Diocese of Santa Rosa

Employment Opportunities

Inside the Diocese: If you are interested in employment at one of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese, please check the Catholic Schools employment page at:  http://www.santarosacatholic.org.catholic_schools/employment CFO/Diocesan Finance Officer  The Finance Officer is the senior administrative person and chief lay staff position accountable for the overall management and control of Diocesan finances. This position is […]

Help for Marriages

2020 “Retrouvaille” Weekends The Retrouvaille program is for married couples facing difficult challenges in their relationship.  Retrovaille is: a marriage program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. a Christian marriage program, Catholic in origin, where couples of all faiths or no faith background are encouraged to attend. primarily a practical program to improve […]

Not Alone

My Dear People of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, We continue to operate under the scourge of COVID-19. Fortunately, there had been some lifting of restrictions which allowed for a more human and humane interaction. Unfortunately, what was temporarily gained has now been lost again. While there is certainly a danger in making contact with […]

Now What?

Here in the Diocese of Santa Rosa we have been blindsided by an invisible reality, and have spent the last 75 days hiding from it. The thing with invisible realities is that we have to take someone else’s word that they exist, or use reason to conclude it exists even though we can sense it. […]

Re-Consecration “Our Personal Mother!”

Bishops Join Together to Reconsecrate Nation and Diocese to the Blessed Virgin October 13th 2017 we celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Miracle at Fatima Portugal, and the final apparition of the Church-approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who among other things relayed to the shepherd children to whom she appeared “Pray the […]

Catholic Schools Trailblazing Distance Learning in California

Catholic Schools Trailblazing Distance Learning in California April 1, 2020 Education When Governor Gavin Newsom urged public schools throughout the state to close in response to the threat of COVID-19, California’s 250,000 Catholic school students didn’t miss a beat in their curriculum. Although it still remains up to the County Offices of Education/School Districts whether […]

Bishop Vasa Palm Sunday Homily “Blessing”

Blessings for Families: (download pdf) EASTER SUNDAY: Helping people properly celebrate Easter while the ‘Lent’ of the virus continues is a huge challenge for all of us. From the Book of Blessings, I suggest two possibilities for you to utilize in your homes. These texts come from the Roman Ritual Book of Blessings and have Official […]

Press Room

NEWS RELEASE California bishops hold a “virtual” Stations of the Cross to draw attention to the sin of racism Recording locations included Oakland’s Fruitvale BART Station, California’s first African-American Catholic Church and a former KKK headquarters in San Diego. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Thursday, June 18, 2020             […]


March 24, 2020 Office of the Bishop                                  Diocese of Santa Rosa P.O. Box 1297 Santa Rosa, California  95402 (Download pdf) Spanish Translation THE SOLICITUDE OF THE CHURCH DURING THESE TIMES OF TRIAL: The Lord has not abandoned us! First of all, I commend all the faithful for any efforts made to assure some electronic connection […]