Salesian Volunteers Visit Asylum Community Center in Tijuana

By: JC Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation As part of the Mission Animation Promotion on Thanksgiving weekend a group of young adults from our province visited the Salesian Community in Tijuana. This is an opportunity for young adults to experience and see firsthand social issues and to educate and raise awareness of what is happening in the world. Young people are challenged to become agents … Continue reading Salesian Volunteers Visit Asylum Community Center in Tijuana

Understanding Sleep (Part I)

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Before the age of technology, i.e. the time when there were no stethoscope, no EKG, no sleep lab, no ultra sound, no X-Ray, no MRI and no CT scan, doctors used their naked eyes to visualize your health, asked pertinent questions to assess your problems and felt your pulses at your wrist to determine your health status. … Continue reading Understanding Sleep (Part I)

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive and Fundraiser

By: Edmond Ngo Salesian Cooperator Over the past few weeks, in preparation for Thanksgiving, St. Bridget’s Chinese Catholic Church organized a fundraiser and canned food drive in support of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church community in Los Angeles. The fundraiser, spearheaded by the Salesian Cooperators, collected a total of $3,716 in donations along with many boxes of canned/ non-perishable foods. The gifts were hand-delivered to … Continue reading Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive and Fundraiser

Provincial Letter: November 27th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, The following story comes from an article on Gratitude by Ron Rolheiser: “There’s a Jewish folk-tale which runs something like this: There once was a young man who aspired to great holiness. After some time at working to achieve it, he went to see his Rabbi. “Rabbi,” he announced, “I think I have achieved sanctity.” ”Why do you think that?” … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 27th, 2019

What is the Circadian Rhythm? (Final Part)

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Impact of Modern Technology The blue light emitted by mobile phones, TVs, and tablets mimics the blue we see in the sky during the daytime. Our bodies have evolved to be awake during the day, so our brains release the hormone cortisol when we see blue-ish light. Cortisol wakes up the brain, making us alert and active. However, if … Continue reading What is the Circadian Rhythm? (Final Part)

“With Hearts on Fire: NCYC 2019”

NC! YC! NC! YC! This would be the chant of over 20,000 Catholic young people from around the country that descended on Indianapolis for the biennial National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). The young Church in the United States was very much alive despite the damp chill of the Midwest. In the thick of the largest three day youth gathering was the Salesian Family of Don Bosco from all … Continue reading “With Hearts on Fire: NCYC 2019”

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Eternal Rest of Fr. Leo Baysinger, SDB

Eternal Rest Fr. Leo Baysinger, SDB passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 Funeral Arrangements  Wednesday, December  4, 2019, Bellflower St. John Bosco High School Chapel 2:00- 4:00 pm     Viewing 4:30 pm     Funeral Liturgy 6:00 pm     Reception at MPR Friday, December 6, 2019, Richmond Salesian Preparatory 10:00 am     Viewing 11:00 am     Requiem Mass and Interment 12:15 pm     Lunch Salesians will express love … Continue reading Eternal Rest of Fr. Leo Baysinger, SDB

What is the Circadian Rhythm (Part III)?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Your Rhythm Might be Different than Others While all humans have a circadian rhythm of 24 hours, your alignment is probably different than your friends’. People who feel energized later in the day are sometimes called night owls. Their built-in circadian rhythm is different from that of “morning people.” The technical term for whether someone is a … Continue reading What is the Circadian Rhythm (Part III)?

Provincial Letter: November 19th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Two weeks ago, November 7-8, the two provincial councils of the SDBs in the United States met for our annual meetings.   We from the west,  flew out a day early for our own provincial council meeting before joining the Eastern Provincial Council.  And, several of us stayed two extra days afterwards to visit our men in formation in Orange, New … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 19th, 2019

It’s Time to Change: Are You Ready to Be Challenged?

By J.C. Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Last week I had the blessing to participate in the Catholic Volunteer Network Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. In this article, I’m not writing about the conference in general, but rather about what had the greatest impact on me while I was attending the conference. I’m not judging the good work done in so many ways in our Salesian … Continue reading It’s Time to Change: Are You Ready to Be Challenged?

Salesian Graduates supporting the UN in Libya

By: Albert Angel EL ’90 Between October 2018 and November 2019, two graduates from schools associated with the Salesians of Don Bosco, one from the UK and the other from the USA, found themselves deployed to North Africa with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Colonel Raymond Hughes, British Army, is the Senior British Military Advisor and graduated from Salesian College in Liverpool, … Continue reading Salesian Graduates supporting the UN in Libya

What is the Circadian Rhythm (Part II)?

By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Discovery of the Circadian Rhythm A long time ago, people noticed humans, plants, and animals have daily cycles of hunger and sleep. The first known written record is from a 13th-century Chinese medical textbook. In the year 1729, a French scientist Jean-Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan recorded observations about circadian rhythm as he watched a plant “wake” and … Continue reading What is the Circadian Rhythm (Part II)?

Celebrating the National Vocation Awareness Week 2019

By: Fr. John Roche, SDB Vocation Director I knew the National Vocation Awareness Week was going to be a good week with the reception I had a St. Luke’s Parish and Mary Help of Christians Vietnamese Center.  Gathered in the rectory were many active parishioners and many young adults.  Together with Fr. Ramon and the Salesian priests on his staff, the parish and youth representatives … Continue reading Celebrating the National Vocation Awareness Week 2019

The Joy of Evangelization

By: Ashley Rivera Young Adult Participant The Joy of Evangelization is off to a great start, with a great response from our young adult community. There are in between fifteen and twenty young adults who are coming to these eight week “missionary discipleship formation” courses. The courses will focus on the “hows” and “whys” of evangelization and culminate with a workshop that will help the … Continue reading The Joy of Evangelization

Interns honored by L.A. County board of supervisors

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer Two seniors at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) who interned this past summer at the Oak Crest Institute of Science and the Pasadena Biotech Collaborative were honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at an awards breakfast in City Council chambers on Tuesday, October 29. The Tech’s Ryan Suarez and Henry He’s summer internships were part of … Continue reading Interns honored by L.A. County board of supervisors

Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission Trip

By: J.C Montenegro Savio Youth Ministry’s Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission trip is an awesome opportunity for you. In 2002 St. Dominic Savio and St. John Bosco, created the Salesian Missionaries to Tijuana program. They saw the need for a deeper formation and understanding of the catholic social justice for young people who were involved in youth ministry programs. In 2003 St. Dominic Savio extended an … Continue reading Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission Trip

Teamwork pays off!

By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry “Mis I don’t wanna do that.” “Mis can we stay on the couch?” “But mis that wasn’t me!” The last two months has been tough working with Middle school students in the after-school program (We Care). Not to mention the amount of drama happening amongst the group. There are 25 registered middle school members and about 15 who … Continue reading Teamwork pays off!