March 8-9, 2014.
CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT THIS WEEKEND. Click here to submit your volunteer form online.
GIVE. SERVE. PRAY. THE ONE CAMPAIGN BEGINS! In order to meet current and future identified needs, the Diocese of Sacramento has launched the ONE
Campaign. The diocesan wide campaign features a three-pronged challenge from Bishop Jaime Soto: raise $50 million to fund the diocesan strategic plan, and commit to 5 million service
hours and 5 million faith formation hours over the next four years to benefit both local parishes and the Diocese. Please take the time during the next few weeks to learn about the ONE
Campaign and the needs that will be addressed through this effort. Read more >>
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH - LENT 2014
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DIGITAL EDITION ON THIS WEBSITE
March-April issue of Catholic Herald magazine is published; theme is ecumenism and Eastern Catholic churches
The March-April issue of Catholic Herald magazine, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published. The
digital edition is available on the right margin of this website or by clicking on the image at the left.
The theme of the magazine is ecumenism and Eastern Catholic churches. The magazine features a cover story and interview with Bishop-designate Myron J. Cotta, the Diocese of Sacramento's new
auxiliary bishop. He will assist Bishop Jaime Soto in ministering to the more than 980,000 Catholics spread over 42,000 square miles in the 20 counties of the diocese. He will be ordained to the
episcopacy on March 24 in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento.
Other feature stories include a story on the growing Syro-Malabar Catholic community at Infant Jesus Church in the diocese; a story on Solano County parishes embracing the "Common Ground"
ecumenical effort to improve their communities; how Deacon Michael Evans and Sacred Heart Parish in Anderson carry out ecumenical ministry at Anderson-Cottonwood Christian Assistance;
volunteers from Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff join in the ecumenical effort, "The Lord's Table" lunch for the needy; how Holy Wisdom Eastern Catholic Parish hopes
Ukrainian Catholics will "come home"; and how members of Our Lady of the Rosary Maronite Catholic Church in Carmichael know about religious persecution firsthand.
Bishop Jaime Soto is publisher of the magazine, which is published six times each year and includes moving faith stories and
high-quality photography about Catholics in the diocese as well as news and events of the local church. Individual faith stories are the cornerstone of Catholic Herald Magazine and columns also
explore the Catholic faith and educate about the teachings of the church. To donate $15 per year to receive Catholic Herald, call (916) 733-0266.
Link to more information about Catholic Herald magazine's issues and themes for 2014
Link to the website of Catholic Herald magazine, including the archive of issues published
PRAYER, FASTING, ALMSGIVING
Bishop Soto issues Lenten regulations for 2014
Bishop Soto has issued Lenten regulations and admonitions for 2014 for Catholics in the Diocese of Sacramento.
The bishop notes that Lent is “a time for reflection and spiritual renewal, a time to examine one’s relationships with God and with others.” To read the full text of the Lenten
regulations and admonitions in English and Spanish, visit the links below.
A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent is being provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. With the theme, “Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up,” resources
include a new series of audio retreat podcasts in English and Spanish for the Sundays of Lent, video reflections on Lenten themes, and a downloadable Lenten calendar with quotes from Pope
Francis’ message for Lent. The website, www.usccb.org/lentalso includes facts about saints
whose feast days or memorials fall within Lent, a reflection on fasting, information on rediscovering the sacrament of penance, and a section on Holy Week observances.
On March 4, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C., Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., asked
U.S. Catholic communities gathered for Ash Wednesday services to pray fo a peaceful resolution to current crisis in Ukraine. See the link to story from Catholic News Service
Link here to read the Lenten regulations from Bishop Soto in English
Link here to read the Lenten regulations from Bishop Soto in Spanish
Link here for the website of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Link here for information about rediscovering the sacrament of
penance during Lent
The Diocese has announced the new and improved webpage! SacCatholic.com is dedicated in connecting you to all Catholic events in
the Diocese of Sacramento. SacCatholic.com is a one-step destination to post, find, and share Catholic events from your parish,
group or organization. We invite you during this Lenten season to post, find, and share your Catholic events. Visit www.SacCatholic.com today.
Events and Information in the Diocese Right at Your Finger Tips! (posted Jan 11) A lot is happening in our Diocese and there are several places where you can find out the latest.
We invite you to follow us us by “Liking” our Facebook page here. You can also follow us on Twitter, @SacCatholic, or/and
you can visit www.saccatholic.com to learn about events from all over the diocese. Read more>>