By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center For a long time, it had been a tradition at St. Mary’s church that the Youth Ministry was involved in all Easter celebrations of the parish. This year our youth participated in a Palm Sunday procession, gathered for a three-day Lenten Retreat, and celebrated the Easter Triduum as parish community. “I am happy to … Continue reading Holy Week of Live Events at St. Mary’s Church
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant CYM Meeting On March 16th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Province Animation Team Meeting On March 19th, The Province Animation Team (PAT) gathered together. The Provincial, delegates, and the coordinators of the different departments and sectors with the Youth Ministry office, … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office March Recap!
Though COVID stole Fr. Armand Oliveri’s 100th Birthday celebration as planned for March 2020, Fr. Armand survived well his own case of COVID last February and was raring to go for a party with his favorite meal of veal piccata, risotto, and rice cakes like his Mama made him! He was alert and in good spirits! Auguri Don Armand! The community of SS. Peter and … Continue reading Happy Birthday Fr. Armand!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Black History Month For the month of February the Province Youth Ministry Office highlighted the lives of four Black Saints to celebrate Black History Month through our social media handles. These saints are Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, St. Josephine Bakhita, Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint. These holy men and women paved the way for … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office February Recap!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant January Recap RE Congress Meeting On Jan. 4th, the Youth Ministry Department gathered to plan for the virtual Religious Education Congress this year. There will be a virtual booth and resources available to attendees. The schedule will be announced soon. You can register online at recongress.org. Province Leadership Meeting On Jan. 5th the Youth Ministry Department took part in … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
From Chile to Argentina Laura Carmen Vicuña was born in Santiago, Chile, on April 5, 1891, to Joseph and Mercedes Pino. The Vicuña family, Chilean aristocrats, were forced into exile by a revolution. They took refuge in Temuco in a poor house, but soon after Joseph died suddenly, and Mercedes had to take refuge with her two daughters in Argentina. They came to Junín … Continue reading Blessed Laura Vicuña (1891-1904)
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant December Recap Youth Ministry Office DecorationsAlthough this Christmas season was different, the youth ministry department decorated the office to be reminded of the HOPE that Christ brings during the holidays. Strenna 2021 Posters and Nameplates “Moved by Hope, See I am making all things new,” is the title that the Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has chosen for … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
Dear confreres, The dissemination of “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”, through ‘video seeds’ is coming to you with the seed No 4, for December 2020. The focus this time gest inspiration from the Psalm 26: “Your face, O Lord, do I seek” …Following in Don Bosco’s footsteps. In fact, from the more than 4000 responses received in the research on accompaniment, we can … Continue reading “Young Salesians and accompaniment – Orientations and Guidelines”
By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant November Recap SUO-SUE Joint Provincial Council Meeting On Nov 4 and 16 the US Delegates of Youth Ministry gathered together to prepare the report to present at the SUO-SUE joint provincial council meeting. On Nov 19-20 the councils met and during this meeting the report was given. The discussions included input given by Fr. Fabian Cardenas and Fr. … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA Halloween Celebration and Crowning of Mary our Help for the month of October. Indelisa Romo, a Religious Ed student aide, and Connie Custodio, Confimation II teacher, donned angel costumes for the Halloween party. Each of the participants received a medal for their participation. A floral crown was used to honor Mary in the … Continue reading Corpus Christi Church updates!
By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Editors: Marisol Becerra and Gina Robles Delegate for Youth Ministry Regional meeting of the Youth Ministry delegates. (Interamerica region) Last week the Regional Meeting of the Youth Ministry Delegates for the Interamerica Region was held online via Zoom. This meeting gathered 13 delegates from the Interamerica Region to reflect on the General Chapter 28 and the 2020 to 2026 programme … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By Paul DeValle CYM – St. Luke’s Parish, Stockton St. Luke’s high school age Youth Ministries has once again been called to battle! Dragonslayer 2020 stretches out over four months serving as an instrument for evangelization and outreach to area youth and calls back those who we haven’t seen in a while. Each of our four teams: The Lords, Counts, Barons and Knights are under … Continue reading Battles with Dragons
By: Janelle Siqueiros Young Adult Leader – Savio Parish What about following through with the resolution? Remember that life can get in the way, but slowly progressing your goals little by little can help and go a long way. For example, maybe just starting off by going exercising one day, and then maybe in a couple months moving to twice a day. Setting reasonable goals … Continue reading “Enjoying the one-day delusion that I’ll follow through with my resolutions”
By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant Last Thursday, the Salesian Youth Movement with the Youth Ministry Office organized an Advent Prayer Night for the young adults in the area. This prayer night was hosted at De Sales hall by the young men in formation. The night began with joyful Christmas music and delicious food. There were about 20 young adults that came from different … Continue reading Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Advent Evening of Prayer
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
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
By: Andres Neria As Delegate of Social Communication I attended the first Province Youth Ministry Team meeting for the 2019-2020 pastoral year on Saturday August 17th in the Learning Commons at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. The meeting began with a short prayer and introduction of new and old members of the team, followed by reviewing the Province Organic Plan. The morning continued with … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Team