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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

INDIO—Bishop Gerald Barnes joined the parish community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio on June 26 to celebrate an effort of hope and collaboration. 

 On the eve of the parish’s feast day Bishop Barnes came to bless a new tabernacle, monstrance and ciborium. The tabernacle was replaced after the original was stolen during a series of burglaries at the parish in February. The gold-plated tabernacle was worth more than $20,000. 

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

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. 

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SAN BERNARDINO—Having consulted with the Ministerial Personnel and Placement Board (MPPB), Bishop Gerald Barnes announced a variety of personnel actions effective July 1, 2014 unless noted.

 Rev. Anthony Dao, has been appointed Pastor at St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish,Temecula.

 Rev. Edmund Gomez has been appointed Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Chino.

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FONTANA—This spring members of Genesis, the youth group at St. Mary parish, Fontana, along with Father  Al Utzig, brought in some goat and cow manure, turned over the soil, and planted 38 Russian Mammoth sunflowers.

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

FONTANA—Fontana Catholics had much to be festive about as two parishes celebrated key anniversaries within a week of each other. St. Mary Parish, Fontana celebrated its 75th anniversary on April 27 and St. George Parish, Fontana celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 4. 

 Father Romeo Seleccion, M.S., Episcopal Vicar of the San Bernardino Pastoral Region, joined the St. George Parish community for its anniversary celebration. 

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By Natalie Romano

INDIO—The Tabernacle may be destroyed, but the parish is not.

 Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish community is now helping itself after a series of burglaries, the latest leaving the church without its tabernacle and sound system. 

 “I felt like they were taking my heart. I started to cry,” said Pastoral Coordinator Laura Lopez.

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