SAN BERNARDINO—Our Lady of the Assumption Youth and Young Adult Ministry hosted a Walk for Life in San Bernardino on April 30. It began with a morning prayer service at the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center of San Bernardino, which had invited the OLA ministry to host the Walk.
In the Easter Season characterizing new life three parishes in the Diocese will celebrate new digs the weekend of April 23-24.
MURRIETA—Feeding America Riverside-San Bernardino honored St. Martha’s Community Food Pantry as its 2015 Agency of Year at a reception on November 19.
Blessed Oscar Romero Parish became official on November 29 when it celebrated its first Mass. Father Patrick Kirsch, Pastor, was joined by Father Rafael Partida, Episcopal Vicar for the Riverside Pastoral Regional, who concelebrated.
Sacred Heart Parish in Rancho Cucamonga and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Community in San Bernardino have both received good news in the form of grants from Oregon Catholic Press (OCP). OCP’s Grant Program offers direct financial aid to parishes in need for the purpose of enhancing the worship experience of that community.
EASTVALE—The beginning of Advent will also mark the beginning for the Diocese of San Bernardino’s newest parish.
Father Pat Kirsch, Pastor, will celebrate the first Masses at Blessed Oscar Romero Parish in Eastvale on November 29. With the celebration of these liturgies the parish becomes official.
LAKE ARROWHEAD—On October 8, Auxiliary Bishop Rutilio del Riego will rededicate the Our Pilgrim Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lake Arrowhead.
Mountain residents, after having been personally affected by the World Wars, commissioned sculptor José Ferreira Thedim to design and sculpt the shrine.
Thedim, an eye witness to the Fatima miracle, sketched the replicate grotto and placement of the figures of the Shrine.