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The Diocesan Office of Charismatic Renewal celebrated its Golden Jubilee and the 25th Episcopal Anniversary of Bishop Gerald Barnes at the Low Desert Vicariate weekend Encounter held at Fullenwider Auditorium in Indio. Brother Neil Velez (pictured left) of the Misioneros de Jesus Internacional was the featured speaker while Father Edwin Lopez of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Indio celebrated the closing Mass.

Over 300 gathered together for the Spring Theological Symposium, Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry Formation in the Diocese of San Bernardino, at the Diocesan Pastoral Center on April 29. Bishop Gerald Barnes was presented with various gifts in honor of his 25th Episcopal Anniversary. 

Bishop Barnes blessed the oils that will be used to administer the Sacraments throughout the year at the annual Chrism Mass on Tuesday, April 11. Held at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church in Yucaipa, the Chrism Mass also serves as an occasion for the priests of the Diocese to renew their vows.

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