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September 29, 2017

Ministry Days is the largest gathering of ministers, catechists and Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with others who serve our parishes and schools.

Join us September 29 and 30 at St. Francis High School, for both or one of the days of the conference!

We look forward to seeing you!

September 23, 2017

The Filipino Apostolate of the Diocese of Sacramento will host the sixth annual diocesan San Lorenzo Ruiz Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, located at 1791 Marshall Road in Vacaville.

The martyr, San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, is the first Filipino saint. This year marks the 30th anniversary of his canonization. When told to renounce his Catholic faith to avoid martyrdom, San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila replied: “I will never deny the faith, because I am a Christian, and I shall die for God, and for him I would give many thousands.”

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at Mass in St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. The morning liturgy will be followed by a procession. The fiesta will take place from 11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m., with food and entertainment, including Filipino songs and dances. For more information, contact Johnny Regadio, president of the Filipino Apostolate, at (916) 541-7905 or, or Beep Alo, secretary, at (916) 673-4259 or



September 23, 2017

The Diocese of Sacramento's Black Catholic Ministry will host the second annual African Branches Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 from noon to 5 p.m. at St. Rose Parish, located at 5961 Franklin Blvd. in Sacramento. There is no admission fee for the event, which will be a celebration of cultures with African roots from around the world.

The festival will include Christian and secular music, international food and entertainment, a kid's bounce house and a sing-off and spoken word competition. It will also feature Grammy-nominated Zydeco music artist Andre Therry and his band. There will be an area at the festival where persons can receive the sacrament of reconciliation. In addition, persons will be available for prayer and answering questions about the Catholic faith and spirituality.

An outdoor gospel Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. for all to attend, followed by fellowship. For information on this event or the Black Catholic Ministry, contact Markton Ross, chairman, at (916) 720-9025 or Ross notes that there are free and low-cost vendor opportunities for nonprofits, organizations and businesses. Visit the link below to register for this event.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

September 23, 2017 - Event

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked the bishops to take an extraordinary collection during liturgies on the weekend of September 23-24 on behalf of those devastated by Hurricane Irma.

September 23, 2017 - Event

The first annual Rural Catholic Conference is coming to the North State on Saturday, Sept. 23. Doug Tooke of Monarch Ministries will give the keynote talk in English and David Bisono of the Diocese of Baker, Ore., will give the keynote talk in Spanish.

October 09, 2017 - Event

In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a common prayer service titled "Common Prayer: From Conflict to Communion."

October 11, 2017 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Red Mass on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:15pm in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento.

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