Fr. Romy is installed as our new Chaplain

Our new president, Anthony Despart is installed

PCP Charles Howard, once again, serves as Chapter VP

SK Andrew Gallegos takes over as our new Chapter Secretary

SK Art Manzano advances as our new Chapter Treasurer

SK Alex Albao, Chapter Marshal becomes the newest member of our Chapter team

SK Jose Quiroz serves, once again, as our Chapter Advocate

Our slate of officers for the 2018-19 Columbian Year

Our installation was held at Our Lady of the Snows, a church with one of the most beautiful views of any in the Diocese

Our Color Corps, always ready to assist when needed, happily assisted at the installation

The procession into the church begins, prior to the installation

President Despart reads the Old Testament Lesson at his Installation Mass

Chapter Chaplain, Fr. Romy and our State Chaplain, Msgr. Lopez

Our State and Chapter leaders for the 2018-19 Columbian Year

2018 Donation for the Seminarians' Burse - $20,750

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

Knights on Bikes provide an escort for the Silver Rose

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

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Upcoming Chapter Events

No events are scheduled within the next 60 days.

Chapter Officers

Next Chapter Meeting

The next meeting will be the December 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 expected to attend. The meeting will be held on Friday, December 14, 201


My brothers,

Our Chapter has been helping and participating in the Big Bear Polar Plunge since its start seven years ago. We have had men making theplunge each year. This year I would like to see even more of my brother Knights join me in the balmy and calming waters of beautiful Big Bear

2018 Seminarian Burse $25,000 goal is in reach

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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

2019 One Life LA January 19, 2019

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The Knights have always been advocates for life, and coming up soon we will have the chance to not only talk the talk, but to walk the walk. Obviously I am talking about the Walk for Life, or more correctly named, One Life LA.

It is easy to register on-line, simply follow the link below.<

Poster and Essay Contest Information

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest:

Council judging completed by 31 December

District Judging deadline 15 January

Need posters turned in to ADVC chairman by 17 January

Judging by Chapter deadline 31 January

Note: Details and kit can be

Food for the Needy

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Knights from Victor Valley Council 4228 preparing Thanksgiving food baskets for those in need.


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

Congratulations to Council 9679

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Congratulations to Yucaipa Council 9679 for its great promotion of the Intellectual Disabilities Program! Through the council’s efforts, the City of Yucaipa has proclaimed October as “People with Intellectual Disabilities” Month. Great job Brothers and may God bless all your eff

K of C Night at the Ontario Reign Hockey Game Feb. 10

My, brothers,

This will be an opportunity to spend the evening with your family and your brother Knights and at the same time watch an exciting game of hockey on the ice. As a special treat, all Knights present, and their families will go out onto the ice, pre-game to help hold the flag f

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 (updated and revised)

 The ADVC has many great events planned for this year. Our calendar is posted here,updates on November 2, 2018.


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

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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”.