United States - Archdiocese of Los Angeles Christian Service Awards

22 March 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, the Department of Catholic Schools from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles held their 50th Christian Service Awards ceremony. The day began with a festive Eucharist presided over by Archbishop Jose Gomez. Students from all over the archdiocese were recognized for their selfless service to those who are on the margins in their local communities. Four of our students were honored for their service in youth ministry in their home parishes and at the Salesian Family Youth Center in Los Angeles. Those honored were Sebastian Ceballos from Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles, Michael Rodriguez and Mighty Tran from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, and Andrei Menguito De La Cruz from Don Bosco Technical Institute in Rosemead.

The archdiocese also recognized several Catholic school educators for their contribution to accompanying students in Christian service. Among them was our own Caroline Schmeisser, a faculty member at Don Bosco Technical Institute. Also honored were two of our alumni, Moon Cordero, from St. John Bosco High School Class of 1997, who currently serves as the campus minister at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, and Diego Mora, from Don Bosco Technical Institute the Class of 1999, who serves as a counselor at Damien High School in La Verne.
Congratulations to these young men and these Salesian educators. They serve as examples of Don Bosco’s vision of “Good Christians and Honest Citizens.”



ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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