In light of the fires burning in Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Sutter and other counties, Bishop Jaime Soto has asked the faithful of the Diocese of Sacramento to remember in their prayers all those affected, especially the firefighters and emergency personnel, as well as residents who have been displaced, lost their residences or evacuated. Please keep all those communities affected by fires in your prayers and pray for those suffering loss during this catastrophic event.

Bishop Soto visited Redding on Sunday, July 29 to assure the community of his prayers and support during and after the Carr Fire. He met with staff at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center in Redding and also celebrated an evening Mass at St. Joseph Parish for all those affected by the fires. 

Bishop Soto added words of consolation and prayer for those affected by the fires: “Our hearts ache over the terrible loss and suffering experienced by those of you who have lost homes. We pray that you do not lose hope. Trust in God’s abiding presence and mercy. May our support and prayers accompany you in these days. We pray, too, for the brave men and women who are responding to these disasters, battling the fires and we call upon God for favorable weather to assist them. May all those who have died as a result of this natural devastation be granted eternal repose in the merciful hands of the Lord Jesus.”

Parishioners wishing to donate money to assist those in need may do so in the following ways:

  • Donate by mail: Send checks to Diocese of Sacramento Fire Assistance Fund, 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
  • Donate by phone: Call The Catholic Foundation at (916) 733-0266
  • Donate online: Visit and choose the Fire Assistance Fund

Full story at Diocese of Sacramento.