Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at Triduum services this week

Bishop Jaime Soto and will preside over a full schedule of Triduum liturgies. All services will be held at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th St. in downtown Sacramento.

On Holy Thursday, March 28, at 12:10 p.m. Bishop Soto will celebrate a communal penance service with other priests in the Cathedral (there will be no Mass). That evening at 7 p.m. he will preside, with Bishop Emeritus William K. Weigand as concelebrant, at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual), followed by eucharistic adoration in the lower level until 11 p.m.

On Good Friday, March 29, Bishop Soto will preside at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 12:10 p.m. in the cathedral. The service will include the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Communion. Stations of the Cross will follow the liturgy. Confessions will precede the service at 11 a.m.

On Holy Saturday, March 30, Bishop Soto will preside at the celebration of the Easter Vigil liturgy at 8:30 p.m. in the cathedral. The Mass will be bilingual.

On Easter Sunday, March 31, Bishop Soto will preside at the celebration of Easter Mass (English) at 10 a.m. For a complete schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies at the cathedral, visit the cathedral website at

On Holy Saturday, March 30, the Diocese of Sacramento, in collaboration with Radio Santisimo Sacramento (RSS), will host "Pilgrimage 2024 to the Seven Parishes" throughout regions of the diocese from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radio Santisimo Sacramento (1240 AM) will broadcast the entire event live. For more information, visit

In a letter to his fellow priests, Bishop Soto noted: "This year, we will offer a hybrid pilgrimage. For the able-bodied, there will be the traditional eight-mile pilgrimage in Sacramento. A map will be provided in advance with the route beginning on Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 7am at St. Elizabeth Parish and continuing to the St. Joseph Cemetery, Immaculate Conception Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and concluding at the Shrine of Guadalupe.

"For those who cannot walk or who are far from downtown Sacramento, they may drive to seven participating parishes in their region. This year, 57 parishes ranging from Redding to Vallejo will participate in this version of the pilgrimage.

"RSS will provide crosses to be placed outside each parish. RSS will assign one ambassador to be stationed with each cross and guide the pilgrims as they visit each church. When the pilgrims arrive at each parish, they will pray for a few minutes in front of the cross and place their intentions there. The pilgrims then drive to six other churches in their area. At 1 p.m., each ambassador will carry the crosses from all 57 parishes to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe or Redding, whichever is more convenient. From the Shrine I will bless all the crosses and from Redding (via video transmission), together with everyone who has completed the eight-mile pilgrimage around downtown Sacramento." RSS will broadcast this event from beginning to end.