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October 17, 2021

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, we will be joining dioceses throughout the world in preparing for the Synod of Bishops 2023. Pope Francis has challenged our Church to “journey together” and our diocesan consultation phase will provide us the opportunity to live out this calling.

Bishop Soto will open the Diocesan Phase of the Synod with the celebration of the 10:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament this Sunday. The Mass will also be livestreamed.

We pray that the Holy Spirit guide and direct us as a diocese and Church in the coming years of the synodal process.

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"I continue to pray and seek atonement for the horrible sins of clergy sexual abuse."

Six new allegations involving already-listed priests uncovered by Independent Compensation Program

When the Diocese of Sacramento first published a list of clergy who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor, we promised to continually review and update that list to ensure it is as thorough and accurate as possible.

This month, we have again updated this list, adding six allegations against five former priests of the diocese. While each of these priests already appeared on the list for other allegations, the information added today is new. New information is listed under the following names:

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We will continue to keep you informed in the coming months.

Dear Diocese of Sacramento Catholic School Families,

Last Friday, October 1st, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a forthcoming mandate that will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for in-person learning at the state’s public and private schools. The Governor's Student Vaccine Mandate Fact Sheet states the following: “Based on current projections for full approval for ages 12+, we anticipate the requirement would apply to grades 7-12 starting on July 1, 2022.”

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"I continue to pray and seek atonement for the horrible sins of clergy sexual abuse."

Six new allegations involving already-listed priests uncovered by Independent Compensation Program

When the Diocese of Sacramento first published a list of clergy who have faced credible accusations of sexual abuse of a minor, we promised to continually review and update that list to ensure it is as thorough and accurate as possible.

This month, we have again updated this list, adding six allegations against five former priests of the diocese. While each of these priests already appeared on the list for other allegations, the information added today is new. New information is listed under the following names:

- Diocesan News
We will continue to keep you informed in the coming months.

Dear Diocese of Sacramento Catholic School Families,

Last Friday, October 1st, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a forthcoming mandate that will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for in-person learning at the state’s public and private schools. The Governor's Student Vaccine Mandate Fact Sheet states the following: “Based on current projections for full approval for ages 12+, we anticipate the requirement would apply to grades 7-12 starting on July 1, 2022.”

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The theme is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me."

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The pastor is not obligated to provide his personal or ecclesial endorsement for such a personal choice.

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Our prayers go out to all of our brothers and sisters affected by these fires.

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