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Due to the growing concerns around the Coronavirus, both Convocations in Davis and Redding have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Parish Pastoral Council Convocation on Co-Responsibility, Accountability and Building Strong Councils

Bishop Jaime Soto calls on the leadership of all Diocese of Sacramento parishes to promote a greater communion of life in our local Church. Focusing on the themes of co-responsibility and accountability, this convocation will begin the journey toward a more intentional conversation and cooperation among clergy and laity so that we can deepen our communion with the Lord Jesus.

Each Pastor or Parochial Administrator is asked to bring their Parish Pastoral Council Chair AND an additional attendee from their Parish Pastoral Council. Parochial Vicars are welcome to attend in addition to the Parish Pastoral Council representatives.

Two Dates to Choose From

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am - 3pm at St. James Parish, 1275 B Street, Davis, CA 95616 DAVIS CONVOCATION POSTPONED EFFECTIVE MARCH 10, 2020
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10am - 3pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding, CA 96002 REDDING CONVOCATION POSTPONED EFFECTIVE MARCH 12, 2020


  • 9am - 10am: Registration & Hospitality
  • 10am - 10:30am: Bishop's Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:30am - Noon: Morning Presentation
  • Noon - 12:40pm: Lunch
  • 12:45pm - 1:25pm: Breakout 1
  • 1:40pm - 2:20pm: Breakout 2
  • 2:30pm - 3pm: Bishop's Wrap Up & Closing Remarks

Breakout Sessions

Each attendee will have an opportunity to attend 2 of the following 3 breakout sessions. Parish teams may select to split up so that all breakouts can be covered.

Session A: Building Strong Councils

During this session discussion will center around what are some of the key attributes of strong pastoral councils and how to implement best practices to serve your pastor and parish effectively.

Session B: Building a Culture of Consultation and Trust

During this session we will look at some of the key behaviors exhibited by councils that help build a culture of consultation and trust. We will also discuss how to begin to build trust and nurture it through effective relationships.

Session C: Resources for Parish Councils

In this session you’ll learn about the many resources available and how to find them from the Diocese to assist the Parish Pastoral Council. The Diocese will also be listening to better understand your needs and what additional resources need to be identified.