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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Announcement
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Katie Perata to our team.

I have appointed Ms. Katie Perata to the position of Executive Director of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2021.

Katie currently serves as principal at St. Dominic School in Benicia, a position she has held since 2014. She is also co-founder of Hackathon Jr., a non-profit organization focused on engaging young students in STEM education. Prior to becoming principal, Katie taught English Language Arts for several years at a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Oakland. She recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

- Diocesan News
All the faithful should observe Sunday as a day holy to the Lord with traditional practices of prayer, fellowship with family and friends, and works of charity.

Throughout the pandemic, pastors and people in the Diocese of Sacramento have worked diligently to provide safe, respectful and reverent occasions for worship, both indoors and outdoors.  In union with my brother bishops in California, I am committed to provide the opportunity for offering the Sacred Mysteries in a responsible manner.   

Since last March of 2020 – before many jurisdictions offered any guidelines for indoor activities – the dioceses of California upheld the need to protect life and public health by voluntarily suspending indoor worship services.  As the pandemic dragged on through surges and plateaus, dioceses continued to stress the common good by holding outdoor worship services.  Only when safe were some services moved indoors, always with responsible health precautions foremost.  

- Diocesan News
This sin has no place in the Kingdom of God.

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jaime Soto

Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we’re goin' to see the King!
(Soon and Very Soon, Andraé Crouch, 1976)

This beautiful hymn brings a trembling, mixed with longing and the fear of the Lord. The verse speaks to the lament of crying and dying while beckoning the believer to hope. A disciple of Jesus should embrace these words, let the words quiver the heart. With the looming horizon of Christ’s coming, we should take up an examination of racism within our Church and society because, “Soon and very soon we are goin’ to see the King.”

- Diocesan News
True holiness makes us disciples of Jesus and missionaries of his gospel.

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jaime Soto

In the fifth chapter of the gospel according to Matthew, the Lord Jesus saw a great crowd gathering around him. He went up a mountain with his disciples and taught them, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the World.” (Mt. 5:13-16) These beautiful metaphors were both inspirational and instructive about Christian living. They offer us a window into the universal call to holiness. To be holy is to be “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world”.

- Announcement
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Katie Perata to our team.

I have appointed Ms. Katie Perata to the position of Executive Director of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2021.

Katie currently serves as principal at St. Dominic School in Benicia, a position she has held since 2014. She is also co-founder of Hackathon Jr., a non-profit organization focused on engaging young students in STEM education. Prior to becoming principal, Katie taught English Language Arts for several years at a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Oakland. She recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

- Diocesan News
All the faithful should observe Sunday as a day holy to the Lord with traditional practices of prayer, fellowship with family and friends, and works of charity.

Throughout the pandemic, pastors and people in the Diocese of Sacramento have worked diligently to provide safe, respectful and reverent occasions for worship, both indoors and outdoors.  In union with my brother bishops in California, I am committed to provide the opportunity for offering the Sacred Mysteries in a responsible manner.   

Since last March of 2020 – before many jurisdictions offered any guidelines for indoor activities – the dioceses of California upheld the need to protect life and public health by voluntarily suspending indoor worship services.  As the pandemic dragged on through surges and plateaus, dioceses continued to stress the common good by holding outdoor worship services.  Only when safe were some services moved indoors, always with responsible health precautions foremost.  

- Diocesan News
This sin has no place in the Kingdom of God.

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Jaime Soto

Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Soon and very soon we are goin' to see the King,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, we’re goin' to see the King!
(Soon and Very Soon, Andraé Crouch, 1976)

This beautiful hymn brings a trembling, mixed with longing and the fear of the Lord. The verse speaks to the lament of crying and dying while beckoning the believer to hope. A disciple of Jesus should embrace these words, let the words quiver the heart. With the looming horizon of Christ’s coming, we should take up an examination of racism within our Church and society because, “Soon and very soon we are goin’ to see the King.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

May 17, 2021 - Event

Join us for our monthly Parent Support Session. For May we Deacon Kevin Staszkow, John Watkins and Moises De Leon will share ideas for Talking to Your Children About Love, Sex and Marriage.


- Diocesan News
In cover story, sisters' outreach during pandemic promotes mental, spiritual well-being

- Nation-World
Pope Francis will open the month of prayer on May 1, asking for Mary’s intercession.

- Announcement
Bishop Soto and deacons throughout the diocese will provide opportunities to pray and reflect on the Seven Sorrows and Seven Joys of Saint Joseph.

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