CP Mike Almeraz receiving his President's jewel

CP Mike at his installation with his lovely wife, Dora

VP Tony being installed.

Chapter Secretary Tom receiving his badge from his wife, Linda.

Chapter Treasurer Ralph being given his new badge from his wife, Kristine

Chapter Marshal Andrew receiving his badge of office.

Chaplain Emeritus Humphrys with Father Iwo.

Mastre of Ceremonies PSD Ivan Reek with his lovely new bride.

District Marshals Roger Meehan and Glen Kraig look on as SD Romeo begins the installation ceremony.

StateDeputy Romeo Quevedo with his wife Russell.

State Treasurer Skip Freites with his wife, Leslie.

DD 122 Ralph Sacco accepting a membership award for Council4228

Our Chapter officers for the 2017-18 Columbian Year.

Our State and Chapter officers.

The ADVC proudly presents Bishop Barnes with $16,000 to aid our seminarians.

A truly outstanding group of Past Chapter Presidents at our 2016 PCP's Dinner.

Knights on Bikes provide an escort for the Silver Rose

ADVC CP Mike turning over Silver Rose to OC CP Larry Irvine

The Rabcho Cucamonga Quakes welcome the Knights

PCP Marc with SK Fr. Tomas at Knights' Night at Quake Stadium

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter Installation of Officers

Sunday, July 22, 2018
11:30 am

Chapter Officers

Next Chapter Meeting

The next meeting will be the July Officers/Planning 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 welcome to attend. The meeting will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018. It wi

Chapter Installation of Officers

Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter
59th Annual Installation & Testimonial Dinner
Sunday July 22nd, 2018
Our Lady of The Lake Parish Faith Community and Fatima Shrine
27627 Rim of The World Drive
Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Festivities begin

$20,750 for our Seminarians!

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YES! We did it! Thanks to the generosity of our Councils and to many individual Knights as well, we were able to give to the Bishop the largest check for the seminarians in the history of our Chapter. It is, however, never too early to think about next year. Grand Knights, be sure to include a do

Chapter forms

If your Council or Assembly has not yet submitted to the Chapter a listing of its chair officers and Chapter delegates, you are urged to do it now! It often takes months, if they ever get to it at all, for Councils and Assemblies

ADVC GK’s present 2 Columbian Foundation Grant Checks

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Arrowhead Desert Valley Chapter Grand Knights Gary Markowski of council 12938 and Richard Beltran of council 7412 present 2 Grant Checks from the Knights of Columbus “Columbian Foundation Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities” to OPARC and Salem Christian Homes.  The C

Plane Pull fundraiser for the Special Olympics

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What: Plane Pull 2018

Join together as Brother Knights, families and friends to support the amazing athletes of the Special Olympics of SoCal, as they celebrate their 50th year serving athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Where: Long Beach Airport

Culture of Life Update & Exposure of Planned Parenthood

Br. Knights,

As we prepare for our 2018-19 Knights Culture of Life Program and Walks for Life, I would like to bring to your attention a very powerful series of articles on Planned Parenthood put out by our Culture of Life partners, Human Life Alliance (copy is attached - Human Life Allia

A Day of Remebrance

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This is a collage of pictures from last September's Day of Remebrance held at Green Acres. They were taken at a memorial service  for Aborted Children, at the gravesite of child named  Leonor.  Leonor died in an abortion on August 23, 2001. She would be getting ready to celebrate h


District #123 Joe Ardiente (760) 596-3121 Hesperia-Apple Valley-Barstow

Council # 1830 1st Degree (currently replenishing) Barstow

Council #4228 1st Degree 4th Wednesday each month Hesperia

Council # 10494 2nd Degree 3rd Tuesday each month Apple Valley



Prayer for Priests

Field Agents

There has been an ongoing problem in many areas of our Chapter wherein councils have been unable to reach a field agent. Through the efforts of our worthy Chapter President this problem has, hopefully, been resolved. Follow the link below to read the attached letter for the details.



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Prayer for Life

O God, our Creator,

all life is in y

10 Ways You Can Love Mother Mary

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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.

This bein


The La Pieta Book of Catholic Prayers

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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.


15 Promises to Those Who Pray the Rosary

  1. Whosoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
  2. I promise my special protection and the greatest Graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
  3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell, it will destroy vice, de

Arrow Head Desert Valley Chapter 2018/2019 Calendar

The ADVC has many great events planned for this year.Our calendar is posted here.


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 Valley

Planning meting-2nd Fri. of odd numbered months.
7:30 Rosary, 8:00 Meeting
Colton Council #4017
740 N. Pennsylvania Ave
olton, CA 92324 US

Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino

To Catholic Diocese Site

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”.