The public is invited to attend. On Saturday, June 9, following celebration of the 5 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located at 1017 11th Street, the bishop will lead a eucharistic procession through the streets of downtown Sacramento, ending at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, located at 711 T Street. The total walking distance is 1.8 miles.
The procession will include several stops for prayer for Catholic education, Catholic Charities and Catholic health care, all of which could be impacted by the mandate issued earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If the mandate stands, the federal government will force Catholic institutions to provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraception, including abortion-inducing drugs, even though it violates the religious beliefs of Catholics.
Similar processions will take place on June 9 after the 5:15 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church, located at 515 Main St. in Red Bluff, with Father Joyle Martinez, and at St. John the Baptist Church, located at 435 Chestnut St. in Chico, following the 5 p.m. Mass, with Father Michael Baricuatro. On Sunday, June 10 there will be a procession at St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Vallejo, located at 925 Sacramento St., following the 2 p.m. Mass, led by Father Stephen Borlang, pastor.
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