Weekly Update - September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020
Photo of the Week:
Summoned, Blessed and Ordained
The Church and the Diocese of Stockton rejoices at the ordination of seven men from our parishes. These men who were accompanied by their wives, have journeyed in Deacon Formation the last six years. Their journey has been filled with theology, studying the sacraments, and learning all that goes into being a deacon at the service of the Church. The men have been prepared in Social Justice, Prison Ministry, and many other areas that strengthen the deacon for his assignment. We thank God for all the joy and love these deacons and their wives will bring to our diocese. Blessings and many graces as they take up their assignments in their parishes. Let us continue to pray for them.
The newly ordained deacons will have the following assignments:
Deacon Baltazar Aguirre - St. Gertrude, Stockton
Deacon Richard Braun - St. Joseph, Modesto
Deacon Juan Espinoza - St. George, Stockton
Deacon Armando Moreno - Cathedral of Annunciation, Stockton
Deacon Juan Palomar - St. Stanislaus, Modesto
Deacon Dan Paulus - St. Mary's, Oakdale
Deacon Stephen Valgos -
Our Lady Assumption, Turlock
Office of the Bishop:
CA Bishops Announce Initiative to Address Personal, Collective Sin of Racism
Catholic Charities Sunday
The Diocese of Stockton has an opening for a Staff Accountant
This position requires the incumbent to manage payroll, investment/bank reconciliations, cash receipts and receivable processes,
annual business property statement fillings
, fixed assets, and assists in maintaining the general ledger. Assists with the annual audit as well as other tasks as assigned. These functions are performed for several databases.
Demonstrates the ability to maintain the confidentiality of employee personnel files and payroll operations in addition to successful accounting experience with general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable, preferably in a non-profit work environment.
Must have a BA/BS or equivalent in accounting, bookkeeping or related field or experience, and have a strong knowledge of MS Excel.
This position reports to the Controller.
To apply, please go to the Diocese of Stockton website or submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Ministry:
The School of Ministry of the Diocese of Stockton in partnership with the University of Dayton, Ohio will be providing their
Introduction to Theology for Ministry (ITM)
Theology and Leadership for Ministry (TLM)
courses through Dayton's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF).
Classes will begin on the second week of October. Participants are asked to pre-register through the Diocese before registering at Dayton University. Instructions on how to register on the VLCFF platform will be sent to participants once they are pre-registered. Click
for more information and the pre-registration form. Click
Life & Dignity Ministry:
Harm, Healing and Human Dignity
The Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses and University of San Diego Center for Restorative Justice are key collaborators of CMN's upcoming
Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity Conference
, scheduled for October 27, 29, and 31, 2020. Visit the conference website to learn more about ways of cultivating restorative practices within academics and education. Registration is now open.
Stockton Diocese Life & Dignity page
to find out more and register for the event.
The following interwoven themes will be explored throughout the conference:
Criminal Justice, Academics + Education, Parish + Diocesan Ministry, Racial Justice, Faith-based + Community Collaboration
Family & Respect Life:
This conference, hosted by Agape Catholic Ministries is open to everyone. It is an opportunity to join the conversation with National Catholic leaders and apostolates, as well as ministry peers in marriage and family from around the country. You can find out
more information here
Dr. Mary Healy
Archbishop José H. Gomez
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Hosffman Ospino, PhD
on Monday, September 21 at 9:32AM