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The theme is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me."

The September-October 2021 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me." The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://www.scd.org/catholic-herald-magazine.

In the cover story of this issue, Juan Carlos and Bridget share "A Pandemic Courtship" as they met online and fell in love. "It was my last month on CatholicMatch," recounts Juan Carlos. "I thought, maybe this is it Lord." The couple were wed earlier this summer at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sacramento.

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Catholic men and women may receive the COVID-19 vaccine in good conscience.

On Friday, August 13, 2021, Bishop Jaime Soto issued the following instructions to the priests and deacons of the Diocese of Sacramento regarding religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines:

Dear Brothers:

I instruct you not to sign any letter affirming or granting a religious exemption for those who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

- Your Stories
“We envision that parish mission belongs not just to a select few, but that each of us engaged in parish work receives opportunities to answer our own calls to mission.”

Convocation of Parish Pastoral Councils continues journey toward collaboration between clergy and laity

As chair of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC), Adam Bowers envisions a significant role for the laity with their pastors in shared responsibility and accountability through developing strong parish pastoral councils.

“The essence of the idea is that all of us are being called by the Church to holiness,” says Adam, who has served on the DPC since 2016 and is a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Gridley for the past 12 years. “As laity, we have a role to play in the Church in pursuit of her mission and we understand very well as Catholics that we belong to a hierarchical structure beginning from the time of the disciples.”

- Diocesan News
The theme is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me."

The September-October 2021 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is "Hope through finding the spouse God has chosen for me." The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://www.scd.org/catholic-herald-magazine.

In the cover story of this issue, Juan Carlos and Bridget share "A Pandemic Courtship" as they met online and fell in love. "It was my last month on CatholicMatch," recounts Juan Carlos. "I thought, maybe this is it Lord." The couple were wed earlier this summer at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sacramento.

- Diocesan News
Catholic men and women may receive the COVID-19 vaccine in good conscience.

On Friday, August 13, 2021, Bishop Jaime Soto issued the following instructions to the priests and deacons of the Diocese of Sacramento regarding religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines:

Dear Brothers:

I instruct you not to sign any letter affirming or granting a religious exemption for those who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

- Your Stories
“We envision that parish mission belongs not just to a select few, but that each of us engaged in parish work receives opportunities to answer our own calls to mission.”

Convocation of Parish Pastoral Councils continues journey toward collaboration between clergy and laity

As chair of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC), Adam Bowers envisions a significant role for the laity with their pastors in shared responsibility and accountability through developing strong parish pastoral councils.

“The essence of the idea is that all of us are being called by the Church to holiness,” says Adam, who has served on the DPC since 2016 and is a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Gridley for the past 12 years. “As laity, we have a role to play in the Church in pursuit of her mission and we understand very well as Catholics that we belong to a hierarchical structure beginning from the time of the disciples.”

News & Events | Around the Diocese

September 29, 2021 - Event

Please join Bishop Jaime Soto in celebrating the Mass for the 10th Annual Diocesan-wide Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz (SLR) and the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines at St. Clare Catholic Church, 1950 Junction Blvd., Roseville, CA on September 29, 2021 (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m.


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Our prayers go out to all of our brothers and sisters affected by these fires.

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The pilgrimage sites are all eleven parishes named for St. Joseph.

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