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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Special Report
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In his New Year’s letter to priests of the diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto again affirmed his commitment to caring for the victims of clergy sexual abuse and to atoning for the sins of the past. This atoning, Bishop Soto said, is a lifetime commitment, and is central to our responsibility as Catholics.

“I want to assure each of you personally that my focus remains steadfastly on the well-being of the victims of sexual abuse and the safety of all God’s people who put their trust in our parishes, schools and programs,” Bishop Soto said.

The following is a summary of how our diocese puts that responsibility into action.

- Your Stories
Two stories of individuals who journeyed through divorce and sought annulments.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reports that an estimated 20 percent of U.S. Catholics divorce at sometime in their lives and roughly a quarter of these petition for annulment. In petitioning they seek mercy and relief from the bond of failed marriage to be free to marry again in the Catholic Church, return to a full sacramental life (if already remarried), or live peacefully once again following a traumatic or abusive marriage. Is it possible to find mercy and healing in this way?

Here, Catholic Herald magazine shares two stories of individuals who journeyed through divorce and sought annulments. They found new, merciful lives in Christ.

- Announcement

Beginning Friday, March 19, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, everyone is invited to share in a special devotion to Saint Joseph every Friday at 9:00am on the diocesan Facebook, YouTube, and website.

Over seven Fridays*, Bishop Soto and deacons throughout the diocese will provide opportunities to pray and reflect on the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of Saint Joseph. The devotional series will continue through the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker on Saturday, May 1 with the final Friday being May 7.

*Please note: The series will pause on Good Friday.

- Special Report
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

In his New Year’s letter to priests of the diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto again affirmed his commitment to caring for the victims of clergy sexual abuse and to atoning for the sins of the past. This atoning, Bishop Soto said, is a lifetime commitment, and is central to our responsibility as Catholics.

“I want to assure each of you personally that my focus remains steadfastly on the well-being of the victims of sexual abuse and the safety of all God’s people who put their trust in our parishes, schools and programs,” Bishop Soto said.

The following is a summary of how our diocese puts that responsibility into action.

- Your Stories
Two stories of individuals who journeyed through divorce and sought annulments.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reports that an estimated 20 percent of U.S. Catholics divorce at sometime in their lives and roughly a quarter of these petition for annulment. In petitioning they seek mercy and relief from the bond of failed marriage to be free to marry again in the Catholic Church, return to a full sacramental life (if already remarried), or live peacefully once again following a traumatic or abusive marriage. Is it possible to find mercy and healing in this way?

Here, Catholic Herald magazine shares two stories of individuals who journeyed through divorce and sought annulments. They found new, merciful lives in Christ.

- Announcement

Beginning Friday, March 19, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, everyone is invited to share in a special devotion to Saint Joseph every Friday at 9:00am on the diocesan Facebook, YouTube, and website.

Over seven Fridays*, Bishop Soto and deacons throughout the diocese will provide opportunities to pray and reflect on the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of Saint Joseph. The devotional series will continue through the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker on Saturday, May 1 with the final Friday being May 7.

*Please note: The series will pause on Good Friday.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

May 01, 2021 - Event

Deus Vocat Retreat (God is Calling). Please SAVE THE DATE for our upcoming Deus Vocat One-Day Retreat for girls ages 13 to 17 on Saturday, May 1, 2021. You may reserve a space for your daughter at www.scd.org/DeusVocat starting on March 1, 2021.


April 19, 2021 - Event

Join the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry team as we discuss ideas for cultivating a life of service within the domestic church on Monday, April 19th at 8pm on YouTube.


- Diocesan News
In the wake of these senseless, heartbreaking attacks, join me in accompanying our Asian brothers and sisters.

- Special Report
There is a clear ethical hierarchy among vaccines.

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