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PALM SPRINGS—Art imitated life last month when a Hollywood film crew came to Our Lady of Solitude parish in Palm Springs to recreate the funeral Mass of the late entertainer Liberace.

 A lifelong Catholic, Liberace maintained a residence across the street from the parish and producers of the forthcoming HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” said they had wanted to film in the church because a funeral Mass for Liberace had taken place there after his death in 1987.

Read more: Liberace bio films at Palm Springs parish

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

MURRIETA—Reserves at the St. Martha Food Pantry and Community Outreach Center were running low after Easter. A series of providential events, however, have revived the local refuge for families whose needs are many and resources are few.

Read more: Community rallies to restock St. Martha Food Pantry

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

ALTA LOMA—About 30 statues of the Blessed Mother, some rich in history and all collected by a Phelan resident, have been recently donated to St. Peter and St. Paul Parish in Alta Loma. The parish held a dedication ceremony on May 19 to unveil the installation of the statues in the parish’s social hall. 

Read more: St. Peter and St. Paul parish unveils collection of Mary statues

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

RIALTO—Nancy Jamarillo, an 11-year-old parishioner at St. Patrick Parish in Moreno Valley, was excited to finish her first crocheted blanket and present it to her step-father. She stepped forward, surrounded by her new friends, and presented the red blanket with black trim to him as a prayer was said for his continued health. 

Read more: Parish prayer blanket ministry comforts the sick