Ordination update: 10 new deacons for San Bernardino


The first snapshot arrived in my email Saturday night with this message from Rich Herbst:

Bishop Gerald Barnes ordained ten new permanent deacons for the Diocese of San Bernardino this morning.

They are:

Dcn. Bernardo Hernandez – Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Riverside
Dcn. Francisco Herrera – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Yucaipa
Dcn. Jose Herrera – Christ the Redeemer, Grand Terrace
Dcn. John Lawson – St. Catherine of Alexandria, Temecula
Dcn. Antonio Mejico – Holy Name of Jesus, Redlands
Dcn. Francisco Meza – St. Catherine of Alexandria, Temecula
Dcn. Manuel Ramirez – St. Anthony, San Jacinto
Dcn. Jesse Robles – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Yucaipa
Dsn. Richard Simpson – St. Anthony, Upland
Dcn. Wilfredo Vita – St. Martha, Murrieta

Congratulations and welcome, brothers! Ad multos annos! 

Deacon Greg Kandra
The Deacon's Bench
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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