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- Announcement

 

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has chosen one of the priests of Sacramento for the office of bishop to serve the vibrant and diverse people of God in Northern California. I am grateful to His Holiness and honored to have my brother, Bishop-elect Rey Bersabal, as a co-worker for the Episcopal ministry in this favored part of the Lord’s vineyard.

- Announcement

The Vatican Press Office today announced that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Rey Bersabal, a priest from the Diocese of Sacramento, as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Sacramento. He will take up his appointment on May 31, following his ordination as bishop in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

 “I am grateful to His Holiness for giving me a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus as an able co-worker in this favored part of His vineyard,” said the Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento.

“Bishop-elect Rey came as an immigrant priest bringing the rich cultural heritage of the Filipino people.  He became part of a presbyterate and people that is a global Catholic kaleidoscope of faith and charity radiating the historic credal customs from Portugal, Italy, Ireland, China, Poland, Africa and more.”

- Diocesan News

Msgr. Albert G. O’Connor, a beloved priest of the Diocese of Sacramento for more than 56 years, died on April 11 in Sacramento. He resided most recently at Mercy McMahon Terrace in Sacramento.

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. A reception will follow the Mass in Mercy Hall. The burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, located at 6509 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.

The viewing and vigil will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at Holy Spirit Church, located at 3159 Land Park Dr. in Sacramento. The viewing will begin at 4 p.m. and the vigil will begin at 7 p.m.

- Diocesan News

During my early years as a priest in the 1980s and 90s, I served a number of years in the city of Santa Ana. During that time, the city underwent dramatic demographic changes. Like most of Orange County, Santa Ana had once been dedicated mostly to agriculture. True to the county’s name, many citrus groves – mostly orange groves – thrived in the area. The older towns – Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange and Santa Ana – had packing houses for sorting, storing and shipping citrus as well as other local produce. The emergence of the aerospace industry and the arrival of Disneyland ushered in a new economy.

- Announcement

 

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has chosen one of the priests of Sacramento for the office of bishop to serve the vibrant and diverse people of God in Northern California. I am grateful to His Holiness and honored to have my brother, Bishop-elect Rey Bersabal, as a co-worker for the Episcopal ministry in this favored part of the Lord’s vineyard.

- Announcement

The Vatican Press Office today announced that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Rey Bersabal, a priest from the Diocese of Sacramento, as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of Sacramento. He will take up his appointment on May 31, following his ordination as bishop in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

 “I am grateful to His Holiness for giving me a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus as an able co-worker in this favored part of His vineyard,” said the Most Rev. Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento.

“Bishop-elect Rey came as an immigrant priest bringing the rich cultural heritage of the Filipino people.  He became part of a presbyterate and people that is a global Catholic kaleidoscope of faith and charity radiating the historic credal customs from Portugal, Italy, Ireland, China, Poland, Africa and more.”

- Diocesan News

Msgr. Albert G. O’Connor, a beloved priest of the Diocese of Sacramento for more than 56 years, died on April 11 in Sacramento. He resided most recently at Mercy McMahon Terrace in Sacramento.

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. A reception will follow the Mass in Mercy Hall. The burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, located at 6509 Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.

The viewing and vigil will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at Holy Spirit Church, located at 3159 Land Park Dr. in Sacramento. The viewing will begin at 4 p.m. and the vigil will begin at 7 p.m.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

April 26, 2024 - Event

God is Calling. Girls ages 13-17 will learn about Religious Orders, Consecrated Life, and Married Life. There will be time for prayer, fellowship, games, and more!


May 04, 2024 - Event

Using the teaching of St. John Paul II, students and parents will learn how each of us are created in love and for love as a gift; and ask questions about the real purpose of life.


May 18, 2024 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside with a mass celebration at 8:15am  (Conference begins at 9:00am)


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.


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