The following is an excerpt of a letter from the office of Bishop Myron Cotta: 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased to see that we are moving forward in our plans to encourage and foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life for our diocese.

I am grateful to Fr. Cesar Martinez for accepting the full time position as Vocation Director, a position that includes not only attracting and screening vocations but also formation work and working with seminarians as they progress through their years in seminary.

This reassignment of duties will allow Sr. Wanda to commit more time to her duties as the Director of Deacon Formation and as the Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Stockton.

Also, I would like to inform you that we have “resurrected” the St. John Vianney House as a house of formation. Located within the Newman House near the UOP campus, this house of formation will serve as a residence for our young men who are discerning a call to the seminary.

In the Peace of Christ,

Bishop Cotta