Interamerica Region of the Cooperators: Northern Hemisphere

By: Elizabeth Gamarra, SC Delegate for Salesian Family – SUO On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the InterAmerican regional council of the cooperators organized a formation webinar. The guest speaker was Mr. Raul Fernandez, SC.  He is the ASC world formation delegate. He explained the newly revised formation program.  The program has been made available to all regions in the world.  The meeting was attended by … Continue reading Interamerica Region of the Cooperators: Northern Hemisphere

Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing

By: Andres Neria Province Delegate for Social Communication On June 28, 2020, candidates for the Salesian Cooperators Association, Spanish-speaking, met on Zoom for their third monthly meeting.  Special formators, Judy Alvarez and Elizabeth Gamarra, presented material from their respective expertise. Fr. Ted Montemayor, our provincial led the opening prayer. He joined them for the entire program. There are seventeen candidates in the two-year program.  Sister … Continue reading Spanish-speaking Cooperator candidates Zoom-ing

Corpus Christi’s Salesian Cooperators Program Revived

By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA Sister Mary Link, FMA, is reviving the Salesian Cooperators program at Corpus Christi Church, San Francisco, after decades of inactivity.  She heads the English-speaking group of twenty-two candidates. Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB, is forming the seventeen candidates in the Spanish-speaking group.  Recently, Fr. Jesse held a Zoom meeting, enriched with the presence of … Continue reading Corpus Christi’s Salesian Cooperators Program Revived

Salesian Cooperators Christmas Dinner at Richmond

By Fr. John Puntino, SDB Salesian Richmond Community Keeping to a wonderful Local Center tradition Salesian Cooperators of Richmond hosted a Christmas Dinner for the community on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Cooperators brought their spouses and enjoyed some relaxing moments in the community living room both before and after the meal. The meal featured dishes, such as ham, corn bread, bean casserole and yams, prepared … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Christmas Dinner at Richmond

To Be Credible Witnesses

By: Judy Alvarez Cooperators Coordinator Salesians after the heart of Don Bosco come from many walks of life.  Among them are Salesian Cooperators, the first lay branch of the Salesians that Don Bosco founded in 1876.  According to his design, the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) is co-responsible for the Salesian mission with and for youth.   Cooperators commit to serve this mission for life and … Continue reading To Be Credible Witnesses

Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

By Fr. Mike Mendl, SDB (Haverstraw, N.Y. – June 30) – After two years of intense planning by a committee of about a dozen Salesian Cooperators, a workshop called “Forming the Formators” took place at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Haverstraw, June 28-30. It was meant to address programs of both initial formation of SC aspirants and ongoing formation of those already committed by a lifetime … Continue reading Salesian Cooperators Address Their Formation Program

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