By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Have you heard the story of the starfish? In a preparation retreat for SYLC Fr. Itchan Laygo, SDB, narrated this story. One day an old man was walking on the beach and saw thousands of starfish dying in the sand because the tide had taken them out of the water. In front of the sea there was a child … Continue reading Lets save a starfish – Part I
Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDB St. Luke has carefully exhibited that on the last trip of Jesus to Jerusalem, he was ever aware of what lay ahead. He described the mind of Jesus in an earlier chapter. Jesus had just finished strong lessons about entering the Kingdom of Heaven and being careful, because the way to salvation is not easy, and who can know … Continue reading Again, the Cross
Reflection by Fr. Ed Liptak, SDBTranslation by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB San Lucas ha expuesto cuidadosamente que, en el ultimo viaje de Jesús a Jerusalén, siempre fue consciente de lo que le esperaba. Había descrito la mente de Jesús en un capítulo anterior. Jesús acababa de terminar fuertes lecciones acerca de entrar en el Reino de los Cielos y de tener cuidado, porque el camino … Continue reading De nuevo, la Cruz
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers As you may have heard, in January the Salesian Family Youth Center joined the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. We have had the opportunity to meet, learn, participate, and collaborate in different committees, meetings, and councils to make the difference in the world of formal and non-formal education. On July 25, a unique opportunity was presented to me … Continue reading “For you I study, for you I work…”
By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, April 17, some of the Salesian presences in the Los Angeles Area decided to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus in a different way: bringing not only food and clothing to our homeless brothers and sisters on Skid Row, but also moments of prayer and letters (with blessings and motivational messages) written by the young people of the … Continue reading Homeless Outreach on Skid Row: A different way of celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus
Dear All, I greet you with fraternal affection in this month of May, the month of our mother, Mary Help Of Christians,hoping that all your communities, families and pastoral activities bear excellent fruit. I am writing to all of you at this time to communicate and share with you the assignments for this summer 2022.This process was carried out, considering the evaluation made last year … Continue reading Summer Assignments 2022
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Spirit Team Meeting On January 6th, The administrative team of SYLC got together to reflect, plan and organize the retreats for spirit team leaders. These retreats will be taking place at St. Joseph Retreat House in Rosemead from February 18th – 20th and April 1st to the 3rd. Province Leadership Meeting On January 10th, there was a Province leadership … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department January Recap!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant LEADS Interamerica and Cone South On December 4th the members of LEADS Interamerica and Cone South gathered together to continue their Salesian formation and teamwork to strengthen the Salesian Youth Movement and its impact in both regions and its provinces. The Salesian formation was delivered by Fr. Fabian, coordinator of the Interamerica region, and a special moment of prayer … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department December Recap!
By: Youth Ministry Department November 6 – LEADS Inter-America Meeting The members of Leads Interamerica got together to continue their new journey as leaders of the Salesian Youth Movement. It was divided in three parts: 1. Formation (Invitation of Pope Francis to celebrate World Youth Day 2021) 2. Accompaniment (Ideas in how to support the delegates of Youth Ministry to celebrate and communicate WYD 2021 … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant NCYC Commission Meeting – October 12th Fr. Fabian participated in the first meeting of the commission for NCYC West Long Beach 2022. This meeting was led by Sr. Sydney Moss who had an objective to start reflecting and thinking about the different possibilities of topics and themes to be reflected in and presented to the participants of the conference. … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department October Recap!
By: Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church, a Salesian parish in Los Angeles, on 10/9/2021, returned to our annual celebration dinner organized by the Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles after taking a break last year due to circumstance beyond our control. With over 250 parishioners and friends present, the theme of this year’s celebration was Faith, … Continue reading St. Bridget celebration of Faith, Hope and Love
By: Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. On August 14, 2021, Archbishop Savio Hon, Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB), who currently serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to Greece, presented a short lecture on the topic of St. Joseph and the Catholic Church in China and Hong Kong. More than 80 parishioners and friends attended the lecture … Continue reading Archbishop Savio Hon, SDB visited St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church
By: Don Angel Fernandez Artime, SDBRector Major (ANS – Rome – July 23, 2021) – Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends, Just six months ago we gave the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians – as has been our tradition since Don Bosco’s time – and the whole Salesian Family, the strenna for the new year. Six months later, therefore, I have been asked to anticipate what … Continue reading Presentation of the theme for Streanna 2022: “Do all through love, nothing through constraint” (St. Francis de Sales)
By: Joseph NgSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Praise the Lord! The Los Angeles Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB. Fr. Lam is a humble servant of God. A kind and dedicated shepherd, he regularly visits the sick and elderly at any time of the day. Fr. Lam entered the … Continue reading LA Salesian Community and St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated the Golden Jubilee of priesthood of Fr. John Lam, SDB
By: Diana SerranoUniversity of California, San Diego, ’17, BA Mount Saint Mary’s University, ’20, BSN As I browse social media, I see various posts about planned summer activities happening in the community. I can’t help but feel nostalgic for the summers I would spend at Camp Savio, the place that influenced my career choice and made me who I am today. I started attending Camp Savio … Continue reading How A Summer Camp Changed My Life?
By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center Every farewell always generates a pinch of sadness and a halo of hope, even more so if the one who is leaving is a cheerful priest who people enjoyed being around and sought a spiritual guide during challenging times for so many of us. This is the case of Father Rafael Saiz SDB, who … Continue reading Boyle Heights will miss you Fr. Rafa!
By: David LawSalesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On May 8, 2021 at 10AM, it was a sunny morning at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. Around 100 people gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Help of Christians Center. We were honored to have invited our strong supporter and long-time friend, Bishop Edward Clark; the Provincial of Salesians of Don Bosco, … Continue reading The Groundbreaking of Mary Help of Christians Center at Los Angeles, California
By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center As a Youth Minister, I believe young people can be capable of serving the church now. Saint Dominic Savio is a great example of a teen who served and led others to Jesus through his vast love of the Eucharist and his selfless love and kindness for others. St. John Bosco recognized that Dominic … Continue reading Called to be Oratory