Campus Ministry Cal State University San Bernardino (CSUSB),
Student Leaders Appreciation Evening, 2016/2017 school year.
The Student Leaders Annual Appreciation Evening took place on Friday, May 26th at the SMSM place in San Bernardino. We opened the evening with the celebration of the Eucharist by one of CSUSB alumni, Father Manny Cardoza.
Student leaders from CSUSB Palm Desert and University of Redlands were also present, as well as 2 representatives from our Marist Laity and the Samoa Ministry in the diocese. In all, 31 people attended including Sisters. Lorreta Raass and Joan Bernich from La Quinta.
Those of you who have been to our house in San Bernardino would agree that the house cannot comfortably hold such a big number. Thank God for the porch on the side of the house. The students put up a couple of easy-ups for the altar and the music ministry. The rest of us were on the grass and in the covered area. Even the garage had a share of colorful and glittering lights for decoration. The students’ spirit of great joy, celebration and enthusiasm permeated the evening. The weather was pleasant and comfortable, considering this time of the year. As one of our students said, “Great things happened when God mixes with us, sister”!
The joy-filled evening ended with Certificates of Appreciation for the outstanding leaders of the year, presented by Sr. Pesio Iosefo and Fr. Manny Cardoza. After the final blessing from Father, each one present received a token of appreciation. The students – and Father - did not want the evening to end!
Sister Pesio Iosefo smsm,
In recent weeks, you may have seen images on TV of the severe flooding in Peru. Our two Sisters in Chulucanas, in the Province of Piura, have been daily involved with helping the many victims of the devastating floods in this area. Sister Viviana Kidamasi, from Fiji, has served in Latin America for more than 30 years. Sister Kieoma Finau has served in other mission areas, and arrived in Peru two years ago. According to a report they sent us last week, in the Province of Piura there were at least 24 dead, and millions who are now homeless, sheltering in tents, church halls and schools.
If you would like to read the full report sent by Sr Kieoma, click on the image below and you can download this PDF document.
If you would like to give a donation to help in this relief effort, go to the DONATE page on our website: www.maristsmsm.org/donation