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- Diocesan News

In light of the fires burning in Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Sutter, Colusa and other counties, Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those affected, especially the firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as residents who have been displaced, lost their residences or evacuated. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers and pray for those suffering loss during this catastrophic event.

On Aug. 13, Bishop Soto announced a special collection for Northern California relief and recovery efforts. "We turn now in solidarity to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Redding and Shasta/Trinity counties as they struggle to heal and rebuild their lives and their community in the wake of the recent wildfires," he said.

- Your Stories

John Gisla, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Folsom for the past 20 years, calls his specialty work with women patients using Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro) to treat the underlying causes of infertility a “labor of love.”

“It brings me great satisfaction to help women and couples who are grappling with infertility as well as those who wish to plan their family in a way that is consistent with their moral values,” says John, who is also chair of Mercy Medical Group’s Department of Family Medicine.

- Nation-World

“Who are we,” asked one detainee, “that the Church should visit us?”

That sentiment – one of humbleness and a longing for the Sacraments and fellowship – characterized a pastoral visit by seven California Bishops and others to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Adelanto, CA, last week.

More than 350 men and women housed in the high desert facility attended four Masses, flocked to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Spanish, English and Vietnamese and enjoyed fellowship with the delegation of twenty.

“It was palpable that for this encounter they hungered,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, who is president of the California Catholic Conference, which organized the visit.  “This hunger and the reverential disposition of those present made each of the four sessions a living temple of the Spirit with Christ as the capstone.”

September 29, 2018

Calling all catechists, Catholic school teachers and staff, parish ministry leaders, parish staff and parishioners! Join us on September 28 and 29 at St. Francis High School Sacramento from 8am-4pm for the largest gathering of ministers, catechists and Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento!

Whether you are looking for new ways to strengthen your skills or looking for some inspiration for your ministry, we have a wide variety of workshops provided in both English and Spanish, covering a wide variety of topics, including Liturgy, Sacrament Preparation, Catechesis, Vocations and Social Justice. To browse through our workshops and register for the conference, please visit http://www.ministrydays.com.

- Diocesan News

In light of the fires burning in Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Sutter, Colusa and other counties, Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those affected, especially the firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as residents who have been displaced, lost their residences or evacuated. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers and pray for those suffering loss during this catastrophic event.

On Aug. 13, Bishop Soto announced a special collection for Northern California relief and recovery efforts. "We turn now in solidarity to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Redding and Shasta/Trinity counties as they struggle to heal and rebuild their lives and their community in the wake of the recent wildfires," he said.

- Your Stories

John Gisla, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Folsom for the past 20 years, calls his specialty work with women patients using Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro) to treat the underlying causes of infertility a “labor of love.”

“It brings me great satisfaction to help women and couples who are grappling with infertility as well as those who wish to plan their family in a way that is consistent with their moral values,” says John, who is also chair of Mercy Medical Group’s Department of Family Medicine.

- Nation-World

“Who are we,” asked one detainee, “that the Church should visit us?”

That sentiment – one of humbleness and a longing for the Sacraments and fellowship – characterized a pastoral visit by seven California Bishops and others to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Adelanto, CA, last week.

More than 350 men and women housed in the high desert facility attended four Masses, flocked to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Spanish, English and Vietnamese and enjoyed fellowship with the delegation of twenty.

“It was palpable that for this encounter they hungered,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, who is president of the California Catholic Conference, which organized the visit.  “This hunger and the reverential disposition of those present made each of the four sessions a living temple of the Spirit with Christ as the capstone.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

August 17, 2018 - Event

All Youth and Young Adult Ministry Leaders are invited and encouraged to attend a gathering with fellowship, food, a special blessing, and training tracks for newbies and veterans of ministry alike to kick-off the new ministry year.


August 18, 2018 - Event

ALL Youth and Young Adult Ministry Leaders are invited and encouraged to attend a gathering with fellowship, food, a special blessing, and training tracks for newbies and veterans of ministry alike to kick-off the new ministry year.


August 25, 2018 - Event

Open to all (parish volunteers, teachers, youth & young adult leaders, etc.) who have a passion for pro-life work. Come for fellowship, networking, exhibitor tables, prayer, and more! Lunch will be provided. Event is FREE! Registration is required by August 14.


September 15, 2018 - Event

The Dioceses of Northern California are proud to announce the 9th annual ON FiRE NorCal Jam! ON FiRE is a PERFECT way to kick off your youth and young adult ministries for 2018-2019, and YOU’RE INVITED to be part of it! Don't miss this day-long opportunity for prayer and inspiration!


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