Combating Loneliness Among Young People: Strategies and the Role of Community Organizations
By JC Montenegro, PhD Loneliness among young people is a growing concern in today’s society, and it’s important to explore solutions on this issue. The Catholic League recently published an article about this topic, exploring the reasons behind this phenomenon and offering suggestions for how we can combat it. One of the reasons for the increase in loneliness among young people is the rise of … Continue reading Combating Loneliness Among Young People: Strategies and the Role of Community Organizations
Savoring the Joy: St. Dominic Savio Day Celebrations Bring First Communions to LA Youth
By Luis Chacon On the day of St. Dominic Savio, the Salesian Family Youth in the Parish of Santa Isabel and St. Mary’s came together to celebrate a very special occasion. This year’s celebration was particularly significant as it marked the first communion of the catechism members of both parishes. It was a day filled with joy and excitement as the children and adolescents received … Continue reading Savoring the Joy: St. Dominic Savio Day Celebrations Bring First Communions to LA Youth
by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDB La Última Cena está marcada por muchos signos de amor. El Evangelio de San Juan deja eso abundantemente claro. Jesús sabía que su hora de partir había llegado, y “habiendo amado a los suyos que estaban en el mundo, los amó hasta el fin” (Jn 13:1). Como señal de su amor, Jesús se inclinó para lavar los pies de sus … Continue reading Amor Mutuo
Salesian Youth Ministry Office April 2023 Recap
By Marisol Becerra from the Province Salesian Youth Ministry Office USA West SYLC participants gathered for the SYLC Workshop at Salesian College Preparatory in Richmond, CA. Salesian Youth Movement Commission On April 18th, the first meeting of the Salesian Youth Movement Commission took place. This meeting was led by Monica Rosales, who is the Salesian Youth Movement Coordinator. Youth from different communities around our Province … Continue reading Salesian Youth Ministry Office April 2023 Recap
Letter from Rome of May 10, 1884: The Most Significant Elements
(ANS – Rome) – May 10th marks 139 years since the famous “Letter from Rome” that Don Bosco wrote to his Salesians to warn them of the risk of losing the truly “Salesian” nature of being among young people, of educating and evangelizing them. A way of being present among young people that implies loving, requires the visibility of this love, knows how to raise … Continue reading Letter from Rome of May 10, 1884: The Most Significant Elements
Presentation of World Novena to Mary Help of Christians
(ANS – Rome) – The tradition of the World Novena to Mary Help of Christians (May 15-23), promoted by the Salesian Central Headquarters and of relevance for all members of the Salesian Family who intend to adequately prepare for this recurrence, is renewed again this year. The videos and accompanying booklets for Novena 2023 will be made available online in the coming days, while the … Continue reading Presentation of World Novena to Mary Help of Christians
by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDB The Last Supper is marked by many signs of love. St. John’s Gospel makes that abundantly clear. Jesus knew that his hour to depart had come, and “Having loved his own who were in the world, He loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1). As a sign of his love, Jesus stooped down to wash the feet of his friends. … Continue reading Mutual Love
¡Viva La Fiesta: Salesian Family Youth Center Celebrates 5 de Mayo!
By Luis Chacon Last Friday, the Salesian Family Youth Center celebrated the Mexican holiday of 5 de Mayo with a bang. The event was a resounding success, bringing together children, youth, and staff members to celebrate Mexican culture and traditions. The highlight of the celebration was the historical review presented by the Youth Center staff. The presentation was a wonderful opportunity for the children and … Continue reading ¡Viva La Fiesta: Salesian Family Youth Center Celebrates 5 de Mayo!
