GRAND TERRACE—The Feast of St. Jude was celebrated by the Syro-Malabar community on October 28 with Mass at Christ the Redeemer Church, Grand Terrace. The Principal Celebrant was Father Mathews Munjanath, the Pastor of St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Sant Ana. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego concelebrated along with Father Soney Sebastian, SVD, and Fr. Biju Thomas, SVD. After the Mass there was the traditional procession with the Blessed Sacrament around the Church with colorful umbrellas and crosses. The children in the parish catechism class were given trophies of achievement for last year after the Mass.
LA QUINTA—Deacons Victor Gonzalez (second from left) and Austin Kilborn (second from right) celebrated their 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate on Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi in La Quinta. Also pictured with Bishop Gerald Barnes (center) is Father James McLaughlin (far left) and Father Peter Phan (far right).
In commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Diocese, Bishop Phillip Straling sat down with Father Erik Esparza to reminisce about the founding of the Diocese, its rapid growth and the transition to Bishop Barnes’ episcopacy.
Bishop Barnes holds forum to hear concerns and brainstorm actions in response to sexual abuse crisis
SAN BERNARDINO—The Diocese finds itself, along with the rest of U.S. Church, once again engulfed in the clergy sexual abuse crisis, spurred by the Aug. 8 release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on six dioceses, and earlier public revelations on the history of sexual abuse and harassment by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
By John Andrews
ONTARIO—Father John Vieira gathers with the Portuguese community at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish every Sunday to celebrate Mass in their shared native tongue.
By Sister Hortensia Del Villar, S.A.C.
The Laudato Si Committee of the Diocese of San Bernardino in collaboration with St. Joseph Parish in Big Bear, are coordinating the second annual Care for Creation Day, focusing this time on celebrating the life of our Native American brothers and sisters whose legacy speak about the value of living in harmony with all of creation.
In October, the Catholic community in the Diocese will pray for and bless those serving in the legal community, public safety and healthcare professions, with its annual Red, Blue, and White Masses.