of low blood sugar, this week, from the educational material on diabetes, Kaiser Permanente (Learning to live well), we summarize symptoms of high blood sugar and what to do at home. Hyperglycemia = High blood sugar (Blood sugar above 240 mg/dl): Starts gradually Causes ·         Too much food ·         Too many carbohydrates (sugar, starchy … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: High Blood Sugar: What to do?

Rest in Peace Br. John Rasor, SDB

Scheduling Update: Memorial Service scheduled for January 21, 2022 will be postponed to an undetermined date for health safety reasons Funeral Service scheduled for January 14, 2022 will continue as originally planned Dear Salesian Family and Friends: Below is the latest news on Brother John Rasor’s Funeral arrangements. Thank you to Fr. Thien Nguyen, Director of Bosco Tech, who arranged this with the school administration, … Continue reading Rest in Peace Br. John Rasor, SDB

Type 2 Diabetes 101: Low Blood Sugar: What to do?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP From the educational material on diabetes, Kaiser Permanente (Learning to live well)) summarizes symptoms of low and high blood sugar and what to do at home. Before going into the symptoms of low or high blood sugar, one must understand the range that your doctor wants you to achieve. If you take pills to control your diabetes, … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Low Blood Sugar: What to do?

Type 2 Diabetes 101: Insulin Therapy and side effects

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP In our last discussion, we reviewed relevant oral medication therapy for diabetes. This week, let us examine the injectable therapy that is the next step medication when oral medication does not control the condition well. Source is from the Mayo Clinic. Insulin therapy Some people who have type 2 diabetes need insulin therapy. In the past, insulin … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Insulin Therapy and side effects

Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

By: Youth Ministry Department November 6  – LEADS Inter-America Meeting The members of Leads Interamerica got together to continue their new journey  as leaders of the Salesian Youth Movement. It was divided in three parts: 1. Formation (Invitation of Pope Francis to celebrate World Youth Day 2021) 2. Accompaniment (Ideas in how to support the delegates of Youth Ministry to celebrate and communicate WYD 2021 … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

Youth Night in Boyle Heights

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Youth Nights have become a monthly tradition in the Salesian community of Los Angeles. The overall intention is to unify forces among the youth ministries of each of the Salesian presences in Los Angeles. Each month we’ve had Youth Night, where members of the Confirmation program from Saint Mary’s, Saint Isabel, and young leaders from the Salesian Family Youth … Continue reading Youth Night in Boyle Heights

Type 2 Diabetes 101: Medication

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Two weeks ago, we examined the early and late signs and symptoms of high blood sugar. This week will look at the medication treatment options, beginning with primarily oral medications first. The source is from the Mayo Clinic: Diabetes Treatment section. Metformin (Fortamet, Glumetza, others) is generally the first medication prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It works primarily … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Medication

Type 2 Diabetes 101: Final

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Now that we have understood why seniors are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, the common risk factors – obesity and metabolic syndromes and the role of insulin, this week, we will focus on the early and late signs and symptoms of high blood sugar. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-2-diabetes/DS00585/DSECTION=causes High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) affects people who have diabetes. Several factors … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Final

We want a decent life!

By: The Salesian Social Network of America Currently, around 33% of the population across the Americas live on less than 2 dollars a day and unemployment has increased to 10.7% of the economically active population, decreasing the labor participation mainly of women, informal workers, young people and migrants. Furthermore, poverty gaps persist in rural areas, indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and children. This social inequality drastically affects … Continue reading We want a decent life!

“Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.”

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.” On the eve of gratitude in November, various organizations such as Mission Animation, Salesian Volunteers Program, Saint Joseph Salesian Retreat House, and Restless Heart offered food, vitamins, masks, and clothing to our less fortunate brothers on Skid Row. This experience has been the third Homeless Outreach for the Salesian Volunteers Program. … Continue reading “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.”

“I’ll be Back!”- Revival Spirit at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Retreat Center

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I am not sure if Fr. Paul Chuong Nguyen is a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor movie superstar, but he surely acts like one. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memorable lines are: “Hasta la vista baby!” and “I‘ll be back!” Often these lines were proclaimed when he screamed at his enemy and promised to be revengeful. In Fr. … Continue reading “I’ll be Back!”- Revival Spirit at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Retreat Center

Youth Night and Collaborative Team!

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Friday, October 22, the 3rd Collaborative Team Meeting was held at the new Salesian parish of Santa Isabel in Boyle Heights. Representatives of the Confirmation Program from St. Mary’s, St. Isabel and some representatives from the Salesian Family Youth Center participated in this meeting. Participants included:  Fr Marcos Castillo, Mrs. Elizabeth Villanueva, Juan Carlos Montenegro, Miriam Hernandez, and … Continue reading Youth Night and Collaborative Team!

Province Youth Ministry Department October Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant NCYC Commission Meeting – October 12th Fr. Fabian participated in the first meeting of the commission for NCYC West Long Beach 2022. This meeting was led by Sr. Sydney Moss who had an objective to start reflecting and thinking about the different possibilities of topics and themes to be reflected in and presented to the participants of the conference. … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department October Recap!

Type 2 Diabetes 101: Part B

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Last week we reviewed the role of insulin in the regulation of blood glucose. This week we enter into another important concept in the management of diabetes – what is insulin resistance? What is insulin resistance? Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it effectively. The body produces insulin, … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes 101: Part B