89. Guiding and Strengthening California Catholics

Today’s Show

Advancing Our Church visits the beautiful state of California again this week through a conversation with the Most Reverend Ramón Bejarano, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, and Deacon Jose Reyes, Parish Life Coordinator of St. Stanislaus Parish in Modesto, CA. Bishop Bejarano and Deacon Reyes discuss their ministries and service to parishioners through justice and peace, teaching, and the sharing of their gifts with the Latino community. Both men recently served together when Bishop Bejarano was pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish where Deacon Reyes now serves as Parish Life Coordinator, a relatively new position in his diocese. Hear how they are engaging Catholics and making a difference in the lives of many in California. Changing Our World‘s Anna Vallez joins Jim Friend to facilitate this discussion.

Watch the video of our discussion:

Recorded February 23, 2021


Dear Friends,

During this Season of Lent, I invite you to visit my wife, Kristin’s YouTube Channel to pray with our family. Each video features our family praying the Holy Rosary, Stations of the Cross, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and much more. Kristin’s Crosses YouTube Channel can be found at www.youtube.com/kristinscrosses. Below are the Scriptural Stations of the Cross by Saint John Paul II. Let’s keep each other in prayer during our 2021 Lenten journey.

Peace – Jim Friend

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