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: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Parish Commission Meeting On April 9th, there was a Parish Commission meeting to go over current projects and proposals that are happening in each respective parish. CYM Meeting On April 13th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Meeting with the Provincial Councils … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Office April Recap!
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: 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: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant CYM Meeting On March 16th, there was a Coordinators of Youth Ministry Meeting. The topic of discussion was to go over SYLC registration, cost, schedule, and spirit team. Province Animation Team Meeting On March 19th, The Province Animation Team (PAT) gathered together. The Provincial, delegates, and the coordinators of the different departments and sectors with the Youth Ministry office, … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office March Recap!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant Black History Month For the month of February the Province Youth Ministry Office highlighted the lives of four Black Saints to celebrate Black History Month through our social media handles. These saints are Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, St. Josephine Bakhita, Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint. These holy men and women paved the way for … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office February Recap!
By: Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Family Youth Center This year a group of teens from Saint Mary’s attended Youth Day virtually! Youth Day was available online as a Youth Track during Los Angeles Religious Education Congress this past weekend. The theme this year was Proclaim the Promise! and in the words of the coordinating team; the theme speaks of hope during … Continue reading St. Mary’s Youth present at RE Congress!
By: Luis Chacon Salesian Volunteer At the Salesian Family Youth Center, we know of the great gift that the Holy Spirit has given us in the Salesian charism through Don Bosco. We recognize that we will never finish discovering Don Bosco and that his educational system can change the world. With this in mind, several members of the SFYC (Administration, Youth Program, and SHOUT) were … Continue reading Salesian 101 Session 3
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant January Recap RE Congress Meeting On Jan. 4th, the Youth Ministry Department gathered to plan for the virtual Religious Education Congress this year. There will be a virtual booth and resources available to attendees. The schedule will be announced soon. You can register online at recongress.org. Province Leadership Meeting On Jan. 5th the Youth Ministry Department took part in … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant December Recap Youth Ministry Office DecorationsAlthough this Christmas season was different, the youth ministry department decorated the office to be reminded of the HOPE that Christ brings during the holidays. Strenna 2021 Posters and Nameplates “Moved by Hope, See I am making all things new,” is the title that the Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has chosen for … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant November Recap SUO-SUE Joint Provincial Council Meeting On Nov 4 and 16 the US Delegates of Youth Ministry gathered together to prepare the report to present at the SUO-SUE joint provincial council meeting. On Nov 19-20 the councils met and during this meeting the report was given. The discussions included input given by Fr. Fabian Cardenas and Fr. … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA Halloween Celebration and Crowning of Mary our Help for the month of October. Indelisa Romo, a Religious Ed student aide, and Connie Custodio, Confimation II teacher, donned angel costumes for the Halloween party. Each of the participants received a medal for their participation. A floral crown was used to honor Mary in the … Continue reading Corpus Christi Church updates!
By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Editors: Marisol Becerra and Gina Robles Delegate for Youth Ministry Regional meeting of the Youth Ministry delegates. (Interamerica region) Last week the Regional Meeting of the Youth Ministry Delegates for the Interamerica Region was held online via Zoom. This meeting gathered 13 delegates from the Interamerica Region to reflect on the General Chapter 28 and the 2020 to 2026 programme … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!
Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: A few months past I read a quote on social media that struck me to the core. I know I have seen it before but it didn’t resonate with me until then, around the time I found out in the beginning of June that I have been appointed Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco USA West. The quote is … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020
(ANS – Rome – September 10, 2020) – “Young Salesians and accompaniment: Orientations and guidelines.” The first “seed” of reflection that five young Salesians toss to their colleagues and all the Salesians in their three-minute video in five languages for the month of September is to open our eyes to this awareness: there is a large number of young Salesians. It is a charism, a gift, … Continue reading Not just Salesians for young people, but young Salesians
Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: It is hard to believe that we are now entering our seventh month of living with the Covid-19 pandemic. I encourage you to be safe and strong and I pray that God’s blessings will continue to manifest itself in everything around you. Speaking of God’s blessings, on Monday, August 31st, there was a Zoom meeting/gathering of Province Leadership. The meeting … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 3rd, 2020
By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Assistant – Office Support Manager This past Saturday Salesian Educators, Cooperators, Religious, and lay people gathered from around the United States for the Salesian 101: Online Salesian Youth Spirituality Formation session. It was a session filled with prayer, presentations, and meaningful discussions. Fr. John Roche led the presentations on the origins of the Salesian family, Don Bosco and St. … Continue reading Salesian 101 – Introduction
By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Province Delegate for Youth Ministry Translation by: Miss Marisol Becerra, Fr. Joe Farias, SDB, Fr. Mike Gergen, SDB, Fr. Tom Juarez, SDB My dear educative-pastoral communities (EPC), receive my most warm greetings, especially my Salesian brothers, the different members of the Salesian Family, and above all, my dear young people: Our Rector Major, Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, recently presented to … Continue reading Message to the Province – In them you shall find Hope