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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA—Bishop Gerald Barnes joined the Guatemalan Catholic community gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Rancho Cucamonga for the parish´s annual Mass honoring the Cristo de Esquipulas (Christ of Esquipulas) on Jan. 15.

 Parishioners and faithful from surrounding areas filled the small church, wishing to share their devotion to the famed image with their children.

Read more: Guatemalan ‘Black Christ’ devotion lives on at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

CORONA—Long time parishioners and new families celebrated the 40th Anniversary of St. Matthew Parish’s founding with a two-day festival held Sept. 14-15 at the Corona parish. 

 Parish ministries rallied to tie the annual Summer Festival the parish holds to the anniversary.

Read more: St. Matthew Parish celebrates 40th anniversary

Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary parishioners, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for a new permanent church at the Mecca parish Sept. 21. The new church, which will seat 1,100, will replace the sprung building that was erected at the Mecca parish in 2008.

The Holy Name of Jesus parish in Redlands held a special installation Mass for its new administrator, Father Oscar Reynoso, at the Olive Avenue church on Jan. 3. Father Leonard de Pasquale (background), IMC, Vicar Forane of the San Bernardino Vicariate, presided at the Mass. Fr. Reynoso holds a plaque made in the Holy Land that was given to him at the Mass by the Arabic Catholic Community of the diocese. He was also presented with a gold ring engraved with the parish logo as a gift from the people of The Holy Name of Jesus.

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