Camp Savio 2016: Week One

By Diego Buenrostro (Camp Counselor) (St. Dominic Savio Church, Bellflower) – Welcome to the first week of Camp Savio!  We are overjoyed to have about 328 children attend our summer camp this year. We, the counselors, are thankful to the parents who are trusting us with the job of giving their little angels a fun and safe summer. Overview of our weekly activities at Camp! … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Week One

St. John Bosco High School Names Dennis Mulhaupt as New President

(Bellflower, CA) – The Salesians of Don Bosco have appointed Dennis Mulhaupt, as president of the 76-year-old all-boys, Catholic college preparatory high school. Mulhaupt succeeds Paul Escala, who served in that position since 2010, and will assume the role immediately in preparation for the upcoming academic year. “We are delighted to have Dennis join the St. John Bosco High School family as our new President,” … Continue reading St. John Bosco High School Names Dennis Mulhaupt as New President

Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

By JC Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers, CA) – It could be said that the Salesian volunteers started back in the time when Don Bosco started his ministry with the young. The Salesian cooperators took upon themselves the mission of Don Bosco, to form good Christians and honest citizens. Later on, the volunteer program as we know it today started globally in Ecuador in 1974. Two young … Continue reading Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

Camp Savio Counselor Training Week (June 26th-July 2nd): 270 Teenagers sacrificing their summer vacation to serve!

By Dianna Rodriguez – Head Camp Counselor of Media (Bellflower, CA) – Over 270 teenagers have decided to spend their summer serving the kids living around the St. Dominic Savio parish. Many people are in disbelief by the amount of volunteers we have at Camp Savio and think we are crazy to keep so many teenagers in one place. As a Salesian camp, we believe … Continue reading Camp Savio Counselor Training Week (June 26th-July 2nd): 270 Teenagers sacrificing their summer vacation to serve!

Visiting Our Salesian Summer Camps

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB – Vocation Director (California) – It’s been a blessing to be able to visit a few of our summer programs this past week.  It began with visiting the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. It was great to see Br. Tom Mass, Br. Steve Standard, and Jonathan Lee and the young people who were having a great time. The … Continue reading Visiting Our Salesian Summer Camps

2016 Salesian Come and See – Laredo, Texas

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB (Vocation Director) (San Luis Rey Parish – Laredo, TX) – It was my first time experiencing the Jamaica at San Luis Rey Laredo Texas.  What a great experience it was for me to see the parish so vibrant, active, and alive.  The most important part of my visit was to be present to the local people to make an invitation … Continue reading 2016 Salesian Come and See – Laredo, Texas

Thank You Sr. Anna Bui, FMA!

By Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB – Pastor (St. Mary’s Church & School, Los Angeles) – Sr. Anna Bui, FMA, bid farewell to both the school and the parish.  The audience filled the “banquet hall” each grade of the school presented special acts. One group of children dressed in the vocation that they expected to be a grownups: one wanted to be a priest, another a scientist, another a doctor, another a baseball player, another a Salesian … Continue reading Thank You Sr. Anna Bui, FMA!

Assisting Fr. Tim Ploch at the Pisana

By Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB (Salesian Generalate – Rome, Italy) – A couple of months ago I had a call from Fr. Ted who in formed me that Fr. Tim Ploch had requested that I come to work for five weeks this summer in the office of the InterAmerican Region Councilor at the Pisana in Rome.  Since the invitation was for a limited designated time period I … Continue reading Assisting Fr. Tim Ploch at the Pisana

Renewal of Profession, a Renewal of Gratitude & Joy

By Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB (Camp St. Francis, CA) – Two months ago, I flew from New Jersey knowing that I was making a complete transition back to my province.  My Provincial assigned me to the community of Richmond so that I could finish my undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University in Moraga. I can’t express how full of gratitude my heart is for the 3 years I … Continue reading Renewal of Profession, a Renewal of Gratitude & Joy

Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2016

By Andres Neria – Salesian Young Adult (Camp St. Francis, CA) – Salesian Youth Leadership Conference, or SYLC, just took place at Camp St. Francis in Aptos, California in the third week of June, where more than 75 youth leaders gathered to learn from and support each other in their ministries. The week started out with a bang with a musical about the life of Don … Continue reading Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2016