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- Diocesan News

In the New Evangelization, we talk about “meeting people where they are.” Increasingly, mobile devices are where people are. We have so much information in our hands. So how can we ensure that faith is at your fingertips?

Enter the myParish App.

On January 12 and 13, parishes across the Diocese of Sacramento will host “Download Sunday” to officially introduce the myParish App to all parishioners. The myParish App, developed by Diocesan Publications, is offered completely free to our parishes and parishioners. This benefit is thanks to the diocese’s collaborative relationship with FAITH Catholic, the publishing service which produces Catholic Herald magazine. The easy-to-use app is available in both English and Spanish.

- Diocesan News

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In this month's episode of The Bishop's Corner, Bishop Soto sits down with Angela Lai, the recipient of the 2018 St. Thomas More Award. Angela works with My Sister's House, whose vision is to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in our community. To find additional information about human trafficking, visit www.scd.org/humantrafficking

- Your Stories

“Music is one of the foundations of our faith,” says Janet Stites, choir director at St. Francis of Assisi School in Sacramento. “We learn a lot from songs,” she adds, insisting that music and songs draw us into church and theology.

Engaged in music and accompanying choirs since her own school days, Janet sees how music touches lives. Since 2006, Janet has directed the school choir, consisting of 70 students in grades five through eight with eight distinctive rehearsals a week. Any student may join and their participation is outside of school hours – before or after school, or during lunch or recess.

“If they want to sing, they can,” she says, noting how students learn and improve over the years. “It is fun to see them grow.”

- Nation-World

Vatican City, Jan 10, 2019 / 11:59 am (CNA).- The Synod of Bishops released Thursday an English translation of the final document of the 2018 session on young people, faith, and vocational discernment. The document encourages young people to seek an authentic encounter with God, instead of adopting a morally relativistic outlook on life.

The document highlights the spiritual and religious experiences of young people around the world, both in and outside of the Church, noting that in many places “forms of alternative religiosity are on the rise.” It also held out the authentic Christian experience of many young people as a witness of faith and hope to their peers.

- Diocesan News

In the New Evangelization, we talk about “meeting people where they are.” Increasingly, mobile devices are where people are. We have so much information in our hands. So how can we ensure that faith is at your fingertips?

Enter the myParish App.

On January 12 and 13, parishes across the Diocese of Sacramento will host “Download Sunday” to officially introduce the myParish App to all parishioners. The myParish App, developed by Diocesan Publications, is offered completely free to our parishes and parishioners. This benefit is thanks to the diocese’s collaborative relationship with FAITH Catholic, the publishing service which produces Catholic Herald magazine. The easy-to-use app is available in both English and Spanish.

- Diocesan News

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In this month's episode of The Bishop's Corner, Bishop Soto sits down with Angela Lai, the recipient of the 2018 St. Thomas More Award. Angela works with My Sister's House, whose vision is to eliminate domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in our community. To find additional information about human trafficking, visit www.scd.org/humantrafficking

- Your Stories

“Music is one of the foundations of our faith,” says Janet Stites, choir director at St. Francis of Assisi School in Sacramento. “We learn a lot from songs,” she adds, insisting that music and songs draw us into church and theology.

Engaged in music and accompanying choirs since her own school days, Janet sees how music touches lives. Since 2006, Janet has directed the school choir, consisting of 70 students in grades five through eight with eight distinctive rehearsals a week. Any student may join and their participation is outside of school hours – before or after school, or during lunch or recess.

“If they want to sing, they can,” she says, noting how students learn and improve over the years. “It is fun to see them grow.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

January 19, 2019 - Event

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on liturgical formation. This session will focus on the sacraments of healing: Confession and Anointing of the Sick.


January 22, 2019 - Event

Choose Life is an educational and motivational program that includes a live ultrasound, delves into what it really means to be "pro life," and shows young people how they can make a real difference.


January 22, 2019 - Event

All are invited to attend this Mass for the full restoration of the right to life on the Diocesan Day of Reparation. It is held on the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade.


January 26, 2019 - Event

Join us for an overnight pilgrimage in the Diocese of Sacramento at Trinity Pines Catholic Center for fellowship, prayer, food, and a celebration through a live stream to Panama for World Youth Day 2019.


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