Provincial Letter: July 17th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I am presently in Los Angeles.  I drove down yesterday evening, after visiting Camp St. Francis in Aptos.  Today I visited Camp Savio in Bellflower.   Tomorrow, I hope to visit our ministry in Boyle Heights. I am grateful to all those working hard to give young people a beautiful, enjoyable and Salesian summer experience.   Wherever you go, you sense the … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 17th, 2019

Provincial Letter: July 10th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I am presently in Santa Cruz, at Villa Del Mar Retreat House ran by the Holy Names Sisters.   The Provincial Council and I are here for a week of meetings:  prayer, planning, reflection and some fraternal time together.   We arrived on Sunday evening and will finish on Friday at noon.  It is a beautiful setting, close to the ocean and … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 10th, 2019

Camp Savio Training Week

By: Janelle Siqueiros With the introduction of a new camp season comes the introduction of new counselors, campers, staff, and new opportunities to show Camp Savios’ ability to be highly adaptable.  Throughout the years, Camp Savio continues to be ever-growing, and while the ability to share this beautiful and unique experiences, that we at Camp Savio believe can only be delivered through the combined efforts … Continue reading Camp Savio Training Week

Candidate TJ Summer Experience

By: Christopher Green Hey everyone, I hope all has been well with you in the past week. Happy memorial of Saint Junipero Serra! I’d like to use this opportunity to let you know about my first week in Tijuana. When I left Los Angles on Saturday of last week, I was excited about this opportunity to clarify my understanding of God’s vocation for me through … Continue reading Candidate TJ Summer Experience

Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Haverstraw, N.Y. – June 30) – After two years of intense planning by a committee of about a dozen Salesian Cooperators, a workshop called “Forming the Formators” took place at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw, June 28-30. It was meant to address programs of both initial formation of SC aspirants and ongoing formation of those already committed by a lifetime … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

Bosco Tech appoints Alumnus Jeffrey Krynen as Principal

By: Karen Krynen Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Krynen as principal of the school, effective immediately. In this capacity, Krynen, who most recently served as assistant principal of curriculum and instruction, will work closely with the president and board to further the school’s mission of providing premiere STEM education to high school students. “The Bosco Tech community is … Continue reading Bosco Tech appoints Alumnus Jeffrey Krynen as Principal

Provincial Letter: July 3rd, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Last night I flew in from New York, after attending the “Forming The Formators” Workshop being hosted at the Marian Shrine, a retreat house staffed by the Salesians, in Stony Point, New York.  The workshop began Friday morning and ended Sunday afternoon with Mass presided by Fr. Tim Zak, Provincial of the New Rochelle Province.  Overall, 90 people attended , … Continue reading Provincial Letter: July 3rd, 2019

Provincial Letter: June 26th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Tomorrow, I fly out to Newark to attend the Formation of Formators of Salesian Cooperators workshop being held at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY.   The workshop will include the SDB and FMA delegates of each community where we have Cooperators centers.   Also invited are those directing the formation of each center and others involved with formation of Cooperators.   … Continue reading Provincial Letter: June 26th, 2019

Bosco Tech students begin professional summer internships across L.A Area

Juniors at Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) are beginning exciting summer internships with noted area organizations including The Boeing Company, Los Angeles Pediatric Society, American Red Cross, and Pasadena Biotech Collaborative that will have them working under the direction of engineers, scientists and doctors in the coming weeks. “We’re very grateful to the companies and organizations providing these extraordinary opportunities for our hard-working students,” … Continue reading Bosco Tech students begin professional summer internships across L.A Area

Provincial Letter: June 12th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Our Western Province of St. Andrew is preparing for our Provincial Chapter which will take place from Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21, 2019.   This Chapter will take place at Three Rivers where we usually host one of our two retreats.   This provincial chapter is in preparation for the General Chapter which will take place next year 2020 in … Continue reading Provincial Letter: June 12th, 2019

Marian Celebration

By: Fr. Beto Chavez, SDB – Associate Pastor (St. Mary’s Parish) The community of Saint Mary’s Parish in Boyle Heights celebrated our Mother’s, Mary Help of Christians, day with an enthusiastic  attitude. Our pastor Fr. Rafael Saiz, SDB lead the celebration with a procession followed by Mass and then by a reception after with a live band.  During our Novena celebration some confreres came to … Continue reading Marian Celebration

Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West.   These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

Provincial Letter: May 29th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, I just drove into San Francisco from Watsonville, where I attended a farewell and thank you party for Michele Bowling, which took place last night at a private home.   Michele has worked with St. Francis High School since its beginnings when the Diocese of Monterey and the Salesians entered into a joint agreement to build a new high school on … Continue reading Provincial Letter: May 29th, 2019