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

Youth Ministry Thanks All Who Supported Us to Attend Youth Day 2020

By: Myriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Boys and Girls Club A huge thank you goes out to our parishioners who bought raffle tickets so that members of our Youth Ministry could attend a youth conference. Youth Day is a one day event where teens from this and other surrounded dioceses come together for workshops, mass, and praise and worship. Christina Lopez age 17 … Continue reading Youth Ministry Thanks All Who Supported Us to Attend Youth Day 2020

Children in Boyle Heights Celebrate Don Bosco’s Feast Day

By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator of Youth Ministry The children of Boyle Heights celebrated Don Bosco’s feast with a day filled of joy, fun and laughter. The community came together to make this event a possible. The celebration began with a warm Salesian welcome by Fr. Rafael Saiz, SDB who gave the good morning and lead the opening prayer. After that, Sr. Elizabeth Villanueva, FMA awarded … Continue reading Children in Boyle Heights Celebrate Don Bosco’s Feast Day

Salesian Family Youth Center gets support from Latin America

By JC Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Fr Juan Carlos Quirarte from Mexico Guadalajara and James Areiza from Colombia Medellin spend one week working at the Salesian Family Youth Center. Their main objective was to strengthen the great job being done at Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, where over 1,900 children are served yearly. The project started by analyzing the reality at the Salesian Family … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center gets support from Latin America

Salesians helping homeless in East Los Angeles

By: Johnny Martinez & J.C Montenegro For the last year, the Salesian Family Youth Center has been the place where once a month, homeless meet and share God’s love. Johnny Martinez, the group leader, started this group to serve God among the less fortunate. The meetings begin at 7 PM with a welcoming and opening prayer, then they read the Bible with a sharing process … Continue reading Salesians helping homeless in East Los Angeles

Share the Spirit: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club

By Nate Gartrell Bay Area News Group RICHMOND — In February 2012, Steve Alameda decided it was time to hang up his whistle after more than 37 years coaching and teaching in West Contra Costa County schools. He was looking forward to a long, uneventful retirement. But it wasn’t long before the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Richmond beckoned. The club, deep in debt … Continue reading Share the Spirit: West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club

Teamwork pays off!

By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry “Mis I don’t wanna do that.” “Mis can we stay on the couch?” “But mis that wasn’t me!” The last two months has been tough working with Middle school students in the after-school program (We Care). Not to mention the amount of drama happening amongst the group. There are 25 registered middle school members and about 15 who … Continue reading Teamwork pays off!

New Salesian Volunteer for the province

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation Margie Cottrill is the new Salesian Volunteer who is coming from Massachusetts to spend one year of her life serving the youth of Boyle Heights. An 18 year-old teen, Margie has decided to discern her vocation with the Salesians. She is living in community with the Salesians Sisters at St. Mary’s. Her community experience has opened her eyes … Continue reading New Salesian Volunteer for the province

Youth Movement in Boyle Heights

By: Miriam Hernandez Youth Development Coordinator Teenage years are both wonderful and challenging. As Salesians we believe that by providing the right guidance, understanding and a place to belong teens are more likely to flourish.  Saint Mary’s parish and the Salesian Family Youth Center have come together to form, Salesian Youth Movement of Boyle Heights (SYM-BH). Its main purpose is to help young people in … Continue reading Youth Movement in Boyle Heights