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Some 55 people from seven parishes attended a sensory-friendly Mass on Sunday, Feb. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Carmichael, hosted by the diocese’s Ministry to Catholics with DisAbilities (MCDA).

The MCDA has been working to provide opportunities for catechesis and reception of the sacraments for persons with disAbilities. A member of the MCDA committee, Teri Burns from St. Joseph Parish in Sacramento, worked with St. John the Evangelist parishioners to host the Mass, where all could participate in a quieter Mass environment and would not feel any stigma from disturbing other participants. Families from several parishes in the Sacramento region shared the Mass, and several of the young people served as lectors, altar servers and gift bearers.

- Diocesan News
Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one's relationship with God and others more carefully.

Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season in which the faithful are called to reflect on the Paschal Mystery more intently. It is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one’s relationship with God and others more carefully. It is also a time in which catechumens prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. The Church calls everyone, therefore, to a spirit of penance through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

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In photo above, Tamra Smith, director of counseling at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, speaks to seniors Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo.

Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo, seniors at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, both agree that adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and that teens need their high school communities to keep doing more in response.

The latest studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge parents, health care providers and counselors to address threats to mental health in young people, especially adolescents.

- Your Stories

In photo above, Father Rey Bersabel, left, and Ivan Hrga, center, talk to St. Francis of Assisi students from left: Olivia Forman, fifth grade; John Ballestero, TK; Nathea Genelza, seventh grade; and Enzo Espilla, fourth grade. 

High-fives in the hallway. Holy sharing. Heartfelt expressions of gratitude. These are just a few of the little signs and gestures coming from Catholic school students, parents, teachers and staff who gratefully acknowledge and endorse what makes a Catholic school distinctively Catholic – that is, the presence, friendship and involvement of Catholic priests.

Catholic Herald magazine checks in with the principals and pastors of St. Francis of Assisi School in Sacramento and St. Rose School in Roseville for straight talk and candid pondering on how, exactly, pastors affect Catholic school environments.

- Diocesan News

Some 55 people from seven parishes attended a sensory-friendly Mass on Sunday, Feb. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Carmichael, hosted by the diocese’s Ministry to Catholics with DisAbilities (MCDA).

The MCDA has been working to provide opportunities for catechesis and reception of the sacraments for persons with disAbilities. A member of the MCDA committee, Teri Burns from St. Joseph Parish in Sacramento, worked with St. John the Evangelist parishioners to host the Mass, where all could participate in a quieter Mass environment and would not feel any stigma from disturbing other participants. Families from several parishes in the Sacramento region shared the Mass, and several of the young people served as lectors, altar servers and gift bearers.

- Diocesan News
Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one's relationship with God and others more carefully.

Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season in which the faithful are called to reflect on the Paschal Mystery more intently. It is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one’s relationship with God and others more carefully. It is also a time in which catechumens prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. The Church calls everyone, therefore, to a spirit of penance through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

- Your Stories

In photo above, Tamra Smith, director of counseling at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, speaks to seniors Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo.

Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo, seniors at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, both agree that adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and that teens need their high school communities to keep doing more in response.

The latest studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge parents, health care providers and counselors to address threats to mental health in young people, especially adolescents.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

February 23, 2024 - Event

Please join the Office of Priestly & Religious Vocations to the upcoming young adult discernment retreat for men and women ages 18 to 35.


February 24, 2024 - Event
EL Matrimonio en el Plan del Avivamiento Eucarístico 

March 09, 2024 - Event

In celebration of the Eucharistic Revival, Bishop Jaime Soto invites Catholics across the Sacramento Diocese to join us at our Diocesan Congress on Saturday, March 9, for one of three simultaneous gatherings.


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