New Province Delegate for Youth Ministry

The Provincial and his Council of the Salesians of Don Bosco San Francisco Province, USA West announce the appointment of Fr. Fabian Cardenas SDB as Province Delegate for Youth Ministry beginning on July 1, 2020. Born in Bogota, Colombia on June 12, 1988 Fabian, grew up in a humble, hard-working, and welcoming family with strong Catholic roots. He came to know the Salesians of Don … Continue reading New Province Delegate for Youth Ministry

GTK Newly appointed Delegate for Youth Ministry

Get to Know – “GTK” By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Newly appointed Delegate for Youth Ministry Hello Everyone, I am Fabian Cardenas, I was born in Bogota, Colombia on June 12th, 1988. I grew up in a humble, hard-working, welcoming family of Catholic roots. I came to know the Salesians of Don Bosco thanks to my father, who, having studied with them in his youth, … Continue reading GTK Newly appointed Delegate for Youth Ministry

Leading a virtual youth group

By Miriam Hernandez Coordinator for Youth Ministry – Salesian Boys and Girls Club Los Angeles I know youth ministers and teachers alike are all trying to find the best practices to stay connected to the teens in our ministries during this time of quarantine. Many times we might feel so restricted by all the changes happening, I know that I have. The current pandemic has … Continue reading Leading a virtual youth group

SYLC Cancellation Letter

After much prayer and discussion, the program team for the Salesian Youth Leadership Conference (SYLC), has made the difficult decision to cancel SYLC 2020 scheduled for June 14-19, 2020 at Camp St. Francis in Aptos, California. This decision did not come lightly; in fact, in dialogue with the Provincial and his Council, along with state health officials, we acknowledge that the health, well-being, and safety … Continue reading SYLC Cancellation Letter

Battles with Dragons

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

“Enjoying the one-day delusion that I’ll follow through with my resolutions”

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”

SYLC Spirit Team Retreat Begins!

Pray for our SYLC Spirit Team Youth Animators as they begin their first retreat in preparation for SYLC 2020! Isabel Atendid (Salesian College Preparatory) Dylan Chan (Salesian College Preparatory) Aidan Cuellar (Bishop Mora Salesian High School) Joshua Espinoza (Bishop Mora Salesian High School) Victoria Figueroa (St. Dominic Savio Parish) Lorenzo Gaytan (Don Bosco Tech) Sophia Ignacio (Salesian College Preparatory) Jorge Lapizco (Bishop Mora Salesian High … Continue reading SYLC Spirit Team Retreat Begins!

Novices Host St. Anthony’s Youth Group

By Nelly Nguyen & Br. Vien Nguyen, SDB St. Anthony’s Youth Group On November 23, 2018, St. Anthony’s Youth Group were invited to come and enjoy a day packed with fun activities and sessions put together by Novices John and Kevin. We were welcomed into the Salesian facilities and started the day with a short session on God’s love for us through song as well … Continue reading Novices Host St. Anthony’s Youth Group

Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Advent Evening of Prayer

By: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant Last Thursday, the Salesian Youth Movement with the Youth Ministry Office organized an Advent Prayer Night for the young adults in the area. This prayer night was hosted at De Sales hall by the young men in formation. The night began with joyful Christmas music and delicious food. There were about 20 young adults that came from different … Continue reading Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Advent Evening of Prayer

Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission Trip

By: J.C Montenegro Savio Youth Ministry’s Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission trip is an awesome opportunity for you. In 2002 St. Dominic Savio and St. John Bosco, created the Salesian Missionaries to Tijuana program. They saw the need for a deeper formation and understanding of the catholic social justice for young people who were involved in youth ministry programs. In 2003 St. Dominic Savio extended an … Continue reading Annual Thanksgiving Tijuana Mission Trip

What’s going on at Savio

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Group Leader Have you ever been bored on a Monday night? Nothing that seems to catch your interest? Come to our Monday Youth Group! Our youth group consists of many activities that help youth learn about their themselves and their spirituality. This program challenges the way they think about life situations and gives participants different perspectives on various of things. … Continue reading What’s going on at Savio

Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

By: Janelle Siqueiros Savio Youth Ministry Leader St. Dominic Savio’s Fall Fiesta was September 27th-29th. In this fiesta, we have many carnival rides and games. Along with all these fun activities, we have food booths. Our youth ministry is glad to always be in charge of the hot dog booth! During the hot dog booth, we had one adult volunteer lead the shift along with … Continue reading Savio Youth Ministry at Fall Fiesta

Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

As a promising new school year begins, St. Dominic Savio like to announce that Oratory returns as well! With that being said. Now you may ask… What is Oratory? Oratory is a place that allows kids to learn about prayer in a fun, safe environment. Oratory is comprised of many activities. Before starting, we always start with an opening prayer, and ask that the kids … Continue reading Salesian Oratory at St. Dominic Savio Parish

Young Professionals Gathering

As part of responding to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit, and the Provincial Chapter’s call to better accompanying young adults, the Province Youth Ministry Office recently hosted a gathering of young professionals for an evening of networking, dialogue, and fellowship. The purpose of the gathering was to engage young adults from our works who currently are rooted in their professional life and wanted to … Continue reading Young Professionals Gathering

Provincial Council, Delegates, and Coordinators Meeting

By: Andres Neria On Thursday August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, our Provincial Fr. Ted and his council met with the delegates and coordinators of the province. The purpose of this meeting, and future meetings to come, is to explore and implement better ways to serve our province at all levels. This idea was presented at this year’s Provincial Chapter and came out as … Continue reading Provincial Council, Delegates, and Coordinators Meeting