No events are scheduled within the next 60 days.
The Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter was organized in 1958 and it primary purpose is to promote the well-being of the order within the diocese of San Bernardino and to assist his Excellency, the Bishop of San Bernardino in all ways possible.
The September Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter Officer Planning meeting will be hosted by Fr. Keane Council #4017. The address is:
740 Pennsylvania Ave. Colton CA
Dear Brothers in Ministry with Our Lord:
This is to just share with you the news that we wi
Bishop Rojas: Pastoral Letter - Bishop Rojas issues message of solidarity with Tongan community following tsunami
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Peace and wellbeing to you and your families.
I would like to invite you to join me and many others in prayer and solidarity with
the Tongan Communities in our Diocese and around the world as they cope with
the tragedies resultin
Chapter Chaplain's Homily Reflection - COMPASSION FOR THE UNNOTICED NEEDY IN OUR MIDST
ADVC 2022-2023 Event Schedule (as of August 26th)
Shown below is the ADVC meeting event schedule:
July 4th – Monday INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 15th - Friday Officer Planning Meeting-8PM; Inland Charities 6:30PM Dinner Served After 6PM Fr. Keane Council 4017 Hall- 740 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Colton 92324
August 12th - Friday
Bishop's Seminarian Burse Dinner - Friday, November 18th
Hosted by Grand Terrace Council 12050
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church Hall 12745 Oriole Ave, Grand Terrace 92313
Hall Doors Open at 6PM
MORE DETAILS TO COME
Inland Charities Presents Check to Bishop Rojas
Inland Charities, the non-profit organization of from the Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter Knights of Columbus, presented San Bernardino Diocese Bishop Alberto Rojas a $15,000 check to support the Bishop's Seminarian Burse. (Pictured, from left to right, Inland Charities President Jose Qui
California State Council Congratulates Bishop on Appointment
Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter President Ivan Reek (right) presents Bishop Alberto Rojas (left) a congratulatory letter from the California State Council on his appointment to bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino.
15 Promises to Those Who Pray the Rosary
- Whosoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
- I promise my special protection and the greatest Graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
- The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, de
into the Breach Video Series Study Guide
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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.
The Pro-Life Video Every Person Needs To See (Even People Who Are Pro-Choice…)
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.
Arrowhead-Desert ValleyMEETING SCHEDULE:
Planning meting-2nd Fri. of odd numbered months.
7:30 Rosary, 8:00 MeetingMEETING LOCATION: MAP
Colton Council #4017
740 N. Pennsylvania Ave
olton, CA 92324 US
Roman Catholic Diocese of San BernardinoTo Catholic Diocese Site
Most Reverend Alberto Rojas was born January 5, 1965 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, a small state in the central part of the country. His parents are Fidel Rojas (deceased) and Maria De la Cruz Garcia. He has three sisters and four brothers.
Bishop Rojas was raised in a devoutly Catholic household and attended Catholic elementary school and high school in his community. He heard the call to the priesthood in his early teens and entered the Diocesan Seminary of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Aquascalientes at the age of 15. During his seminary formation in Aguascalientes he also attended Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades.
Following a visit with family members in California, Bishop Rojas made the decision to complete his seminary formation in the United States. He entered the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois where he would complete his theological studies and earn a master’s degree in Divinity. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago by Francis Cardinal George on May 24, 1997 at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.
In the first years of his priestly ministry, Bishop Rojas served as Associate Pastor of St. Gregory the Great parish and then St. Ita parish in Chicago. “I was involved in many pastoral programs and doing ministry with people of all ages from many cultures was a great learning and joyful experience,” he recalls of his years as a parish priest. In 2002, Cardinal George asked him to join the faculty of the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary where he taught for the next eight years.
He was ordained a bishop on August 10, 2011 at Holy Name Cathedral and is the only man that Cardinal George ordained both a priest and a bishop. He chose as his Episcopal Motto, Nos basta el amor de Dios (God’s love is all we need).
In his service to the Archdiocese of Chicago as Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop Rojas served as the Episcopal Vicar of Vicariate III and later Vicariate I. He worked extensively in Hispanic ministry, serving as Cardinal George’s Liaison to Hispanic Catholics and the Archbishop’s Delegate to Consejo Pastoral Arquidiocesano Hispano-Americano. At the national level he has served as a Spiritual Assessor for the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry (NACDDHM).
Bishop Rojas has served on five committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Catholic Home Missions, Hispanic Affairs, Liturgy, the Church in Latin America and, most recently, V Encuentro as the Lead Bishop for Region VII.
On December 2, 2019, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States announced that Pope Francis had appointed Bishop Rojas as the Coadjutor Bishop of San Bernardino.
Reflecting on his journey as a bishop at the time of his appointment as Coadjutor, Bishop Rojas stated, “Becoming a bishop has been a powerful, humbling, and learning experience because I never thought I would be one. However, in serving the people of God along with my brother priests, religious sisters, parish leaders, other auxiliary bishops, Cardinals, lay ecclesial movements and lay people in general, I have become more aware of who we are as Catholic Church. There is a beauty and a challenge in becoming part of the Church Jesus Christ founded once we understand the purpose of His mission which is the salvation of souls. But we also know Jesus is in charge, He is with us, and has given us the Holy Spirit to lead our steps along the way.”
Bishop Alberto Rojas became the Third Ordinary Bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino on Dec. 28 when the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald Barnes, signaling his retirement.