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Diocesan Statutes

Statutes Book CoverBishop William K. Weigand promulgated the Diocesan Statutes on 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.


The Diocesan Statutes (English PDF) (Spanish PDF) reflect the eight 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.