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Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will preside over a full schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in downtown Sacramento.

On Holy Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., Bishop Soto will preside, with Bishop Weigand concelebrating, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual), followed by eucharistic adoration.

On Good Friday, April 19, Bishop Soto will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 12 p.m. in the cathedral. The service will include the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion. Stations of the Cross will follow the liturgy. Bishop Weigand will preside at the Good Friday service in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. in the cathedral. Stations of the Cross in Spanish will precede the service at 7 p.m.

- Diocesan News

Amid the devastating fire taking place at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento has issued the following statement:

“This destructive fire at the historic treasure and divine haven of mercy tears at our hearts. The iconic cathedral dedicated to Our Lady, Notre Dame, has stood as a stalwart citadel of faith for centuries. This tragic moment, coming as it does during Holy Week, is another test of that faith, but let us remember that it is the enduring grace of Jesus that has been and will be foundation and buttress of the Church.”

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement to the people of Paris:

- Diocesan News

The team from St. Ignatius of Loyola School in Sacramento has won the 2019 Academic Decathlon state championship.

On April 6, the 10 California Catholic schools that had each prevailed at their Diocese Academic Decathlon competitions faced each other at St, Pius School in Redwood City. This was the 12th year in a row St. Ignatius Parish School has triumphed at the local competition earning the right to represent the Diocese of Sacramento at the state competition

“We are so proud of our students, coaches and parents,” said Patty Kochis, principal of St. Ignatius School. “Literally thousands of hours go into preparing for this competition. We are honored to have represented the Diocese of Sacramento at the statewide competition.”

- Diocesan News

During Lent, many parish and school communities in the Diocese of Sacramento participate in Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter the needs of the world with the hope of the Resurrection.

The CRS Rice Bowl program helps members of those communities come together as a family and reflect on the crosses of hunger, poverty and war that our brothers and sisters are forced to flee their homes carry. In so doing, they pledge to stand alongside these members of the human family, supporting them as the Gospel calls us to do.

At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Elk Grove, which has some 410 students in grades K-8, students fast during Lent and observe "Rice Bowl Wednesdays." Donations are collected and sent to Catholic Relief Services for their programs at the conclusion of Lent.

- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto and Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand will preside over a full schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in downtown Sacramento.

On Holy Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., Bishop Soto will preside, with Bishop Weigand concelebrating, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual), followed by eucharistic adoration.

On Good Friday, April 19, Bishop Soto will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 12 p.m. in the cathedral. The service will include the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion. Stations of the Cross will follow the liturgy. Bishop Weigand will preside at the Good Friday service in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. in the cathedral. Stations of the Cross in Spanish will precede the service at 7 p.m.

- Diocesan News

Amid the devastating fire taking place at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento has issued the following statement:

“This destructive fire at the historic treasure and divine haven of mercy tears at our hearts. The iconic cathedral dedicated to Our Lady, Notre Dame, has stood as a stalwart citadel of faith for centuries. This tragic moment, coming as it does during Holy Week, is another test of that faith, but let us remember that it is the enduring grace of Jesus that has been and will be foundation and buttress of the Church.”

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following statement to the people of Paris:

- Diocesan News

The team from St. Ignatius of Loyola School in Sacramento has won the 2019 Academic Decathlon state championship.

On April 6, the 10 California Catholic schools that had each prevailed at their Diocese Academic Decathlon competitions faced each other at St, Pius School in Redwood City. This was the 12th year in a row St. Ignatius Parish School has triumphed at the local competition earning the right to represent the Diocese of Sacramento at the state competition

“We are so proud of our students, coaches and parents,” said Patty Kochis, principal of St. Ignatius School. “Literally thousands of hours go into preparing for this competition. We are honored to have represented the Diocese of Sacramento at the statewide competition.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
A recording of Bishop Francis Quinn's funeral is available.

April 19, 2019 - Event

Pope Francis has asked parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento to support the Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.


May 03, 2019 - Event

God is Calling. Girls ages 13-17 will learn about Religious Orders, Consecrated Life, and Married Life. There will be time for fellowship, games, and more!

Retreat dates are May 3-5, 2019.


April 28, 2019 - Event

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Sacramento will take up a special collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal (shared with Black and Indian Missions) during liturgies on the weekend of April 27-28.


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