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SAN BERNARDINO—Excitement is building as parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption, San Bernardino make preparations for their 26th Annual Fun Fair. The one-day Fun Fair, a major school and parish fundraiser, will be held Sunday, May 19 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The fair features international foods, live entertainment and auction, game booths, video games, bounce houses, and more. The much-anticipated raffle offers a Grand Prize of $1000, with other prizes of $500, $250. The Fun Fair promises memorable old-fashioned fun for the entire family in a safe and secure environment.

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On March 3, The Knights of Columbus of Barstow, parishioners, families and friends of St. Joseph and St. Philip Neri parishes gathered in thanksgiving for the deacons of Barstow. A  “Deacon Appreciation Dinner” was celebrated for Deacon Don Burgett and Deacon Margo Saenz at St. Joseph’s Noonan Hall for nearly 50 years of combined service to the diaconate. Deacon Don and Deacon Margo and his wife, Martha, had their picture taken with current and retired firefighters from the Barstow Fire Dept. (Front row) Deacon Margo Saenz, retired Battalion Chief Stephen King, retired fire chiefs Dale Milligan and Deacon Don Burgett, Martha Saenz (Back row/standing) Capt. Robert Clemmer, Fire Chief Rich Ross, Engineer Travis Espinoza.

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

RIVRESIDE—February 10 marked the beginning of the 110th anniversary year for St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Riverside. Father Joseph Felker, pastor, regular supply priests and jubilant parishioners gathered to celebrate the milestone for the parish with a Mass and reception.

Read more: St. Thomas Parish celebrates 110th anniversary

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE—Jose Velasco has taken part in the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at St. Joan of Arc parish in Victorville since he was a child. Now as one of the coordinators of the ministry, he and a group of volunteers keep the tradition alive for the next generation. 

Read more: Children’s Liturgy of the Word flourishes at St. Joan of Arc

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

RIVERSIDE—Coinciding with World Day of Marriage, 45 couples received the sacrament of matrimony in a pair of ceremonies at Queen of Angels Parish in Riverside on February 9.

 “After being together all these years, I am happy to finally make it official,” said Patricia Felix, a newlywed from Queen of Angels. “It feels good to have God’s blessing upon us.”

Read more: Communal wedding draws large crowds at Queen of Angels parish

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