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2015 Salesian Bulletin Survey

on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:23

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The Novena to Saint John Bosco - (9 Days of Prayer to Don Bosco)

on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 23:05

God, come to our assistance.  O Lord, make haste to help us.  Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.

1st Day (January 22) - Love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

O Saint John Bosco, you loved Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and zealously promoted this devotion by encouraging participation in the Holy Eucharist, reception of Holy Communion and daily Visits.

Celebration Schedule: Bicentenary of Don Bosco's Birth - San Francisco Province

on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 02:56

Northern California:
Date: Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015
Location: SS. Peter and Paul Church
Mass: 11:00 am    Mass for the Bicentennial
Celebrant:  Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco
Mass with the young:  Students of Richmond and Watsonville
Representative students of FMA elementary schools;  Adults present
After Mass:  Lunch in the auditorium.

Saturday 31, 2015 and Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Salesian parishes to celebrate the Solemnity of St. John Bosco


Southern California:

Provincial Announcement: RIP Bro. Noel DeBruton, SDB

on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 14:09

Dear Salesians,

God acts on His time.

Noel de Bruton entered eternity at 3:45 pm, Jan. 9, 2015.

He died at the Norwalk Skilled Nursing facility. Pray for Noel and for the community of St. John Bosco High School.

In every community a requiem Mass for Noel and one for Carmine.

- Rev. Thomas Prendiville, SDB
Provincial Secretary

Funeral Services for Bro. Noel DeBruton, SDB
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Viewing and Rosary Prayer Services

St. John Bosco High School Chapel
13640 Bellflower

Provincial Announcement: RIP Fr. Carmine Vairo, SDB

on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 14:07

Dear Salesians,

God called Fr. Carmine Vairo, SDB to eternal life on January 8th, 2015, 4:55 PM.

We pray for Fr. Carmine’s eternal happiness and join in sympathy with his brother, John, and sister, Antoinette.

Since May 5, 2013, Carmine has been at St. John of God
Retirement & Care Center, Los Angeles.

Born: April 24, 1934,  Died: January 8, 2015


Funeral Services for Fr. Carmine Vairo

Friday, January 16, 2015

Prayer and Celebration of Fr.

There is No Easy Solution, But We Must Try

on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:30

The Provincial's weekly letter to the Salesian Family:

November 21, 2014

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers,

I pray that your celebration of Thanksgiving was relaxing and filled with a spirit of gratitude and abundance.  I enjoyed my Thanksgiving meal in Stockton with my Salesian Brothers from Northern California.  Around 35-40 of us gathered at Mary Help of Christians Center, the Vietnamese Center near the Parish of St. Luke’s, for a social and dinner around 3pm.  My Thanks go out in a


Salesians in United States and Mexico Work Together for Young People

on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:33

The Provincial's weekly letter to the Salesian Family:

November 13, 2014

Dear Salesian sisters and brothers,

Last night I flew back to Los Angeles after four days in Tijuana, Mexico and Ciudad Juarez. As I had mentioned in my last letter to the Salesian Family, Fr. Guillermo Basañes, the delegate for the Missions, was here with us for several days. His visit was a beautiful experience of fraternity, accompaniment, encouragement and challenge.



Fr. Peter Bui, SDB -- Loving Salesian Director, Father, Friend

on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:33

My name is Damien and on behalf of my brother candidates, Martin and Quang at De Sales Hall, I would like to share a few words about our Director, Fr. Peter Bui.

Our time with Fr. Peter allowed us to see a glimpse of the amazing work of a soul filled with tremendous Love. I believe that we all search for Love in our lifetime. Whether we desperately seek for it or willingly give it away to one another, Love captivates us through all facets of life.

Rest In Peace Fr. Peter Bui, SDB

on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:18
Provincial Announcement:
God called Fr. Peter Bui, SDB to Eternal Happiness at 7:30 am, Oct. 22nd, Wednesday, Cedar Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles.
The Salesians of Don Bosco of the Province of St. Andrew and the Bui Family with sadness but trusting in the Mercy of Christ’s Resurrection, would like to inform you of the death of our brother:

Rev. Peter Luong Bui, SDB

Born into the world: June 18, 1948
Religious Profession:  August 25, 1984
Priestly Ordination: June 19. 1990