Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino

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Diocese of San Bernardino
Dioecesis Sancti Bernardi
Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino.svg
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. Bernardine 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
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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 used to be part of the Diocese of San Diego. The diocese has 91 parishes, 7 missions and 5 chapels in its territory, and it is considered a home mission diocese; its cathedral is Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino. The diocese has become well known as one of the leaders among Catholic dioceses in implementing the Parish Coordinator model of parish leadership.


The list of bishops and auxiliary bishops of the diocese and their years of service:

  1. Phillip Francis Straling (1978–1995)[2]
  2. Gerald Richard Barnes (1995–Present)
Auxiliary bishops

High schools[edit]

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

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Stammer, Larry B. (1995-03-23). "Bishop of San Bernardino Diocese Reassigned to Reno". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Priest in Riverside Is Named Auxiliary Bishop". Los Angeles Times. 2005-07-27. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 

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Coordinates: 34°07′46″N 117°17′35″W / 34.1294°N 117.2930°W / 34.1294; -117.2930