Salesian High School retreat at St. Josephs

By: Johnny Martinez St. Josephs Retreat Coordinator Greetings Salesian family! We are so proud to share our experience with our brother Salesian High School in Boyle Heights. Last Wednesday October 2nd, 2019, Salesian High was on St. Joseph’s Campus for their freshman retreat. A total of 93 freshmen came together as one to have a rockin good time in the name of the brotherhood and … Continue reading Salesian High School retreat at St. Josephs

Happy Birthday Bro. Jerry!

For the past five months Bro. Jerry Weirich has been staying at Fely-Mar Elder Care Home in San Pablo. Suffering a severe bruise to the stump of his amputated right leg, Bro. Jerry needed specialized care which the community of Richmond could not give. His recovery has been slow and only recently was he able to begin using his prosthesis. His hope is to regain … Continue reading Happy Birthday Bro. Jerry!

A Matter of the Heart

By: Br. Al Vu, SDB Coordinator for Education After many hours of reflection, discussion, and rewrites, the Province Standards and Benchmarks for Salesian Secondary Schools was finally approved by the Provincial Chapter in June  2019. Now the work of applying these newly adopted standards and benchmarks begin. Over this past weekend, Lay and SDB school administrators gathered at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Renewal Center in … Continue reading A Matter of the Heart

St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday, October 5. Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles, along with the parish hosted the special fundraiser and gala. Fr. Ted, Fr. Jimmy, along with several Salesian priests, brothers and the Sacred Heart sisters, as well as Fr. Joseph Ng, the Provincial of Hong Kong and other distinguished guests attended … Continue reading St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Ministry Leader St. Dominic Savio’s Fall Fiesta was September 27th-29th. In this fiesta, we have many carnival rides and games. Along with all these fun activities, we have food booths. Our youth ministry is glad to always be in charge of the hot dog booth! During the hot dog booth, we had one adult volunteer lead the shift along with … Continue reading Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

As a promising new school year begins, St. Dominic Savio like to announce that Oratory returns as well! With that being said. Now you may ask… What is Oratory? Oratory is a place that allows kids to learn about prayer in a fun, safe environment. Oratory is comprised of many activities. Before starting, we always start with an opening prayer, and ask that the kids … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Young Professionals Gathering

As part of responding to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, and the Provincial Chapter’s call to better accompanying young adults, the Province Youth Ministry Office recently hosted a gathering of young professionals for an evening of networking, dialogue, and fellowship. The purpose of the gathering was to engage young adults from our works who currently are rooted in their professional life and wanted to … Continue reading Young Professionals Gathering

SDB Salesian Family Delegates Meeting

By: Fr. Thomas Dunne, SDB Delegate for Salesian Family – USA East (SUE) September 2019 in Rome was a significant moment for the SDB Delegates for the Salesian Family throughout the world. The Salesian Family Secretariat, under the leader-ship of Fr. Eusebio Muñoz, S.D.B., gathered the province delegates for the Salesian Family in two language groups (Romance and English languages). Fr. Joe Farias, S.D.B. and … Continue reading SDB Salesian Family Delegates Meeting

Provincial Letter: October 1st, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Today we celebrated the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux or also known as St. Theresa of the Child Jesus or the Little Flower.   She entered the Carmelite convent at 15, with special permission from the Pope, and died when she was 24 years of age in 1897.   She lived a secluded, cloistered life as a Carmelite nun.  But, she … Continue reading Provincial Letter: October 1st, 2019

New Salesian Volunteer for the province

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Margie Cottrill is the new Salesian Volunteer who is coming from Massachusetts to spend one year of her life serving the youth of Boyle Heights. An 18 year-old teen, Margie has decided to discern her vocation with the Salesians. She is living in community with the Salesians Sisters at St. Mary’s. Her community experience has opened her eyes … Continue reading New Salesian Volunteer for the province

Fighting for Justice at Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund

By: Izzy Shahmirza St. Francis High School Alumni I am the proud daughter of immigrants–my mother is from Jalisco, México, and my father from Tehran, Iran. My parents immigrated to the United States with the desire to embrace new opportunities, however, their journey was filled with imposter syndrome, hardships, and adversity.   My mother settled in rural Watsonville, California–a predominantly Latinx, agricultural town, known as … Continue reading Fighting for Justice at Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation For the last six years, St. Dominic Savio Youth Ministry has been organizing the Salesian Oratory to serve the youth in the community. The first two weeks have been well attended by youth. There is an average of 80 youth. The oratory starts at noon and ends at 4 PM. During these 4 hours, the youth participate in … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for many different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for the challenges and increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. In 2019, the World Day will be celebrated on September 29th. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “It is not just about migrants” to … Continue reading Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2019

Youth Movement in Boyle Heights

By: Miriam Hernandez Youth Development Coordinator Teenage years are both wonderful and challenging. As Salesians we believe that by providing the right guidance, understanding and a place to belong teens are more likely to flourish.  Saint Mary’s parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center have come together to form, Salesian Youth Movement of Boyle Heights (SYM-BH). Its main purpose is to help young people in … Continue reading Youth Movement in Boyle Heights

Provincial Letter: September 26th, 2019

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers, Yesterday morning, I drove down from the provincial house in San Francisco to Los Angeles.  The Salesian Sisters had invited us to attend their “medal ceremony” for the new postulants.   We wish to congratulate the nine new postulants (five from the Eastern Province and four from the West) on this new and official step in their journey towards their profession … Continue reading Provincial Letter: September 26th, 2019