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The Office of Social Service Ministry implements a variety of direct service and advocacy programs, which benefit individuals and families in need throughout the Diocese of Sacramento.


Catholic Advocacy


Catholic Lobby DayCatholic Advocacy is an annual statewide event hosted by the California Catholic Conference, the official voice of the Catholic Church in California’s public policy arena, representing the state’s Bishops on legislation and social issues. Catholics from all over the state gather in the state capitol to celebrate Mass together, rally on the steps of the Capitol, and meet with their elected senators and assembly members.




Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)


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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has been the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.


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Our mission is to spread the “Good News” of Jesus Christ to those who are waiting to hear about Him. The Missionary Cooperative Appeal exists to support basic evangelization works around the world.


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Restorative Justice


A number of Catholic ministries and programs exist within the Diocese of Sacramento to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of those touched by the criminal justice system, including prison inmates and children who have an incarcerated parent or parents.


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