By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Three months ago, if you asked me if I knew of any friends or relatives who were tested positive for COVID 19, hospitalized or dead from this viral season, my answer was no. It seemed that the epidemic season was a hoax, to quote some earlier commentators on the subject. 3 months later, in September … Continue reading A Friendly Reminder
By: Stephanie Alvarez California State University, Fullerton, ’19, BS ; Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN As families stay home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there has been an increase in the amount of time spent in front of a screen. Screen time is a term that is used for any activity done in front of a screen such as watching TV, working … Continue reading The effects of Screen Time!
(ANS – Rome – September 10, 2020) – “Young Salesians and accompaniment: Orientations and guidelines.” The first “seed” of reflection that five young Salesians toss to their colleagues and all the Salesians in their three-minute video in five languages for the month of September is to open our eyes to this awareness: there is a large number of young Salesians. It is a charism, a gift, … Continue reading Not just Salesians for young people, but young Salesians
Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: It is hard to believe that we are now entering our seventh month of living with the Covid-19 pandemic. I encourage you to be safe and strong and I pray that God’s blessings will continue to manifest itself in everything around you. Speaking of God’s blessings, on Monday, August 31st, there was a Zoom meeting/gathering of Province Leadership. The meeting … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 3rd, 2020
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator If you ask parents what are the latest challenges they have beginning the fall school year, no doubt, back to school is one of the major concerns. With so many of us affected by changes to school activities, our wellness focus this week is on resources for parents, care takers and those who need to … Continue reading Back to School During the COVID Season
By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA – September 2, 2020 – The Alumni Association of Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic at the Rio Hondo Golf Club on Friday, September 25, 2020. This year, due to COVID-19, the tournament format will prioritize a safe and healthy environment. Individual tee times will be reserved in … Continue reading Bosco Tech “Safe and Sane” Golf Classic
By: J.C Montenegro, Ph.D Province Delegate for Mission Animation The love for our children and families is so big that we are committing to open our doors from 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday in order to accommodate families that need to work and have no place for their children to go. The effort to open our Clubhouse has challenged us to improve … Continue reading School starts – the club supports!!!
Thank you to all our school administrators, staff, faculty, and students for setting the example on “virtual learning”. Check out how our schools are working during these challenging times and continue to move forward to make sure all students received their education from the safety of their homes. Continue reading Salesian Schools Virtual Learning
By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Assistant – Office Support Manager This past Saturday Salesian Educators, Cooperators, Religious, and lay people gathered from around the United States for the Salesian 101: Online Salesian Youth Spirituality Formation session. It was a session filled with prayer, presentations, and meaningful discussions. Fr. John Roche led the presentations on the origins of the Salesian family, Don Bosco and St. … Continue reading Salesian 101 – Introduction
By: J.C Montenegro, Ph.D Province Delegate for Mission Animation As the pandemic continues and our children are attending online school, it is important to measure where young people are and how they have dealt with the pandemic. This survey was created to hypothesize that volunteerism can help young people’s well-being during these rough times. The volunteers who serve in our summer program in Bellflower and … Continue reading Young People and COVID – Research!
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Wellness is an essential theme in coping with the viral season. Our hospital has posted this write up from Dr. Christina Zhang, a pulmonologist specializing in sleep and a pediatrician. She has given me permission to share the write up on quality sleep with you. As we have explored the topic of sleep before, we … Continue reading Coping with COVID Viral Season -Revisiting Quality Sleep
By: Diana Serrano University of California, San Diego, ’17, BA Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN All we hear on the news is “wash your hands”, “wash your hands”, and “wash your hands”, but why is it so important? Hand washing is important to prevent the transmission of diseases, such as COVID-19. According to the CDC, germs can spread from both people or surfaces such as … Continue reading Why Should I Wash My Hands?
By: Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB Community of San Luis Rey Church – Laredo, TX I woke up with a cough and thought to myself upon opening my eyes, ‘hmm, where did this cough come from?” I immediately wondered if this was the famous covid “they” speak of. But how could this be? I was wearing my mask everywhere and social distancing. I quickly decided I … Continue reading Not Only Surviving But Thriving
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain (John 15:16). I believe that God has called me and continues to call me to be of service. First and foremost, it is a call to serve God’s people, the Church, especially the young. I learned early … Continue reading Deacon Vien’s Ordination to the Priesthood
By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator The research data from China on depression and anxiety of youth from 12-18 are still very vivid in my minds; 30 to 40% of the participants reported depression and anxiety. Hence I was seeking answers from you regarding the solutions to these emotional issues. Since I have yet heard from my Salesian Families, I resorted … Continue reading How Are the Youngsters Coping with the COVID Viral Summer?
By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Province Delegate for Youth Ministry Translation by: Miss Marisol Becerra, Fr. Joe Farias, SDB, Fr. Mike Gergen, SDB, Fr. Tom Juarez, SDB My dear educative-pastoral communities (EPC), receive my most warm greetings, especially my Salesian brothers, the different members of the Salesian Family, and above all, my dear young people: Our Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, recently presented to … Continue reading Message to the Province – In them you shall find Hope
By Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP This is my response. I thought a picture is worth a thousand words. What is yours? Your homework assignment from the Care Ministry this week: please email our Care Ministry your intervention and plans in working with adolescent depression and anxiety during this COVID season. We love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading How Do You Coach Adolescents with Depression and Anxiety During this COVID-19 Season? Part II
By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On August 1, 2020, St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th birthday. The festivities started with a Thanksgiving Mass at 9:30AM, followed by a Drive-By Birthday Greeting at 10:30AM, and culminated with a Virtual Celebration at 3:00PM. The Thanksgiving Mass was con-celebrated by Fr. Mel Trinidad (Provincial, Salesians of Don … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church utilized technology to celebrate Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th Birthday