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The Diocese of Santa Rosa was established on February 21, 1962. Drawn from portions of two previously existing dioceses, San Francisco and Sacramento, the new Diocese formed the northern counties of California into a new Church territory with its center in Santa Rosa. Today, The Diocese of Santa Rosa includes a Catholic population of about 150,000 people in the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte. As such, it is geographically large and very diverse; but demographically, it remains the smallest of the dioceses in California.



North Coast Catholic

North Coast Catholic is the official voice of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Santa Rosa. Its mission is to serve as a vehicle for the bishop to "speak" with the people of the diocese and for the community of faithful to communicate with and amongst one another.

The publication appears monthly, in a 16-page magazine format. Its focus is to provide readers with information, ideas and inspiration that can forward both the growth and development of faith, and their responsible and active participation in the ministries and governance of the Church.

Each issue is loosely organized around a central theme, which often corresponds to a timely event or season of the liturgical year. The theme is chosen to expand our understanding and awareness of the various works, teachings and ministries of the diocese and the Church as a whole.


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Catholic Cemeteries of the West

Catholic Cemeteries of the West purpose is to bring together a voluntary group of Roman Catholic cemetery personnel included in Western regions and the four Western Provinces of Canada: to combine efforts to meet, the modern challenges to the Catholic cemetery; to provide an opportunity for the discussion of matters of mutual concern to the participating Catholic cemeteries; and to promote a high standard of cemetery management and operation in the service of the Catholic community.


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Catholic Cemetery Conference

The Catholic Cemetery Conference was founded in 1949 by a group of diocesan cemetery directors to exchange information and establish guidelines for Catholic cemeteries. The Catholic Cemetery Conference is the oldest and largest Catholic cemetery association servicing Catholic cemeterians nationally and internationally.


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National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved

The National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved envisions a compassionate Catholic ministry which will lead to the transformation of the bereavement ministry. We will ensure services and education which will respond to the needs of people throughout the grief process.


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The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.


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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is a nonprofit, social service agency, serving people in need and of all faiths and walks of life. Catholic Charities reaches out to all people in need, offers hope and builds a spirit of community. They serve people in need, regardless of religion. In 2010, Catholic Charities served nearly 40,000 people in Northern California counties.


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The Holy Rosary

The Holy Rosary website is dedicated to the rosary.  It has a wealth of information including the history of the rosary.


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The Pieta Ministry

The The Pieta Ministry of St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center in Boston, Massachusetts serves the spiritual needs of grieving parents whose children, of any age, have died from illness, accident, suicide, or violence. In a warm and loving Franciscan environment, parents who come to them through the ministry typically find comfort, peace, and hope. In addition, the opportunity to meet and share with other parents who understand the pain of losing a child is offered in a special way. In the Franciscan tradition of "All Are Welcome."



Catholic Cemeteries - Diocese of Santa Rosa ~ PO Box 2098 ~ Santa Rosa, CA  95405
www.catholiccemeteries-dsr.org 2009