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By Marge Bitetti

SAN BERNARDINO—In 1998 Bishop Gerald Barnes had the wisdom to establish the Ministry Formation Institute (MFI) with the goal of providing the Diocese with educated and trained leaders for the numerous ministries in the region. 

Read more: MFI celebrates 20 years of lay formation at Symposium

By Abraham Joven

SACRAMENTO—On April 24, a group of religious and lay Catholics from the Diocese traveled to Sacramento to support the California Catholic Conference’s annual Catholic Advocacy Day. This event is meant to have Catholic faithful engage their legislators by presenting positions that align with Catholic values on various public policy measures. 

Read more: Diocese brings delegation to Sacramento for Catholic Advocacy Day

By Marge Bitetti

St Padre Pio RelicsRIVERSIDE—The stream of reverent devotees was nonstop at Queen of Angels Church in Riverside on March 14 as hundreds turned out to venerate the relics of Saint Padre Pio. 

 The day of veneration culminated with an evening Mass, celebrated by Diocesan Vicar General, Monsignor Gerard Lopez, S.T.L., that was attended by over 1,500 people. 

Read more: St. Padre Pio relics draw the faithful to Inland churches for veneration

By Sister Chilee Okoko, D.M.M.M.

The 2018 Life, Dignity and Justice Conference of the Diocese of San Bernardino on May 9 will offer another wonderful day of education, information and empowerment. With great joy and hearts filled with hope, we will gather to be educated and enlightened on issues relating to most aspects of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). 

Read more: Life, Dignity and Justice Conference to focus on Catholic Social Teaching

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