Diocesan Events

November 28, 2021 7:00 PM–December 4, 2021 4:30 PM
On line
Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Simbang Gabi, means "Night Mass," in Filipino. It is a novena — a nine-day series of Masses in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Mother.  The tradition traces back to the arrival of Spanish missionaries in the Philippines about 500 years ago. The Masses then were held before dawn so that farmers and fisherman could participate before the usual early start of their work day. Today the practice of Simbang Gabi has been adapted locally with the Mass being moved to the evening hours.

St. John the Baptist Parish
307 Montrose Dr.
Folsom, CA 95630
Thursday December 2, 2021 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

A support meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for respect life lay ministers from parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento.

Below you will find our December support meeting schedule with links to connect to the meetings. The support meetings are a time for ministers from parishes all over the Diocese of Sacramento to come together to share best practices, get advice from the shared wisdom of the community for struggles, brainstorm new ideas and updates in the Respect Life Ministry.

2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Thursday December 9, 2021 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Va a encontrar nuestro calendario de reuniones de apoyo en el mes de diciembre con enlaces para conectarse a las reuniones. Las reuniones de apoyo son un momento para que los ministros de las parroquias de toda la Diócesis de Sacramento se reúnan para compartir las mejores prácticas, recibir consejos de la sabiduría compartida de la comunidad durante esto tiempos difíciles, intercambiar ideas sobre nuevas ideas y actualizarse sobre las nuevas iniciativas del ministerio Pro-Vida.

2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Saturday December 11, 2021 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

We’re inviting deaf Catholics to join Fr. Paul Zirimenya for a retreat from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, December 11 at the Newman Catholic Center, 5900 Newman Ct in Sacramento. No voice interpreters will be provided. A simple lunch will be served. If you have food allergies, please bring your own lunch. Questions and more information, contact: Fr. Paul Zirimenya (628) 400 - 3436 Voice mail via a VRS interpreter. If you would like to attend, please RSVP via email to deafministry@scd.org.

Newman Catholic Center - Sacramento
5900 Newman Ct
Sacramento, CA 95819
Saturday December 18, 2021 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

All are welcome!

¡Todos son Bienvenidos!

St. Philiomene Parish
2428 Bell St.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Cultural Celebration
Saturday December 18, 2021 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Posada - Advent Intercultural Gathering - Las Posadas commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to baby Jesus.

When they were unable to find lodging in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary were forced to seek shelter in a stable, where the Christ Child was born.

2428 Bell Street
Sacramento, CA 95825
Prayer Service
January 12, 2022 8:00 AM–January 20, 2022 8:00 PM

January 12-20, 2022

Let us take some time to pray for the unborn, their mothers & fathers, and pray for state & federal laws that harm those most vulnerable. Each day, a new parish will be leading prayer and offering special intentions.


Day 1: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Good Shepherd Parish

9539 Racquet Court 

Elk Grove, CA 95758


2110 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
Friday January 21, 2022 12:05 PM–1:30 PM

Join Bishop Jaime Soto in offering a Mass of Reparation on Friday, January 21st, 2022, at 12:05 pm at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. 

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1019 11th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Saturday February 12, 2022 9:30 AM–10:30 AM

Join us as we honor marriage and salute the beauty of faithfulness, sacrifice, and joy in married life. During this live-streamed Mass, there will be a special blessing for sacramentally married couples and an opportunity for them to renew their marital commitment.

After Mass, there will be an opportunity to receive a blessing and picture with Bishop Soto. Special certificates will be distributed at the reception honoring couples celebrating milestone anniversaries (10, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 50+).

St. Lawrence The Martyr Parish
4325 Don Julio Blvd.
North Highlands, CA 95660