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Marking the beginning of Lent, Bishop Gerald Barnes celebrated Ash Wednesday with students and faculty of the University of Redlands (pictured). In the evening he celebrated Mass with those at the Federal Prison Camp for Women in Victorville.



The diocese held its annual Combined Vicariate Meeting on Feb. 7 for the San Bernardino Pastoral Region at the Diocesan Pastoral Center. Most. Rev. Bishop Gerald Barnes encouraged the faithful of the diocese to learn the history of the diocese with grateful hearts throughout the year in honor of its 40th Anniversary. View Photos

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In collaboration with the Director of MFI (Ministry Formation Institute), Maruja Sedano, and Most. Rev. Bishop Gerald Barnes, the Office of Charismatic Renewal held their 2018 Conference on Feb. 3rd at the University of Cal State San Bernardino. The event was led by guest Speakers included Michelle Moran, former president of the “International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services” (ICCRS), and Friar Nelson Medina, international speaker from Colombia.

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego reflects on his recent visit to Gaza and the West Bank of Israel

By John Andrews

  Bishop Rutilio del Riego had studied the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for practically his entire adult life. He had thought about it and prayed about it through the lens of his Catholic faith. He had even visited the Holy Land once before.

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On Feb. 3, the Diocese ended Catholic Schools Week on a high note with the annual Catholic School Awards Banquet held in honor of the volunteers, staff, teachers, and alumni who have impacted Catholic schools in the diocese. Among the honorees was Fr. Erik Esparza, who received the Good Shepherd Award, given to one who is a spiritual leader who serves. View Awardees

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