Catholic Schools Week Statement 2020

Dear Fellow Servants in Christ:

On behalf of Bishop Jaime Soto, it is my honor to acknowledge our 161st year of Catholic education in the Diocese of Sacramento as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020 this January 26-February 1.

We celebrated a major milestone with Mount Saint Mary Academy’s 160th birthday last year, and this year, our diocese’s oldest high school, St. Patrick-St. Vincent, turns 150. Across those eight generations, we have served large cities and small towns, poor students and rich ones, legacy families and new arrivals. The common thread has been our witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ, our dedication to educating the whole child in a loving community, and our commitment to moral and academic excellence.

Our forty-four schools and their 13,000 students, together with our parishes, parents, teachers, and staff, would like to invite you to attend an open house at a school near you. Each of our schools will host an open house in celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 26. You can look up our open house times and locations on the Catholic School Department webpage.

Click to access the Catholic Schools Week Open House Schedule

We look forward to showing our communities the wonderful work being done at our Catholic schools, telling you about our long-standing traditions, and talking about some new ones, like Education in Virtue, science and engineering programs, and our service-learning programs. Catholic school graduates are well-prepared for college, community, and professional life, but most importantly, our schools are our best instrument for forming the next generation of servant-leaders in Christ, for the Church and for the world.

If you or someone you know is considering a Catholic education for their child, please contact your local school principal, or the Catholic School Department at 916-733-0110, so that we can arrange a tour.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Saint Patrick, pray for us!


Lincoln Snyder
Executive Director of Schools


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