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Celebrating A Decade of Sharing
in the Diocese of San Bernardino

On January 29, 2011, San Bernardino's Office of Small Faith Communities (OSFC) celebrated ten years of faith sharing that began with the introduction of RENEW 2000. RENEW International's President and Executive Director, Sr. Terry Rickard was invited to deliver the keynote speech at the Saturday evening event. The celebration began with Mass followed by dinner and featured a video message from Bishop Gerald Barnes as well as a musical performance by "La Manguera."

In anticipation of the Tenth Anniversary, Sr. Susan DeGuide, RSM, the Diocesan Director of RENEW 2000 and former Director of the OSFC, penned an article for the Inland Catholic Byte, the diocese's online newspaper. Read Sr. Susan's reflections on the beginnings of small faith-sharing groups with RENEW 2000 and RENEW's Healing the Body of Christ, and their impact on the Church of San Bernardino.

Sr. Terry Rickard presents.
Steve Valenzuela, Director of OSFC, with Sr. Terry.