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By Anne Alhadef

 This Year of Faith that we have entered provides us with a special opportunity to not only take a closer look at our faith and grow in it, but to share it with others. 

 There are many ways to share our faith with others, but something Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei stood out in particular. 

Read more: Year of Faith is a call to service

SAN BERNARDINO—The Diocese of San Bernardino will hold its Seventh Annual Migration Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 2525 N. Arrowhead, San Bernardino on Sunday, January 20 at 3 pm. 

 This year marks the Tenth anniversary of the joint U.S. and Mexican Bishops’ pastoral, “Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope.” This pastoral letter forms the basis of our bishops’ stance on comprehensive immigration reform. Based on scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, the bishops outlined these principles in their pastoral letter of 2003:

Read more: Migration Mass calls for ‘welcoming church’

By Marie Widmann

YUCAIPA—On Saturday, January 19 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Yucaipa the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of San Bernardino will be honored in a Mass in Thanksgiving for the Gift of Life.  The Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, principals, teachers, students and parents will be acknowledged for their crucial contributions to advancing Respect for Human Life through formation and acts of charity. The Mass begins at 10 a.m.

Read more: Catholic Schools honored as promoters of the Culture of Life

INDIO—College entrance requirements and financial aid are often two big question marks for parents and students who aspire to go to college.

 The Diocesan Education Initiative (DEI), in collaboration with Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish in Indio, will hold a workshop on January 18 to address those topics and others related to preparing for college attendance.

Read more: DEI to offer college prep evening in Indio

SAN BERNARDINO—The Diocesan Office of Restorative Justice is offering a two-day training to help parishes be able to better assist families that have had a loved one murdered. Pastoral Associates, parish bereavement volunteers, youth and young adult ministers, spiritual directors, deacons/deacon candidates and their wives, and others interested are encouraged to attend the training. Training will be held at the Diocesan Pastoral Center and offered in English and Spanish.

Read more: Training offered for ministry to homicide victims’ families

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