September-October issue of Catholic Herald magazine is published, with theme of Catholic Charities

The September-October issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is Catholic Charities. The digital edition of the magazine is available at

In the cover story of the September-October issue, Catholic Herald features Miriam Sammartino, executive director of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, who shares her own story of her family's immigration from Nicaragua to California, and her work as an attorney and an advocate for immigrants, before joining Catholic Charities in January 2018. "We try to make sure that in everything we do, we are considering the sacredness of every human person," she says.

Other stories in this issue include a feature on Sister of Social Service Jeanne Felion, who shares countless memories of serving Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center in Sacramento and is retiring after 43 years as executive director; a feature on how Vincentians in Chico are collaborating with Northern Valley Catholic Social Service on long-term disaster recovery in the aftermath of the Camp Fire; how Nilda Valmores, Angela Lai and Deacon Sergio Diaz help survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking; a feature on Exodus Project, where mentors offer hope for successful re-entry for men and women after incarceration; and a feature on Father Leon Juchniewicz, who is retiring after 39 years of priestly ministry.

Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories and high-quality photography 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 To view the archives of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit