Provincial Letter May 21st, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I pray you are all keeping safe.   Many of us are still “sheltered-in-place” and wondering when it will be safe to travel, visit friends or move around more freely.   Of course, folks still go out for groceries and essentials.   Others, perhaps, are still working at their normal jobs.  We pray for everyone’s safety. Two significant events are taking place these … Continue reading Provincial Letter May 21st, 2020

Thanks for being so impulsive

From ANS – Published May 12th, 2020 In general, we hear that young people are: passionate, fearless, idealistic, reckless. Young people are indeed like this, sometimes it could be an advantage or a danger. But, on a cold December 1859, in the silence of the outskirts of Turin, in a modest room, 19 young people listened attentively to the words of a dreamer priest and … Continue reading Thanks for being so impulsive

Leading a virtual youth group

By Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Boys and Girls Club Los Angeles I know youth ministers and teachers alike are all trying to find the best practices to stay connected to the teens in our ministries during this time of quarantine. Many times we might feel so restricted by all the changes happening, I know that I have. The current pandemic has … Continue reading Leading a virtual youth group

Provincial Letter May 14th, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I wish all of you a very Happy Feast of Mary Dominica Mazzarello today, May 13th.   In a special way, I wish the Salesian Sisters a Happy Feast Day!   Mary Mazzarello was a simple peasant girl who opened herself to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and allowed herself to be guided by Don Bosco and other important figures in … Continue reading Provincial Letter May 14th, 2020

Responding to your Vocation Match at the time of the Pandemic

Dear Vocation Seeker! Believe it or not, life will go on and your calling to serve the Lord is as real now as when you first reached out.  I have decided to reach out to you to assure you that you are not forgotten.  Your Vocation Match was sent to me and I need not explain to you what has happened in the months weeks, and days since that request. … Continue reading Responding to your Vocation Match at the time of the Pandemic

Provincial Letter May 7th, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I write to you today, at the end of the feast of St. Dominic Savio.   Happy Feast day!  I hope you celebrated this important Salesian feast as well as possible, despite our limitations and restrictions with the CoronaVirus Pandemic. As we have already mentioned in earlier letters, Dominic Savio formed part of the group of young boys who helped out … Continue reading Provincial Letter May 7th, 2020

Director of Programs – Joselyn Staley Retires

Submitted by Frank Lavin Dear Salesian Community: It is with great joy, pride and some sadness that we announce the retirement of the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco of our Director of Programs, Joselyn Staley. Her official retirement will begin July 1, 2020. Joselyn will be greatly missed at The Club. We wish her health, happiness, … Continue reading Director of Programs – Joselyn Staley Retires

Biographical note regarding Bishop Giuseppe Cognata (1885-1972), SDB, bishop of Bova and founder of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart

(ANS – Rome – April 19, 2020) – Giuseppe Cognata was born at Agrigento (Sicily) on October 14, 1885, to Vitale and Rosa Montana Cognata. He showed a great wealth of human gifts and talents from his childhood. As a twelve-year-old he entered the San Basilio Salesian school in Randazzo (Catania), Don Bosco’s first work in Sicily, ready to accept the call to religious and … Continue reading Biographical note regarding Bishop Giuseppe Cognata (1885-1972), SDB, bishop of Bova and founder of the Salesian Oblates of the Sacred Heart

Rector Major announces the cause of beatification and canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata

(ANS – Rome – April 19, 2020) – Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime has announced that Pope Francis has authorized the opening of the cause of beatification of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata, SDB, bishop of Bova (Calabria) and founder of the Salesian Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Rome, April 18, 2020 Official announcement by the Rector  Major Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata … Continue reading Rector Major announces the cause of beatification and canonization of Bishop Giuseppe Cognata

Provincial Letter April 23rd, 2020

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers, I send my greetings from the Provincial House in San Francisco, where like most of you, I am sheltered-in place.  These weeks have been challenging for all of us as we try to navigate the Coronavirus crisis.  Every week brings new changes and challenges .    Again, I wish to congratulate and thank all of you, especially our school, parishes and … Continue reading Provincial Letter April 23rd, 2020

Salesian Family Virtual Easter Triduum

By: Sr. Sydney Moss, FMA Salesian Sisters USA West Easter was a little difficult for people to celebrate this year without the possibility of participating in the most beautiful liturgical celebrations of the year during the Easter Triduum.  For this reason, the Youth Ministry Office partnered up with the Salesian Sisters in the Western Province and the Youth Ministry Office in New York to offer … Continue reading Salesian Family Virtual Easter Triduum