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- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto invites the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to join him via livestream during Holy Week at www.scd.org/live

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12 noon (Watch)
Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 am (Watch)
Holy Thursday: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 7 pm
Good Friday: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12 noon
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

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- Nation-World

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement for Holy Week.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

“Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth. As we enter into Holy Week, these most sacred days of the year, Catholics across the United States and the world are living under quarantine, our societies shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

“But we know that our Redeemer lives. Even in this extraordinary and challenging moment, we give thanks for what Jesus Christ has done for us by his life, death, and resurrection. Even now, we marvel at the beautiful mystery of our salvation, how precious each one of us is in the eyes of God.

April 10, 2020

Join Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Los Angeles, in a national moment of prayer in the time of the coronavirus. Together as a nation, we will pray the Litany to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and seek our savior's healing and protection.

Read Archbishop Gomez's full message and invitation by clicking here.

When? Good Friday, April 10, 9am Pacific

How to participate? Visit facebook.com/usccb or lacatholics.org/sacred-heart to join the live-stream and pray as one nation.

Extend an Invitation: Interested in inviting others to join you in prayer? Download the flyer (English | Spanish) and share on social media using #PrayTogether. Copies of the prayer card are also available for sharing on social media: English Prayer Card | Spanish Prayer Card

Receive a Plenary Indulgence: By a special grant from the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See for those who pray for the end of the pandemic, a plenary indulgence is available for those who join Archbishop Gomez in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday.  A plenary Indulgence removes all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be applied to oneself or to the souls of the deceased [Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1471].

To receive this indulgence, a member of the faithful would need to:

  • pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday
  • be truly repentant of any sins they have committed and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (at the earliest opportunity)
  • pray for the Holy Father’s intentions.

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- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto invites the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to join him via livestream during Holy Week at www.scd.org/live

Chrism Mass: Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12 noon (Watch)
Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 10 am (Watch)
Holy Thursday: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 7 pm
Good Friday: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 12 noon
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm

If the embedded player does not appear, click here.

- Nation-World

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement for Holy Week.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

“Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth. As we enter into Holy Week, these most sacred days of the year, Catholics across the United States and the world are living under quarantine, our societies shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

“But we know that our Redeemer lives. Even in this extraordinary and challenging moment, we give thanks for what Jesus Christ has done for us by his life, death, and resurrection. Even now, we marvel at the beautiful mystery of our salvation, how precious each one of us is in the eyes of God.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Announcement
Bishop Jaime Soto and Blake Young, President/CEO of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, discuss how Catholic Charities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Nation-World
Pope Francis' schedule of celebrations for Holy Week

- Diocesan News
In order to obtain the plenary indulgence, individuals, with a spirit detached from any sin, unite spiritually through media to one of the following ways.

- Announcement
The decision to suspend public celebrations of the Mass, along with the other necessary public health precautions, does not suspend the evangelical urgency of repentance and renewal during this Lenten Season.

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