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- Diocesan News
You made the difference. The 2017 Report of Gratitude is now available.

More than 200,000 people were helped this year by your generous support of the Annual Catholic Appeal. Read stories of our Northern California brothers and sisters who were able to overcome difficult challenges.

Click here to read the 2017 Report of Gratitude, or see past reports.

- Diocesan News

More than 280 members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) in the diocese gathered on Dec. 2 for the annual “Top Hat” dinner to reflect on the Vincentians’ accomplishments during 2017. Vincentians from throughout the Sacramento Diocesan Council came together to recognize 29 of their members for outstanding work with the society.

- Your Faith

There is no more well-known work of the English author, Charles Dickens, than A Christmas Carol. It was published on Dec. 19, 1843. The first edition sold out by Christmas Eve. There are innumerable editions in circulation today as well as a plethora of stage and movie adaptations. The story had such an impact on popular imagination that the images of a wintry Victorian Christmas in London are now icons of the season.

The full title of Dickens’ story is “A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.” This was an innovative approach for a story about Christmas, a ghost story. Such an idea is more easily expected from someone like Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne or Stephen King.

- Announcement

WASHINGTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is offering online resources for prayerful preparation for Advent and Christmas. The daily suggestions for reading, reflection, and prayer during the Advent and Christmas seasons are now available online. In addition to a clickable online Advent calendar, with each click opening "doors" to a page of suggested reading, the online page also offers daily reflections, prayers, suggested activities and bilingual calendars that can be printed.

- Diocesan News
You made the difference. The 2017 Report of Gratitude is now available.

More than 200,000 people were helped this year by your generous support of the Annual Catholic Appeal. Read stories of our Northern California brothers and sisters who were able to overcome difficult challenges.

Click here to read the 2017 Report of Gratitude, or see past reports.

- Diocesan News

More than 280 members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) in the diocese gathered on Dec. 2 for the annual “Top Hat” dinner to reflect on the Vincentians’ accomplishments during 2017. Vincentians from throughout the Sacramento Diocesan Council came together to recognize 29 of their members for outstanding work with the society.

- Your Faith

There is no more well-known work of the English author, Charles Dickens, than A Christmas Carol. It was published on Dec. 19, 1843. The first edition sold out by Christmas Eve. There are innumerable editions in circulation today as well as a plethora of stage and movie adaptations. The story had such an impact on popular imagination that the images of a wintry Victorian Christmas in London are now icons of the season.

The full title of Dickens’ story is “A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.” This was an innovative approach for a story about Christmas, a ghost story. Such an idea is more easily expected from someone like Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne or Stephen King.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
All must respect the God-given dignity of women, exemplified by Mary of Nazareth

- Diocesan News
As Catholics across the Diocese of Sacramento gather to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas and one of the patron saints of the diocese, the Bishops will preside at celebrations in her honor.

December 17, 2017 - Event

Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta will participate in the State Capitol Nativity opening ceremony. The public is invited to attend. Attendees will gather on the north side steps of the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento at 2:30 p.m. Bishop Cotta will arrive at 2:45 p.m.


December 23, 2017 - Event

Join the Deaf Catholic Ministry for a Christmas gathering with Father Paul Zirimenya. The sacrament of reconciliation begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. After Mass, join in the Christmas party, with food and fellowship from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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