Friday, January 18, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
The next meeting will be the January 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, January 11, 2019.
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
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
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.<
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
Knights from Victor Valley Council 4228 preparing Thanksgiving food baskets for those in need.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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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.
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”.