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
By: Miriam HernandezCoordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center Wow! I can’t believe how fast April is going by. We now have less than two months before SYLC and with all the end of the year activities and events we must prepare for it’s going to go by even faster. One of the priorities I had set for the Youth Ministry this year … Continue reading Fundraising for the Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2021
By: Anita and Vince Manfreda Teachers at the parish school, Associates at the Club, and Cooperators in Formation The COVID-19 pandemic stopped many activities in their tracks and separated us from many people we love. During tough times, we are always called to mind that nothing can stop or separate us from God’s Love. There is no greater example of this love than Christ’s passion … Continue reading Virtual Stations of the Cross, Ss. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco
By: J.C MontenegroDelegate for Mission Animation Once the Governor of California gave schools in Los Angeles County the green light to return to in-person instruction, the city of Downey found itself without any after-school program for their 12 elementary schools. There were only seven business days before the schools opened again, and they needed to hire 26 people to staff the district’s after-school programs. Veronica … Continue reading City of Downey seeks support from Salesians
By: Mari Evelin Moreno VelascoMaster’s in Education – UC Santa Cruz Short mission trips changed my life by giving me an opportunity to serve others and find a purpose in life. This life we have on earth is short and fleeting, and through the mission trips, I realized that I could help others and use my talents to be a light in the lives of … Continue reading How short mission trips impacted my life
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