Province Youth Ministry Office April Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Parish Commission Meeting On April 9th, there was a Parish Commission meeting to go over current projects and proposals that are happening in each respective parish. CYM Meeting On April 13th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Meeting with the Provincial Councils … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Office April Recap!

Diabetes Type II (Part IV): When Insulin Stops Working

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator What happens in diabetes when your insulin stops working? One could stop making insulin, slowdown in its production or fail to use its own insulin. For example, glucose cannot enter the cells where it’s needed, so the amount of glucose in the bloodstream continues to rise. This is called hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). When blood sugar … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part IV): When Insulin Stops Working

Salesian High School Richmond Sophomore Retreat!

By: Reegan Ledet Novice – Richmond, CA (Novice Christopher Green leading an activity at the Sophomore retreat Credit: Fr. John Puntino, SDB) Thursday April 15th, Salesian College Preparatory had their first Sophomore Retreat in the past 5 years, and the Sophomore Class of 2023 had the ability to be the first to participate. In years past, the Sophomore Retreat experience was a Service Day that … Continue reading Salesian High School Richmond Sophomore Retreat!

Diabetes Type II (Part III): Understand the Balancing Act of Glucose

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Last week we discussed how insulin open the receptors in the cells to allow glucose to be used or stored in the cells. This week let us examine the balancing act of the rise and fall in insulin and blood sugar. Our blood sugar rises and falls many times during the day and night. It depends … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part III): Understand the Balancing Act of Glucose

Diabetes Type II (Part II): Digestion of Food and Production of Insulin

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The prevalence of Diabetes type II in our country prompted me to invest our coming weeks to the understanding of what diabetes type II is about, why it happens, and how to manage this condition. Last week we briefly reviewed what the condition is and what are some of the presenting symptoms. I am always curious … Continue reading Diabetes Type II (Part II): Digestion of Food and Production of Insulin

Virtual Stations of the Cross, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco

By: Anita and Vince Manfreda Teachers at the parish school, Associates at the Club, and Cooperators in Formation The COVID-19 pandemic stopped many activities in their tracks and separated us from many people we love. During tough times, we are always called to mind that nothing can stop or separate us from God’s Love. There is no greater example of this love than Christ’s passion … Continue reading Virtual Stations of the Cross, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco

Fundraising for the Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2021

By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center Wow! I can’t believe how fast April is going by. We now have less than two months before SYLC and with all the end of the year activities and events we must prepare for it’s going to go by even faster. One of the priorities I had set for the Youth Ministry this year … Continue reading Fundraising for the Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2021

How short mission trips impacted my life

By: Mari Evelin Moreno VelascoMaster’s in Education – UC Santa Cruz Short mission trips changed my life by giving me an opportunity to serve others and find a purpose in life.  This life we have on earth is short and fleeting, and through the mission trips, I realized that I could help others and use my talents to be a light in the lives of … Continue reading How short mission trips impacted my life

Diabetes Type II

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator More than 34 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more children, teens, and young adults are also developing it. On a personal base, I never had to worry about blood sugar 10 years ago. … Continue reading Diabetes Type II

Bosco Tech Senior Aidan Chavez named 2021 Edison Scholar

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA—April 15, 2021—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) senior Aidan Chavez has been named a 2021 Edison Scholar. Chavez is one of 30 local high school seniors granted the honor and a $40,000 scholarship by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math studies. All thirty Edison scholars will be celebrated in a virtual reception … Continue reading Bosco Tech Senior Aidan Chavez named 2021 Edison Scholar

City of Downey seeks support from Salesians

By: J.C MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Once the Governor of California gave schools in Los Angeles County the green light to return to in-person instruction, the city of Downey found itself without any after-school program for their 12 elementary schools. There were only seven business days before the schools opened again, and they needed to hire 26 people to staff the district’s after-school programs. Veronica … Continue reading City of Downey seeks support from Salesians

Holy Week of Live Events at St. Mary’s Church

By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center For a long time, it had been a tradition at St. Mary’s church that the Youth Ministry was involved in all Easter celebrations of the parish. This year our youth participated in a Palm Sunday procession, gathered for a three-day Lenten Retreat, and celebrated the Easter Triduum as parish community.  “I am happy to … Continue reading Holy Week of Live Events at St. Mary’s Church

Why Children Have Fewer Cases of COVID Infection? Part II

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The hypothesis that children have stronger immunity against COVID 19 infection is very interesting and rather convincing. Any parent could tell you that children tend to get sicker with common colds. Some of those common colds are caused by seasonal corona viruses. Another theory is that because children are so frequently infected with theses common respiratory … Continue reading Why Children Have Fewer Cases of COVID Infection? Part II

Palm Sunday at St. Josephs Retreat Center

Reflection by: Jenny HernandezParishioner This past Sunday, Palm Sunday, St. Josephs Retreat center held 2 masses , one in English and one in Vietnamese, to observe Palm Sunday, each mass had a tableau reenactment of the Passion of Christ. It started with Fr. Paul Chuong Nguyen, SDB coming in with a pony just like Jesus did. Members of the community, children and adults alike participated. It … Continue reading Palm Sunday at St. Josephs Retreat Center

Youth Ministry Office March Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant CYM Meeting On March 16th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Province Animation Team Meeting On March 19th, The Province Animation Team (PAT) gathered together. The Provincial, delegates, and the coordinators of the different departments and sectors with the Youth Ministry office, … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office March Recap!

Why Children Have Fewer Cases of COVID Infection?

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Looking at this graph, almost everyone agrees it is time to go back to “normal activities”. Data is from 3/26/2021. For children, going back to school seems like a logical step; kids benefit so much from interacting with other kids as part of their normal growth and development. However, in many parents’ mind, going back to … Continue reading Why Children Have Fewer Cases of COVID Infection?

Sleep and Brain Health Part V

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator This is the last discussion from the excellent article authored by Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, hope you have come to a better understanding the importance of sleep and benefited from his tips on getting a good night sleep. Mindfulness Meditation and Sleep Mindfulness meditation can be a useful component … Continue reading Sleep and Brain Health Part V