Camp Savio 2016: Week One

By Diego Buenrostro (Camp Counselor) (St. Dominic Savio Church, Bellflower) – Welcome to the first week of Camp Savio!  We are overjoyed to have about 328 children attend our summer camp this year. We, the counselors, are thankful to the parents who are trusting us with the job of giving their little angels a fun…

St. John Bosco High School Names Dennis Mulhaupt as New President

(Bellflower, CA) – The Salesians of Don Bosco have appointed Dennis Mulhaupt, as president of the 76-year-old all-boys, Catholic college preparatory high school. Mulhaupt succeeds Paul Escala, who served in that position since 2010, and will assume the role immediately in preparation for the upcoming academic year. “We are delighted to have Dennis join the…

Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

By JC Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers, CA) – It could be said that the Salesian volunteers started back in the time when Don Bosco started his ministry with the young. The Salesian cooperators took upon themselves the mission of Don Bosco, to form good Christians and honest citizens. Later on, the volunteer program as we know…

Visiting Our Salesian Summer Camps

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB – Vocation Director (California) – It’s been a blessing to be able to visit a few of our summer programs this past week.  It began with visiting the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. It was great to see Br. Tom Mass, Br. Steve Standard, and Jonathan Lee and…

2016 Salesian Come and See – Laredo, Texas

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB (Vocation Director) (San Luis Rey Parish – Laredo, TX) – It was my first time experiencing the Jamaica at San Luis Rey Laredo Texas.  What a great experience it was for me to see the parish so vibrant, active, and alive.  The most important part of my visit was to…

Thank You Sr. Anna Bui, FMA!

By Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB – Pastor (St. Mary’s Church & School, Los Angeles) – Sr. Anna Bui, FMA, bid farewell to both the school and the parish.  The audience filled the “banquet hall” each grade of the school presented special acts. One group of children dressed in the vocation that they expected to be a grownups: one wanted to be a priest,…