Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Sunday, 20 November 2022 – Day 6 (Last Day of RM’s Visit) (San Francisco, California) – On Sunday, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Rector Major concluded his visit to California with a visit to Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.  The parish community was presented to the Rector Major as a “Salesian parish of immigrant families.”   As the Rector Major walked up the steps to … Continue reading Day 6 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Saturday, 19 November 2022 – Day 5 (San Francisco, California) – After continuous back-to-back festivities, the Rector Major had a lighter schedule on the fifth day of his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.  He spent some time with the Provincial and his Council and encouraged them in their continuing service to the province, Congregation, and the Church.  He expressed his joy in seeing that the Salesians … Continue reading Day 5 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major Celebrates Mass Commemorating the 125th Anniversary and Honoring Jubilarians

Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Friday, 18 November 2022 – Day 4 (Bellflower, California) – The St. Dominic Savio community of Salesian Sisters (in Bellflower) welcomed Fr. Angel into their home for an intimate Mass.  Also joining them were the Salesian Sisters from the Community of St. Thomas the Apostle and the Postulants.   The Salesian Sisters and Postulants were delighted to be able to celebrate the Eucharist with Fr. Angel, Fr. … Continue reading Day 4 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits the Salesian Sisters and begins Northern California Visit

Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Thursday, 17 November 2022 – Day 3 (Rosemead / Bellflower, California – USA) – The Rector Major continued his visit of Southern California with a gathering with students of St. John BoscoHigh School. In his message to the young people, Don Angel affirmed the “Bosco Brotherhood” that was evident among them, “I am impressed by the respect and fraternity you have for one another.  I know without a doubt you will carry … Continue reading Day 3 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major visits St. John Bosco HS, BoscoTech and St. Dominic Savio Church

Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 – Day 2 (Los Angeles, California – USA) – The Rector Major made a visit to Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles. Students from the Salesian drumline welcomed Don Angel and led him into a gym-filled crowd of the school. Playing the guitar along with the student mariachi band, the Rector Major thrilled the students with his musical talent. Following the gathering with the school … Continue reading Day 2 – RM’s Visit: The Rector Major, Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime visits the works in East LA

Provincial Letter: November 12, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: Greetings and blessings on this special weekend. Yesterday, the 11th of November, we celebrated Veterans’ Day, remembering and honoring all the men and women over the years who have served to defend our freedoms. May we never forget the blessings we have received because of the veterans who have sacrificed, many with their lives, so that we can … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 12, 2022

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

By Fr. Alejandro Rodriguez, SDB During the Canonization of Bro. Artemide Zatti, I could not help, but focused attentively on the person who received the miracle through Bro. Zatti’s intercession.  Mr. Renato Narvaez did not say a single word in public and yet for me, he was a clear testimony of the presence of God, who continues to pour out—bursting forth—make visible, His love in … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: We are a Family and a School of Saints

Provincial Letter: November 4, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: The Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, the 10th Successor of Don Bosco, is officially coming to visit us here in California from November 15-20. I say officially because, for those of you who may not know, we have been preparing for his visit for close to a year now but it took some working behind the scenes … Continue reading Provincial Letter: November 4, 2022

Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

By Bro. Damien Ho, SDB Stumbling upon what seems to be myriads of people waiting in line to go through security and check-in before Holy Mass with the Rector Major and the general audience with Pope Francis, my gaze for the whole weekend both intentionally and unintentionally, fixated towards our coadjutor brothers who were there to witness the Canonization. The commotion and energy that fed … Continue reading Canonization of Bro. Zatti: Surrounded by Joyful, Holy Witnesses

Tech Senior Co-Hosts Local TV Show

By: Karen KrynenDirector of Communications – Don Bosco Technical Institute Interest and involvement in his community has led to a unique opportunity for Tech senior Christian Figueroa (CSEE ‘23). The senio class co-president and honor student is cohosting a bi-weekly program on KGEM-TV, the City of Monrovia’s community cable station that broadcasts City Council meetings. A frequent in-person attendee at the meetings, Christian was approached … Continue reading Tech Senior Co-Hosts Local TV Show

Artemide Zatti: Bringing the Family Together

By Bro. Reegan Ledet, SDB 518. This was the approximate number of Salesians of Don Bosco that were present at a historical event, the Canonization of Brother Artemide Zatti. Really, even that number isn’t quite accurate, 518 SDBs registered for the week of events, but present at both St. Peter’s Square and later in Valdocco (the birthplace of the Salesian Family) was a number beyond … Continue reading Artemide Zatti: Bringing the Family Together

Leave behind your fears and begin to experience new situations you did not know before

By: Veronica LapetraSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Veronica volunteered at the Salesian Family Youth Center in 2019, and she returned in 2022 to volunteer at Camp Savio in Bellflower. At the end of her experience, Veronica shares with us what this volunteer experience has meant to her, and what she has learned from it for life. Hello! My name is Veronica, and I am … Continue reading Leave behind your fears and begin to experience new situations you did not know before

“Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos), Feast of All Saints, “The Holy Death” (La Santa Muerte) and Salesian holiness

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers The Day of the Dead is rooted in the culture of pre-Hispanic Mexico. The altar of the dead has a strong link with the traditional agricultural cycle in which the indigenous people celebrated the corn harvest. In this celebration, the deceased came from the Mictlan (land of the dead) to share with their families the produce of the earth. … Continue reading “Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos), Feast of All Saints, “The Holy Death” (La Santa Muerte) and Salesian holiness

Provincial Letter: October 28, 2022

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: After the beautiful events surrounding the canonization of St. Artemide Zatti in Rome, followed by the encounter of the Provincials of the Interamerica region in Lima, Peru, it is with deep contentment that I say: “It really is good to be home!” Tomorrow is the Feast of Blessed Michael Rua, who, after our beloved Don Bosco, is the … Continue reading Provincial Letter: October 28, 2022

Dios no es sordo

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Dios no es sordo; Tampoco es ciego. Él escucha lo que decimos, es consciente de lo que hacemos. Afortunadamente para nosotros, esas palabras no son una amenaza. Pueden serlo, pero solo aquellos que hacen el mal deben temer el disgusto Todopoderoso, como dijo Jesús, de Aquel que puede;arrojarnos al infierno;. Sí, el cielo es … Continue reading Dios no es sordo

Como orar

Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB La clara lección bíblica de la semana pasada nos pidió que mostráramos gratitud a Dios, que él también aprecia ser agradecido. Esta Semana se nos enseña acerca de la oración: no debemos tener miedo de seguir rogando a Dios. Una vez más, nuestra Iglesia coopera con San Lucas volviendo a otros pasajes de la … Continue reading Como orar

Bosco Tech Open House is November 6 – Featuring Campus Tours & Technology Lab Exploration

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – October 12, 2022 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 6. Elementary and middle school students and their families are invited to learn about the school’s rigorous academics, advanced technology majors, internship opportunities, and individualized college planning program. “Open House is a great opportunity to experience all Bosco … Continue reading Bosco Tech Open House is November 6 – Featuring Campus Tours & Technology Lab Exploration