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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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The following letter to the faithful from Bishop Jaime Soto was distributed at Masses in the Diocese of Sacramento August 18-19.

Dear Friends in Christ:

I am ashamed of the senseless harm and failures of priests and bishops recently revealed in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and the scandalous revelations about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The repulsive and evil horror of these sins wounds the whole Church. I apologize for what has transpired. I must atone by committing myself to further bolster our local efforts to serve God’s people in the Diocese of Sacramento with the reverence and dignity they deserve. Those who have been harmed and betrayed often suffer for years. They most deserve this care from the Church.

- Nation-World

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God Aug. 20, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".

- Diocesan News

This morning, in the wake of these recent reports of clergy abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published a statement. In it he said, “I apologize and humbly ask your forgiveness for what my brother bishops and I have done and failed to do. Whatever the details may turn out to be regarding Archbishop (Theodore) McCarrick or the many abuses in Pennsylvania (or anywhere else), we already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership.”

- Diocesan News

In light of the fires burning in Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Sutter, Colusa and other counties, Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those affected, especially the firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as residents who have been displaced, lost their residences or evacuated. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers and pray for those suffering loss during this catastrophic event.

On Aug. 13, Bishop Soto announced a special collection for Northern California relief and recovery efforts. "We turn now in solidarity to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Redding and Shasta/Trinity counties as they struggle to heal and rebuild their lives and their community in the wake of the recent wildfires," he said.

- Diocesan News

The following letter to the faithful from Bishop Jaime Soto was distributed at Masses in the Diocese of Sacramento August 18-19.

Dear Friends in Christ:

I am ashamed of the senseless harm and failures of priests and bishops recently revealed in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report and the scandalous revelations about Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. The repulsive and evil horror of these sins wounds the whole Church. I apologize for what has transpired. I must atone by committing myself to further bolster our local efforts to serve God’s people in the Diocese of Sacramento with the reverence and dignity they deserve. Those who have been harmed and betrayed often suffer for years. They most deserve this care from the Church.

- Nation-World

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God Aug. 20, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".

- Diocesan News

This morning, in the wake of these recent reports of clergy abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, published a statement. In it he said, “I apologize and humbly ask your forgiveness for what my brother bishops and I have done and failed to do. Whatever the details may turn out to be regarding Archbishop (Theodore) McCarrick or the many abuses in Pennsylvania (or anywhere else), we already know that one root cause is the failure of episcopal leadership.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

August 25, 2018 - Event

Open to all (parish volunteers, teachers, youth & young adult leaders, etc.) who have a passion for pro-life work. Come for fellowship, networking, exhibitor tables, prayer, and more! Lunch will be provided. Event is free!


August 26, 2018 - Event

Ready to kick off the new semester? The student mass at the Newman Catholic Center in Sacramento returns this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Confessions will be held in the chapel starting at 6:45 p.m.


September 06, 2018 - Event

Join the diocese's Office of Vocations and St. Basil Parish in prayer and fellowship for vocations. The evening will include adoration/benediction, a vocation story, a question and answer session and fellowship.


September 15, 2018 - Event

The Dioceses of Northern California are proud to announce the 9th annual ON FiRE NorCal Jam! ON FiRE is a PERFECT way to kick off your youth and young adult ministries for 2018-2019, and YOU’RE INVITED to be part of it! Don't miss this day-long opportunity for prayer and inspiration!


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