Fraternity in Service: Celebrating the Legacy of Father John Lam with the De La Salle Christian Brothers
By Luis Chacon The De La Salle Christian Brothers recently organized a heartfelt farewell dinner in gratitude to Father John Lam for his many years of dedicated service to the ministry at Cathedral High School. Father Lam, who had been celebrating daily mass for the community of the Christian Brothers, has been a beloved figure in the community, and the dinner was a wonderful opportunity … Continue reading Fraternity in Service: Celebrating the Legacy of Father John Lam with the De La Salle Christian Brothers
The Trademark of the Salesian Heart
(ANS – San Cristóbal de La Laguna) – On the morning of May 3, the Rector Major, Father Ángel Fernández Artime, arrived in Taco, one of the districts that make up the municipality of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, to meet with more than 200 young beneficiaries of the work of the “Fundación Don Bosco” at the Canary Islands. In the first meeting of his … Continue reading The Trademark of the Salesian Heart
Pancakes, Politics, and Progress: Salesian Family Youth Center Takes Action with Local Leaders in LA
By Luis Chacon The Salesian Family Youth Center recently had the honor of participating in the Accenture Pancakes & Politics Speaker Series at The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. This event brought together a variety of leaders from across the community, including Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian. It was an incredible opportunity for our organization to learn more about the pressing issues … Continue reading Pancakes, Politics, and Progress: Salesian Family Youth Center Takes Action with Local Leaders in LA
XIII Edition of Salesian Days of Communication: “Reading and Interpreting to Proclaim”
(ANS – Rome) – On Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, 2023, in Rome, at the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS), the 13th edition of the Salesian Days of Communication was held, two days of reflection and training on communication-related issues. Organized by the Department for Social Communication of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), the Sector for Communication of the Institute of the Daughters … Continue reading XIII Edition of Salesian Days of Communication: “Reading and Interpreting to Proclaim”
Bringing Hope to Skid Row: The Incredible Homeless Outreach in Honor of Father Paul Chuong
By Luis Chacon The Salesian Volunteers Program of the Western United States recently organized a homeless outreach event in honor of Father Paul Chuong Nguyen, and it was an incredible success. The event took place last Sunday and brought together volunteers from various organizations, including the Restless Hearts Foundation, Saint Joseph’s Salesian Retreat House, and Saint Dominic Savio Parish. As the volunteers were making sandwiches … Continue reading Bringing Hope to Skid Row: The Incredible Homeless Outreach in Honor of Father Paul Chuong
Depression and Stroke
Abstracted by Sheila Kun RN, BA, BSN, MS. Stroke is a devastating diagnosis that renders the patient dependent on care-givers. Many feel that they are starting a new life from scratch. Oftentimes they have to learn how to speak, walk and eat again. You can imagine the emotional stress and the over-size impact on their lives. It is critical to recognize that depression is real. … Continue reading Depression and Stroke
#ThisGen Empowerment Forum: Salesian Family Youth Center and Saturday’s Oratory of the Saint Dominic Savio Parish Leaders Take the Stage!
By Luis Montenegro The Salesian Family Youth Center and the young leaders of the Saturday’s Oratory of the Saint Dominic Savio Parish recently participated in #ThisGen youth empowerment forum presented by META. The event was held on April 22nd at the Tournament House in Pasadena and was dedicated to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 22. The event featured industry leaders … Continue reading #ThisGen Empowerment Forum: Salesian Family Youth Center and Saturday’s Oratory of the Saint Dominic Savio Parish Leaders Take the Stage!
by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDB On 1st May we commemorated St. Joseph the Worker. The first reading of that Mass celebrated God at work as Creator and caregiver. The Gospel celebrated the Holy Family, Joseph at work caring for his family, Mary, Mother in a working household, Jesus as the Carpenter’s Son. Very likely, Joseph’s ancestry went way back to those families who chose far … Continue reading God Works
by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDB El 1 de mayo conmemoramos a San José Obrero. En la primera lectura de esa misa, se celebró a Dios trabajando como creador y cuidador. El evangelio celebró la Sagrada Familia, José trabajando cuidando a su familia, María, la Madre en un hogar trabajador, Jesús como el Hijo del Carpintero. Muy probablemente, el linaje de José se remonta a esas … Continue reading Dios Trabaja
Salesian Young Adults Present at the United Nations
By JC Montenegro Ph.D. The ECOSOC Youth Forum, held annually by the United Nations, is an event that gathers young people from all over the world to discuss and propose solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. This year, the Salesian Family was represented by two young ladies, Victoria Figueroa from St. Dominic Savio and Jennifer Gomez from the Salesian Family Youth Center, … Continue reading Salesian Young Adults Present at the United Nations