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On May 15, Pentecost Sunday, Holy Spirit Parish in Hemet celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Rev. Michael Onwuemelie, C.S.Sp, pastor of the parish, preceded the special Mass Celebration and led the procession to the courtyard where he announced that the parish has finished paying off its construction debt and symbolically burned the mortgage paper. View Photos

On April 22 the Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter of the Knights of Columbus presented Bishop Gerald Barnes with a check for $13,000 for the seminarians of the Diocese of San Bernardino. The Knights hold the Seminarian Burse, an annual event to raise funds to aid the seminarians of the Diocese.

On Saturday, April 2nd, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Huntington Beach, Bishop Barnes presided over the renewal of profession of vows and the final profession of vows of two Sacred Heart Sisters who serve in our diocese.  Sister Laura Bradford professed her perpetual vows and Sister Micaela Ramirez renewed her temporary vows.  Also pictured is Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange and the Superior General of the Society Devoted to the Sacred Heart, Sr. Mary Tomasella.