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Bishop Jaime Soto will be the principal celebrant of a Mass on Friday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church (located at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento), to mark the 70th anniversary of the parish.

He will be joined by former pastors of St. Ignatius Parish as concelebrants of the Mass.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the existing statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the church's shrine of the Blessed Mother will be moved in a festive procession to St. Ignatius School on Thursday, March 7. On March 8 during the anniversary Mass, Bishop Soto will bless a renovated shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the church.

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Some 55 people from seven parishes attended a sensory-friendly Mass on Sunday, Feb. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Carmichael, hosted by the diocese’s Ministry to Catholics with DisAbilities (MCDA).

The MCDA has been working to provide opportunities for catechesis and reception of the sacraments for persons with disAbilities. A member of the MCDA committee, Teri Burns from St. Joseph Parish in Sacramento, worked with St. John the Evangelist parishioners to host the Mass, where all could participate in a quieter Mass environment and would not feel any stigma from disturbing other participants. Families from several parishes in the Sacramento region shared the Mass, and several of the young people served as lectors, altar servers and gift bearers.

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Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one's relationship with God and others more carefully.

Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season in which the faithful are called to reflect on the Paschal Mystery more intently. It is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one’s relationship with God and others more carefully. It is also a time in which catechumens prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. The Church calls everyone, therefore, to a spirit of penance through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

- Your Stories

In photo above, Tamra Smith, director of counseling at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, speaks to seniors Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo.

Christian Alvarez and Llove Remo, seniors at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, both agree that adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and that teens need their high school communities to keep doing more in response.

The latest studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge parents, health care providers and counselors to address threats to mental health in young people, especially adolescents.

- Diocesan News

Bishop Jaime Soto will be the principal celebrant of a Mass on Friday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church (located at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento), to mark the 70th anniversary of the parish.

He will be joined by former pastors of St. Ignatius Parish as concelebrants of the Mass.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the existing statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the church's shrine of the Blessed Mother will be moved in a festive procession to St. Ignatius School on Thursday, March 7. On March 8 during the anniversary Mass, Bishop Soto will bless a renovated shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the church.

- Diocesan News

Some 55 people from seven parishes attended a sensory-friendly Mass on Sunday, Feb. 11 at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Carmichael, hosted by the diocese’s Ministry to Catholics with DisAbilities (MCDA).

The MCDA has been working to provide opportunities for catechesis and reception of the sacraments for persons with disAbilities. A member of the MCDA committee, Teri Burns from St. Joseph Parish in Sacramento, worked with St. John the Evangelist parishioners to host the Mass, where all could participate in a quieter Mass environment and would not feel any stigma from disturbing other participants. Families from several parishes in the Sacramento region shared the Mass, and several of the young people served as lectors, altar servers and gift bearers.

- Diocesan News
Lent is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one's relationship with God and others more carefully.

Lent and Easter

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season in which the faithful are called to reflect on the Paschal Mystery more intently. It is a time of spiritual renewal and to examine one’s relationship with God and others more carefully. It is also a time in which catechumens prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. The Church calls everyone, therefore, to a spirit of penance through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

News & Events | Around the Diocese

March 09, 2024 - Event

In celebration of the Eucharistic Revival, Bishop Jaime Soto invites Catholics across the Sacramento Diocese to join us at our Diocesan Congress on Saturday, March 9, for one of three simultaneous gatherings.


March 21, 2024 - Event

Bishop Jaime Soto will preside at the annual Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m.


March 23, 2024 - Event

Autism - Changes and Challenges

When a person is diagnosed with autism, it impacts the whole family. This talk discusses ways to help the child and family adjust, common challenges, and practical tips to help them reach their full potential. Join us!


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