Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

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Diocese of Sacramento
Dioecesis Sacramentensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.svg
The coat of arms of the diocese
Location
Country United States
Territory Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Yolo, Placer, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, and Amador counties in Northern California
Ecclesiastical province San Francisco
Population
- Catholics

980,000 (27.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin
Established 1868
Cathedral Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Patron saint Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Patrick
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jamie Soto
Metropolitan Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Auxiliary Bishops Myron Joseph Cotta
Map
Sacramento Diocese.svg
Website
diocese-sacramento.org
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is an ecclesiastical territory or particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It comprises the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Yolo, Placer, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, and Amador, and is headquartered in Sacramento, California. Also known as the See of Sacramento, it is led by a bishop who pastors the mother church of the diocese, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Originally a major part of the defunct Grass Valley Diocese (which included several counties in northern California and Nevada), Pope Leo XIII established the present-day diocese on May 28, 1886.

Today, the See of Sacramento remains a ceremonial suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton.

The current Bishop of Sacramento is Jaime Soto who was named coadjutor in October 2007 and succeeded Bishop William Weigand on Sunday November 30, 2008.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Weekly mass count was about 136,500 in 2009. There were an estimated 800,000 Catholics in the area that did not attend mass regularly.[2]

Ordinaries[edit]

The lists of bishops and auxiliary bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

Bishops[edit]

  1. Patrick Manogue (1886 – 1895)
  2. Thomas Grace (1896 – 1921)
  3. Patrick Joseph James Keane (1922 – 1928)
  4. Robert John Armstrong (1929 – 1957)
  5. Joseph Thomas McGucken (1957 – 1962)
  6. Alden John Bell (1962 – 1979)
  7. Francis Anthony Quinn (1979 – 1993)
  8. William Keith Weigand (1993 – 2008)
  9. Jaime Soto (2008 – present)

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

Closed high schools[edit]

  • Bishop Manogue High School, Sacramento (Closed after 1992-1993 school year). Merged with Christian Brothers High School to create a coed campus.
  • Bishop Quinn High School, Palo Cedro (closed after 2007-2008 school year) [9]
  • Loretto High School, Sacramento (closed after 2008-2009 school year)
  • St. Stephen Academy, Sacramento (closed after 2008-2009 school year)

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