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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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July 23, 2018

All clergy and laity are invited to gather in prayer for the eternal rest of the Most Reverend Richard Garcia, Bishop of Monterey and former Auxiliary Bishop in Sacramento.

Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop William Weigand will concelebrate a Memorial Mass for Bishop Garcia this Monday, July 23 at 11am at St. Anthony’s Parish in Sacramento. A reception will follow.

May this occasion of fond remembrance bring comfort to the family and friends of this devoted pastor of souls

- Announcement

The Diocese of Monterey has announced that Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey died July 11. He was 71. He had been diagnosed three months ago with Alzheimer's disease. He was named the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Monterey in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.

In a statement, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said "The news about the death of Bishop Richard Garcia is heartbreaking for all those who knew his strong embracing affection. The clergy, religious and people of the Diocese of Sacramento join with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Monterey, as well as the family of Bishop Garcia, to mourn the passing of this beloved pastor and dear friend. May the many fond memories of his jovial bearing and tender manner bring us comfort as we commend the kind soul of Bishop Garcia to the merciful arms of Jesus, the Good Shepherd."

- Diocesan News

At the instruction of Bishop Jaime Soto, the Office of Worship sent the following memo dated Thursday, July 5, to all clergy:

In light of the fires burning in Yolo, Napa, and Lake Counties, please remember in your prayers all those affected, especially the fire fighters and those who’ve been evacuated. Fires are an unfortunate but common occurrence in the western United States this time of year. Much of our Diocese is located in rural areas where wild fires are a normal part of life, but that doesn’t make them any less distressing. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers this summer. Included are sample intercessions you may use.

Suggested intercessions:

- Diocesan News

On Saturday, June 30, Bishop Jaime Soto ordained twenty-seven men to the Permanent Diaconate during a Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento.

In remarks at the conclusion of the Mass, Bishop Soto told the new deacons, "Each of you, my brother deacons, has responded to the personal call of the Lord Jesus. He has called you with a brother’s affection. With a shepherd’s care, Jesus has brought you to this altar of charity so that your diaconal charity will only have one source, the water and blood that flow from His Sacred Heart. From this altar, taste and see the goodness of the Lord. From this altar take and share this goodness from the Lord. As ministers of the cup always remember from where the sacred chalice has drawn its grace."

- Announcement

The Diocese of Monterey has announced that Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey died July 11. He was 71. He had been diagnosed three months ago with Alzheimer's disease. He was named the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Monterey in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI.

In a statement, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento said "The news about the death of Bishop Richard Garcia is heartbreaking for all those who knew his strong embracing affection. The clergy, religious and people of the Diocese of Sacramento join with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Monterey, as well as the family of Bishop Garcia, to mourn the passing of this beloved pastor and dear friend. May the many fond memories of his jovial bearing and tender manner bring us comfort as we commend the kind soul of Bishop Garcia to the merciful arms of Jesus, the Good Shepherd."

- Diocesan News

At the instruction of Bishop Jaime Soto, the Office of Worship sent the following memo dated Thursday, July 5, to all clergy:

In light of the fires burning in Yolo, Napa, and Lake Counties, please remember in your prayers all those affected, especially the fire fighters and those who’ve been evacuated. Fires are an unfortunate but common occurrence in the western United States this time of year. Much of our Diocese is located in rural areas where wild fires are a normal part of life, but that doesn’t make them any less distressing. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers this summer. Included are sample intercessions you may use.

Suggested intercessions:

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
'Celebrate and reverence God's vision of human sexuality'

- Announcement
Bishop Jaime Soto launches a new deliverance/inner healing prayer ministry in our diocese at our first diocesan UNBOUND Freedom in Christ Conference, coming to St. John the Baptist Parish in Folsom on August 10th and 11th, 2018.

July 28, 2018 - Event

All young adults (18-39) are invited for a special Q&A with Bishop Jaime Soto. Enjoy a drink* in the Beer Garden, make new friends, get to know Bishop, and watch the Sacramento River Cats face the Iowa Cubs! Stay for the FREE fireworks after the game!


August 02, 2018 - 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!


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