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    St. Bernardine Church Holds Free Multicultural Festival

    St. Bernardine Church, at the corner of Fifth and F Streets in San Bernardino, is holding a free Multi-Cultural Festival on Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    “This parish community has been holding this festival for more than 50 years” said Loraine O’Campo, Chairperson of the Festival Committee. “This parish has served the downtown area for more than 152 years and each year the area and its needs become more diverse. This event embraces the different cultures St. Bernardine’s Church serves”.

    The festival will feature live entertainment, activities, and great food.

    The entertainment will include DJ music and karaoke, Ballet Folklorico Nuevo Sol de San Bernardino, song and dance routine by Mia Madrid, Henencia Mexicana Ballet Folklorico and live music provided by Throw Down Chancla.

    There will be crafts and games for the children.

    Food includes traditional hot dogs and hamburgers, Hawaiian barbecue chicken, Italian food, tacos, mole, poszole, Puerto Rican Pernil y Arroz con Gondules and Empanadas.

    There will be a Beer Garden, Sweet Shoppe and a Crafts booth.
    There will be an opportunity drawing with the first prize being $1,000, 2nd $500 and 3rd $300. Many other prizes will be raffled off throughout the day.

    The proceeds of this event will help St. Bernardine’s provide the assistance to needy San Bernardino residents.

    Vision Statement of  St. Bernardine Parish

    We, St. Bernardine Parish, under the guidance of our bishop, strive to continue the mission of Jesus in the community.  Rooted firmly in our Catholic Tradition and conscious of our belonging to an everchanging multi-cultural society, we shall use every possible means of cummunication, moivated by love of God and one another, to impact family, neighborhood and society with the Gospel so that people`s lives are filled with hope.