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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

Letter to All Salesians from Rector Major

on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 22:13

(Download Letter in PDF)



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Il Rettor Maggiore



July 15, 2014


My dear Provincials and Superiors of Vice-Provinces,

To all of you who have the responsibility of animation and government of the Provinces and Vice-Provinces, I extend my greetings and brotherly affection through this

Invitation to Celebrate Our New Provincial

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:36


On June 23, 2014, Fr. Ted Montemayor was appointed our provincial by Fr. Angel Fernandez, Rector Major.

The entire province will celebrate this appointment on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at St. Dominic Savio Church, Bellflower, with the 5:30pm parish Mass.

Fr. Timothy Ploch, General Councilor, will preside, read the decree of appointment, and invite us to join in asking God's special blessings on Fr. Ted.

All are invited.


Fr. Thomas Prendiville, SDB

Vice Provincial


New Provincial of San Francisco Province

on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:02

Congratulations to the new Provincial of USA West (San Francisco Province), Fr. Ted Montemayor, SDB!!!


SYLC 2014: Day Two

on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 01:16

On this new day of SYLC, participants got to experience the four components of the Oratory first-hand. Participants were separated into four groups: home, school, church, and playground. Every 45 mins., the participants rotated from workshop to workshop. Two participants reflected on their experience:

Kaitlyn H. from Salesian College Preparatory, Richmond said that her favorite workshop and the workshop that she found the most inspiring was ‘church’ presented by Father John Roche.

SYLC 2014: Day One

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 02:13

Participants of SYLC came from far and wide, all across California. The day consisted of experiences that are old and new. Some participants have attended SYLC before, but for others, it was their first time being away from home for an extended period of time. Here at SYLC, we incorporate the Oratory (home, school, church, and playground) set by Don Bosco. Camp St.