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  • Catholic Legislative Network

    On the weekend of June 27-28, we collected 194 cards from parishioners signing up for the Catholic Legislative Network of the California Catholic Conference, which provides an important opportunity for all adult Catholics to receive informative weekly emails about issues of vital importance to us all. Watch the video for more information:

  • New Encyclical from Pope Francis

    On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis published his first encyclical. Titled "Laudato Si, Praised Be" after the opening of St. Francis's prayer to Brother Sun and Sister Moon, this encyclical is focused on the environment and our need to be better stewards of it, potecting the earth and all creatures living on it.
    The website of the Diocese of Sacramento has links to the encyclical and several commentaries.

  • Sister Hannah-Mary reflects on 50 years in consecrated life

    During a joyous celebration at Sunday Mass and reception in Tralee Center, Mercy Sister Hannah-Mary o'Donoghue shared her appreciation and gave her thanks to all the people you have been a part of her life. She wrote a reflection on her 50th Anniversary of having made her first vows.

  • Parish News

    • Our parish's Parochial Vicar, Fr. Salvador Bringas, has been reassigned by Bishop Soto to serve in the parish of St. James in Davis. Coming to us as our new Parochial Vicar will be Fr. Godwin Xavier, presently serving in Corpus Christi parish, South Lake Tahoe. Both assignments are effective July 1, 2015.
    • Mrs. Tosha Tillotson, principal of St. John the Evangelist School, recently announced that there are a few remaining openings in grades K through 5. Interested parents of students in these grades are urged to contact the office soon.
    • Bishop Soto appointed Father Bernardin Mugabo as the new pastor of St. John the the Evangelist Parish. He will be installed at the 5:00 Mass on July 11; his effective date is July 1, 2015. We all join together in thanking God for the appointment of Father Bernardin, and we look forward to welcoming him on his arrival in July. Father Bernardin is from Rwanda in central Africa. He has resided here in the US for about 15 years, and is a priest for the Diocese of Sacramento. Fr. Bernardin served previously at St. John as Parochial Vicar in 2004-2005.
  • Diocesan News Magazine

    The May-June issue of Catholic Herald magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento has been published. The theme of this issue is cultural feasts and devotions with several articles relating to varrious cultures. Also included are interviews with transitional deacons Victor Gutierrez and Michael Ritter, who will be ordained as priests for the Diocese of Sacramento on June 6.
  • Coming Events

  • Catholic Men’s Fellowship Fall Retreat

    August 21-23, 2015


    Old Oak Ranch
    15250 Old Oak Ranch Road
    Sonora, CA 95370

     “The Holy Spirit: Our Divine Connection”  

    When Jesus ascended from the earth to join His Father in heaven He did not leave us alone. He poured forth the gift of the Holy Spirit in abundance to help and guide us all.

    Come join us as Fr. Mark Wiesner, Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Community in Livermore and our Retreat Leader, reveals the mystery of the Holy Spirit, Who the Holy Spirit is, and how does he affect our lives.