All are welcome to attend a Mass of Farewell for Bishop Myron J. Cotta on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Clare Parish, located at 1950 Junction Blvd. in Roseville. Please join us as we celebrate Bishop Cotta's ministry to the Diocese of Sacramento and his new appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton. The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Morris Center at St. Clare Parish.
Pope Francis on Jan. 23 appointed Bishop Cotta as Bishop of the Diocese of Stockton, succeeding Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, who has served the Stockton Diocese since March 16, 1999. Bishop Blaire submitted his resignation to the Holy Father when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 on Dec. 22, 2016.