Salesian Volunteers: A Youthful Experience

By JC Montenegro (Salesian Volunteers, CA) – It could be said that the Salesian volunteers started back in the time when Don Bosco started his ministry with the young. The Salesian cooperators took upon themselves the mission of Don Bosco, to form good Christians and honest citizens. Later on, the volunteer program as we know…

Visiting Our Salesian Summer Camps

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB – Vocation Director (California) – It’s been a blessing to be able to visit a few of our summer programs this past week.  It began with visiting the Salesian Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles. It was great to see Br. Tom Mass, Br. Steve Standard, and Jonathan Lee and…

2016 Salesian Come and See – Laredo, Texas

By Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB (Vocation Director) (San Luis Rey Parish – Laredo, TX) – It was my first time experiencing the Jamaica at San Luis Rey Laredo Texas.  What a great experience it was for me to see the parish so vibrant, active, and alive.  The most important part of my visit was to…

Thank You Sr. Anna Bui, FMA!

By Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB – Pastor (St. Mary’s Church & School, Los Angeles) – Sr. Anna Bui, FMA, bid farewell to both the school and the parish.  The audience filled the “banquet hall” each grade of the school presented special acts. One group of children dressed in the vocation that they expected to be a grownups: one wanted to be a priest,…

Assisting Fr. Tim Ploch at the Pisana

By Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB (Salesian Generalate – Rome, Italy) – A couple of months ago I had a call from Fr. Ted who in formed me that Fr. Tim Ploch had requested that I come to work for five weeks this summer in the office of the InterAmerican Region Councilor at the Pisana in Rome.  Since…

Renewal of Profession, a Renewal of Gratitude & Joy

By Bro. Jhoni Chamorro, SDB (Camp St. Francis, CA) – Two months ago, I flew from New Jersey knowing that I was making a complete transition back to my province.  My Provincial assigned me to the community of Richmond so that I could finish my undergraduate degree at St Mary’s University in Moraga. I can’t express how full…