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Bishop Jaime Soto invites the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to join him via livestream during Holy Week at www.scd.org/live

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12 noon
Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 am
Holy Thursday: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 7 pm
Good Friday: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12 noon
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

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- Diocesan News

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This past week we celebrated the beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. The gospel text from Luke’s infancy narrative reminded us of the saving mystery of the Incarnation. Through the generous, trusting response of Mary of Nazareth, the Divine Word became flesh, taking on our human nature. Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Son of Mary, is true God and true man. He is Emmanuel, “God-with-us.”

- Diocesan News

Dear Catholic School Families:

On Friday, we announced that we will remain in Distance Learning mode, with campuses closed to students, through May 1 in Sacramento, Solano, and Placer Counties. Over the weekend, Butte, Nevada, and Tehama Counties followed suit with similar announcements. Furthermore, at a press conference yesterday, President Trump announced social distancing through April 30.

As such, we have decided to remain in Distance Learning mode, with campuses closed to students, for all schools of the Diocese of Sacramento through May 1, 2020. President Trump and the counties all cited the interests of public health as the motivating factor behind social distancing and the extension of school campus closures, and we are working with them in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto invites the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to join him via livestream during Holy Week at www.scd.org/live

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12 noon
Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 am
Holy Thursday: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 7 pm
Good Friday: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12 noon
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

If the embedded player does not appear, click here.

- Diocesan News

Language: English | Spanish

This past week we celebrated the beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. The gospel text from Luke’s infancy narrative reminded us of the saving mystery of the Incarnation. Through the generous, trusting response of Mary of Nazareth, the Divine Word became flesh, taking on our human nature. Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Son of Mary, is true God and true man. He is Emmanuel, “God-with-us.”

- Diocesan News

Dear Catholic School Families:

On Friday, we announced that we will remain in Distance Learning mode, with campuses closed to students, through May 1 in Sacramento, Solano, and Placer Counties. Over the weekend, Butte, Nevada, and Tehama Counties followed suit with similar announcements. Furthermore, at a press conference yesterday, President Trump announced social distancing through April 30.

As such, we have decided to remain in Distance Learning mode, with campuses closed to students, for all schools of the Diocese of Sacramento through May 1, 2020. President Trump and the counties all cited the interests of public health as the motivating factor behind social distancing and the extension of school campus closures, and we are working with them in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Your Faith
The Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See has published a note reminding both clergy and the Faithful of the salutary option of making an act of perfect contrition.

- Nation-World
Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

- Your Faith
Special indulgences have also been granted to those suffering from COVID-19, their caregivers, friends and family and those who help them with their prayers.

- Announcement
The decision to suspend public celebrations of the Mass, along with the other necessary public health precautions, does not suspend the evangelical urgency of repentance and renewal during this Lenten Season.

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