St. Bridget’s Festivities

By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church, a Salesian parish, is located in Chinatown on the edge of downtown Los Angeles. In the span of just one weekend, our parish celebrated three major events. On January 31, 2020, Archbishop Savio Hon, Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB), who currently serves as the Apostolic Nuncio to Greece, celebrated the Feast Day of St. John … Continue reading St. Bridget’s Festivities

Battles with Dragons

By Paul DeValle CYM – St. Luke’s Parish, Stockton St. Luke’s high school age Youth Ministries has once again been called to battle!  Dragonslayer 2020 stretches out over four months serving as an instrument for evangelization and outreach to area youth and calls back those who we haven’t seen in a while.  Each of our four teams:  The Lords, Counts, Barons and Knights are under … Continue reading Battles with Dragons

“Enjoying the one-day delusion that I’ll follow through with my resolutions”

By: Janelle Siqueiros Young Adult Leader – Savio Parish What about following through with the resolution? Remember that life can get in the way, but slowly progressing your goals little by little can help and go a long way. For example, maybe just starting off by going exercising one day, and then maybe in a couple months moving to twice a day. Setting reasonable goals … Continue reading “Enjoying the one-day delusion that I’ll follow through with my resolutions”

Fr. Tom Juarez’s 53rd Anniversary!

By: Danya Montiel Administrative Assistant  – San Luis Rey Church On Sunday, January 5th, 2020 our parish celebrated the 53rd Anniversary Ordination of Father Tom Juarez. The celebration consisted of many members of our parish that gather around for this great event. There was over 250 parishioners that joined together for this celebration, with entertainment and food. Our parish, San Luis Rey Church here in … Continue reading Fr. Tom Juarez’s 53rd Anniversary!

Salesian priest starts theater groups at Corpus Christi

By: Nicholas Wolfram Smith Catholic San Francisco (CSF) A priest at Corpus Christi Parish has started not one but three new theater groups at his parish to engage parishioners in the dramatic arts. Father Jesse Montes, a parochial vicar at the San Francisco parish, said the key to starting up a successful theater group “is stimulating interest and trying to make it fun. And you … Continue reading Salesian priest starts theater groups at Corpus Christi

What’s going on at Savio

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Group Leader Have you ever been bored on a Monday night? Nothing that seems to catch your interest? Come to our Monday Youth Group! Our youth group consists of many activities that help youth learn about their themselves and their spirituality. This program challenges the way they think about life situations and gives participants different perspectives on various of things. … Continue reading What’s going on at Savio

San Luis Rey Parish host Provincial Council

By: Danya Montiel Assistant at San Luis Rey Parish, Laredo This week, October 10th & 11th, at our parish, San Luis Rey Church, we had the privilege of hosting the Salesian Provincial Council. We were filled with great company; we were accompanied by Fr. Provincial Ted Montemayor, Fr. Thomas Prendiville, Fr. Mel Trinidad and Br. Al Vu. The Provincial Council had their meetings in our … Continue reading San Luis Rey Parish host Provincial Council

St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated its 80th anniversary on Saturday, October 5. Chinese Catholic Association of Los Angeles, along with the parish hosted the special fundraiser and gala. Fr. Ted, Fr. Jimmy, along with several Salesian priests, brothers and the Sacred Heart sisters, as well as Fr. Joseph Ng, the Provincial of Hong Kong and other distinguished guests attended … Continue reading St. Bridgets 80th Anniversary Celebration

Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Ministry Leader St. Dominic Savio’s Fall Fiesta was September 27th-29th. In this fiesta, we have many carnival rides and games. Along with all these fun activities, we have food booths. Our youth ministry is glad to always be in charge of the hot dog booth! During the hot dog booth, we had one adult volunteer lead the shift along with … Continue reading Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

As a promising new school year begins, St. Dominic Savio like to announce that Oratory returns as well! With that being said. Now you may ask… What is Oratory? Oratory is a place that allows kids to learn about prayer in a fun, safe environment. Oratory is comprised of many activities. Before starting, we always start with an opening prayer, and ask that the kids … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

By: J.C Montenegro Delegate for Mission Animation For the last six years, St. Dominic Savio Youth Ministry has been organizing the Salesian Oratory to serve the youth in the community. The first two weeks have been well attended by youth. There is an average of 80 youth. The oratory starts at noon and ends at 4 PM. During these 4 hours, the youth participate in … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Marian Celebration

By: Fr. Beto Chavez, SDB – Associate Pastor (St. Mary’s Parish) The community of Saint Mary’s Parish in Boyle Heights celebrated our Mother’s, Mary Help of Christians, day with an enthusiastic  attitude. Our pastor Fr. Rafael Saiz, SDB lead the celebration with a procession followed by Mass and then by a reception after with a live band.  During our Novena celebration some confreres came to … Continue reading Marian Celebration

Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

By: Elizabeth Gamarra (ASC – USA Western Province) This year’s celebration of this Solemnity was uniquely joyful for our Province, its Salesian Family, and the Association of Salesian Cooperators. On May 24th, six new Cooperators made their Promise during the MHC Bilingual Mass celebrated at St. Dominic Savio Parish in Bellflower and presided by Fr, Ted Montemayor, SDB Provincial of USA-West.   These candidates had completed their … Continue reading Newly Inducted Salesian Cooperators

Camp Savio 2016: Visiting Deacons from Mexico

By Salesian Deacons Fernando Javier Hernández Reyes, David Raúl Reynoso Ruiz, and José de Jesús Medrano Pérez (Camp Savio 2016 – Bellflower, CA) – The experience of only three days in the Salesian Community in Bellflower has been of a great wealth for our vocational and pastoral growth.  This experience has a great value knowing that in one year we will finish our theological studies. We want to … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Visiting Deacons from Mexico

Camp Savio 2016: Week One

By Diego Buenrostro (Camp Counselor) (St. Dominic Savio Church, Bellflower) – Welcome to the first week of Camp Savio!  We are overjoyed to have about 328 children attend our summer camp this year. We, the counselors, are thankful to the parents who are trusting us with the job of giving their little angels a fun and safe summer. Overview of our weekly activities at Camp! … Continue reading Camp Savio 2016: Week One

Camp Savio Counselor Training Week (June 26th-July 2nd): 270 Teenagers sacrificing their summer vacation to serve!

By Dianna Rodriguez – Head Camp Counselor of Media (Bellflower, CA) – Over 270 teenagers have decided to spend their summer serving the kids living around the St. Dominic Savio parish. Many people are in disbelief by the amount of volunteers we have at Camp Savio and think we are crazy to keep so many teenagers in one place. As a Salesian camp, we believe … Continue reading Camp Savio Counselor Training Week (June 26th-July 2nd): 270 Teenagers sacrificing their summer vacation to serve!