The January-February 2023 issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is Catholic education. The digital edition of the magazine is available at https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.
In the cover story of this issue, readers meet Amanda Valine and Ricky Treseder. When both her sons were baptized and began attending Our Lady of Grace School in West Sacramento, Amanda knew in her heart that God was calling her to full communion in the Church. At St. James School in Davis, third grader RIcky Treseder also attests to the Holy Spirit at work. Amid pandemic school shuffles, he happily found himself in a Catholic school. He fell in love with the Church and was baptized.
Other stories in this issue include Bishop Jaime Soto's column on: "True scientific pursuits and technological engineering begin with a sense of humility "; how the fruits of collaboration are shown as Catholic schools thrive as pastors and principals work together at St. Joseph School in Auburn and St. Thomas the Apostle School in Oroville; how St. John Notre Dame School in Folsom is celebrating 60 years and an enduring legacy for local Catholics and the larger Folsom community; how Catholic schools in the diocese celebrate an extraordinary year of returning traditions and igniting achievement; how the Fighting iBots of Notre Dame School in Vacaville are learning early to harness their work to the "God-given product of human creativity"; how a retired physician fulfills his dream of gifting Miraculous Medals to Catholic students; "God was with Us," a reflection by the Carmelite nuns of Georgetown, on how they evacuated their monastery located outside of Georgetown during the Mosquito Fire and trusted in God's Providence; and a report on the Annual Catholic Appeal 2023 and how as Catholics we restore dignity and hope to others.
Bishop Jaime Soto is the publisher of Catholic Herald magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories about Catholics in the diocese, as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of the magazine and columns also explore the Catholic faith and education about church teachings. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call 916-733-0266 or visit https://www.scd.org/herald/donate. To view the archive of past issues of Catholic Herald magazine, visit https://www.scd.org/catholicherald.