By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center For a long time, it had been a tradition at St. Mary’s church that the Youth Ministry was involved in all Easter celebrations of the parish. This year our youth participated in a Palm Sunday procession, gathered for a three-day Lenten Retreat, and celebrated the Easter Triduum as parish community. “I am happy to … Continue reading Holy Week of Live Events at St. Mary’s Church
Though COVID stole Fr. Armand Oliveri’s 100th Birthday celebration as planned for March 2020, Fr. Armand survived well his own case of COVID last February and was raring to go for a party with his favorite meal of veal piccata, risotto, and rice cakes like his Mama made him! He was alert and in good spirits! Auguri Don Armand! The community of SS. Peter and … Continue reading Happy Birthday Fr. Armand!
By: Gilbert Garcia Parishioner/Men’s Choir Director – San Luis Rey Church, Laredo The community of San Luis Rey, located in Laredo, TX as you may know is down in South Texas. Weather for South Texas is usually mild in the winter with very few extremely cold days. If we are lucky enough during the winter season, which is usually in February, we can possibly get … Continue reading Texas Winter in Laredo
By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator, St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. On January 31, 2021, we were honored to have Fr. Mel Trinidad, the new Provincial of the Province of St. Andrew, and our good friend Fr. James Nieblas, Salesian Director of Los Angeles, joined Fr. John Lam in celebrating the Feast Day Mass of St. John Bosco. The celebration … Continue reading Feast Day Mass of St. John Bosco at St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church
By: Deacon Ed TeCoordinator of Religious Ed. The Pandemic did not stop the Rel.Edu-CCD program at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. With the sudden halt of all in-person religious education programs last March, and the uncertainty surrounding when to come back, the 2020-2021 school year started late in September. And it has been going on Sunday after Sunday. To end the 2020 year, we had … Continue reading Ss. Peter & Paul Religious Education – CCD Virtual Program
By: Deacon Vien Nguyen, SDB It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain (John 15:16). I believe that God has called me and continues to call me to be of service. First and foremost, it is a call to serve God’s people, the Church, especially the young. I learned early … Continue reading Deacon Vien’s Ordination to the Priesthood
By: Fr. Jose Lucero, SDB Community of San Luis Rey Church – Laredo, TX I woke up with a cough and thought to myself upon opening my eyes, ‘hmm, where did this cough come from?” I immediately wondered if this was the famous covid “they” speak of. But how could this be? I was wearing my mask everywhere and social distancing. I quickly decided I … Continue reading Not Only Surviving But Thriving
By: Joseph Ng Salesian Cooperator – St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church On August 1, 2020, St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church celebrated Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th birthday. The festivities started with a Thanksgiving Mass at 9:30AM, followed by a Drive-By Birthday Greeting at 10:30AM, and culminated with a Virtual Celebration at 3:00PM. The Thanksgiving Mass was con-celebrated by Fr. Mel Trinidad (Provincial, Salesians of Don … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church utilized technology to celebrate Pastor Fr. John Lam’s 80th Birthday
May our Blessed Mother, Mary Help of Christians, be with you. Dear Salesian family, greetings from St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church. This year St. Bridget is celebrating our pastor Father John Lam’s 80th birthday. Fr. John Lam is a faithful apprentice of St. John Bosco, humbly serving God and his charge in all his ministries. Fr. Lam entered the novitiate in 1960, professed his perpetual … Continue reading St. Bridget Chinese Catholic Church Celebrates Pastor Father John Lam’s 80th Birthday
When Father Ed Liptak returned from Africa, he was assigned to Corpus Christi Church, San Francisco, where he joined his companion of ordination, Fr. Al Pestun, after years of separation. As a missionary in Africa for twenty-six years, Fr. Ed had worked largely in formation of the clergy, both diocesan and religious. He also served two terms as vice provincial of the newly formed East … Continue reading Corpus Christi Celebrates Anniversaries
By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA Corpus Christi Church, San Francisco, reopened its doors to parishioners and the public on Sunday, June 14, 2020. With the most stringent regulations and a large crew of volunteers, the congregation will feel comfortable and safe in its surroundings. The organizations and volunteers who have offered their services have already held two meetings … Continue reading Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco Re-Opening!
By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA 45 minutes with a Salesian of Don Bosco and 45 Minutos con un Salesiano de Don Bosco are two daily programs started by Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB, to keep in contact with the parishioners of Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco. The program in Spanish begins at two in the afternoon. It is … Continue reading Keeping in touch!
The day after, the Archbishop of Los Angeles asked the people of God not to go to church to avoid the expansion of the pandemic. St. Dominic Savio started to stream live masses through its website and Facebook page. Since that day, Savio celebrates two daily Masses, one in Spanish and the other one in English; there are around 100 people who participate on the … Continue reading News from St. Dominic Savio Parish – Bellflower
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
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
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”
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!