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Diocesan News

Part I: Swansons and Valley Missionary Program to be honored

Part I: Swansons and Valley Missionary Program to be honored

By Malie Hudson

 Going above and beyond the call of service not just once, but time and time again is what recipients of this year’s Amar Es Entregarse Award have in common. 

 The award is given to an individual or group who embody Bishop Gerald Barnes’ Episcopal Motto Amar Es Entregarse, “Love is the...

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Parish News

San Salvador couple leans on faith as they await kidney donor

San Salvador couple leans on faith  as they await kidney donor

By Pete Carrasco, Sr.

COLTON —When my wife, Molly, and I found out that she was headed for kidney failure, the first thing I said was that I would be there for her no matter what.  As we continue to face this health crisis in living out our vocation of marriage, our Catholic faith has been our bedrock...

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School News

Holocaust survivor offers sobering message to junior high students

Holocaust survivor offers sobering   message to junior high students

 The Holocaust would seem to many junior high students to be a lesson learned in history books, a horrific tale from the past.

 But for about 600 Catholic school students in the Diocese it came vividly to life when they listened to the story firsthand from survivor Jacob Eisenbach on January 29. The ...

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

We can’t sit and wait – Siempre Adelante!

We can’t sit and wait – Siempre Adelante!

By Bishop Gerald Barnes

The following is an excerpt from Bishop Gerald Barnes’ address at the Combined Vicariate Meeting of the San Bernardino Pastoral Region on February 13.

 We had a great opportunity during our 40th to look at our history. We are grateful for the past and we learn from the past; w...

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Joyful Witness

Our Lenten focus is God, not us

Our Lenten focus is God, not us

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 The Season of Lent is a special time for Catholics. Lent is a season of preparation reflecting upon the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead is not just any news story, it is the story of human redemption. It is truly the event that changed ...

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This is Our Faith

Putting on Christ!

Putting on Christ!

By Maria G. Covarrubias

 Lent is the 40-day journey of penance and examination of our lives. This liturgical season helps us to pay attention to our need for conversion of the heart and mind, strip ourselves from the baggage that we carry, and learn to trust and rely completely on God’s grace. From A...

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Journey Toward Holiness

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

By Sr. Mary Garascia, C.P.P.S.

 Our journey to holiness, to becoming gradually the Spirit-filled persons God intends, is shaped by our Catholic tradition. Among the ways that happens is through the liturgical year, which channels or directs the flow of our worship of God and our reflections on our re...

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Superintendent's Footnotes

Catholic school principals and teachers embark on new PLC process

Catholic school principals and teachers  embark on new PLC process

By Samuel Torres

 Catholic education in the 21st century is a dynamic process and we seek to provide the best experience in our elementary and secondary schools. Innovation and experience with STEM and STEAM programs have led to the improved STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, a...

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Justice Matters

Time Travel to the First Christmas

Time Travel to the First Christmas

By Jeanette Arnquist

 I often ask myself who I would be in the Gospel narratives of the Nativity if I had lived in Bethlehem in the 1st Century, and if I would have recognized Jesus as something special if I had seen him.

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