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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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

MURRIETA—Tom Woodward did not want to attend a workshop “for old people,” but he was happy he did. 

 And he was joined by more than 70 others at a half-day retreat on Feb. 12 at St. Martha Parish, Murrieta, geared specifically for seniors.

 The retreat, “Spirituality and the Seasons of Life,” sought to shed light on the stages of personal development and to encourage seniors toward deeper levels of trust and relationship with younger generations.

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

CORONA—Long time parishioners and new families celebrated the 40th Anniversary of St. Matthew Parish’s founding with a two-day festival held Sept. 14-15 at the Corona parish. 

 Parish ministries rallied to tie the annual Summer Festival the parish holds to the anniversary.

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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

RANCHO CUCAMONGA—Bishop Gerald Barnes joined the Guatemalan Catholic community gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Rancho Cucamonga for the parish´s annual Mass honoring the Cristo de Esquipulas (Christ of Esquipulas) on Jan. 15.

 Parishioners and faithful from surrounding areas filled the small church, wishing to share their devotion to the famed image with their children.

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The Holy Name of Jesus parish in Redlands held a special installation Mass for its new administrator, Father Oscar Reynoso, at the Olive Avenue church on Jan. 3. Father Leonard de Pasquale (background), IMC, Vicar Forane of the San Bernardino Vicariate, presided at the Mass. Fr. Reynoso holds a plaque made in the Holy Land that was given to him at the Mass by the Arabic Catholic Community of the diocese. He was also presented with a gold ring engraved with the parish logo as a gift from the people of The Holy Name of Jesus.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Sanctuary parishioners, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for a new permanent church at the Mecca parish Sept. 21. The new church, which will seat 1,100, will replace the sprung building that was erected at the Mecca parish in 2008.

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