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,
Campus Minister