Probably the most often questions asked is: How are you doing?
In reality, the school structure and the grounds are here, but there is no sign of life. All of us are raising questions such as: What are the most important values in life and what are we learning from this crisis?
So please sit back and let me tell you a Good Morning, which Don Bosco said to his students to inspire them to have hope and to never stop dreaming.
Salesian High at present has only the buildings, but the most important element is YOU, the students. Without your presence, these walls would have no meaning. Don Bosco saw the value of the young for a better future to both society and the Church. That is the reason why he founded the Salesian Order.
Don Bosco needed a helper to keep God’s mission going. One of Don Bosco first questions he would ask is, Will you help Don Bosco? Everyone at Salesian has answered "yes" to Don Bosco's mission for Church and society.
The second part of the question of Don Bosco is: Will you stay with Don Bosco? Volunteers, Salesian co-operators, brothers and priests, who answer this question with a "yes" by living their life in the pursuit of care for the young. I know some want to make a difference in the life of a young person and I hope you see the value of this choice. Reflect and talk to someone who has said "yes" to one of these vocations in life.
I miss you all and don’t give up!
Life never is easy but it has its challenges which all of us must face. The crisis is not the coronavirus but for you as young people, to make this a better world for all.
I believe you can do it! Casa Bosco is not the same without you.
-Fr. Jim Nieblas, SDB