- Diocesan News

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, is making an apostolic visit to the people of Iraq. His visit will be a consolation for the Christian people of that troubled land. The Christian Faith has a long ancient presence. The disciples of Jesus there have suffered greatly. They are a Church of martyrs. Let us accompany the Holy Father with our prayers for peace, reconciliation, and religious liberty for all the Iraqi people. May the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph, her beloved spouse, bring them the healing and hope of the Lord Jesus.

March 20, 2021

In collaboration with the Diocese of Sacramento, the St. John Paul II Foundation is excited to announce the first Together in Holiness marriage enrichment conference offered exclusively online through our At-Home Conference Experience. This one-day conference is a wonderful opportunity for married and engaged couples to take for themselves and talk about what matters most! On the theme of “Family, a Believing and Evangelizing Community”, this conference will feature dynamic presentations, live-streamed Mass celebrated by Bishop Soto, Adoration, and more!

Registration for the At-Home Conference Experience ($15) includes access to the live conference on March 20 and continued access for 8 days following the conclusion of the conference. Registration for the At-Home Childcare Kit ($5) includes activities for each child in the family ages 2-12.

Visit our website to register: forlifeandfamily.org/events/th21-smca

Join our Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/249162626109948

If you have any questions, please email Foundation Conference Coordinator Erin Ellwanger at erin@forlifeandfamily.org.

- Diocesan News
Parishes in the “purple tier” are now able to open for indoor worship up to 25% capacity.

Language: English | Spanish

Dear Friends in Christ:

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued an emergency ruling regarding indoor religious services.  This ruling allows churches to open immediately and accommodate congregants up to a given percentage based on the colored tier structure adopted in the state.

Parishes in the “purple tier” are now able to open for indoor worship up to 25% capacity. I have informed our priests that if they can do so safely and responsibly, they may begin to offer Mass and other services immediately under this guideline.

- Diocesan News

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, is making an apostolic visit to the people of Iraq. His visit will be a consolation for the Christian people of that troubled land. The Christian Faith has a long ancient presence. The disciples of Jesus there have suffered greatly. They are a Church of martyrs. Let us accompany the Holy Father with our prayers for peace, reconciliation, and religious liberty for all the Iraqi people. May the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph, her beloved spouse, bring them the healing and hope of the Lord Jesus.

- Diocesan News
Parishes in the “purple tier” are now able to open for indoor worship up to 25% capacity.

Language: English | Spanish

Dear Friends in Christ:

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued an emergency ruling regarding indoor religious services.  This ruling allows churches to open immediately and accommodate congregants up to a given percentage based on the colored tier structure adopted in the state.

Parishes in the “purple tier” are now able to open for indoor worship up to 25% capacity. I have informed our priests that if they can do so safely and responsibly, they may begin to offer Mass and other services immediately under this guideline.

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