"Next June, when I reach the age of 75, I will submit to the Holy Father my letter of resignation as the Bishop of San Bernardino. This is a requirement of Church law..."
"Words cannot nearly express the gratitude I feel to God for the time I have spent here, working alongside you, furthering God's Kingdom together, sharing all the joys and sorrows of living the Catholic faith in our time..."
Taken from Bishop Barnes' message on Episcopal Transition Read the entire message by clicking the button below:Bishop's Message
Let us continue to pray for our Coadjutor Bishop during this time of transition.download & view prayer
A bishop appointed to a Catholic diocese or archdiocese to assist the diocesan bishop. Unlike an auxiliary bishop, he has the right of succession, meaning that he automatically becomes the new bishop when the diocesan bishop retires or dies.more details
Most Reverend Gerald Richard Barnes was born on June 22, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, George and Aurora, both deceased, 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...Read More
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We are a vibrant and diverse community of Roman Catholic believers, numbering 1.7 million throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties in Southern California. We commit ourselves to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we encounter. We are guided by the core values of hospitality, collaboration, faith sharing and reconciliation. Through the impact of the Gospel, we seek to fill lives with hope.