By: Danya Montiel Administrative Assistant – San Luis Rey Church On Sunday, January 5th, 2020 our parish celebrated the 53rd Anniversary Ordination of Father Tom Juarez. The celebration consisted of many members of our parish that gather around for this great event. There was over 250 parishioners that joined together for this celebration, with entertainment and food. Our parish, San Luis Rey Church here in … Continue reading Fr. Tom Juarez’s 53rd Anniversary!
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!
By Nelly Nguyen & Br. Vien Nguyen, SDB St. Anthony’s Youth Group On November 23, 2018, St. Anthony’s Youth Group were invited to come and enjoy a day packed with fun activities and sessions put together by Novices John and Kevin. We were welcomed into the Salesian facilities and started the day with a short session on God’s love for us through song as well … Continue reading Novices Host St. Anthony’s Youth Group
By: Johnny Martinez & J.C Montenegro For the last year, the Salesian Family Youth Center has been the place where once a month, homeless meet and share God’s love. Johnny Martinez, the group leader, started this group to serve God among the less fortunate. The meetings begin at 7 PM with a welcoming and opening prayer, then they read the Bible with a sharing process … Continue reading Salesians helping homeless in East Los Angeles
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – January 8, 2020 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its mathematics competition for fifth through eighth grade students on Saturday, February 1. The 48th annual event, the longest running in Southern California, will offer awards to the highest scoring individuals and teams. “The math competition is the perfect opportunity for students seeking to challenge themselves,” … Continue reading Bosco Tech Hosts Annual Math Competition
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, In five days we will be celebrating Christmas Eve. Many of you will be traveling and will be busy with different types of preparations for that beautiful day when we celebrate Christ’s birth and God’s incarnation, God becoming one with us through Jesus. I wish to extend to all of you a very blessed and beautiful Christmas. May you be … Continue reading Provincial Letter: December 19th, 2019
Congratulations to Coach Negro and our 2019 Bosco Football Team. On December 19th, the Braves finished the 2019 season ranked #1 in the five top polls in the United States. The Braves are consensus National Champions! St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) won the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division title on Saturday with a 49-28 win over De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) with a superstar performance from quarterback DJ Uiagalelei. … Continue reading St. John Bosco Football National Champions!
By Zachary Boyett Salesian H.S – Social Media and Alumni Relations Coordinator Congratulations to Coach Chad Nightingale and the Salesian Pride on winning the 2019 California 6A Football State Championship! The Pride defeated Bishop Union High School of the Central Section 37-18 in front of their home crowd. The game was a historic moment for both Salesian and the community, being Salesian’s first State Championship … Continue reading Salesian Wins Football State Championship!
By Fr. John Puntino, SDB Salesian Richmond Community Keeping to a wonderful Local Center tradition Salesian Cooperators of Richmond hosted a Christmas Dinner for the community on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Cooperators brought their spouses and enjoyed some relaxing moments in the community living room both before and after the meal. The meal featured dishes, such as ham, corn bread, bean casserole and yams, prepared … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Christmas Dinner at Richmond
Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, We have entered the beautiful season of Advent. It is one of my favorite seasons of the Liturgical year. This season of Advent always invites me to a spirit of reflection, prayer, slowing down and connections with friends and loved ones. It is a time that focuses on preparation for the feast of Christmas but which sometimes includes more celebrations … Continue reading Provincial Letter: December 11th, 2019
By: Nicholas Wolfram Smith Catholic San Francisco (CSF) A priest at Corpus Christi Parish has started not one but three new theater groups at his parish to engage parishioners in the dramatic arts. Father Jesse Montes, a parochial vicar at the San Francisco parish, said the key to starting up a successful theater group “is stimulating interest and trying to make it fun. And you … Continue reading Salesian priest starts theater groups at Corpus Christi
By Nate Gartrell Bay Area News Group RICHMOND — In February 2012, Steve Alameda decided it was time to hang up his whistle after more than 37 years coaching and teaching in West Contra Costa County schools. He was looking forward to a long, uneventful retirement. But it wasn’t long before the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Richmond beckoned. The club, deep in debt … Continue reading Share the Spirit: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club
By: JC Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation On December 2, 2019, Lauren Hichaaba (Cagliero Project – Australia), Adam Rudin (Salesian Lay Missioners – USA East), and Jc Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers – USA West)gathered online to catch-up and discuss ways to accompany each other while leading the volunteer program in their respective provinces. Several important topics were discussed during the hour-long meeting. The first conversation was … Continue reading English Volunteer Program Collaboration
By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant Last Thursday, the Salesian Youth Movement with the Youth Ministry Office organized an Advent Prayer Night for the young adults in the area. This prayer night was hosted at De Sales hall by the young men in formation. The night began with joyful Christmas music and delicious food. There were about 20 young adults that came from different … Continue reading Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Advent Evening of Prayer
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
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
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
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”