De nuevo, la Cruz

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB San Lucas ha expuesto cuidadosamente que, en el ultimo viaje de Jesús a Jerusalén, siempre fue consciente de lo que le esperaba. Había descrito la mente de Jesús en un capítulo anterior. Jesús acababa de terminar fuertes lecciones acerca de entrar en el Reino de los Cielos y de tener cuidado, porque el camino … Continue reading De nuevo, la Cruz

Province celebrates two newly professed Salesians

By: Andres NeriaSalesian Communications & Media Coordinator (Bellflower, California) – On August 15th, the feast of the Assumption, the Province of USA West, celebrated the first professions of two novices, Michael Nguyen, and Thomas Nguyen, as they made their first vows as Salesians during Holy Mass which was presided by Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB, provincial. Amongst the presence of their friends, family, and Salesian Family, … Continue reading Province celebrates two newly professed Salesians

Fr. Mel’s Homily for Bro. Jhoni’s Perpetual Profession

(Reproduced for InTouch Newsletter with permission from the author) Homilía para la Profesión Perpetua de Jhoni By Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB(Translation by Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB) God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good. What a joyful and hopeful occasion today. For you who are present here in Chapalita and for those following us virtually on livestream: Welcome and God’s blessings. … Continue reading Fr. Mel’s Homily for Bro. Jhoni’s Perpetual Profession

Perpetual Profession of Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB

By: Andres NeriaSalesian Communications & Media Coordinator (Guadalajara, Mexico) – During Holy Mass on Saturday, August 6th Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB, made his final vows at the hands of Fr. Mel Trinidad, SDB, provincial of the western United States (SUO). Originally from the SUO province, Bro. Jhoni has been studying theology at the Salesian Institute in Guadalajara, Mexico for the past two years. Fr. Mel Trinidad … Continue reading Perpetual Profession of Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB

Rest in Peace Fr. Al Pestun, SDB

Updated funeral and burial arrangements for Fr. Al Pestun: Friday, August 5th:Viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m. andthe Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church (62 Santa Rosa Ave., San Francisco, CA)  Saturday, August 6th:Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, followed by burial at Salesian Cemetery and then reception at the Salesian cafeteria in Richmond, CA  Livestreaming of the Funeral … Continue reading Rest in Peace Fr. Al Pestun, SDB

Provincial Chapter 2022 of USA West Concludes: “Let Us Strengthen and Renew Our Salesian Mission!”

By Bro. Alphonse Vu, SDB and Fr. Kristian Laygo, SDB (Bellflower, California – USA) – Under the theme: “For you we study, for you we work, and for you we give our lives”, from June 19-24, the Salesian Province (St. Andrew the Apostle) of USA West convened its Provincial Chapter with 26 Chapter members along with 20 laity and youth. Reminded by General Chapters 27 … Continue reading Provincial Chapter 2022 of USA West Concludes: “Let Us Strengthen and Renew Our Salesian Mission!”

Capítulo Provincial 2022 del Oeste de Los Estado Unidos: “Reforcemos y Renovemos nuestra misión salesiana”

By Bro. Alphonse Vu, SDB and Fr. Kristian Laygo, SDBTranslated by Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez, SDB (Bellflower, California – USA) – Bajo el lema: “Por ti estudiamos, por ti trabajamos, y por ti damos la vida”, del 19 al 24 de junio, la Inspectoría Salesiana (San Andrés Apóstol) de Estados Unidos Americanos Oeste convocó su Capítulo Provincial con 26  capitulares junto con 20 laicos y jóvenes. … Continue reading Capítulo Provincial 2022 del Oeste de Los Estado Unidos: “Reforcemos y Renovemos nuestra misión salesiana”

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