Weekly Update - January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020
Video of the Week:
2020 was a historical year filled with turbulent and triumphant times! Watch the D
iocesan Year In Review
to see our journey.
Conquering 2021 As One!
Office of the Bishop:
A Message from Bishop Cotta: Capitol Riots
In addition to Bishop Cotta's message, please also see the statement made by USCCB President, Archbishop Gomez by clicking
Bishop Cotta's January Reflection
Catholic Rural Life
The start of a new year: a time to renew and get back on track. But before carrying out our resolve for the year, it serves to remember that rest and silence are also valuable.
for Blessing of Silence and Rest.
Catholic Rural Life
Change is natural if not always smooth as we move from one phase of life to another. The month of September brings us a change of seasons: The warmth of summer gives way to mornings with a touch of chill in the air; the evenings come earlier as the days shorten in the rhythm of the season. See the blessings of Change and letting Go by clicking
In an effort to inform the faithful about the COVID-19 vaccine the diocese has gathered resources about the vaccine on our website. Through the newly developed webpage, you can find information provided by the USCCB and the CDC. As information develops, we will update the page. Please share the page through social media, website, etc. Click on the button below to view the page.
Office of the Vicar for Priests:
Fr. Eugene Trainer, a Retired Priest of our Diocese Passes onto Our Lord
Fr. Eugene Trainer, a retired priest of our diocese, died on, January 5
, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In your charity, please commend Fr. Trainer to the Lord.
Fr. Trainer was ordained to the priesthood on 31 May 1958 as a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He came to minister in our Diocese in 1985.
He served in the parishes of Sacred Heart / Turlock, St. Stanislaus / Modesto, Our Lady of the Assumption / Turlock, Cathedral of the Annunciation / Stockton, St Anne / Lodi, St George / Stockton, Our Lady of Fatima / Modesto, St Linus / Stockton, St Anthony / Hughson, and St Patrick / Angels Camp.
He retired from active ministry and moved back to Wisconsin in November 2004.
look with mercy on our brother, Eugene,
and give him the reward of his labors,
the fullness of life promised to those who preach your holy gospel.
Full Obituary and Services
Life & Dignity:
Dioceses Across USA Participating in Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life
Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 28 to Friday, January 29, 2021 marking the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion through nine months of pregnancy.
The live television broadcasts on January 28 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. and on January 29 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. will be provided by the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and will also be available via live-stream on the
Live-streaming information for the overnight bishop-led holy hours from various dioceses will be provided on the
Join the 9 Days for Life Novena, praying to protect human life, January 21-29.
To receive the prayers and reflections sign up
Catholic Schools Week is from January 31st-February 6th, 2021! In anticipation of the event please see part 1 of the mini series
Why I Love Catholic Schools!
The mini series was created by our very own Catholic Schools.
Share the Good News:
Amidst the chaos of the past ten months that the medical field has experienced, St. Joseph's Medical Center has been faithful to their mission of being the healing presence of God for their patients and our community. Check out their 2020 Highlights!
on Monday, January 11 at 8:12AM