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Diocesan Policies



Bereavement Leave policy for a priest


The Bereavement Leave Policy for a Priest (PDF) was promulgated as particular law on September 10, 2010 for the Diocese of Sacramento. This policy applies to all incardinated priests and extern priests with assignments in the Diocese of Sacramento.






The Document Retention Policy (PDF) was promulgated as particular law on July 1, 2009 for the Diocese of Sacramento.  This policy applies to all church workers of the Diocese, all parishes within the Diocese, and to all affiliated entities of the Diocese.




Diocesan Statutes


statutes coverThe Diocesan Statutes were promulgated on November November 26, 2006 on The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King as binding law for the Diocese of Sacramento. These statutes and policies, supported by Canon Law, require observance among the Christian faithful.


FMHBThe Diocesan Statutes (English PDF) (Spanish PDF) reflect the pastoral initiatives inspired by the Holy Spirit and defined by the Synod delegates who, while Journeying Together in Christ, prayerfully discerned and deliberated on the current needs of the Church as well as its future.  The statutes also embody the hierarchical constitution of the Church, the teaching mission of the Church, the sanctifying mission of the Church, and temporal matters of the Church. 



In addition to updating the statutes of the Diocese, the official policies, guidelines and procedures of the Diocese are contained in the Policies and Pastoral Guidelines and the Parish Financial Management Handbook (PDF), May 1, 2006.