Dear Salesian Brothers, Our beloved God has given us a new year and a new opportunity to celebrate with joy and exultation, the feast of our founding father, St. John Bosco, and the great work and legacy entrusted to us through him: the salvation of the most abandoned and endangered youth. Inspired by the actions and words of Don Bosco, faithful follower of the Lord … Continue reading Announcement of SYLC Spirit Team Youth 2022
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On December 19th, 2021 Salesian Volunteers, representatives from Saint Joseph Salesian Retreat House and Restless Hearts Foundation had our monthly Homeless Outreach. In the Province we have our Missionary Animation Team that coordinates the various missionary volunteer activities. I am proud to introduce Tamara Tran, who is an educator and active member of the Saint Joseph Salesian Retreat House. … Continue reading Monthly Homeless Outreach at Skid Row
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant LEADS Interamerica and Cone South On December 4th the members of LEADS Interamerica and Cone South gathered together to continue their Salesian formation and teamwork to strengthen the Salesian Youth Movement and its impact in both regions and its provinces. The Salesian formation was delivered by Fr. Fabian, coordinator of the Interamerica region, and a special moment of prayer … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department December Recap!
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On January 12, members of the Salesian Family Youth Center were present for the first time in the Los Angeles area Chamber of Commerce! A couple of months ago Juan Carlos and I went to the streets of Boyle Heights to visit local businesses and attract benefactors, we made some contacts, but they do not compare to the number … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center members of the LA Chamber of Commerce
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On November 23rd, on the eve of Thanksgiving, Salesian Volunteers together with R.IDEA, an organization of women dedicated to helping the underserved and homeless communities reach their goals and regain footing back into a functioning society, went to serve our most needy brothers on Skid Row. It is impressive to see how different organizations want to come together and … Continue reading Fifth Homeless Outreach at Skid Row
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On December 2nd I had the opportunity to participate in the discussion of former Salesian volunteers in my Province of origin: Mexico-Guadalajara (MEG). The discussion was led by Margarita, the coordinator of the Salesian missionary volunteering of the Province of MEG. This event was via Zoom, and we began with a reflection on the beginning of Salesian missionary volunteering … Continue reading Second Former Volunteers Gathering (MEG) Experience
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Bishop Mora Salesian High School participated in the annual Guadalupe procession held in East Los Angeles on December 5th. The Salesian Letterman Society, the Bishop Mora runners led by coach Gabriel Medina, and the school’s Campus Ministry Team represented the school. This year’s event was the 90th anniversary of the procession. The parade began at Cesar Chavez Avenue. As … Continue reading Salesian presence at the Guadalupe Procession
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Youth Nights have become a monthly tradition in the Salesian community of Los Angeles. The overall intention is to unify forces among the youth ministries of each of the Salesian presences in Los Angeles. Each month we’ve had Youth Night, where members of the Confirmation program from Saint Mary’s, Saint Isabel, and young leaders from the Salesian Family Youth … Continue reading Youth Night in Boyle Heights
By: Youth Ministry Department November 6 – LEADS Inter-America Meeting The members of Leads Interamerica got together to continue their new journey as leaders of the Salesian Youth Movement. It was divided in three parts: 1. Formation (Invitation of Pope Francis to celebrate World Youth Day 2021) 2. Accompaniment (Ideas in how to support the delegates of Youth Ministry to celebrate and communicate WYD 2021 … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Friday, October 22, the 3rd Collaborative Team Meeting was held at the new Salesian parish of Santa Isabel in Boyle Heights. Representatives of the Confirmation Program from St. Mary’s, St. Isabel and some representatives from the Salesian Family Youth Center participated in this meeting. Participants included: Fr Marcos Castillo, Mrs. Elizabeth Villanueva, Juan Carlos Montenegro, Miriam Hernandez, and … Continue reading Youth Night and Collaborative Team!
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.” On the eve of gratitude in November, various organizations such as Mission Animation, Salesian Volunteers Program, Saint Joseph Salesian Retreat House, and Restless Heart offered food, vitamins, masks, and clothing to our less fortunate brothers on Skid Row. This experience has been the third Homeless Outreach for the Salesian Volunteers Program. … Continue reading “Everything can be expected from a grateful heart.”
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant NCYC Commission Meeting – October 12th Fr. Fabian participated in the first meeting of the commission for NCYC West Long Beach 2022. This meeting was led by Sr. Sydney Moss who had an objective to start reflecting and thinking about the different possibilities of topics and themes to be reflected in and presented to the participants of the conference. … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department October Recap!
By: JC Montenegro, PhD, Delegate for Mission Animation Twenty years ago, around this time, I arrived in Los Angeles and since then I have been involved with a wonderful Salesian family here. I’ve had delightful moments as well as challenging moments. In my heart, there is nothing but gratitude going out to each of the Salesians who have been part of my uniquely fantastic journey. … Continue reading Thank you, Salesians
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – November 1, 2021 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its in-person Open House for prospective students and their families on Sunday, November 14. Elementary and middle school students and their families are invited to learn about the school’s rigorous academics, advanced technology majors, internship opportunities, and individualized college planning program. “Open House is a great opportunity … Continue reading Bosco Tech Open House is November 14th
By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Gala Honorees are Longtime Tech Instructors Dr. Jorge Calienes and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison ROSEMEAD, CA—October 20, 2021—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its annual Black and Gold Gala, “Back to Broadway,” on the school’s campus on Saturday, November 6. All proceeds will benefit Bosco Tech’s tuition assistance program. The event will honor longtime Tech instructors Dr. Jorge Calienes and Mrs. Elizabeth Allison for … Continue reading Bosco Tech Black and Gold Gala is November 6th
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, October 24, two members of the Missionary Animation Team of the Province were present in two Archdiocesan of Los Angeles Parishes to speak about the missionary work of the Church in the world and invite parishioners to be part of the Mission of the Church through prayer and economic cooperation. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has contacted … Continue reading World Mission Day in the LA Archdiocese!
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On September 26, three organizations: Salesian Volunteers, St. Joseph Salesian Retreat House and Restless Hearts went to our monthly homeless outreach activity in Skid Row. Tamara and Juan Guzmán helped us organize the Homeless Outreach by gathering clothes and preparing hot food for our brothers and sisters in need. First we had our Eucharistic celebration at 9:30 am, then … Continue reading First Homeless Outreach at Skid Row
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Fr Marcos Castillo is a Salesian of Don Bosco born in the city of Santa Ana, El Salvador. He is a former student of the Colegio Salesiano San José. He professed as a Salesian of Don Bosco in 2009 and was ordained a priest in 2019. At this time, Fr Marcos is 33 years old, and his favorite hobbies … Continue reading A Missionary serving the poorest in Boyle Heights