By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

CRESTLINE—Consuelo Calderon moved to Crestline three years ago from Florida. She has been taking English classes and has made it her personal goal to be able to be a reader at the English Mass.

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

 Recalling the past and looking to the future, parishioners at St. Patrick Parish, Moreno Valley and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, San Bernardino celebrated anniversaries in August. 

 St. Patrick Parish, Moreno Valley celebrated its 25th anniversary with a weekend-long celebration Aug. 22 -24. The celebration began with its “One Voice. One Faith” concert on Aug. 22.

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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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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—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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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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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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