Diocesan News

Diocesan WYD pilgrims take journey of a lifetime to Panama

Diocesan WYD pilgrims take journey  of a lifetime to Panama

 It wasn’t lost on Brenda Noriega that the 111 diocesan pilgrims who traveled to Panama for World Youth Day 2019 had to go 3,000 miles to learn a little bit more about hospitality – one of the four core values practiced here in the Diocese of San Bernardino.

 Host families in Costa Rica, where the pi...

Readmore

Parish News

Eastvale parish celebrates patron’s sainthood with compelling new icon

Eastvale parish celebrates patron’s  sainthood with compelling new icon

By Natalie Romano

EASTVALE —An Eastvale Catholic Church may not have a building yet but it does have a “window into heaven.”

 This so-called window is actually sacred artwork depicting the church’s namesake, St. Oscar Romero. The icon was revealed to parishioners on November 25th during a Mass celebrat...

Readmore

Bishop Gerald R. Barnes

Pilgrims carry their spirit of baptism to Panama

Pilgrims carry their spirit of baptism to Panama

   By Bishop Gerald Barnes

 The following is taken from Bishop Barnes’ homily at the World Youth Day Send-off Mass held at Our Lady of Hope Church in San Bernardino on January 12.

 The day is coming fast. The year has passed. The year of thinking, of planning, of worrying, of wondering, of fundraising...

Readmore

Joyful Witness

The Blessed Mother is our model for trust

The Blessed Mother is our model for trust

By Fr. Erik Esparza

 There is only one other person that epitomizes the meaning of Advent, Christmas and the New Year besides Jesus himself. Her name is Mary, the mother of Jesus! Mary was truly there from the beginning.

Readmore

Layman's Minute

Love and faith on the open road

Love and faith on the open road

 It is coming to the end of summer, and we are back from the first leg of the Cruise Director’s Great Northwest Adventure.

Readmore

Journey Toward Holiness

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

A case for November as our liturgical pinnacle

By Sr. Mary Garascia, C.P.P.S.

 Our journey to holiness, to becoming gradually the Spirit-filled persons God intends, is shaped by our Catholic tradition. Among the ways that happens is through the liturgical year, which channels or directs the flow of our worship of God and our reflections on our re...

Readmore

Superintendent's Footnotes

Time for our schools to grow

Time for our schools to grow

 I have experienced the full force of San Bernardino diocesan hospitality since beginning my new position as your Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

Readmore

Justice Matters

Catholic Social Teaching is equal parts Charity and Justice

Catholic Social Teaching is equal parts Charity and Justice

By Jeanette Arnquist

 First of all, hello to all of my friends and former colleagues in the Church of San Bernardino, as well as those of you whom I have never met. In the six years since I have retired and moved to Arizona a lot has changed, and a lot has not. More about that later.

Readmore