Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

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Diocese of Sacramento
Dioecesis Sacramentensis
Diócesis de Sacramento
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.svg
The coat of arms of the diocese
CountryUnited States
TerritorySiskiyou, 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 provinceSan Francisco
Area110,325 km2 (42,597 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
987,727 (27.8%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
CathedralCathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Patron saintOur Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Patrick
Current leadership
BishopJaime Soto
Metropolitan ArchbishopSalvatore J. Cordileone
Sacramento Diocese.svg
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), the present-day diocese was established by Pope Leo XIII 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]


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

Bishops of Sacramento[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), appointed Archbishop of San Francisco
  6. Alden John Bell (1962–1979)
  7. Francis Anthony Quinn (1979–1993)
  8. William Keith Weigand (1993–2008)
  9. Jaime Soto (2008–present)

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

  • Joseph Thomas McGucken (1955-1957)
  • Jaime Soto (2007-2008)

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) [2]
  • Loretto High School, Sacramento (closed after 2008-2009 school year)
  • St. Stephen Academy, Sacramento (closed after 2008-2009 school year)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Transfer of crozier from Bishop Weigand to Bishop Soto, Nov. 30, 2008".
  2. ^

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