SAN BERNARDINO—The Diocese of San Bernardino has always charted its course in faith with a spirit of innovation and a ‘can do’ attitude.
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 pilgrims spent their first four days, and later in Panama, offered an unguarded welcome, said Noriega, the Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese who spearheaded the Diocesan participation in WYD.
“They raised the bar for us as a Diocese that has a core value of hospitality,” she said. “They knew what we went through to get here. They knew that we loved God, that we were seeking Christ.
“That’s all they needed to open their homes to us.”
Bishop Barnes will honor two couples, an evangelization ministry and a religious sister with his Amar Es Entregarse Award at the 19th Annual Bishop’s Dinner on April 27.
SAN BERNARDINO—A year after reflecting on its 40-year history, the Diocese will forge ahead in 2019 with some innovative proposals designed to put a new spin on key aspects of church life.
By Abraham Joven
SAN BERNARDINO—On January 13th, the Diocese called its faithful back home as it hosted the annual Migration Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino.
This year’s Mass was built around the theme:
By David Okonkwo
Black history month comes around every year. Most of us do the same thing we do every year. But this year we ask that we add something to our usual or start something new for the greater good. We are calling for a more “arms open wide” kind of relationship, extending our hands to our neighbors, to all peoples, immigrants, across culture even in the cloud of our unknowns about the “other.”
SAN BERNARDINO—A proposed shelter and transitional facility for homeless men in San Bernardino that appeared to be a longshot two years ago broke ground on January 9.