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At an evening reception at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, April 4th Bishop Gerald Barnes recognized Billy Adolfo Muñoz Miranda, who has served as Guatemalan Consul for San Bernardino since 2015, with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Award. This honor is given to individuals from the community who have demonstrated exemplary generosity, leadership or service for the common good of the diocese or local community. Miranda is leaving San Bernardino for a new assignment in Chicago.

The LEAD CBCES Catholic Schools EXPO & Career Day took place at the Cal State University of San Bernardino on March 27th. Around 250 students met with 50 professional adults who helped inspire the children's professional goals. The schools in attendance included Sacred Heart of Rancho Cucamonga, Resurrection Academy of Fontana, Our Lady of Assumption of San Bernardino, and Holy Rosary Academy of San Bernardino.

Bishop Barnes joined the priests of the Diocese for the annual Chrism Mass held this year at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church in Yucaipa. During the celebration, Bishop Barnes blessed the oil of the sick, the oil of catechumens, and the chrism oil, and joined Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Rutilio del Riego, and the priests in the Diocese in their renewal of commitment to priestly and episcopal service. 

A national show of support for DREAMers takes place Monday, February 26 as Catholics are encouraged to reach out to their federal elected representatives on this day and urge them to come together as leaders to compromise, to find a legislative solution for recipients, and those who are eligible for DACA. It is time for Congress to act before the DACA program comes to an end putting millions of young men and women at risk of being deported and leaving behind the only home many have ever known. For more information on how to participate in National Call-In Day click here.

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