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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Nation-World

In response to the Sept. 19 statement by the USCCB Administrative Committee, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a statement:

"I welcome the proposals of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB in anticipation of the November plenary meeting of bishops. Much has already been accomplished here in the Diocese of Sacramento. The proposed measures, as well as the discourse it will foster, help us go even further in cultivating safe environments for our children and families. Join me in making supplication to the Lord Jesus for the healing of all victims of abuse and the renewal of the church so that we may be sanctuaries for all God's people."

September 28, 2018

Calling all catechists, Catholic school teachers and staff, parish ministry leaders, parish staff and parishioners! Join us on September 28 and 29 at St. Francis High School Sacramento from 8am-4pm for the largest gathering of ministers, catechists and Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Sacramento!

Whether you are looking for new ways to strengthen your skills or looking for some inspiration for your ministry, we have a wide variety of workshops provided in both English and Spanish, covering a wide variety of topics, including Liturgy, Sacrament Preparation, Catechesis, Vocations and Social Justice. To browse through our workshops, please visit http://www.ministrydays.com. Please note that online registration has ended and registration can be purchased at the door on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29.

- Your Stories

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Red Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. The Red Mass is the traditional gathering of members of the legal profession and elected and appointed officials to invoke the aid of the spirit of God in their deliberations in the year to come.

Following the Red Mass, Bishop Soto will present the St. Thomas More Award to Angela M. Lai at a dinner event at the Sutter Club. Named in recognition of the patron saint of lawyers, the St. Thomas More Award is given to a member of the legal profession in the diocese who has shown integrity in the practice of law, leadership in the community, and faithfulness to gospel values in his or her personal and professional life.

- Your Stories

When 27 new permanent deacons made their vows in the sacrament of holy orders on June 30 to be witnesses to the Gospel through a life of service, it culminated four years of discernment, formation and training as part of their journey to ordination.

Becoming a deacon involves a vocation from God. A man becomes deacon not just out of personal desire or interest, but for the common good of the church as determined by the bishop.

For these reasons the selection, discernment and formation of deacon candidates are rigorous efforts. The entire formation process, in fact, is a journey of discernment, says Uli Schmitt, director of the diocesan Office of Clergy Formation since 2013.

- Nation-World

In response to the Sept. 19 statement by the USCCB Administrative Committee, Bishop Jaime Soto said in a statement:

"I welcome the proposals of the Administrative Committee of the USCCB in anticipation of the November plenary meeting of bishops. Much has already been accomplished here in the Diocese of Sacramento. The proposed measures, as well as the discourse it will foster, help us go even further in cultivating safe environments for our children and families. Join me in making supplication to the Lord Jesus for the healing of all victims of abuse and the renewal of the church so that we may be sanctuaries for all God's people."

- Your Stories

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Red Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. The Red Mass is the traditional gathering of members of the legal profession and elected and appointed officials to invoke the aid of the spirit of God in their deliberations in the year to come.

Following the Red Mass, Bishop Soto will present the St. Thomas More Award to Angela M. Lai at a dinner event at the Sutter Club. Named in recognition of the patron saint of lawyers, the St. Thomas More Award is given to a member of the legal profession in the diocese who has shown integrity in the practice of law, leadership in the community, and faithfulness to gospel values in his or her personal and professional life.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
She will begin her new role in diocese on October 29.

September 29, 2018 - Event

The seventh annual diocesan San Lorenzo Ruiz Fiesta will commemorate the canonization of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila as the first Filipino saint. Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will preside at Mass at 10 a.m., followed by a procession.


October 01, 2018 - Event

Adoremus in October will be hosted by St. John Vianney Parish in Rancho Cordova and their young adult group. Please join us for an hour of Eucharistic adoration with opportunities for confession. All young adults are invited to come.


October 09, 2018 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Red Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 5:15 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento.


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