Please prayerfully consider supporting the ministries and mission of the Diocese of Sacramento. Below is a selection of Bishop Soto's priority initiatives. Your generosity is most appreciated.

Annual Catholic Appeal

Our Annual Catholic Appeal is solely dedicated to the Social Mission of the Church. Through the Appeal, we can all respond to our shared calling to bring the love of Christ to our sisters and brothers in need. Together as Catholics, our gifts help sustain our Catholic social service agencies – and our own parishes – so they can continue their dedicated service to others here in Northern California.

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Diocese of Sacramento Fire Assistance Fund 2020

In light of the Northern California fires that have devastated various parts of our Diocese, Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those affected, especially the firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as residents who have been displaced, lost their residences or evacuated. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers and pray for those suffering loss during these catastrophic events. If you would like to make a donation to help, please click the link below.


Support a Parish

Support Your Parish

Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful to remember in their prayers all those afflicted by COVID-19, their families, and all caregivers. We are also reminded that our parish communities rely on continued weekly offertory to support their daily ministry. During this challenging time in the life of the Church, please consider supporting your parish with a one-time or automatically-recurring online donation.


Support Catholic Education

Support Your School

The spread of the Coronavirus has created economic uncertainty and distress for many of our Catholic School families. Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those afflicted by COVID-19, their families, and all caregivers. We are also reminded that our school communities are reliant on your continued generosity. During this challenging time in the life of the Church, please consider an online gift to your local school.


Diocesan Collection for Priest Retirement

This is an opportunity for parishioners to thank our faithful and dedicated priests for their long and loving service to the Diocese. Please consider making a donation.


Peter's Pence Collection

The Peter’s Pence Collection is a worldwide collection that supports the activities of the Holy See through which Pope Francis governs the Church and exercises his charitable works. When used for charitable outreach, funds from this collection help those most in need. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a sign of mercy.


Collection for the Church in Latin America

Many people in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have access to church programs and ministries because of a rising secular culture, difficult rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers. Your generosity makes it possible for our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean to share in the life of the Church and grow closer to Christ. Please be generous to the special collection!


Camp Fire Student Fund

We are opening our schools to students from Butte County schools who have been displaced by the Camp Fire. We will offer any open desks we have to these students tuition-free for the remainder the 2018-19 academic year. We would be appreciative if you would join us in sponsoring these students with a donation of any amount. Though it is difficult to project an exact need, we will use funds for such things as uniforms, school materials, hot lunches, field trips, and other expenses associated with educating a child, as well as material and tuition relief for our currently enrolled school families in need. Any surplus will be used for future support for these affected families and Catholic schools of the region.

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In memory of Bishop Francis Anthony Quinn

Bishop Francis Anthony Quinn, Seventh Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento from 1979 to 1993, passed from this life into eternal life on March 21, 2019, at the age of 97. Ordained a priest in 1946, Bishop Quinn served in the San Francisco Archdiocese in several capacities before his episcopal ordination as an Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco in 1978. In 1979 Bishop Quinn was selected to come to Sacramento. Bishop Quinn’s episcopal motto, “Love God, love one another,” defined his long life and selfless ministry.
Donations will benefit the Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund. The Fund is our opportunity to take care of those who, within our own diocese, have spent their lives caring for our spiritual and sacramental needs, and to thank them for their long and loving service.


Catholic Herald Magazine

Catholic Herald, published six times each year, is a critical component of our evangelization, communication and spiritual formation efforts in the Diocese of Sacramento. Your generous support has made this publication possible. Please consider donating to the Catholic Herald to offer your support for this effective evangelization tool.

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Giving to the Newman Centers and College Ministry

Newman Centers and College Ministry

Young adults in their twenties are at a critical juncture in their lives and Newman Centers can be instrumental in helping them discover God’s plan for them. A vibrant Newman community attracts Catholic and non-Catholic students, leading to both new and recommitted Catholics. Simply having Newman Centers is not enough. Your gift helps to sustain the newly implemented student led governance model and helps provide much-needed capital improvements to the centers in Chico, Davis and Sacramento.

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Giving to Trinity Pines Catholic Center & Camp Pendola

Trinity Pines Catholic Center and Camp Pendola

Trinity Pines Retreat Center is a 280-acre camp and retreat facility nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills near the historic town of Colfax. It is the Diocese of Sacramento’s premier youth camp and future home of Camp Pendola. You gift supports the renovations and new construction of a dining facility and cabins that are needed to bring the center to full use.

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Giving to Vocations


The Christian faithful have an obligation to foster vocations to the priesthood and the religious life by living faithfully the call to holiness, by holding vocations to the priesthood and the religious life in esteem, and by encouraging young men and women to consider the possibility of a call from God to the ordained or consecrated states. Your gift helps to offset the rising cost of education for seminarians currently in formation to serve as priests in our diocese.

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How to Make a Donation

To speak to someone directly about making a donation, contact The Catholic Foundation at 916-733-0266, or send your gift to The Catholic Foundation and specify your designation:

The Catholic Foundation
2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818

Donating to Parishes and Schools

To donate directly to a parish or school, use our Parish Finder or School Finder for contact information.