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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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"I feel like the rose candle" my friend said.  Confused, I asked her to clarify.  Looking down the pew, she explained that she was the only one wearing white, while the other four of us were dressed in dark colors.  "Well, that means you are the joyous one then!"

- Your Stories

Jennifer Riturban is from Good Shepherd Parish in Elk Grove. She is a benefit analyst and involved with Singles for Christ. She also serves as a catechist at her parish.

There have been joyful times, confusing times, frustrating times – especially in my early young adult life. I was going through the motions and I wasn’t fully participating in the church. A high school retreat helped me to understand God and my prayer life, but as far as fully embracing the fullness of the church, it didn’t happen until my late 20s.

I was invited to Singles for Christ’s formation program to rekindle the spark in my faith. It helped me to return to the sacrament of reconciliation after a decade. I was encouraged and challenged by this sacrament of healing. The Holy Spirit was helping me to serve the church better.

- Diocesan News

The outpouring of generosity we’ve seen in response to the Camp Fire continues to humble us.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, our Catholic friends in Morgan Hill, Calif., brought over 60 bikes and 200 children’s toys to Notre Dame Catholic School in Chico to be distributed to Camp Fire evacuees.

Their organization, “Bikes Because We Care,” has been making bike donations for years to help victims of fires and other natural disasters in Northern California.  Their gifts added a sense of stability and joy to children who otherwise may have gone without this Christmas. Thank you so much to Michael and Cindy Reuter and their organization, and thank you to all who have donated to the Camp Fire Student Fund, helping us welcome displaced schoolchildren into our Catholic schools.

- Diocesan News

This article originally appeared on Catholic San Francisco.

Deacon Ray Helgeson left his home in Paradise on the morning of Nov. 8 with his wife Donna for daily Mass at the close-knit Butte County town’s only Catholic church. They never arrived.

On the short drive to St. Thomas More Church, where the deacon assists at Mass and heads the parish’s adult faith formation program, the Helgesons saw billowing smoke and a nearby peak in flames. They continued warily in the direction of the church but were soon intercepted by emergency crews, who diverted them from what would become California’s most destructive wildland fire.

- Diocesan News

"I feel like the rose candle" my friend said.  Confused, I asked her to clarify.  Looking down the pew, she explained that she was the only one wearing white, while the other four of us were dressed in dark colors.  "Well, that means you are the joyous one then!"

- Your Stories

Jennifer Riturban is from Good Shepherd Parish in Elk Grove. She is a benefit analyst and involved with Singles for Christ. She also serves as a catechist at her parish.

There have been joyful times, confusing times, frustrating times – especially in my early young adult life. I was going through the motions and I wasn’t fully participating in the church. A high school retreat helped me to understand God and my prayer life, but as far as fully embracing the fullness of the church, it didn’t happen until my late 20s.

I was invited to Singles for Christ’s formation program to rekindle the spark in my faith. It helped me to return to the sacrament of reconciliation after a decade. I was encouraged and challenged by this sacrament of healing. The Holy Spirit was helping me to serve the church better.

- Diocesan News

The outpouring of generosity we’ve seen in response to the Camp Fire continues to humble us.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, our Catholic friends in Morgan Hill, Calif., brought over 60 bikes and 200 children’s toys to Notre Dame Catholic School in Chico to be distributed to Camp Fire evacuees.

Their organization, “Bikes Because We Care,” has been making bike donations for years to help victims of fires and other natural disasters in Northern California.  Their gifts added a sense of stability and joy to children who otherwise may have gone without this Christmas. Thank you so much to Michael and Cindy Reuter and their organization, and thank you to all who have donated to the Camp Fire Student Fund, helping us welcome displaced schoolchildren into our Catholic schools.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
The Dec. 25 feast commemorates the birth of Christ

December 21, 2018 - Event

Las Posadas is a prayerful, musical re-enactment of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter before the birth of Jesus, and is a popular Hispanic Christmas tradition.


December 28, 2018 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Feast of the Holy Innocents candlelight rosary, procession and Mass.


January 08, 2019 - Event

This is a practical, hands-on training that will help you (youth ministry coordinators) develop a vision and strategic plan for your ministry.


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