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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.

- Announcement

The Office of Family and Faith Formation is pleased to announce Ministry Days 2019: "Go, Make Disciples: Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church" at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

​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.

Inspirational keynote talks will be given by Holy Names University professor Dr. Velma Richmond, physician Dr. Bennet Omalu, and Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ of the Jesuit School of Theology. More than 75 workshops will be offered in English and Spanish.

Registration for Ministry Days is now open and can be completed online through our website:

- Diocesan News

Following is the text of a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento issued July 24 by Bishop Jaime Soto,

Dear Friends in Christ

Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

- Diocesan News

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.

- Announcement

The Office of Family and Faith Formation is pleased to announce Ministry Days 2019: "Go, Make Disciples: Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Church" at St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28.

​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.

Inspirational keynote talks will be given by Holy Names University professor Dr. Velma Richmond, physician Dr. Bennet Omalu, and Fr. Eduardo Fernandez, SJ of the Jesuit School of Theology. More than 75 workshops will be offered in English and Spanish.

Registration for Ministry Days is now open and can be completed online through our website:

- Diocesan News

Following is the text of a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento issued July 24 by Bishop Jaime Soto,

Dear Friends in Christ

Please join me in opposing the provision of abortion on university campuses in California and praying for the protection of infants and young college-age women from the scourge of abortion.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

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Dominican Father Michael Sweeney is devoting to equipping laity to bring the light of Christ into their professions and communities

September 08, 2019 - Event

Parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento will take up a second collection -- the Diocesan Collection for Priests' Retirement -- at all Masses on the weekend of Sept. 7-8.


September 14, 2019 - Event

ON FiRE NorCal Jam is celebrating 10 years this September! join us for this 10th anniversary celebration on September 14, 2019 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo. Kick off your year of youth and young adult ministry with special guests Jamie Grace, Fr.


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