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 The national pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting several parish communities throughout the diocese in February and March. The Statue travels around America under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. For a detailed schedule, please contact your local parish.

Read more: Our Lady of Fatima statue to tour Diocese

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO—Local music groups and parish choirs showed off their talents and songwriting abilities during the Vocational Music Contest hosted by Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in San Bernardino.

 The Nov. 10 contest and concert provided parish music groups the chance to showcase their talents while promoting vocations to the priesthood through music.

Read more: Local talent showcased at parish vocational music contest

FONTANA—The Pan de Vida ministry at St. Mary Parish, Fontana is very active, providing boxes of food to 200 families every two weeks. In the process of meeting people’s needs, they found a family, a mother with four children whose father has disappeared while on his way from Guatemala. They have been living in a 25- foot trailer with no beds or furniture. As a parish, St. Mary’s decided to do something about it. 

Read more: St. Mary Fontana walks to provide a home

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

CHINO—For 12 years Rose Avila and Maria Avila have led a group of faithful Catholics in a monthly spiritual exercise of praying the Hail Mary 2,000 times in a single day to end abortion, for the souls in purgatory, for vocations and a host of other petitions. Inspired after reading a book on prayer, the two friends have worked to share their love of prayer with St. Margaret Mary Parish and the greater community.

Read more: 2000 Hail Marys – Prayer plays central role for ministry

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