A Message from Fr. Resti
Responding to the recommendation of the diocesan Priests’ Council, Bishop Jaime Soto has called for a convocation of the priests of the Diocese of Sacramento with the theme “Fostering a Culture of Leadership”. It will take place at the Harvey’s Hotel and Conference Center in South Lake Tahoe on October 12-16, 2015. All priests in the diocese are to attend the convocation. He hopes that the convocation will be for all the priests “an opportunity for fraternal prayer and fellowship, fostering among them an intentional presbyterate united to Jesus, the Good Shepherd.”
In view of this, there are only certain parishes in the diocese that are to celebrate Holy Mass. These are the following churches where you can avail of the Eucharist:
St. Mary’s Church, Vacaville (Oct. 12- 16 @ 8AM)
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento (Oct. 12- 16 @ 12:10PM/ 5:30PM)
St. Ignatius Church, Sacramento (Oct. 12@ 8AM and Oct. 13-16 @5:30PM)St. Stephen Church (Latin), Sacramento (Oct. 12@ 7AM/ 12:15PM & Oct. 13-15 @7AM/12:15PM/6:30PM)St. Joseph Marello Church, Granite Bay (Oct. 12- 16 @ 8AM)
Sacred Heart Church, Anderson (Oct. 12-16 @ 8AM)
St. Dominic Church, Benicia (Oct. 12- 16 @7AM/ 8:15AM)
St. John the Baptist, Chico (Oct. 12- 16 @7:30AM)
Also, Bishop Soto announced that communion services are not permitted during the convocation week, except in rest homes and hospitals. Parishes are encouraged to offer opportunities for common prayer to be led by a permanent deacon.
In line with this, St. Joseph in Vacaville will have Liturgy of the Word Services (without Holy Communion) from Tuesday up to Friday. It will be presided by Deacon Dennis Purificacion. The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 12 Monday 7AM Holy Mass by Fr. Brian
Oct. 13 Tuesday 7AM Liturgy of the Word c/o Deacon Dennis
Oct. 14 Wednesday 8:15 AM and 12:15PM Liturgy of the Word c/o Deacon Dennis
Oct. 15 Thursday7AM Liturgy of the Word by Deacon Dennis
Oct. 16 Friday 7AM Liturgy of the Word and 6PM Adoration by Deacon Dennis
As regards hospital and sick calls, kindly call our parish office to ask for the parishes and/ or clergy who are available to those in need of emergency sacramental service. Please call the office for other concerns.
Kindly pray for the success of this presbyteral convocation so that your priests can truly serve you according to the mind and heart of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.