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Diocesan News

Confirmation Journeys: Three youth reflect on their path to complete Sacraments of Initiation

Confirmation Journeys: Three youth reflect on their path to complete Sacraments of Initiation

By Malie Hudson

 Since April, over 5,600 youth in the Diocese of San Bernardino received the Sacrament of Confirmation, a major milestone in their journey of faith. 

 The two-year process involved attending weekly classes and regular Masses, studying scriptures, fellowship with other youth on the same...

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School News

Four eighth graders announced as 2018 Bishop’s Scholars

Four eighth graders announced as 2018 Bishop’s Scholars

 Bishop Gerald Barnes has announced this year’s class of Bishop’s scholars, which includes a fourth student to reflect the opening of St. Jeanne de Lestonnac High School this Fall. These four students will receive a four-year scholarship to one of the Diocese’s Catholic high schools.

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Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

New immigration policy attacks value of family in our Church and nation

New immigration policy attacks value of family  in our Church and nation

By Bishop Gerald Barnes

 The family is the fundamental center of human life. The love, support and formation that takes place within a family—shared by a father and mother with their children—is essential to the fulfillment of God’s plan for us as individuals and as community. This cannot be overstat...

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With Eyes of Faith

“Won’t you be my neighbor?”

“Won’t you be my neighbor?”

By Deacon John De Gano

 Question: If a picture is worth a thousand words… And a tweet uses only 280 characters, then what good can come from these five or six words?

 Answer: On February 19, 1968, they ushered in 50 years’ worth of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood wisdom on PBS stations across the country. Th...

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This is Our Faith

Come Holy Spirit!

By  Susan Janowicz

 The Sacrament of Confirmation completes and seals the grace received in Baptism. In Confirmation the Holy Spirit bring us closer to Christ and into a closer relationship with the Church. Confirmation helps us be a witness to our faith in what we say and do by giving us the strength...

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Journey Toward Holiness

The Real Presence: Christ is with us throughout Mass

The Real Presence: Christ is with us throughout Mass

By  Sr. Mary Garascia, C.P.P.S.

 Is Communion in the hand a diabolical attack on the faith? Some high ranking leaders in the Universal Church have suggested this. Cardinal Robert Sarah, who heads the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship, the Pope’s administrative department that monitors all things...

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