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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Announcement
Uli Schmitt and Chantal LeFevre have demonstrated a love for the Church and a zeal for the Mission Christ has entrusted to her.

I am delighted to announce that Uli Schmitt has accepted my invitation to serve as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Sacramento beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.  He will succeed Kathy Conner who is retiring.  Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Uli Schmitt will continue many of his current duties as the Director of Clergy Coordination and Formation, along with new responsibilities as Chancellor.

In addition, I am pleased to announce that Chantal LeFevre has accepted my invitation to serve as the Vice Chancellor and Director of Administration beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Chantal LeFevre will work with Uli Schmitt in the office of the Chancellor to coordinate the management of the Pastoral Center.

- Announcement
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Katie Perata to our team.

I have appointed Ms. Katie Perata to the position of Executive Director of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2021.

Katie currently serves as principal at St. Dominic School in Benicia, a position she has held since 2014. She is also co-founder of Hackathon Jr., a non-profit organization focused on engaging young students in STEM education. Prior to becoming principal, Katie taught English Language Arts for several years at a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Oakland. She recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

- Diocesan News
All the faithful should observe Sunday as a day holy to the Lord with traditional practices of prayer, fellowship with family and friends, and works of charity.

Throughout the pandemic, pastors and people in the Diocese of Sacramento have worked diligently to provide safe, respectful and reverent occasions for worship, both indoors and outdoors.  In union with my brother bishops in California, I am committed to provide the opportunity for offering the Sacred Mysteries in a responsible manner.   

Since last March of 2020 – before many jurisdictions offered any guidelines for indoor activities – the dioceses of California upheld the need to protect life and public health by voluntarily suspending indoor worship services.  As the pandemic dragged on through surges and plateaus, dioceses continued to stress the common good by holding outdoor worship services.  Only when safe were some services moved indoors, always with responsible health precautions foremost.  

- Diocesan News
This sin has no place in the Kingdom of God.

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jaime Soto

Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we’re goin' to see the King!
(Soon and Very Soon, Andraé Crouch, 1976)

This beautiful hymn brings a trembling, mixed with longing and the fear of the Lord. The verse speaks to the lament of crying and dying while beckoning the believer to hope. A disciple of Jesus should embrace these words, let the words quiver the heart. With the looming horizon of Christ’s coming, we should take up an examination of racism within our Church and society because, “Soon and very soon we are goin’ to see the King.”

- Announcement
Uli Schmitt and Chantal LeFevre have demonstrated a love for the Church and a zeal for the Mission Christ has entrusted to her.

I am delighted to announce that Uli Schmitt has accepted my invitation to serve as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Sacramento beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.  He will succeed Kathy Conner who is retiring.  Her last day will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Uli Schmitt will continue many of his current duties as the Director of Clergy Coordination and Formation, along with new responsibilities as Chancellor.

In addition, I am pleased to announce that Chantal LeFevre has accepted my invitation to serve as the Vice Chancellor and Director of Administration beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Chantal LeFevre will work with Uli Schmitt in the office of the Chancellor to coordinate the management of the Pastoral Center.

- Announcement
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Katie Perata to our team.

I have appointed Ms. Katie Perata to the position of Executive Director of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2021.

Katie currently serves as principal at St. Dominic School in Benicia, a position she has held since 2014. She is also co-founder of Hackathon Jr., a non-profit organization focused on engaging young students in STEM education. Prior to becoming principal, Katie taught English Language Arts for several years at a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Oakland. She recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

- Diocesan News
All the faithful should observe Sunday as a day holy to the Lord with traditional practices of prayer, fellowship with family and friends, and works of charity.

Throughout the pandemic, pastors and people in the Diocese of Sacramento have worked diligently to provide safe, respectful and reverent occasions for worship, both indoors and outdoors.  In union with my brother bishops in California, I am committed to provide the opportunity for offering the Sacred Mysteries in a responsible manner.   

Since last March of 2020 – before many jurisdictions offered any guidelines for indoor activities – the dioceses of California upheld the need to protect life and public health by voluntarily suspending indoor worship services.  As the pandemic dragged on through surges and plateaus, dioceses continued to stress the common good by holding outdoor worship services.  Only when safe were some services moved indoors, always with responsible health precautions foremost.  

News & Events | Around the Diocese

May 17, 2021 - Event

Join us for our monthly Parent Support Session. For May we Deacon Kevin Staszkow, John Watkins and Moises De Leon will share ideas for Talking to Your Children About Love, Sex and Marriage.


- Diocesan News
In cover story, sisters' outreach during pandemic promotes mental, spiritual well-being

- Nation-World
Pope Francis will open the month of prayer on May 1, asking for Mary’s intercession.

- Announcement
Bishop Soto and deacons throughout the diocese will provide opportunities to pray and reflect on the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of Saint Joseph.

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