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The Diocese stages first formal gathering in the state for local V Encuentro dialogue

By Ashley Elizabeth Limon

RIVERSIDE—More than 1,300 Catholics representing 52 parishes of the Diocese came together on August 19th for the local gathering of the V Encuentro at Riverside City College.

Read more: A day of listening and learning

By Malie Hudson

 Every Sunday around 2 p.m., children from the Syro-Malabar Catholic Community busily help their parents prepare for a liturgy celebrated completely in Malayalam, a language spoken predominantly in the Kerala region of India. 

Read more: Syro-Malabar community puts down roots in Diocese

 With the release of Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si, now more than two years past, Diocesan leaders are looking to give new, local life to the Holy Father’s call for responsible stewardship of the earth.

Read more: Diocese to launch Care for Creation Day on Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

 Is working as a minister of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of San Bernardino just another job?

 To many, the answer to this question would be an obvious ‘no.’

 At the same time, a need has been identified to help employees of parishes, Catholic schools and the Diocesan Pastoral Center keep focused on the mission of the Diocese as they go about their daily work. Beginning this ministerial year, a new Diocesan Office of Mission Integration will be charged with setting this focus.

Read more: Sr. Nicholson leads new ministry to improve “customer service”

 In recent years, the Diocesan Office of Restorative Justice has been extending its outreach to include the families of murder victims, the incarcerated, and the families of the incarcerated. This year, the Office is again expanding its ministry to include outreach to men and women who are being released from prison. 

Read more: New Restorative Justice effort builds bridge to success for incarcerated

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