San Bernardino bishop to receive national award for lay ministry

On June 2, Bishop Gerald Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry

Bishop Barnes of San Bernardino diocese

In the year of his Silver Jubilee, Bishop Gerald Barnes is being honored nationally for one of the hallmarks of his Episcopacy – lay formation.

On June 2, Bishop Barnes will receive the Gaudium et Spes Award from the National Association for Lay Ministry. This honor is given to one who promotes understanding of the Church in the world within the context of the Second Vatican Council. It is named for one of the four pastoral constitutions that emerged from Vatican II, addressing the relationship between the Church and society. Promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1965, it called for greater involvement of the laity in the carrying out of Church ministry.

The Diocese of San Bernardino has built a national reputation for lay formation, largely through the flagship Ministry Formation Institute.

Full story at Inland Catholic Byte.

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  1. Dave N. says:

    Given the severe shortage of priests in this Diocese, they have little choice.

  2. Isn’t this the same bishop who approved of a Catholic parish in Palm Springs having a marching unit in the raunchy, mock-the-priest- Gay Pride Parade?

    Isn’t this the same bishop who approved renting out a Catholic Church for the production of a gay movie?

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