The following is a May 15 letter from Bishop Jaime Soto posted on the diocesan website:

Dear Fellow Co-Workers in the Lord,

Please join me and the Diocesan Task Group against Racism on June 8, 2019, 9am, at St. Anthony Parish, Sacramento, to launch a diocesan-wide campaign to address concerns of racial injustice within the Church and larger community.

Bishop Shelton Fabre, chair of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee against Racism will be with us to discuss some of the implications of the recent pastoral letter “Open Wide your Hearts.” The diocesan task group was formed in response to the Bishops’ pastoral letter.

The members are eager to implement its hopeful vision. This conference is the beginning of a series of listening sessions and open dialogues about experiences of racism within our parishes and schools, aiming at developing pastoral responses to address these concerns.

This will be an opportunity to learn how foster constructive, respectful conversation to address the sin of racism within the Church and civil society. Please see the attached flyer for more information. I hope you will join me in this worthwhile pastoral endeavor. Let us ask for the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary as we seek the mercy and wisdom of her Son, Jesus.

Respectfully, +Jaime Soto Bishop of Sacramento

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