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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino

Diocese of San Bernardino
Dioecesis Sancti Bernardi
Country United States
Territory Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside
Ecclesiastical province Los Angeles
Metropolitan San Bernardino, California
- Catholics

1,600,000[1] (24.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established July 14, 1978[1]
Cathedral Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral
Patron saint St. Bernadine of Siena
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gerald Richard Barnes
Bishop of San Bernardino
Metropolitan Archbishop José Gómez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Auxiliary Bishops Rutilio del Riego Jáñez

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Bernardi) is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in San Bernardino, California. It was founded on July 14, 1978, and comprises San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The Diocese of San Bernardino formerly was part of the Diocese of San Diego. The diocese has 91 parishes, 7 missions and 5 chapels in its territory and it is itself considered a home mission diocese; its cathedral is Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino. In recent years, the diocese has become well known as one of the leaders among Catholic dioceses in implementing the Parish Coordinator model of parish leadership.


  • Ordinaries and Auxilaries 1
  • High schools 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Ordinaries and Auxilaries

The past bishops of the diocese are:

The diocese's first auxiliary bishop was Gerald Richard Barnes (1992–1995). The diocese's second auxiliary bishop was Dennis Patrick O'Neil (2001–2003). The diocese's third and current auxiliary bishop is Rutilio del Riego Jáñez (2005–).[3]

High schools

*Not associated with the Diocese, though offers traditional Catholic education.

See also


  1. ^ a b 
  2. ^ Stammer, Larry B. (1995-03-23). "Bishop of San Bernardino Diocese Reassigned to Reno".  
  3. ^ "Priest in Riverside Is Named Auxiliary Bishop".  

External links

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino Home Page

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