Dear Pastors, Parochial Administrators, Clergy and School Administrators:

In the light of ongoing concerns regarding the new Administration’s immigration enforcement policies, I am inviting all pastors, clergy and principals to a special meeting to discuss this matter on Friday, August 25th from 10 am to 12 pm at the Pastoral Center.

I have also asked the Office of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns to produce 40,000 Catholic Know Your Rights Cards (English/Spanish) which will be mailed to each parish and school at the end of August.

Lastly, I wish to remind parish staff to coordinate all immigration questions and referrals to one of our three Catholic Charities Member Agencies: Sacramento Food Bank & Northern Valley Catholic Family Services Social Service Andrea Tafolla (916) 313-7604 Mariela Hernandez, Immigration BIA or 530-824-4039 or Catholic Charities of Solano Teresa Alonso-Bray, Immigration Dir. 707-644-8909 or

Let us together pray that the wisdom and mercy of the Lord Jesus help us all to seek the common good and further human solidarity in these challenging times. Respectfully, + Jaime Soto Bishop of Sacramento

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