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  • Fr Xavier’s Message to our Province

    The General Visitation (GV) of the Province of the United States-West (USW) from 01 to 17February 2022 was a joyous experience of interacting with the confreres engaged in various ministries. It was a delightful demonstration of trust and confidence in the interpersonal dialogue, a remarkable display of openness and receptivity, an enriching moment of listening […]

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  • What’s their Secret?

    Here at the Provincial Office it has become very well known who are the two parishes that give the most every year to help the Province financially. We never cease to be amazed that although St George, Ontario, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ontario, are not the most wealthy of our 20 Province parishes—especially Guadalupe […]

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  • The What and Why of Intercultural Living

    After watching the first YouTube video presentation on Intercultural Living by Fr Tony Gittins, the Riverside community gathered together to share some of their views and reflections. One person observed that we SVDs are different from other religious orders who do mission work, for example, the Jesuits. When the Jesuits go to minister in a […]

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  • Provincial Assembly/Chapter XX

    Our USW Provincial Assembly/Chapter was held on Wednesday, February 16 at the Divine Word Residence in Riverside CA from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. It was followed by Mass with Fr Xavier as celebrant and Fr Jon who con-celebrated with Fr Alan, the Residence Rector. The Mass was followed by a social and a delicious […]

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  • What’s Happening at Wordnet

    What’s New at Wordnet: Our Control Room, Audio/Makeup Room and Editing Room at Wordnet’s Studios have received a much needed “facelift.” Time and weather have taken their toll on the sound-proofing foam that covers the walls of these rooms, and their renovation has given them a fresh, modern, new look. But that’s not all. Much […]

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  • A Time for Thanksgiving

    On the 25th of this month we celebrated the “American Thanksgiving.” We gathered together with our families and friends to celebrate the memory of how God saved the Puritan forefathers of our country from a devastating winter and starvation when they left their homes so that they could freely celebrate their faith. Through this celebration […]

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  • St George Parish in Covid Time

    God’s mission and that of the Church did not stop because of COVID—nor did ours at St George Parish in Ontario. We have continued and have adopted new programs and services as they were needed. We have not been afraid of the dark because we know that the face of Christ will shed its light […]

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  • Truth Talk

    “The Truth will set you free” (John 8:32). In collaboration with Elder Samaniego, the Director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection in San Bernardino Diocese, Wordnet Productions is working on a new series of presentations called “Truth Talk”. It will highlight Good News with an emphasis on theology, right relationship, unconditional love, transparency, […]

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  • Strangers, Migrants, and Refugees

    “Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an immigrant living in a foreign land or a refugee fleeing from war, violence, or natural disaster? I know, for I am one. Being an immigrant and a refugee was not easy, but it has taught me many lessons. One is the importance of being in […]