Our Vocation Director, Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB received his Masters degree in Theology from the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology this past Saturday. Fr. Vien’s thesis was on Saint John Bosco through the Eyes of John Paul II within the Context of the Iuvenum Patris. First and foremost, I am grateful to the province for supporting me in my studies. The community of Don Bosco Hall … Continue reading Congratulations Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB!
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB Dear all, Greeting from Vocation Office in Bellflower, CA. In the past few months, the work of vocation has shipped to a quite different mode of animating. Like many other ministries, we are struggling to continue the work in a normal way, thus we have done most of our activities virtually. Fortunately, with God’s providence, we are still able to … Continue reading Vocation Office Updates
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB Congratulations to Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDB on his ordination to the priesthood, check out some images below. You can also rewatch the live stream on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF2UfIlp0LU&feature=youtu.be Continue reading Fr. Vien’s Ordination
By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Assistant – Office Support Manager This past Saturday Salesian Educators, Cooperators, Religious, and lay people gathered from around the United States for the Salesian 101: Online Salesian Youth Spirituality Formation session. It was a session filled with prayer, presentations, and meaningful discussions. Fr. John Roche led the presentations on the origins of the Salesian family, Don Bosco and St. … Continue reading Salesian 101 – Introduction
By: Elizabeth Gamarra, SC Delegate for Salesian Family – SUO On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the InterAmerican regional council of the cooperators organized a formation webinar. The guest speaker was Mr. Raul Fernandez, SC. He is the ASC world formation delegate. He explained the newly revised formation program. The program has been made available to all regions in the world. The meeting was attended by … Continue reading Interamerica Region of the Cooperators: Northern Hemisphere
During their Annual Retreat and from their respective communities, Brothers Khoa Pham, SDB, Quang Nguyen, SDB, Leo Imbert, SDB, Kris Tran, SDB and Damien Ho, SDB renewed their vows and their commitment to serving the young people. Please continue to pray for vocations especially for these young men as they continue their formation. Congratulations! Continue reading Renewal of Vows – Congratulations!
By: Andres Neria Province Delegate for Social Communication On June 28, 2020, candidates for the Salesian Cooperators Association, Spanish-speaking, met on Zoom for their third monthly meeting. Special formators, Judy Alvarez and Elizabeth Gamarra, presented material from their respective expertise. Fr. Ted Montemayor, our provincial led the opening prayer. He joined them for the entire program. There are seventeen candidates in the two-year program. Sister … Continue reading Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing
As many dioceses are encouraging the faithful to stay home, please find the below resource as a great tool for your families who cannot attend Mass. It was written by Fr. David O’Malley, SDB from the UK province. Spiritual Communion Resource PDF Continue reading Spiritual Communion Resource
Pray for our SYLC Spirit Team Youth Animators as they begin their first retreat in preparation for SYLC 2020! Isabel Atendid (Salesian College Preparatory) Dylan Chan (Salesian College Preparatory) Aidan Cuellar (Bishop Mora Salesian High School) Joshua Espinoza (Bishop Mora Salesian High School) Victoria Figueroa (St. Dominic Savio Parish) Lorenzo Gaytan (Don Bosco Tech) Sophia Ignacio (Salesian College Preparatory) Jorge Lapizco (Bishop Mora Salesian High … Continue reading SYLC Spirit Team Retreat Begins!
“Here in your midst I feel completely at home; for me, living means being here with you” – Don Bosco This year we are happy to announce that there will be three pre-novices in our province; Christopher Green, Eduardo De Leon, and Reegen Ledet. These young men have just entered their pre-novitiate. They were inducted on Wednesday August 21st , 2019 in front of the … Continue reading Induction of Pre-Novices
By: Andres Neria As Delegate of Social Communication I attended the first Province Youth Ministry Team meeting for the 2019-2020 pastoral year on Saturday August 17th in the Learning Commons at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. The meeting began with a short prayer and introduction of new and old members of the team, followed by reviewing the Province Organic Plan. The morning continued with … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Team
By: Christopher Green Hey everyone, I hope all has been well with you in the past week. Happy memorial of Saint Junipero Serra! I’d like to use this opportunity to let you know about my first week in Tijuana. When I left Los Angles on Saturday of last week, I was excited about this opportunity to clarify my understanding of God’s vocation for me through … Continue reading Candidate TJ Summer Experience
By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Haverstraw, N.Y. – June 30) – After two years of intense planning by a committee of about a dozen Salesian Cooperators, a workshop called “Forming the Formators” took place at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw, June 28-30. It was meant to address programs of both initial formation of SC aspirants and ongoing formation of those already committed by a lifetime … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program
By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West. These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators
Salesian Missions Sector – Rome, Italy August 2016 Dear Brothers and Friends, Last June Pope Francis visited the headquarters of the World Food Program (WFP) in Rome. In his speech he said: “I desire that the fight to eradicate the hunger and thirst of our brothers and sisters, and with our brothers and sisters, will continue to challenge us not to grow weary and to … Continue reading Salesians, Continue Dreaming!
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