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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento serves 20 northern counties of California.
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- Announcement

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sacramento are committed to the mission of the Church by providing an environment that fosters strong character development, civic engagement, and intellectual growth. We form responsible and compassionate citizens who are disciples of Jesus Christ.

January 21, 2020

“9 Days for Life,” a novena for the intention that all human life be respected, will begin on Monday, January 21 and continue through January 29.  You are invited to join thousands of Catholics across the country in nine days of prayer for life and human dignity.

The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. The novena and day of prayer are a time of recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

Each of the nine days highlights a related topic and includes an intercession, prayers, a reflection, an act of reparation, and one step further you might take.  For an easy to follow, day-by-day guide, click here.  For a guide in Spanish, click here.

To learn more about the novena, to sign up for emails or texts, or to download a free app, visit 9daysforlife.com

- Your Faith

Bob McCarty has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in parish, school, diocesan and national settings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and theology from St. Joseph’s University, a master’s degree in religious education from LaSalle University, and doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. He is adjunct faculty at The Catholic University of America and the University of Dallas.

He serves as the project coordinator for St. Mary’s Press’ research project, “Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.” In this interview with Catholic Herald magazine, he discusses the results of the study and their impact on parishes and Catholic schools.

- Announcement

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sacramento are committed to the mission of the Church by providing an environment that fosters strong character development, civic engagement, and intellectual growth. We form responsible and compassionate citizens who are disciples of Jesus Christ.

- Your Faith

Bob McCarty has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in parish, school, diocesan and national settings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and theology from St. Joseph’s University, a master’s degree in religious education from LaSalle University, and doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana. He is adjunct faculty at The Catholic University of America and the University of Dallas.

He serves as the project coordinator for St. Mary’s Press’ research project, “Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation in Young Catholics.” In this interview with Catholic Herald magazine, he discusses the results of the study and their impact on parishes and Catholic schools.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

- Diocesan News
To build one nation, begin with one person, one parish, one school, one neighborhood, one community, sowing the seeds of the one hope of salvation found in the one Lord, Jesus.

- Your Stories
St. Ignatius Parish and School in Sacramento connect to experiences of young people.

January 22, 2020 - Event

January 22, 2020 marks the 47th anniversary of the lamentable 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade. In the Diocese of Sacramento, January 22 is designated as a Diocesan Day of Reparation.


February 15, 2020 - Event

Join us as we honor marriage and salute the beauty of faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in married life. During this Mass, there will be a special blessing for sacramentally married couples and an opportunity for them to renew their marital commitment.


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