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Catholic Schools Week ended on a high note with the annual Catholic School Awards Banquet held at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Feb. 4. The Awards banquet recognized volunteers, staff, teachers, and alumni who have impacted Catholic schools in the diocese.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, Bishop Barnes called upon local Catholics to be in solidarity with refugees impacted by the travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump. The spirit of inclusiveness and charity that has characterized the United States, and is shared by the Church, must not give way to suspicion and discrimination, the Bishop writes.

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On January 29th, Bishop Gerald Barnes gathered with religious men and women to celebrate a special Mass in observance of World Day of Consecrated Life at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral. Jubilarians honored at the Mass were (left to right) Sister Linda Nicholson, CSJ (60 years), Sister Loretta Picucci, SP (50 years), Sister Patricia Haire, CSJ (70Years) and Sister Rosa Martinez, HMSP (25 years).

The Diocesan Pastoral Center hosted the fourth annual Ark of Safety Forum on January 27. At the event, the Diocese was presented with the Walking Out Your Faith Award in honor of disaster preparedness training that has taken place at parishes and Catholic schools.

On January 25th, Dignity Health hosted the Great Kindness Challenge at Holy Rosary Academy in San Bernardino. Every year, Dignity Health, St. Bernadine Medical Center, and Community Hospital of San Bernardino sponsor this global program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness in all schools.  View Photos

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