The April issue of Catholic Herald Magazine, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published. The digital edition is available on the right margin of this website or at the image to the left of this story.
The theme of the April issue is diocese’s upcoming ONE Capital Campaign, including a cover story interview with Bishop Jaime Soto, reflecting on the diocese’s strategic plan and the upcoming capital campaign. He also discusses in the interview some of the priorities of the campaign, including the formation of the laity, Catholic education, youth and young adults, and the diocese’s Spanish-language radio station, Radio Santisimo Sacramento.
The Catholic Foundation is delighted to share a handful of stories that represent the profound impact you, our more than 28,000 donors, have made on the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families in the 20 counties of the Diocese of Sacramento. We hope you will find joy and spiritual satisfaction in the part you play in this worthwhile effort to build the kingdom of God in our Northern California communities.
Thank you for your support this year. Please take a moment to celebrate all that you do.
The November-December issue of Catholic Herald magazine, the magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been published.
The theme of the November-December issue is stewardship. The cover story, “God has gifted each one of us,” features the experiences of the stewardship committee of St. Patrick Parish in Grass Valley, about their dedication to stewardship as a way of living and how they have dedicated themselves to passing it on to hundreds of their fellow parishioners and some of the keys to their parish success.
Learn more about the foundation and how we are fulfilling our mission
On behalf of Bishop Soto and the Catholic Foundation Board of Directors, we are pleased to share the 2011 Annual Report for The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento.
We invite you to read about The Catholic Foundation and our work toward fulfilling our mission—to witness to Christ and His Gospel values of love, justice, forgiveness and service to all by ensuring that financial donors can effectively support the well-being of Catholic works in our diocese.
This month, we invite you to learn more about the Sacramento Life Center. For the past 40 years, the Life Center has been empowering women and men in the Sacramento region to choose LIFE for their preborn children.
This critical mission is accomplished by:
• Providing free, compassionate education, support and medical services to abortion-vulnerable pregnant women and their husbands/boyfriends;
• Helping anyone involved in a past abortion heal from that experience; and
• Promoting a culture of LIFE through community education and outreach.
On Sept. 8, more than 450 people gathered for The Catholic Advantage Celebration, a new annual event to recognize the many achievements of Catholic schools and all those who make them what they are today.
During the evening, Msgr. Edward J. Kavanagh (shown above, right, with Bishop Jaime Soto) and the Christian Brothers were honored as the recipients of the two inaugural Lifetime Achievement Awards for their longstanding and impactful contributions to Catholic schools in the diocese. For more than a half-century, Msgr. Kavanagh led St. Rose Parish and St. Patrick’s School and Orphanage in south Sacramento, while the Christian Brothers have made a lasting impact on the diocese that will be felt for years to come.
To Honor Christian Brothers and Monsignor Edward J. Kavanagh
The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento has established a new annual event, set for Saturday, September 8th to recognize the many achievements of Catholic schools and all those who make them what they are today. Proceeds from the evening will support students with the resources they need for success not only now, but in college and beyond.
"The Catholic Advantage Celebration” will set the stage for the induction of two inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. To be honored that evening are the Christian Brothers and Monsignor Edward J. Kavanagh for their longstanding and impactful contributions to our schools.
Every day, countless good works are happening in the Diocese of Sacramento because of the widespread support the Annual Catholic Appeal. In 2011, more than $3.2 million in contributions from over 20,000 participants helped bring hope and help to people of all ages in desperate need.
Throughout the year, The Catholic Foundation will feature spotlights on Appeal dollars at work in our Diocese. This month we invite you to learn more about Wellspring Women’s Center, celebrating 25 years of service in July.
St. Francis Catholic High School in Sacramento is the proud beneficiary of the Diocese of Sacramento’s first Charitable Gift Annuity.
William G. Hegg believes “the faith-based education that St. Francis High School provides is creating woman leaders of tomorrow.” ~ so inspired he increased his charitable investing to the community through a $100,000 Charitable Gift Annuity.
Supporting the local community has always been the cornerstone of William (Bill) G. Hegg’s charitable philosophy. For over 50 years this is exactly what he has done through the sharing of his time, talent and treasure. Known throughout the Sacramento region as a gentleman with an unassuming soft-spoken manner, Bill has provided hope and help to thousands of local residents. Honored numerous times for his charitable work, Bill was named the Sacramento Humanitarian of the Year in 1994.
Annual Catholic Appeal will support social services, seminarians and Catholic education
Approximately 100,000 Catholic households in the diocese will be receiving advance notice of the 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal through a brochure and envelope sent to them by The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento. The weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal collection in parishes is Feb. 11-12.
"I would like to express my gratitude for your heartfelt and continued response to those who come to the doors of our parishes, schools and social service organizations looking for hope and a hand up," says Bishop Jaime Soto in a letter to donors.