Annual Salesian Easter Retreat 2022

Three Rivers, California – The annual Salesian Easter Retreat took place from April 18th – 22nd at St. Anthony’s Retreat Center in Three Rivers, California. The retreat was led by Dr. Wendy Wright, professor of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Thank you for all your prayers during this time of reflection and meditation for our Salesian brothers and priests! Photo(s) credit: Fr. Tho Bui, SDB Continue reading Annual Salesian Easter Retreat 2022

Being “living waters of hope”

By: Andres NeriaSocial Communication and Media Coordinator This year’s RE (Religious Education) Congress certainly felt different with the limited number of attendees and exhibitors. Despite that, for those who were in attendance (physically and virtually) there was a sense of hope that it’s still possible to gather, be formed, and share in community our living faith with others.  Participants and organizers support one another while keeping … Continue reading Being “living waters of hope”

Provincial Announcement: 125 Years – Salesian Mission Day

To my Salesian Confreres and to the Salesian Family: This Friday, March 11, is our Province Salesian Mission Day. This date has a special significance to us. It was on this date 125 years ago when the first four Salesian Missionaries sent by Fr. Michael Rua, the Successor of Don Bosco, celebrated the First Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in San Francisco. Each year … Continue reading Provincial Announcement: 125 Years – Salesian Mission Day

Welcome Saul Silva, our newest volunteer!

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers We are happy to share that Divine Providence has sent us a new volunteer. His name is Saul Edwin Silva Duran, he is 25 years old, and although he and his father were born in Brazil, Saul grew up in Bolivia, where he has known the Salesians since he was ten years old. Saul is the third of four … Continue reading Welcome Saul Silva, our newest volunteer!

Rest in Peace Fr. Arthur Lenti, SDB

Facebook link: https://m.facebook.com/salesianssuo Scheduling Update: Please note that Fr. Arthur Lenti’s funeral arrangements on February 16, 2022 will now take place at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower, California (instead of St. John Bosco High School’s Chapel). Dear Salesian Family and Friends: Below is the latest news on Fr. Arthur Lenti’s funeral arrangements. Wednesday, February 16Location: St. John Bosco High School Chapel, Bellflower Viewing: 4:00 PM – … Continue reading Rest in Peace Fr. Arthur Lenti, SDB

Rest in Peace Br. John Rasor, SDB

Scheduling Update: Memorial Service scheduled for January 21, 2022 will be postponed to an undetermined date for health safety reasons Funeral Service scheduled for January 14, 2022 will continue as originally planned Dear Salesian Family and Friends: Below is the latest news on Brother John Rasor’s Funeral arrangements. Thank you to Fr. Thien Nguyen, Director of Bosco Tech, who arranged this with the school administration, … Continue reading Rest in Peace Br. John Rasor, SDB

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!

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

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

Cioppino at Home

By: Randal DeMartiniExecutive Director, SBGC San Francisco On February 6th, the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco continued its decades’ long tradition of having a crab cioppino fundraiser each winter. Normally, we are able to hold four separate dinners, each with approximately six hundred people in attendance over the course of several weeks in the months of … Continue reading Cioppino at Home

Message to the Province – February 25th, 202

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People, Pope Francis, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), has proclaimed the “Year of St. Joseph” from the 8th of December 2020 through the same date in 2021. The Feast of St. Joseph is on the 19th of March and it seemed appropriate that our Province theme for the month is the “fatherliness of St. … Continue reading Message to the Province – February 25th, 202

Looking to the cross to decentralize

By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer Luis Chacon is part of the Mission Animation Team from our Province. He serves as our Public Relations Specialist at the Salesian Family Youth Center. This Article is written as part of our Mission Animation Plan.  If you would like to review the plan, please email us at jc@salesianvolunteers.org The cross: Trinitarian event The aim of this short article is to … Continue reading Looking to the cross to decentralize

St. Mary’s Youth present at RE Congress!

By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center This year a group of teens from Saint Mary’s attended Youth Day virtually! Youth Day was available online as a Youth Track during Los Angeles Religious Education Congress this past weekend. The theme this year was Proclaim the Promise! and in the words of the coordinating team; the theme speaks of hope during … Continue reading St. Mary’s Youth present at RE Congress!

Salesian Boys and Girls Club Centennial Celebration

By: Russell Gumina Former Executive Director, SBGC San Francisco In a virtual presentation, San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, commemorating the 100 year history of the Club, proclaimed February 6th as Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club Day in San Francisco.  In the video, the Mayor, along with North Beach Supervisor, Aaron Peskin, Executive Director, Randal DeMartini, and members of the Club’s Board of Directors, staff, and … Continue reading Salesian Boys and Girls Club Centennial Celebration

Salesian 101 Session 3

By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we know of the great gift that the Holy Spirit has given us in the Salesian charism through Don Bosco. We recognize that we will never finish discovering Don Bosco and that his educational system can change the world. With this in mind, several members of the SFYC (Administration, Youth Program, and SHOUT) were … Continue reading Salesian 101 Session 3