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Bishop Jaime Soto is attending the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11-14.  

During the assembly, the bishops will discuss and vote on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and will also hear reports from the National Advisory Council and an annual progress report by the National Review Board. The bishops will also discuss and vote on the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States (2nd edition); and on the final approval of revisions made to the second typical edition of the ICEL Gray Book of the Ordination of a Bishop, of Priests, and of Deacons, among other items.

- Diocesan News

On Saturday, June 1 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Jaime Soto ordained Dean J. Marshall, Manuel A. Rodriguez and Steven Joseph W. Wood to the priesthood, and Ryan P. Mahar to the transitional diaconate. Following are Bishop Soto's remarks from the Mass of Ordination.

As we prayed during the preface, Christ gives the dignity of a royal priesthood to the people he has made his own.  You have been chosen from among this priestly people to be their ministers. With a brother’s love you have been chosen to serve the priesthood of the faithful with the same wondrous love of Christ, who loves them and gave his life for them.  For this reason, we have prayed that you, in company with all of your brother priests and deacons, may give your life for the Church.

- 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.

- Nation-World
Bishop Jaime Soto is attending the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11-14.  

During the assembly, the bishops will discuss and vote on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and will also hear reports from the National Advisory Council and an annual progress report by the National Review Board. The bishops will also discuss and vote on the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States (2nd edition); and on the final approval of revisions made to the second typical edition of the ICEL Gray Book of the Ordination of a Bishop, of Priests, and of Deacons, among other items.

- Diocesan News

On Saturday, June 1 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Bishop Jaime Soto ordained Dean J. Marshall, Manuel A. Rodriguez and Steven Joseph W. Wood to the priesthood, and Ryan P. Mahar to the transitional diaconate. Following are Bishop Soto's remarks from the Mass of Ordination.

As we prayed during the preface, Christ gives the dignity of a royal priesthood to the people he has made his own.  You have been chosen from among this priestly people to be their ministers. With a brother’s love you have been chosen to serve the priesthood of the faithful with the same wondrous love of Christ, who loves them and gave his life for them.  For this reason, we have prayed that you, in company with all of your brother priests and deacons, may give your life for the Church.

- 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.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
The Diocese has received multiple reports from parishioners who have fallen victim to a recent internet email and texting phishing scam.

June 27, 2019 - Event

Curso de Verano is a training on Pastoral Juvenil (Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry) for young people ages 18-30. Join us from June 27-30, 2019 for one of the 3 offered tracks:


June 29, 2019 - Event

Join us for the first of a three part series on the foundations of RCIA.


June 29, 2019 - Event

Deacon Mike and Chaplain Barb Turner, Grief Ministry Trainers for the Diocese of Sacramento, will present this FREE two-day workshop to provide training for those who wish to comfort and support others who have experienced a loss.


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