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- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento released the following statement today following news reports of a tragic shooting near the town of Corning that has so far resulted in five deaths and 10 injured.

"This morning, we received the heartbreaking reports of a shooting incident at Rancho Tehama School and other locations near Corning. I ask everyone to pray for the people who have been injured or killed and for all the families who have been affected by the senseless violence. 

“May the Lord Jesus bring His dominion of peace over our homes, schools, churches, and communities.  Good Shepherd and Good Teacher, guide us with your wisdom and grace.

"To everyone in the affected communities, know that we stand with you.  You are not alone. 

- Your Stories

“The Catholic footprint in the north state is huge,” says Richard Cherveny, regional coordinator for youth and young adult ministry for the North State Catholic Revival of the diocese, as he explains the magnitude of work well underway within four deaneries and more than 30 parishes.

“We want to enliven our culture by living the Gospel,” and build a dialogue with all people, Richard heartily outlines, emphasizing the ultimate goals of “knowing the person next to you in the pew and beyond, catechesis, and engagement with the community Monday through Saturday.”

- Diocesan News

The November-December issue of Catholic Herald, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published. The theme for the feature stories in this issue is lay ministry. The digital edition of the magazine is available at http://faithdigital.org/Sacramento/CH1117/

Victor Rodriguez and Gabriela Rosas, lay ministers who use their training, knowledge and skills as lay ministers to the fast-growing Hispanic presence in their parishes and the diocese, are featured in the cover story. They are both graduate students in the Diocese of Sacramento's master's degree program in pastoral ministries from Santa Clara University and anxiously await the day in the spring of 2018 when they will earn their degrees with 11 fellow classmates.

- Nation-World
Vatican has website and survey for youth and young adults

The Vatican recently launched a website and survey for youth and young adults related to the XV Ordinary Synod of Bishops on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment." The survey on the website is aimed at youth and young adults ages 16 to 29. The responses go directly and confidentially to the Vatican Synod Office. The Holy Father wants online feedback from all youth and young adults from around the world, regardless of how active they are in the practice of the faith. The online survey is open until Nov. 30.

- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento released the following statement today following news reports of a tragic shooting near the town of Corning that has so far resulted in five deaths and 10 injured.

"This morning, we received the heartbreaking reports of a shooting incident at Rancho Tehama School and other locations near Corning. I ask everyone to pray for the people who have been injured or killed and for all the families who have been affected by the senseless violence. 

“May the Lord Jesus bring His dominion of peace over our homes, schools, churches, and communities.  Good Shepherd and Good Teacher, guide us with your wisdom and grace.

"To everyone in the affected communities, know that we stand with you.  You are not alone. 

- Your Stories

“The Catholic footprint in the north state is huge,” says Richard Cherveny, regional coordinator for youth and young adult ministry for the North State Catholic Revival of the diocese, as he explains the magnitude of work well underway within four deaneries and more than 30 parishes.

“We want to enliven our culture by living the Gospel,” and build a dialogue with all people, Richard heartily outlines, emphasizing the ultimate goals of “knowing the person next to you in the pew and beyond, catechesis, and engagement with the community Monday through Saturday.”

- Diocesan News

The November-December issue of Catholic Herald, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published. The theme for the feature stories in this issue is lay ministry. The digital edition of the magazine is available at http://faithdigital.org/Sacramento/CH1117/

Victor Rodriguez and Gabriela Rosas, lay ministers who use their training, knowledge and skills as lay ministers to the fast-growing Hispanic presence in their parishes and the diocese, are featured in the cover story. They are both graduate students in the Diocese of Sacramento's master's degree program in pastoral ministries from Santa Clara University and anxiously await the day in the spring of 2018 when they will earn their degrees with 11 fellow classmates.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
Counseling services and community events for individuals, families, couples and children affected by the shootings.

- Diocesan News
Proceeds will benefit programs of Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services in Sacramento, an agency of Catholic Charities.

November 30, 2017 - Event

The Diocese of Sacramento's Office of Vocations, in collaboration with Good Shepherd Parish in Elk Grove, will host a holy hour to pray for vocations, followed by a question-and-answer session and gathering for those interested in learning more about vocations to the priesthood a


December 02, 2017 - Event

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