“I’ll be Back!”- Revival Spirit at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Retreat Center

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I am not sure if Fr. Paul Chuong Nguyen is a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor movie superstar, but he surely acts like one. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memorable lines are: “Hasta la vista baby!” and “I‘ll be back!” Often these lines were proclaimed when he screamed at his enemy and promised to be revengeful. In Fr. … Continue reading “I’ll be Back!”- Revival Spirit at St. Joseph Salesian Youth Retreat Center

How A Summer Camp Changed My Life?

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?

Boyle Heights will miss you Fr. Rafa!

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!

Fundraising for the Salesian Youth Leadership Conference 2021

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

City of Downey seeks support from Salesians

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

Don Bosco Tech sponsor party at the Salesian Youth Family Center

Members of Bosco Tech’s Spanish Club and National Hispanic Honor Society hosted a party for children at East Los Angeles’ Salesian Youth Family Center last Friday. The Tech students raised funds to host the party, provide lunch, and give gifts and gift cards to every child in attendance. Special thanks to the Tech’s Jacob Armas, Adrian Alvarado, Joshua Dueña, Adam Galaviz, Alexis Mendoza, Anthony Smith, … Continue reading Don Bosco Tech sponsor party at the Salesian Youth Family Center

Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club in San Francisco at Camp St. Francis

By Bro. Joseph Lockwood, SDB (Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club – San Francisco, CA) – On June 20th around 100 boys and girls (along with the club staff) loaded three buses at Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club, San Francisco to travel to Camp St. Francis, Aptos, CA for days of fun, excitement and adventure. The camp day began around 8:30 am with a wonderful and … Continue reading Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club in San Francisco at Camp St. Francis