Bishop Soto suspends hand holding, shaking hands during Mass

The following comes from a Jan. 10 notice on the Sacramento diocese website. The California Department of Public Health has reported that the incidence of flu and flu-like illnesses is widespread and has reached a level requiring that we enact

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2019-01-16T16:41:13-08:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |22 Comments

Sacramento bishop suspends retired priest accused of abuse

The Diocese of Sacramento released a statement following a news conference this morning by Attorney Joe George concerning two priests of the Sacramento diocese and the upcoming publication by the diocese of a list of credibly accused priests who have

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2018-12-11T14:57:55-08:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |7 Comments

Email scam hits parishes in Sacramento diocese

The following is a memo from Lois Locey, Chancellor of the Diocese of Sacramento: We received reports this past week of emails sent from a spammer impersonating a Gmail account of several pastors within our diocese. The subject of the email

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2018-11-07T15:08:20-08:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |4 Comments

Sacramento bishop warns of “unauthorized rites”

Sept. 25, 2018 Dear Parishioners and Priests: It has come to our attention that there have been unauthorized Masses and other sacraments celebrated in houses, halls, parks and other places. These are usually performed by priests who come from outside

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2018-10-11T11:44:35-08:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |27 Comments

Sacramento diocese warns parishes about charity

The following is a letter from John Watkins, Director of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns Diocese of Sacramento: To: Pastors, Parochial Vicars, Administrators, Deacons and Parish Staff It has come to our attention that Food for the Poor, (an ecumenical international

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Bishop Jaime Soto to offer Mass for the intention of Bishop Richard Garcia of Monterey

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at a Mass for the the intention of Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey on Monday, June 25 at 12:10 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in Sacramento. All are welcome to attend.

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Catholic school in Sacramento has special program to prevent bullying

More than one out of every five students report being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The majority of bullying happens at school, but it can also take place on the way to school, through text messages

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New vicar general named for Sacramento diocese

To: Clergy From: Bishop Jaime Soto I have appointed Fr. Ronald Torres, vicar general for the Diocese of Sacramento, effective today, March 16, 2018. Fr. Torres currently serves as the parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Yreka, California. He will

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