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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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October 21, 2018

World Mission Sunday is celebrated on Oct. 21 throughout the parishes of the Diocese of Sacramento. Each year, the Catholic Church is invited to support the young mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the poorest of the poor. Parishes throughout the diocese will take up the special collection during liturgies the weekend of Oct. 20-21.

This year, the faithful are invited to "chat" 'with Pope Francis, the church's chief missionary, and learn more about his missions and missionaries. Learn more at http://www.chatwiththepope.org.

- Diocesan News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events in dioceses throughout the nation and in the Diocese of Sacramento.

Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. In addition to new prayers and other resources, the 2018-19 Respect Life Program features six articles highlighting the respect due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.” The Respect Life Program is a nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life.

- Your Stories

When 27 new permanent deacons made their vows in the sacrament of holy orders on June 30 to be witnesses to the Gospel through a life of service, it culminated four years of discernment, formation and training as part of their journey to ordination.

Becoming a deacon involves a vocation from God. A man becomes deacon not just out of personal desire or interest, but for the common good of the church as determined by the bishop.

For these reasons the selection, discernment and formation of deacon candidates are rigorous efforts. The entire formation process, in fact, is a journey of discernment, says Uli Schmitt, director of the diocesan Office of Clergy Formation since 2013.

- Nation-World

In response to the Sept. 19 statement by the USCCB Administrative Committee, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a statement:

"I welcome the proposals of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB in anticipation of the November plenary meeting of bishops. Much has already been accomplished here in the Diocese of Sacramento. The proposed measures, as well as the discourse it will foster, help us go even further in cultivating safe environments for our children and families. Join me in making supplication to the Lord Jesus for the healing of all victims of abuse and the renewal of the church so that we may be sanctuaries for all God's people."

- Diocesan News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events in dioceses throughout the nation and in the Diocese of Sacramento.

Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. In addition to new prayers and other resources, the 2018-19 Respect Life Program features six articles highlighting the respect due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.” The Respect Life Program is a nationwide effort to help Catholics understand, value and become engaged with building a culture that cherishes every human life.

- Your Stories

When 27 new permanent deacons made their vows in the sacrament of holy orders on June 30 to be witnesses to the Gospel through a life of service, it culminated four years of discernment, formation and training as part of their journey to ordination.

Becoming a deacon involves a vocation from God. A man becomes deacon not just out of personal desire or interest, but for the common good of the church as determined by the bishop.

For these reasons the selection, discernment and formation of deacon candidates are rigorous efforts. The entire formation process, in fact, is a journey of discernment, says Uli Schmitt, director of the diocesan Office of Clergy Formation since 2013.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
Develop your ministry skills and add to your ministry tool box with our ongoing youth ministry training series, Cultivate, held October 2018 - April 2019.

October 25, 2018 - Event

The diocese's Office of Vocations invites you to an evening of prayer for vocations, hosted by St. James Parish. It will include adoration/benediction, a vocation story, a question and answer session and fellowship.


November 03, 2018 - Event

The diocese's Office of Catholic Charities and Social Concerns and Dignity Health are hosting an end-of-life care workshop.


November 05, 2018 - Event

Adoremus in November will be hosted at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Please join us for an hour of Eucharistic adoration with opportunities for confession. All young adults are invited to come.


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