Archbishop Celebrated Lunar New Year & Blessed the New Mary Help of Christians Center

(Photo: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated the Lunar New Year at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church and blessed the newly constructed Mary Help of Christians Center.) LOS ANGELES, CA – Most Reverend Archbishop José H. Gomez joined the Provincial of Salesians USA West Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB; Pastor Fr. John Lam, SDB; and Assistant Pastor Fr. Peter Pong, SDB, at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church … Continue reading Archbishop Celebrated Lunar New Year & Blessed the New Mary Help of Christians Center

A Letter From The Delegate For Missionary Animation

Dear Salesian Family and Friends, How about if I told you that the 90% chance of you having a long and healthy life depends on where you live? Picture meeting 10 people and all those ten people are from different parts of California. If I were to tell you that nine of those people have more opportunities to live long and healthier lives than you … Continue reading A Letter From The Delegate For Missionary Animation

Bosco Tech Names Alumnus Adam Uballez New Varsity Football Head Coach

ROSEMEAD, CA. – January 26, 2023 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named alumnus Adam Uballez varsity football head coach. Uballez, a 2012 graduate of the school’s Materials Science, Engineering Technology program, started his coaching career at the Tech as a junior varsity offensive coordinator and linebacker coach in 2013. He was promoted to varsity staff in 2015 as linebacker and running back … Continue reading Bosco Tech Names Alumnus Adam Uballez New Varsity Football Head Coach

The Don Bosco Oratory in Valdocco: Virtual Reality and “Immersion,” A New Way of Communicating

(ANS – Rome) – The publication of the series of articles by Fr. Gildasio Mendes, General Councilor for Social Communication, on the theme “Don Bosco and digital and virtual reality” continues. In the contribution proposed on the Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales the focus is on the Valdocco Oratory: virtual reality and “immersion,” a new way of communicating. The explosion of social networks … Continue reading The Don Bosco Oratory in Valdocco: Virtual Reality and “Immersion,” A New Way of Communicating

Getting to know Don Bosco: The most realistic and true-to-life images of the Saint of Youth

(ANS – Rome) – St. John Bosco, a communicator saint, was himself the object of media attention: proof also comes from the numerous photos that were taken of him, at a time when it was already uncommon to be the object of a single shot, let alone many. Of Don Bosco, the first saint in history to be photographed, on the other hand, there are … Continue reading Getting to know Don Bosco: The most realistic and true-to-life images of the Saint of Youth

TRUST IN MARY: A Reflection on St. Artemide Zatti

By Bro. Al Vu, SDB The promise that Don Bosco made to his boys at the Oratory: “Trust in Mary and you will know what miracles are,” still rings true today. Don Bosco believed that it was impossible to go to Jesus except through the love of Mary. As we commemorate the beginning of the Salesian mission with that encounter of Don Bosco and Bartholomew … Continue reading TRUST IN MARY: A Reflection on St. Artemide Zatti

Feet on the ground! Eyes to the sky! That’s the way (of a Salesian Volunteer)!

By Luis Chacon(Coordinator for Salesian Volunteers) It’s cold outside. You feel a little tired from the long hours of work in the fields tending sheep. You feel an empty stomach from thinking that there is something missing (and it isn’t food). You sense that something is coming, and you don’t know what it is. You sense that it is something big. You listen to people, … Continue reading Feet on the ground! Eyes to the sky! That’s the way (of a Salesian Volunteer)!

Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Sunday, 20 November 2022 – Day 6 (Last Day of RM’s Visit) (San Francisco, California) – On Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Rector Major concluded his visit to California with a visit to Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.  The parish community was presented to the Rector Major as a “Salesian parish of immigrant families.”   As the Rector Major walked up the steps to … Continue reading Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Saturday, 19 November 2022 – Day 5 (San Francisco, California) – After continuous back-to-back festivities, the Rector Major had a lighter schedule on the fifth day of his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.  He spent some time with the Provincial and his Council and encouraged them in their continuing service to the province, Congregation, and the Church.  He expressed his joy in seeing that the Salesians … Continue reading Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Friday, 18 November 2022 – Day 4 (Bellflower, California) – The St. Dominic Savio community of Salesian Sisters (in Bellflower) welcomed Fr. Angel into their home for an intimate Mass.  Also joining them were the Salesian Sisters from the Community of St. Thomas the Apostle and the Postulants.   The Salesian Sisters and Postulants were delighted to be able to celebrate the Eucharist with Fr. Angel, Fr. … Continue reading Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Thursday, 17 November 2022 – Day 3 (Rosemead / Bellflower, California – USA) – The Rector Major continued his visit of Southern California with a gathering with students of St. John BoscoHigh School. In his message to the young people, Don Angel affirmed the “Bosco Brotherhood” that was evident among them, “I am impressed by the respect and fraternity you have for one another.  I know without a doubt you will carry … Continue reading Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 – Day 2 (Los Angeles, California – USA) – The Rector Major made a visit to Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles. Students from the Salesian drumline welcomed Don Angel and led him into a gym-filled crowd of the school. Playing the guitar along with the student mariachi band, the Rector Major thrilled the students with his musical talent. Following the gathering with the school … Continue reading Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Day 1 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime is Among Us in California, USA

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 – Day 1 (Bellflower, California – USA) – After much anticipation, the Rector Major, Don Angel Fernandez Artime has finally arrived in the United States for a 10-day visit to both U.S. provinces (USA West & USA East). To a student band playing Don Bosco Ritorno, Don Angel began the visit in Bellflower, California.  The Rector Major was greeted by students and lay educators from St. John … Continue reading Day 1 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime is Among Us in California, USA

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

By Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez, SDB During the Canonization of Bro. Artemide Zatti, I could not help, but focused attentively on the person who received the miracle through Bro. Zatti’s intercession.  Mr. Renato Narvaez did not say a single word in public and yet for me, he was a clear testimony of the presence of God, who continues to pour out—bursting forth—make visible, His love in … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

El Fin

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Existe mucho temor del fin del mundo, y muchos creen que la tierra un día colapsará y desaparecerá. La liturgia de esta semana, sin embargo, nos da una muestra de alegría y temor. La primera lectura de Malaquías pone pavor a los pies de los malhechores: “He aquí, viene el día, ardiendo como un … Continue reading El Fin

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

By Bro. Damien Ho, SDB Stumbling upon what seems to be myriads of people waiting in line to go through security and check-in before Holy Mass with the Rector Major and the general audience with Pope Francis, my gaze for the whole weekend both intentionally and unintentionally, fixated towards our coadjutor brothers who were there to witness the Canonization. The commotion and energy that fed … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

Artemide Zatti: Bringing the Family Together

By Bro. Reegan Ledet, SDB 518. This was the approximate number of Salesians of Don Bosco that were present at a historical event, the Canonization of Brother Artemide Zatti. Really, even that number isn’t quite accurate, 518 SDBs registered for the week of events, but present at both St. Peter’s Square and later in Valdocco (the birthplace of the Salesian Family) was a number beyond … Continue reading Artemide Zatti: Bringing the Family Together