St. Bridget celebration of Faith, Hope and Love

By:  Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church, a Salesian parish in Los Angeles, on 10/9/2021, returned to our annual celebration dinner organized by the Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles after taking a break last year due to circumstance beyond our control. With over 250 parishioners and friends present, the theme of this year’s celebration was Faith, … Continue reading St. Bridget celebration of Faith, Hope and Love

Bosco Tech names Thomas Hogan Director of Admissions

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Thomas Hogan as Director of Admissions. In this position, he will oversee the school’s recruiting and orientation programs for new students, enrollment services, and the admission process. Hogan is an administrator and instructor with more than 30 years of experience in high school education, admissions, and retention. Most recently, he served as Upper … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Thomas Hogan Director of Admissions

Salesian Mission in Los Angeles: CYM’s Meeting

By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Last Monday, September 13th, CYM’s and program coordinators who work for the good of children and young people from all Salesian presences in Los Angeles have met with the objectives of: Getting to know the CYM’s of each Salesian work in Los Angeles and to the people who coordinate the Programs managed by young people. To present the programs … Continue reading Salesian Mission in Los Angeles: CYM’s Meeting

Don Bosco Festive Oratory is alive in Los Angeles

By: JC Montenegro, PhD, Miriam Hernandez & Luis ChaconEast Los Angeles Community Because we know education is a matter of the heart St Dominic Savio Church and the Salesian Family Youth Center, located in Los Angeles County, opened their doors to welcome children and young people. The “oratorians” are from 5 to 13 years old, and the animators are from 14 to 18 years old … Continue reading Don Bosco Festive Oratory is alive in Los Angeles

Province Youth Ministry Department September Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant SYM “LEADS” International (Inter-america Region) On September 8th The Youth Ministry Department of the congregation represented by Fr. Rafael Bejarano, SDB, met with Fr. Inatio Vieria, SDB (South Cone Region REB)  and Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB (Inter-america Region SUO) to pass on the coordination of the group “LEADS” an international effort of the congregation to give voice and active … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department September Recap!

Promoting Social Justice among our young people

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, September 29, we had the opportunity to do a volunteer experience feeding the homeless at Venice Beach. The event organizers were Restless Heart Foundation, who prepared the food packages, Tamara (St. Joseph Salesian representative), representatives from the Salesian Volunteers Program, Martín (volunteer from Ecuador), and Br. Freddy (SDB from Venezuela). We began with a Mass celebration at … Continue reading Promoting Social Justice among our young people

Bosco Tech student Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) senior Aman Kumar has been named a semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Kumar is one of approximately 16,000 students from across the country who earned the designation and now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered … Continue reading Bosco Tech student Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program

Province Youth Ministry Department August Recap!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant SYLC Evaluation On August 12th the SYLC Team met to evaluate SYLC 2021. The evaluation was based off of a survey that was taken by each member who contributed to the overall organization and completion of the conference. This meeting proved to be very helpful and it helped summarize the strengths and weaknesses of each element of SYLC. This … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department August Recap!

Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration

By: Frank LavinClub Old Timer and Salesian Cooperator On Saturday, August 28, 2021 a group of approximately thirty Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club young “Old Timer” men met in Novato, CA. at the home of board member, Claudio Cipollina to celebrate their annual “Fred Scolari” summer BBQ lunch, reunion, and pool party. Randy De Martini, the current Executive Director of the San Francisco club at … Continue reading Annual “Fred Scolari” Summer Celebration

Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB visited St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church

By:  Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church.  On August 14, 2021, Archbishop Savio Hon, Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB), who currently serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to Greece, presented a short lecture on the topic of St. Joseph and the Catholic Church in China and Hong Kong. More than 80 parishioners and friends attended the lecture … Continue reading Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB visited St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church

Missionary Experience

By: JC MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation On July 29, the delegate for Missionary Animation and the preferential option met with 4 young SDBs in initial formation to evaluate their missionary summer experience in two summer camps that are held year after year in Southern California: Camp Savio based in Saint Dominic Savio, Bellflower and Camp Salesian based in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. At this … Continue reading Missionary Experience

Bosco Tech names Christine Gambill Director of College Advising

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has named Christine Gambill Director of College Advising. “We’re thrilled that Ms. Gambill is joining our successful academic counseling and college advisement team,” said Guillermo (Memo) Gutierrez, Bosco Tech’s President. “Working closely with students and their families, she will play a vital navigational role in the high school-to-university experience, and with a strong background in … Continue reading Bosco Tech names Christine Gambill Director of College Advising

How do I see God in the Salesian family youth center?

By: Bro. Dang-Khoa Pham, SDBSalesian of Don Bosco I was assigned to the Salesian Family Youth Center to serve the children at the summer camp program in the low-income community of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. I was a quite nervous with plenty of curiosity and expectations. You may ask yourself, why? I have been in the US for almost two years, and this was … Continue reading How do I see God in the Salesian family youth center?

My first sleepaway camp

By: Bridget VeltriCal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2009 BS JournalismDirector of Communications, Grants and Foundations Salesian Boys’ & Girls’ Club San Francisco As I boarded the bus on an early crisp San Francisco morning I laughed to myself, “how am I a thirty-five year old woman who is going to sleepaway camp for the first time”? Yet, this was my reality. As a child and … Continue reading My first sleepaway camp

Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)

By: Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDBRector Major (ANS – Rome – July 23, 2021) – Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends, Just six months ago we gave the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – as has been our tradition since Don Bosco’s time – and the whole Salesian Family, the strenna for the new year. Six months later, therefore, I have been asked to anticipate what … Continue reading Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)

Greetings my dear Confreres, young people and Salesian family,

By: Br. Jhoni Chamorro, SDBSalesian of Don Bosco For those who still remember me, I left California in June 2019, 2 years ago. I flew to Nicaragua after 11 years of not seeing my mom and my brothers. As you probably can imagine that brought about many feelings I had after such a long absence. It felt weird going back to my home country. So … Continue reading Greetings my dear Confreres, young people and Salesian family,

Directors’ Workshop for New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces

By: Fr. Dominic Tran, SDBVice Provincial for SUE Province For three days, July 13 to 15, the SDB Provincials, directors, and members of the provincial councils of the two New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces met for a Directors’ Workshop.  The workshop took place virtually. On the first day, some time was dedicated to mutual sharing of where people were in their ministries, including during the … Continue reading Directors’ Workshop for New Rochelle and San Francisco Provinces

SUO’s Salesian Family Day of Recollection

By: Elizabeth GamarraProvince Delegate for Salesian Family Approximately 70 members of 4 of the major groups of the Salesian Family in Southern California participated in a “Day of Recollection” held at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California which also included various local sites of the Salesian Cooperators throughout the province. Two groups were formed to accommodate the English and Spanish participants.  The theme chosen for … Continue reading SUO’s Salesian Family Day of Recollection