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By Malie Hudson

 Every fall marks a special time of the year when Catholics and people of all faiths are invited to a series of special Masses – Red, Blue and White – to pray and bless those serving in the legal community, public safety and healthcare professions, respectively. 

Read more: Public safety, legal and healthcare professionals honored with Masses

On Oct. 22, Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church in Palm Springs held a four-day celebration of the visit of Our Lady of Saint John of the Lakes, concluding with a special Mass for which Bishop Gerald Barnes was the principal celebrant. The statue is second only to Our Lady of Guadalupe among the most popular images of the Virgin Mary in Mexico.

By Malie Hudson

 Five days after President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (OLPH) in Riverside began offering workshops for DACA recipients in the Diocese to assist them with the many questions and concerns they had regarding their immigration status and renewal process. 

Read more: Church offers support, information in wake of DACA cancellation

ONTARIO—Diversity is an integral part of who we are in the Diocese of San Bernardino. We identified “Unity in Diversity” as a key focus area during the Diocesan Visioning Process in the 1990s.

Read more: Festival of Cultures event continues Bishop’s 25th anniversary celebrations

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