By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant SYLC Evaluation On August 12th the SYLC Team met to evaluate SYLC 2021. The evaluation was based off of a survey that was taken by each member who contributed to the overall organization and completion of the conference. This meeting proved to be very helpful and it helped summarize the strengths and weaknesses of each element of SYLC. This … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department August Recap!
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: 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: Salesian Youth Ministry Department SYLC 2021 “Moved By Hope”! This years SYLC was one like we never experienced in the past 30 years. After a yearlong of planning, training, and prepping for SYLC we finally where able to come together virtually and in person. Facilitators where trained and sent out to the various community sites to gather the young people to begin a weeklong … Continue reading A glimpse of SYLC 2021!
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: 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: 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: 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!