Bishop Francis Anthony Quinn, Seventh Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento from 1979 to 1993, passed from this life into eternal life on March 21, 2019, at the age of 97. Ordained a priest in 1946, Bishop Quinn served in the San Francisco Archdiocese in several capacities before his episcopal ordination as an Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco in 1978. In 1979 Bishop Quinn was selected to come to Sacramento. Bishop Quinn’s episcopal motto, “Love God, love one another,” defined his long life and selfless ministry.
Donations will benefit the Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund. The Fund is our opportunity to take care of those who, within our own diocese, have spent their lives caring for our spiritual and sacramental needs, and to thank them for their long and loving service.