By Andres Rivera
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.