Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California

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Diocese of Santa Rosa
in California

Dioecesis Sanctae Rosae in California

Diócesis de Santa Rosa en California
Coat of Arms Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA.svg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in California
CountryUnited States
TerritoryCounties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma, California
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of San Francisco
MetropolitanRoman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, California
Area30,331.35 km2 (11,711.00 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
167,945 (18%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
EstablishedJanuary 13, 1962
CathedralCathedral of Saint Eugene
Patron saintSt. Rose of Lima
Secular priests54
Current leadership
BishopRobert Francis Vasa
Metropolitan ArchbishopSalvatore Cordileone Archbishop of San Francisco
Emeritus BishopsDaniel Francis Walsh
Diocese of Santa Rosa in California map 1.png
Cathedral of St. Eugene

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California (Latin: Dioecesis Sanctae Rosae in California) is an diocese, or ecclesiastical territory, 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 mother church 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.


Bishops of Santa Rosa in California[edit]

  1. Leo Thomas Maher (1962-1969), appointed Bishop of San Diego
  2. Mark Joseph Hurley (1969-1986)
  3. John Thomas Steinbock (1987-1991), appointed Bishop of Fresno
  4. George Patrick Ziemann (1992-1999)
  5. Daniel Francis Walsh (2000-2011)
  6. Robert Francis Vasa (2011-present)

Coadjutor Bishop[edit]

  • Robert Francis Vasa (2010-2011)

Parishes and missions[edit]

Sonoma County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

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

Napa County[edit]

Listed alphabetically by City or Town

  1. Holy Family, American Canyon
  2. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Calistoga
  3. St. John the Baptist, Napa
  4. St. Apollinaris, Napa
  5. St. Thomas Aquinas, Napa
  6. Holy Family Mission, Rutherford
  7. St. Helena, St. Helena
  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
  3. Our Lady of Good Counsel, Fort Bragg
  4. Mary Star of the Sea Mission, Gualala
  5. St. Francis of Assisi Mission, Hopland
  6. St. Francis of Assisi Indian Mission, Hopland Rancheria
  7. St. Anthony, Mendocino
  8. St. Elizabeth Seton Mission, Philo
  9. St. Aloysius, Point Arena
  10. St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah
  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
  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
  3. St. Joseph Mission, Blue Lake
  4. Sacred Heart, Eureka
  5. St. Bernard, Eureka
  6. St. Joseph Mission, Eureka
  7. Assumption, Ferndale
  8. St. Joseph, Fortuna
  9. Our Lady of the Redwoods, Garberville
  10. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, Hoopa
  11. St. Patrick Mission, Loleta
  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

Roman Catholic schools[edit]

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.

Roman Catholic hospitals[edit]

Hospitals listed on the Diocese of Santa Rosa website:

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