The July-August 2022 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is "Hallmarks of a Welcoming Church: An Accompanying Church." The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.
In the cover story of this issue, Jenny Teeters, a member of the parish pastoral council at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Carmichael, looks back on her circuitous road to recovery and sobriety with hindsight and gratitude. She has been sober for almost three years and leads the Catholic in Recovery ministry at her parish.
Other stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on: "The real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist invites us to be truly present to him"; bearing loss together with Christ and in community; how Theresa and Roxanne of the GriefShare ministry of Holy Spirit Parish in Fairfield accompany the sorrowful "from mourning to joy"; how newly-ordained priest, Father Erik Pereira, says priesthood was "always in the back of my mind"; how to create strong Catholic homes; and a special report on "Welcoming people with special needs: All parishioners have a role to play."
Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call 916-733-0266 or visit https://www.scd.org/herald/donate. To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.