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

on Wed, 01/20/2016 - 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.

Year of Mercy and Christmas Blessings

on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 23:31

The Provincial's Weekly Letter to the Salesian Family

December 19, 2015

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers,

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations

Last Saturday, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I presided at the Mañanitas Mass at St. Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower.  The Church was packed and the holy space was filled with roses and a beautiful picture of Our Lady Of Guadalupe.

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Getting to Know the Salesian Brother: 1. Salesian Brothers in the Salesian Community

on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 23:23

By Bro. John Rasor, SDB

What are Salesian brothers?  How do they fit into the whole Salesian picture?  That is the question I’ll try to answer in this series of little articles.  Let me say right away that Salesian brothers, priests, Cooperators, alumni, and all the rest of the Salesian Family are there because God loves youth.  We have no other reason to exist, and if we ever stop leading youth to God, He will find other people who do.

Brothers and Priests Together (Article 45)

Article 45

Updates from Our Brothers in Philosophy: Bro. Benito Guerrero, SDB

on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 23:16

By Bro. Benito Guerrero, SDB
(Second Year of Post-Novitiate in Orange, New Jersey)

As we enter into this time of Christmas and 2015 is coming to an end, I cannot help, but look back at this past year and relish in the number of blessings bestowed not only on me, but on our whole Salesian Family.

First and foremost, we give thanks to God for the number of vocational witnesses he blessed our province with this summer.  The ordination of Itchan Laygo, SDB at St.

Bosco Tech Students Selected to Learn from Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall

on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 23:09

By Daniel A. Almanza
(Bosco Tech Music Program Director)  
                                                                      

ROSEMEAD, CA. –The Bosco Tech Music Program applied and received a 2016 grant sponsored  by Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Symphonies for School. We were awarded 75 tickets to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in February 2016.

Additionally, Bosco Tech’s Music Director, Mr.

Now Available: The Traditional Christmas Novena in Chant (English)

on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 11:18

The traditional Christmas Novena in Chant (translated from Latin into English by the Salesians of Don Bosco) is now available for download.  A gift made available by the Salesians of Don Bosco in California.  Please share this great resource during this Christmas season.  You can download the entire booklet at www.donboscowest.org/resources/novena-prayers.

Christmas Blessings!

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St. Dominic Savio Church, Chosen as Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

on Sat, 12/12/2015 - 21:51

(St. Dominic Savio Church, A Salesian Parish in Bellflower, California)

By Fr. Chinh Nguyen, SDB

(Bellflower, CA -- December 2015) - St. Dominic Savio Church has been chosen as one of the parishes from Deanery 17 to be a site for pilgrimage during the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy in the San Pedro Region.  

There are about twenty parishes that have been designated among the five regions within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as pilgrimage sites during December 13, 2015 through

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God Enters the Chaos of Our Lives

on Sat, 12/12/2015 - 21:25

The Provincial's Weekly Letter to the Salesian Family

December 12, 2015

Dear Salesian Sisters and Brothers,

I am presently visiting the Boyle Heights community in Los Angeles.  These last few weeks have been very hectic for me as I interrupted my visit to the St. John Bosco community to go to Ratisbonne in Jerusalem for the Curatorium meeting---an annual meeting of provincials and formation delegates to evaluate the Theological program attended by members of our provinces.

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Faces of St. Mary's Community

on Sat, 12/12/2015 - 19:17

By Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB

Los Angeles, CA. –  Here are some brief updates on what’s happening at St. Mary’s Church in Los Angeles.

  • Finally, Salesian Cooperators are now at St. Mary’s!  Many thanks to the guidance of Elizabeth Gamara.
  • We are still continuing strong with our Pan de Vida ministry on Wednesdays, which distributes hundreds of pounds of food to those in need of them.
  • Many different Latin American communities use our church to celebrate their patron saints.
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St. John Bosco High School Opens New Learning Commons: Features Advanced Technology, Robotics Lab, Individual Work Stations

on Sat, 12/12/2015 - 18:33

(Bellflower, CA) -- The new Learning Commons was officially opened to the excitement of students and faculty.  The traditional library was renovated into a state-of-the-art learning facility, thanks to the generous support of the Ahman- son Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation, the Riordan Foundation, Martin & Cynthia Howard and others who wish to remain anonymous.

The concept for the space was “where tradition meets innovation”.  As students walk

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