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Msgr. T. Brendan O’Sullivan, a long-respected and beloved priest of the diocese for 63 years who served as pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Sacramento from 1974 to 2005, died July 17 at Mercy McMahon Terrace in Sacramento. He was 88.

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass for Msgr. O’Sullivan on Monday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, at 660 Florin Road in Sacramento. Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will concelebrate and Father Daniel Looney will be the homilist. A reception will follow the Mass in the parish center. Burial will follow the reception at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights.

A vigil service will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 5 p.m. in St. Anthony Church. Father Michael Kiernan will preside. Viewing will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

- Your Stories

(In photo above, Vicente Rosas meets with parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sacramento: Elda Lara and her children, Adilene, Bruno and Marcos.)

Vicente Rosas, Linda Springer and Vince Bottoni, all participants in the Diocese of Sacramento’s Lay Mission Project, a three-year advanced lay formation process, look forward to completing their certification as lay ministry leaders in July. They are among 78 Lay Mission Project graduates who are eager to use their newfound knowledge and skills to minister in their parishes, as well as to influence others and witness to Christ in their professions.

They all agree the Lay Mission Project has helped them understand the vocation of the laity in a deeper way.

- Announcement

To view a message from Bishop Jaime Soto about the removal of SB 360 from further consideration this year visit https://www.scd.org/communications/sacramento-bishops-corner. 

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The day before hundreds of Catholics were planning to voice their opposition by attending a hearing in the Capitol on July 9, SB 360 was pulled from the Assembly Public Safety Committee agenda effectively removing it from any further consideration this year.

SB 360  (Hill, D-San Mateo) attempted to deny the sanctity of confession when it comes to priests and to Catholics who work with priests in parishes, Church agencies and ministries.

- Diocesan News

SACRAMENTO—Bishop Jaime Soto today published a list of 44 priests and 2 permanent deacons from the Diocese of Sacramento that have been credibly accused of sexually abusing 130 minors or young adults, aged 25 and under. The list is based on a review of the personnel records of nearly 1,500 bishops, priests and permanent deacons conducted by diocesan staff and an independent consulting firm retained by the diocese. It spans seven decades, from 1950 to the present time.

“This list is heartbreaking. It is a sickening and sobering account of the history of sex abuse by clergy in our diocese,” said Bishop Soto. “It is repulsive to see the evil acts that were perpetrated upon innocent children and young people entrusted to our care.

- Diocesan News

Msgr. T. Brendan O’Sullivan, a long-respected and beloved priest of the diocese for 63 years who served as pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Sacramento from 1974 to 2005, died July 17 at Mercy McMahon Terrace in Sacramento. He was 88.

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a funeral Mass for Msgr. O’Sullivan on Monday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, at 660 Florin Road in Sacramento. Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will concelebrate and Father Daniel Looney will be the homilist. A reception will follow the Mass in the parish center. Burial will follow the reception at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights.

A vigil service will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 5 p.m. in St. Anthony Church. Father Michael Kiernan will preside. Viewing will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

- Your Stories

(In photo above, Vicente Rosas meets with parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sacramento: Elda Lara and her children, Adilene, Bruno and Marcos.)

Vicente Rosas, Linda Springer and Vince Bottoni, all participants in the Diocese of Sacramento’s Lay Mission Project, a three-year advanced lay formation process, look forward to completing their certification as lay ministry leaders in July. They are among 78 Lay Mission Project graduates who are eager to use their newfound knowledge and skills to minister in their parishes, as well as to influence others and witness to Christ in their professions.

They all agree the Lay Mission Project has helped them understand the vocation of the laity in a deeper way.

- Announcement

To view a message from Bishop Jaime Soto about the removal of SB 360 from further consideration this year visit https://www.scd.org/communications/sacramento-bishops-corner. 

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The day before hundreds of Catholics were planning to voice their opposition by attending a hearing in the Capitol on July 9, SB 360 was pulled from the Assembly Public Safety Committee agenda effectively removing it from any further consideration this year.

SB 360  (Hill, D-San Mateo) attempted to deny the sanctity of confession when it comes to priests and to Catholics who work with priests in parishes, Church agencies and ministries.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
Rector-president of St. Patrick's Seminary & University died July 11; funeral Mass will be celebrated on July 23 at St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco

August 01, 2019 - Event

Where Are You Going? Boys ages 13-17 will learn about the Priesthood and Married Life. There will be time for fellowship, games, hiking, camp activities, fishing, Mass, adoration, and more!

Retreat dates are August 1-4, 2019.


August 03, 2019 - Event

¡Este es un llamado para continuar en el acompañamiento a los miembros de los Comités del Ministerio Hispano parroquiales, católicos activos en las parroquias, y movimientos eclesiales, participando juntos con nuestro Obispo para caminar en una Cultura del Testimonio.


August 10, 2019 - Event

What if you could reach out and touch God's love and never be the same?


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