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By Bishop Gerald Barnes

 “There was no room for them in the inn.”

 The Gospel of Luke famously tells us that when Mary and Joseph sought a place for the birth of Jesus, their preferred location was not available.

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By Most Reverend Gerald Barnes

 The coming months are a time of year that many look forward to; moments of family gatherings and no shortage of celebrations in our Church. We have All Saints and All Souls, Thanksgiving, major Feast Days for the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, and, of course, the liturgical seasons of Advent and then Christmas. We look forward to the relaxation of Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, gift giving, eating delicious foods and spending time with friends and family. 

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By Most Rev. Gerald R. Barnes

 We are in the time of year marked by confirmations, graduations and summer vacations.

 So it seems as appropriate a time as any to reflect on our youth and how we are called to minister to and with them.

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 The following is Bishop Gerald Barnes’ homily at the 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Bernardino on April 16.

 We are celebrating today the most important event in our lives. We heard the Gospel proclaimed by our deacon, the scripture says that it was morning and it was still dark and Mary was on her way to the tomb. 

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 The following excerpt is from Bishop Gerald Barnes’ address at the Combined Vicariate Meeting of the San Bernardino Pastoral Region on February 15.

 The V Encuentro has caused a great deal of concern on the part of some people who are feeling left out. They say, ‘Why is this only with Hispanics?’ ‘Why is that bishop so insistent with the Hispanics?’

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