Friday, November 8, 2019
The next meeting will be the October General Business Meeting. This is, naturally, MANDATORY for all Chapter officers as well as all District Deputies. Grand Knights as well as council delegates and non-delegates are always urged to attend. The meeting will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019. Th
Please read the letter from our esteemed Bishop and brother Knight, the Most Reverend Bishop Gerald Barnes.
We are all both happy and proud that we were able to reach our goal of $25,000 to assist our seminarians. To all the councils, assemblies and individual Knights and friends, all that can be said is THANK YOU!
It is not too early to think about next year's burse. As you work on your
Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest:
Order kits no later than 31 October
Council judging by 31 December
District judging 15 Jan Would like district winners by17 January for judging by Chapter
Chapter judging 31 Jan.
I know that we were all heartbroken last Friday, when Governor Newsome decided to bow to Big Abortion, ignore the data, and sign SB-24 into law. With that one stroke of a pen, he is forcing all 10 University of California and 24 California State University campus student health centers to distrib
Sunday, November 3rd
Notre Dame High School
7085 Brockton Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
Signups- 9am to 9:30am
Competition begins immediately afterwards
All participants must bring their Soccer Challenge form from the Council/Distr
Congratulations to the Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter for placing third place in California for 54% percent council participation in the chapter. Past State Deputy and State Intellectual Disabilities Chairman Dr. Raymond Warriner presented Past Chap
My Brother Knights -
As you probably know, the 40 Days for Life campaign starts next Wednesday (09/25/19) and runs for 40 days through Sunday, November 3, 2019.
I STRONGLY urge each of you to individually sign up for vigil hours and to get your Councils
Please follow this link to read the full story.
The Bible tells us that "Faith without works is dead." The link below will lead you to some practical ideas of how you can convert your pro-life faith into action.
Prayer for Life
O God, our Creator,
all life is in y
We often discuss who might be the best athletes, the best artists, the best writers, the best musicians; also, it must be said, there are the best of mothers. By far—and in a class by herself—the Blessed Virgin Mary was, is and always will be the best of all mothers.
This is one of the most comprehensive Catholic prayer books around. It is highly recommend to view, download, and most importantly, to pray.
The ADVC has many great events planned for this year. Our calendar is posted here.
This is one of, if not the, most powerful pro-life messages we’ve ever seen. This video was produced by the French March for Life movement, Marche Pour La Vie.
It honestly left our staff speechless. It is that powerful.
Knights providing Catholic families with security and protection, in faith,
through professionalism, in fulfillment of Fr. Michael
BISHOP GERALD R. BARNES
Most Reverend Gerald Richard Barnes was born on June 22, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, George and Aurora, moved to Los Angeles when he was one year old. He and his five brothers and one sister grew up in the East Los Angeles area of Boyle Heights where his family owned a grocery store. Each of the children helped in the operation of the store. His mother, Aurora, died in May of 1991, and his father, George, died in May of 1998. His brothers and sister still reside in the greater Los Angeles area.
Bishop Barnes attended public schools with his religious education overseen by Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters (Victory Noll) at San Basilio Center on Fetterly Avenue. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles and went on to attend California State University, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1967. After attending seminaries in St. Louis, Missouri and in Dayton, Ohio, he enrolled in the Assumption-St. John Seminary in San Antonio, Texas.
On December 20, 1975, Bishop Barnes was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Antonio by Most Rev. Francis J. Furey. He was later named an honorary prelate with the title of Monsignor. In January, 1992, he was appointed as the first auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino by Pope John Paul II. His last assignment before being named auxiliary bishop was rector of his alma mater, Assumption-St. John Seminary in San Antonio.
After his episcopal ordination on March 18, 1992, Bishop Barnes assisted Bishop Phillip Straling in conducting parish visitations, celebrating confirmation liturgies, and attending Diocesan and community functions. Following the June 1995 transfer of Bishop Staling to the reconstituted Diocese of Reno, Bishop Barnes served as administrator of the Diocese of San Bernardino until Pope John Paul II appointed him diocesan bishop on December 28, 1995. On March 12, 1996, before a crowd of over 2,500 people, he was installed as the second bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino.
With over 27,000 square miles and over 1.2 million Catholics, Bishop Barnes is chief shepherd to one of the fastest growing dioceses in the nation. In addition to his leadership of his local church, he currently serves as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' sub-committee on Hispanic Affairs and is a member of the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. At the local level, he is a member of the board of the Inland Empire Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
His episcopal motto is, “Amar Es Entregarse”, “Love is the Total Giving of Oneself”.