Statement From Bishop Vasa

Statement of Bishop Robert F. Vasa on Pennsylvania Abuse Report The most recent news about the Dioceses of Pennsylvania and the stark reminder of  the historical record of child abuse in the Church brings to the forefront, once more, the horrible impact of the immoral actions of priests, bishops and now even a  cardinal. This news reminds all of us

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Invitation to Mass of the Chrism

The Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa, Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, along with the Diocesan and Religious priests of the Diocese invite you to participate in the Mass of the Chrism at the Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, March 22, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. The Mass of the Chrism

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Diocese Lenten Regulations

2018 LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR THE DIOCESE OF SANTA ROSA The current discipline is as follows: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, limited to a single, full meal and abstinence from meat. The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of fasting permits only

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Letter from the Bishop 07.07.17

FROM THE BISHOP’S OFFICE…. My Dear People of God: Pope Francis continues to call us to an ever stronger solidarity with the poor. He repeatedly reminds us of our responsibility to go out to the ‘margins’ and to assist those in need. The annual Black and Indian Mission Collection has, for more than 100 years,

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Letter From Bishop Vasa

My Dear People of God: Parishes around the world this week will be taking up the traditional annual Collection for the Church in the Holy Land on Good Friday,April 14, 2017. The proceeds from the Good Friday Collection go to provide resources to the Franciscan Friars who have been caring for sacred places in the Holy Land since

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A Letter from the Bishop 9.5.15

September 5, 2015 Dear People of God of the Diocese of Santa Rosa: Without the priest there is no Eucharist and without the Eucharist there is no Church.  We could rightly add that there would also be no Sacrament of Reconciliation and no Anointing of the Sick.  Thus, the recruiting and training of young men

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A Letter from the Bishop 8.1.15

My Dear People of God: In many places around the world, the Church experiences struggles of enormous proportions.  In poor dioceses many depend on the Church for social and pastoral support.  In regions where Catholics are persecuted help must be distributed discreetly. In nations overloaded beyond their capacity with refugees or victims of war and

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Letter from the Bishop 7.5.15

My Dear People of God: Pope Francis continues to call us to an ever stronger solidarity with the poor. He continually reminds us of our responsibility to reach out to and assist those in need. The annual Black and Indian Mission Collection has, for more than 100 years, helped provide the financial resources necessary for

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Letter from the Bishop

Letter from the Bishop Dear People of God of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Without the priest there is no Eucharist and without the Eucharist there is no Church. We could rightly add that there would also be no Sacrament of Reconciliation and no Anointing of the Sick. Thus, the recruiting and training of young

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