Father Benedict DeLeon, a beloved priest of the Diocese of Sacramento for 39 years who served as pastor of several parishes, died unexpectedly on Aug. 18 at the Priests’ Retirement Village in Citrus Heights. He was 65.
Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass for Father DeLeon on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Church, located at 8720 Florin Road in Sacramento. Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will be the concelebrant. A reception will follow the Mass in the parish center. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, located at 6509 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.
A vigil service will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Church. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.
Novena will be prayed at St. Paul Church starting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.