In a history-making move, Bishop Alberto Rojas carried the Blessed Sacrament out of Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral and into a storm.
The leader of our diocese was accompanied by dozens of priests, seminarians, Knights of Columbus and a seemingly endless stream of people in heavy jackets and umbrellas.
The crowd of nearly 1,000 Catholics took to the waterlogged streets of San Bernardino for a Eucharistic Procession, the first ever led by an Ordinary Bishop in the 45 years of the Diocese.
“I thought as the raindrops were falling and hitting our umbrellas, that’s the voice of God saying ‘That’s the Lamb of God you are following. Behold the Lamb of God,’” Bishop Rojas said during his homily at the Mass following the Procession. “…This is what we want to say to the world, let’s get back to God.”
The Jan. 14 event kicked off the Diocese’s observance of the larger National Eucharistic Revival called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). During this three-year period the faithful are being asked to focus on the meaning of the Eucharist and strengthen their relationship with Christ.
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