From late-night DJ to Catholic priest
Newly-ordained Father John Hoang celebrates one of his first Masses in cemetery where his parents are buried

With great joy, newly ordained priest, Father John Hoang, celebrated one of his first Masses with 51 relatives and friends on June 8th at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the resting place of his parents, Pierre Dam Hoang and Teresa Tuyet Hoang.

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2019-07-19T09:00:01-08:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |1 Comment

Number of priests, seminarians and nuns declines worldwide

Fides News Service offers some statistics of the missionary Church all over the world. The tables are taken from the latest edition of the “Church’s Book of Statistics” published (updated to 31 December 2016) regarding members of the Church, church

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2019-01-30T12:55:45-08:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

35 new priests ordained in California this year

A diverse mix of 35 new apostles of Christ were ordained to the priesthood in California this year, entering ministry to the state’s Catholics. The newly-ordained priests include men who heard Christ’s call early in their adult lives, but also

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2018-12-21T13:52:28-08:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |32 Comments

More than 300 priests attend conference on preaching in Huntington Beach

Returning from Bishop Robert Barron's conference held this week on preaching, several priests said the experience was a grace-filled time to focus on one of the most important roles with which they are tasked. The inaugural Word on Fire National

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2018-08-24T09:23:08-08:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |11 Comments

Pay increase in Sacramento diocese

Dear Pastors, Parochial Administrators, Parish Stewards, Schools Administrators, and Agency Directors: Each year, I publish a salary adjustment guideline that serves as the standard guideline for lay employees and priests employed by our parishes, schools, agencies, and administrative office of

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2018-01-10T15:33:26-08:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |2 Comments