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SAN BERNARDINO—At press time, the Diocese had not yet received word on the identity of the Coadjutor Bishop who is expected to be named by the Vatican in the months before Bishop Gerald Barnes reaches the retirement age of 75.

 Bishop Barnes released a video message announcing the coming year of Episcopal Transition on Aug. 8. He reflected with gratitude on his 28-year Episcopal Ministry here while also talking about the coming of his successor.

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By Natalie Romano

 You might be sick of high temperatures and the summer sun but diocesan leaders say, ‘let there be light!’

 That’s because the Pastoral Center is joining a growing list of local parishes that are harnessing the region’s abundant sunshine to power its facilities. 

 The Diocese broke ground on its Solar Energy Project on August 16th. The construction consists of 1,011 solar panels designed to produce more than 543 kilowatts of energy. The panels will be installed on a new carport that includes two charging stations for electric vehicles. Additionally, drought tolerant plants and decomposed granite will replace some traditional grass landscaping.

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