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Bishop Jaime Soto has issued Lenten regulations and admonitions for 2018 for Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento. Lent this year begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. The bishop notes that Lent is “a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to examine one’s relationships with God and with others.”

A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent is being provided online by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The resources include video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar with quotes from Pope Francis’ message for Lent. The website, www.usccb.org/lent also includes facts about saints whose feast days or memorials fall within Lent, a reflection on fasting, information on rediscovering the sacrament of penance, and a section on Holy Week observances.

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All are welcome to attend a Mass of Farewell for Bishop Myron J. Cotta on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Clare Parish, located at 1950 Junction Blvd. in Roseville. Please join us as we celebrate Bishop Cotta's ministry to the Diocese of Sacramento and his new appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Morris Center at St. Clare Parish.

Pope Francis on Jan. 23 appointed Bishop Cotta as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton, succeeding Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, who has served the Stockton Diocese since March 16, 1999. Bishop Blaire submitted his resignation to the Holy Father when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 on Dec. 22, 2016.

- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto has issued Lenten regulations and admonitions for 2018 for Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento. Lent this year begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14. The bishop notes that Lent is “a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to examine one’s relationships with God and with others.”

A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent is being provided online by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The resources include video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar with quotes from Pope Francis’ message for Lent. The website, www.usccb.org/lent also includes facts about saints whose feast days or memorials fall within Lent, a reflection on fasting, information on rediscovering the sacrament of penance, and a section on Holy Week observances.

- Diocesan News

All are welcome to attend a Mass of Farewell for Bishop Myron J. Cotta on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Clare Parish, located at 1950 Junction Blvd. in Roseville. Please join us as we celebrate Bishop Cotta's ministry to the Diocese of Sacramento and his new appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Morris Center at St. Clare Parish.

Pope Francis on Jan. 23 appointed Bishop Cotta as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton, succeeding Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, who has served the Stockton Diocese since March 16, 1999. Bishop Blaire submitted his resignation to the Holy Father when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 on Dec. 22, 2016.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

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"I'm hoping that those of you who are part of the Catholic Legislative Network will try to be a voice for the Dreamers and for DACA applicants, and that we can stand with them in giving them hope for the future," says Bishop Jaime Soto.

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Generous contributions to last year’s appeal from more than 25,000 donor households totaled more than $3.7 million for the diocese’s network of Catholic social services to provide hope and help to men, women and children in Northern California.

February 24, 2018 - Event

Join Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta as he presides at the World Marriage Day Mass. At this Mass, sacramentally-married couples of all ages are invited to attend and renew their wedding vows, as we honor marriage and salute the beauty of faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in married life.


February 24, 2018 - Event

Join the Diocese of Sacramento's Black Catholic Ministry at its Gospel Mass that will celebrate Black History Month.


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