Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California

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Diocese of Santa Rosa
in California

Dioecesis Sanctae Rosae in California
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Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California
Country United States
Territory Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma, California
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of San Francisco
Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, California
Area 30,331.35 km2 (11,711.00 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
167,945 (18%)
Parishes 42
Schools 15
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established January 13, 1962
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Eugene
Patron saint St. Rose of Lima
Secular priests 54
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Robert Francis Vasa
Metropolitan Archbishop

George Hugh Niederauer

Archbishop of San Francisco
Emeritus Bishops Daniel Francis Walsh
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California (Latin: Dioecesis Sanctae Rosae in California) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States, named in honor of St. Rose of Lima. It comprises the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma. Also known as the See of Santa Rosa in California, it is led by a bishop, currently Bishop Robert Francis Vasa, who pastors the motherchurch in the City of Santa Rosa, the Cathedral of Saint Eugene.[1] (Bishop Walsh retired on June 30, 2011, and was succeeded by his coadjutor.)

The diocese was established on February 21, 1962 from portions of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Sacramento.

Today, the See of Santa Rosa in California remains a suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragan dioceses include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oakland, California; Reno, Nevada; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Jose, California and Stockton, California.

Leadership of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California[edit]

Catholic Hierarchy Data [1]


  1. Bishop Leo Thomas Maher 1962 - 1969
  2. Bishop Mark Joseph Hurley 1969 - 1986
  3. Bishop John Thomas Steinbock 1987 - 1991
  4. Bishop George Patrick Ziemann 1992 - 1999
  5. Bishop Daniel Francis Walsh 2000 - 2011
  6. Bishop Robert Francis Vasa June 30, 2011 – present

Apostolic Administrator[edit]

Coadjutor Bishop[edit]


Parishes and missions[edit]

Parishes Directory [3] Parishes and Schools Map in Google created by the Diocese [4]

Sonoma County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission, Asti [5]
  2. St. Theresa of Avila Mission, Bodega Bay [6]
  3. St. Coleman Mission, Cazadero
  4. St. Peter, Cloverdale [7]
  5. St. Joseph, Cotati [8]
  6. St. Elizabeth, Guerneville
  7. St. John the Baptist, Healdsburg [9]
  8. St. Catherine of Siena Mission, Monte Rio
  9. St. Philip the Apostle, Occidental [10]
  10. St. James, Petaluma [11]
  11. St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma [12]
  12. Newman Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
  13. St. Elizabeth Seton, Rohnert Park [13]
  14. Cathedral of St. Eugene, Santa Rosa [14]
  15. Holy Spirit, Santa Rosa [15]
  16. Resurrection, Santa Rosa [16]
  17. St. Rose of Lima Church, Santa Rosa [17]
  18. Star of the Valley, Santa Rosa
  19. St. Leo the Great, Sonoma [18]
  20. St. Francis Solano, Sonoma
  21. St. Sebastian, Sebastopol [19]
  22. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Windsor [20]

Napa County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. Holy Family, American Canyon [21]
  2. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Calistoga [22]
  3. St. John the Baptist, Napa [23]
  4. St. Apollinaris, Napa [24]
  5. St. Thomas Aquinas, Napa
  6. Holy Family Mission, Rutherford
  7. St. Helena, St. Helena [25]
  8. St. Joan of Arc, Yountville

Mendocino County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. Our Lady Queen of Peace Mission, Covelo
  2. Blessed Sacrament Mission, Elk [26]
  3. Our Lady of Good Counsel, Fort Bragg
  4. Mary Star of the Sea Mission, Gualala [27]
  5. St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Hopland
  6. St. Francis of Assisi Indian Mission, Hopland Rancheria
  7. St. Anthony, Mendocino [28]
  8. St. Elizabeth Seton Mission, Philo
  9. St. Aloysius, Point Arena [29]
  10. St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah [30],[31]
  11. St. Anthony, Willits

Lake County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Clearlake
  2. Our Lady of the Pines Mission, Cobb
  3. St. Peter Mission, Kelseyville
  4. St. Mary Immaculate, Lakeport [32]
  5. Our Lady of the Lakes Mission, Loch Lomond
  6. Our Lady of the Rosary Mission, Lucerne
  7. St. Joseph, Middletown

Humboldt County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. St. Mary, Arcata
  2. Newman Center, Humboldt State University, Arcata [33]
  3. St. Joseph Mission, Blue Lake
  4. Sacred Heart, Eureka [34]
  5. St. Bernard, Eureka [35]
  6. St. Joseph Mission, Eureka
  7. Assumption, Ferndale
  8. St. Joseph, Fortuna [36]
  9. Our Lady of the Redwoods, Garberville [37]
  10. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, Hoopa
  11. St. Patrick Mission, Loleta [38]
  12. Christ the King, McKinleyville
  13. St. Patrick Mission, Petrolia
  14. St. Patrick Mission, Scotia
  15. Holy Trinity Mission, Trinidad

Del Norte County[edit]

  1. St. Joseph, Crescent City
  2. St. Robert and St. Ann Mission, Klamath

Catholic Schools[edit]

  • List of Schools [39]
  • Schools and Parishes Google map created by the Diocese [40]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  1. St. Bernard School, Eureka
  2. St. John the Baptist School, Healdsburg
  3. St. Apollinaris School, Napa
  4. St. John the Baptist School, Napa
  5. St. Vincent de Paul School, Petaluma
  6. St. Eugene's Cathedral Elementary School, Santa Rosa
  7. St. Rose Elementary School, Santa Rosa
  8. St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma
  9. St. Helena School, St. Helena
  10. St. Mary of the Angels School, Ukiah

High schools[edit]

  1. St. Bernard's High School, Eureka
  2. Justin-Siena High School, Napa
  3. Kolbe Academy and Trinity Prep*, Napa
  4. St. Vincent de Paul High School, Petaluma
  5. Cardinal Newman High School, Santa Rosa
  6. Archbishop Hanna High School, Sonoma
* Independently operated in the Catholic tradition.

Protecting Children[edit]

Catholic Hospitals[edit]

Hospitals llsted on the Diocese of Santa Rosa website [41]

Catholic Cemeteries[edit]

Other Catholic Organizations in the Diocese of Santa Rosa[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Santa Rosa in California". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°26′55″N 122°42′17″W / 38.44861°N 122.70472°W / 38.44861; -122.70472