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Strategic Planning


STrategic PLAn


Bishop Jaime Soto released his strategic plan, titled “A Hopeful and Effective Sacrament of Christ in Northern California,” on March 6, 2012.


In the plan, the bishop calls upon the Catholic people of the diocese to “revitalize Catholic education, invigorate the formation of the laity, encourage our youth and young adults, challenge them to serve Christ and his church, announce the Gospel in the public square of social media, serve the poor and marginalized more effectively, and harness the resources so this can all be done.”


The priorities identified in the plan are Catholic education, formation of the laity, youth ministry, vocations, communications, Sacramentum Caritatis (the sacrament of charity) and resource development. Each priority is specified with a vision statement and action steps.


Visit to read the full text of the bishop’s strategic plan in English or Spanish or read it from the links below.


Bishop Jaime Soto's Strategic Plan



Bishop Jaime Soto's Vision Statement



Executive Summary
(Based on 100 Interviews and 17 Deanery Listening Sessions)



Diocesan Leadership Team


1. Bishop Jaime Soto  
2. Msgr. James Murphy

Vicar General

3. Kathy Conner Chancellor
4. Mike Halloran Director of Stewardship & Development
Presbyteral Council  
5. Fr. Jonathan Molina Pastor, Our Lady of Mercy, Redding
6. Fr. Francisco Hernandez-Gomez Pastor, St. Isidore, Yuba City
7. Fr. Tom Bland Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Carmichael
Diocesan Pastoral Council  
8. Rommel Declilnes Good Shepherd, Elk Grove
9. John O'Brien St. Joseph Marello, Granite Bay
10. Debi Sells St. Mary, Vacaville
Finance Council  
11. Msgr. Al O'Connor Pastor, Holy Spirit, Sacramento
12. Julie Nauman Our Lady of the Asumption, Carmichael
Other Members at Large  
13. Bernard Bowler St. Anthony, Sacramento
14. Jeanne Tomascheski Our Lady of Mercy, Redding
15. Larry Garcia Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento
16. Jeanne Anderson-West St. Ignatius, Sacramento
17. Sheila Elliott St. Dominic, Benicia
18. Chris Nguyen Vietnamese Martyrs, Sacramento
19. Lucia Zamora Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sacramento
20. Kristine Hocson St. Charles Borromeo, Sacramento