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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org The cross: Trinitarian event The aim of this short article is to … Continue reading Looking to the cross to decentralize
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!
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
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
By: Gilbert Garcia Parishioner/Men’s Choir Director – San Luis Rey Church, Laredo The community of San Luis Rey, located in Laredo, TX as you may know is down in South Texas. Weather for South Texas is usually mild in the winter with very few extremely cold days. If we are lucky enough during the winter season, which is usually in February, we can possibly get … Continue reading Texas Winter in Laredo
Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People, I write this message full of gratitude, joy and hope for our Province. Today is the 25th of February and it is the Feast Day of the Salesian martyrs Bishop Aloysius Versiglia and Father Callistus Caravario. It was on this day in 1930 that both lost their lives through martyrdom in Shiuchow, China. On the way to their … Continue reading Message to the Province – February 25th, 202
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we recognize the great responsibility entrusted to us in working with one of the most essential and vulnerable sectors of society and the Church: children and youth. On Saturday, February 6, the Salesian Family Youth Center Staff met from 9 am to 12 pm to continue with our Strategic Planning. We started with a … Continue reading Strategic plan creating!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we are concerned about our constant updating. We are thinking not only about how to obtain material resources to make a difference with the children and young people of our community. We are also looking for ways to offer the world updated intellectual content to help work for the human being’s dignity. For this … Continue reading We are part of a youth analysis group at the continental level!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer On January 29th, our Salesian Family Youth Center and St. Mary’s church joined the celebrations of Saint John Bosco, the father, and teacher of youth, founder of the Society of Saint Francis de Sales, better known as “Salesians.” During the event we had a Don Bosco Movie Drive-In with an Ice cream truck and featured the Don Bosco movie by … Continue reading The spirit of Don Bosco alive in Salesian Family Youth Center and St. Mary’s Church!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer Salesian Family Youth Center was present at the “Training sessions in leadership and reduction of inequalities” Our leaders are in continuous training to stay updated and to carry out our mission statement. “Inspiring and enabling the young people of Boyle Heights and the surrounding communities to realize their full potential of being productive, responsible, and caring citizens and to support … Continue reading Feminism is the last of humanism
By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator, St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. On January 31, 2021, we were honored to have Fr. Mel Trinidad, the new Provincial of the Province of St. Andrew, and our good friend Fr. James Nieblas, Salesian Director of Los Angeles, joined Fr. John Lam in celebrating the Feast Day Mass of St. John Bosco. The celebration … Continue reading Feast Day Mass of St. John Bosco at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church
By: Zack Tawatari “St. John Bosco High School Invests in Latest Safety Technology” Spectrum News 1, Jan. 28, 2021 BELLFLOWER, Calif. — Up close the desks, the chairs and the whiteboards in school classrooms might look the same, but it’s clear that when you take a step back, a lot has changed. With safety measures liked plexiglass, spacing, signage, and of course masks, St. John … Continue reading St. John Bosco High School Invests in Latest Safety Technology
By: Dianna Serrano RN, BSN An increased focus on mental health is relevant today as many lives have been drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted in June 2020 found that there have been increased adverse mental health conditions, along with increased substance use and suicidal ideation associated with the pandemic (Czeisler et al., 2020). Poor mental health in adolescence can lead to … Continue reading Mental Health – How are you really doing?
By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Salesian Staff Adopt a Family for Christmas As we eagerly begin a new year and say good-bye to 2020, a year fraught with challenges that tried us individually and as a country, I want to share a story of caring, sharing and joy. At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we strive to help youth build a healthy, whole, character … Continue reading Good news to start the year! December recap from Salesian Boys and Girls East LA
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