UPLAND—On Nov. 4, 22 Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary gathered at St. Joseph Church in Upland for a special Eucharistic liturgy to celebrate 62 years of Presentation ministry at the parish and the school.
By Mary Huber
“I will not forget you, I have carved you on the palm of my hand” (Is 49: 15-16)
YUCAIPA—On Nov. 16 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Yucaipa celebrated their first bi-lingual Precious Baby Mass in remembrance of those young lives lost to abortion, miscarriage, still birth or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Our Lady of Soledad Parish in Coachella celebrated the beginning of construction of its new church building with a groundbreaking ceremony and blessing.
By Tim Corcoran
REDLANDS—Attention all baptized Catholics who feel called to return to their faith and a closer relationship with God! We know that many have drifted away from their faith and there are a lot of reasons for this lack of interest including anger, disappointment or a misunderstanding of our Church. But catastrophic events, losses and setbacks in life, or even unexplained blessings, can trigger a desire to revisit our religion.
PALM SPRINGS—Our Lady of Solitude Church in Palm Springs invites all to celebrate the visit of Our Lady of Saint John of the Lakes to the parish Oct. 19-22.
Catholic communities from throughout the Diocese showed their strong Marian devotion in October with many special observances to mark the 100th Anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
By Natalie Romano
PALM DESERT—The life of the nation’s oldest man, Clarence “Larry” Matthews, was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert with a Mass of Resurrection on Sept. 2.