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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

INDIO—Bishop Gerald Barnes joined the parish community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio on June 26 to celebrate an effort of hope and collaboration. 

 On the eve of the parish’s feast day Bishop Barnes came to bless a new tabernacle, monstrance and ciborium. The tabernacle was replaced after the original was stolen during a series of burglaries at the parish in February. The gold-plated tabernacle was worth more than $20,000. 

Read more: Indio parish celebrates new tabernacle

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

FONTANA—Following the April 27 canonization of St. John XXIII, the Fontana-Rialto parish celebrated the sainthood of the its namesake with a Mass and reception May 17. 

 Bishop Gerald Barnes presided over the local celebration at the Fontana site of the parish community. The celebration drew parishioners from both sites and faithful from neighboring parishes.

 In his homily, Bishop Barnes recounted some of the actions of St. John XXIII and called on the faithful to model themselves after him. 

Read more: St. John XXIII celebrates canonization of patron, gets new name

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

 Recalling the past and looking to the future, parishioners at St. Patrick Parish, Moreno Valley and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, San Bernardino celebrated anniversaries in August. 

 St. Patrick Parish, Moreno Valley celebrated its 25th anniversary with a weekend-long celebration Aug. 22 -24. The celebration began with its “One Voice. One Faith” concert on Aug. 22.

Read more: OL Assumption, St. Patrick celebrate anniversaries

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