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As the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage traveled through the Diocese of Sacramento May 21-24, hundreds of parishioners of all ages became pilgrims along many stops at parishes and other venues for walking Eucharistic processions, adoration, Masses and youth events.

As the caravan carrying pilgrims and the monstrance housing the consecrated Eucharist headed east across Northern California, it also made stops Bishop Jaime Soto hoped would connect with different “marginalized populations,” including a Mass with farmworkers in Vallejo, a walking procession leaving from Folsom State Prison, a visit to a Sacramento ministry serving the homeless, and a maternity home in Placerville helping pregnant women in need.

- Diocesan News

Here is the text of Bishop Jaime Soto's homily on May 21, the memorial of the Mexican Martyrs, during Mass in St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Vallejo, at the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the Diocese of Sacramento.

In the Gospel today, Jesus and his disciples began a journey through Galilee. We begin a journey with Jesus through the verdant Sacramento Valley, up the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, to the shores of pristine Lake Tahoe.

- Your Faith

As a young altar server at St. Polycarp Church in Orange County, I had many opportunities to serve for the sacrifice of the Mass. This was not the deciding factor in why I aspired to be a priest at a young age. I am fairly certain that it was the other way around. I wanted to be an altar server because it was the most logical steppingstone to fulfilling my hope to someday be a parish priest.

My availability to serve on a number of occasions — Sunday Mass, daily Mass, funerals, weddings, Lenten and Holy Week rituals — was enabled by the frequency with which my parents brought my siblings and me to church. Home and church were weaved in and out of one another to make a single fabric of faith.

- Diocesan News

The May-June 2024 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is the Eucharist in the lives of the faithful. The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://catholicmagazines.org/magazine-archive/catholic-herald/sac0524

In the cover story of this issue, the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress activities from March 9 are featured. With the theme of "Real Presence, Real Life," some 2,000 for the faithful form across the Diocese of Sacramento joined in the event, which was part of the Eucharistic Revival currently taking place in the diocese and across the United States. The congress featured music, food and inspiring speakers.

- Diocesan News

As the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage traveled through the Diocese of Sacramento May 21-24, hundreds of parishioners of all ages became pilgrims along many stops at parishes and other venues for walking Eucharistic processions, adoration, Masses and youth events.

As the caravan carrying pilgrims and the monstrance housing the consecrated Eucharist headed east across Northern California, it also made stops Bishop Jaime Soto hoped would connect with different “marginalized populations,” including a Mass with farmworkers in Vallejo, a walking procession leaving from Folsom State Prison, a visit to a Sacramento ministry serving the homeless, and a maternity home in Placerville helping pregnant women in need.

- Diocesan News

Here is the text of Bishop Jaime Soto's homily on May 21, the memorial of the Mexican Martyrs, during Mass in St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Vallejo, at the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage in the Diocese of Sacramento.

In the Gospel today, Jesus and his disciples began a journey through Galilee. We begin a journey with Jesus through the verdant Sacramento Valley, up the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, to the shores of pristine Lake Tahoe.

- Your Faith

As a young altar server at St. Polycarp Church in Orange County, I had many opportunities to serve for the sacrifice of the Mass. This was not the deciding factor in why I aspired to be a priest at a young age. I am fairly certain that it was the other way around. I wanted to be an altar server because it was the most logical steppingstone to fulfilling my hope to someday be a parish priest.

My availability to serve on a number of occasions — Sunday Mass, daily Mass, funerals, weddings, Lenten and Holy Week rituals — was enabled by the frequency with which my parents brought my siblings and me to church. Home and church were weaved in and out of one another to make a single fabric of faith.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

June 15, 2024 - Event

Please join Bishop Jaime Soto and the Office of Vocations at our 11th Annual Vocations Benefit Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus Councils serving at St. Teresa of Avila Parish and St. Joseph Parish in Auburn.


June 18, 2024 - Event

The Office of Vocations invites you to join Bishop Jaime Soto, the priests and seminarians of our diocese for an evening of community and joyful fellowship to support vocations. Come and cheer for your favorite players! 


June 30, 2024 - Event

Tween Program & Tea Party

Explore the beauty of God's plan for growing up and becoming a woman.
Presentations are pure, light-hearted and affirming.

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