No events are scheduled within the next 60 days.
The next meeting will be the June General Business Meeting. This is, naturally, MANDATORY for all Chapter officers Council Delegates as well as all District Deputies. Grand Knights as well as any and all brother Knights are invited and encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held on Sat
The legislature of California wants to pass a bill that would force our priests to violate their vows concerning the sanctity of Confession. This cannot stand. Since the canon law of the Church stipulates that the conscious violation of the seal of confession results in automatic excommunication,
Last year we were able to donate $20,750 to our seminarians. This year our goal is $25,000. We can do it. At the burse this year we collected almost $17,000, with 33 councils yet to contribute. If your council or assembly has not yet donated, it is not too late. Let's make thisthe best year
"When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God -- and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you
The three pictures in the PDF link below show a Catholic Youth Group singing and dancing about their love for God. The demonstration took place in front of St. Anne's Church in Old Town, Warsaw, Poland. It was beautiful to watch as these young people so proudly proclaimed their faith for all to s
Show your support for Special Olympics Southern California. With your donation, we can enrich the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Every dollar raised by Special Olympics not only provides equipment, uniforms, an
I’m sure you’ve heard the argument from abortion advocates that the preborn child - the fetus - is not a person, and therefore, abortion is permissible.
With all of the recent debates on abortion legislation across the country, this argument is one that abortion advocates are
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
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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.
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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,updates on December 15, 2018.
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.
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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”.