The journey of the Indonesian Catholic culture in the Diocese began with the formation of KKIA (Indonesia Catholic Community Association) in 1993, covering the four counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and San Diego. The community started with the celebration of Mass in Indonesian, served by an Indonesian priest from Los Angeles who took part in itinerant ministry.
By Father David Andel, JV
The number ‘40’ is mentioned 146 times in the Bible and it generally indicates a time of testing, trial, or probation. Noah endured the waters of the flood for 40 days, and Jesus was tempted for 40 days in the desert. The number can also indicate the time of transition from one generation to the next.
By Legion of Mary-Our Lady Queen of Peace, Chinese
Our community started with five members on Dec. 8, 2014, now we have four officers and four probationary working members. We have done door-to-door evangelization activity, visited the sick and alien, Chinese Catholics, visited the Chino Valley Health Care Center and led the Rosary for patients, and we started a Chinese bible study for Chinese seniors in a senior apartment complex.
By Elizabeth Manangan
Bishop Gerald Barnes first met with Filipino leaders on April 7, 1993. The consultation was designed to solicit input for planning and setting goals for the Filipino Ministry (FILM). During this process, he realized and commented on the gifts that the Filipinos were bringing - our faith, our service and our rich culture and practices in the Diocese.