Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento

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The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, in Sacramento, capital of the state of California. The cathedral holds the diocesan bishop’s throne or “cathedra”, which represents the bishop’s teaching authority over his flock. The present Ordinary of the Diocese of Sacramento is His Excellency the Most Reverend Jaime Soto, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI. The Cathedral is located downtown at the intersection of 11th and K Streets.

The cathedral is considered both a religious and civic landmark. The diocese stretches from the southern edge of Sacramento County north to the Oregon border and serves approximately 1,000,000 Catholics. The diocese encompasses 102 churches in a 42,000 square mile region. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is one of the largest cathedrals west of the Mississippi River. Because of its size, it has sometimes been used as the site of final funeral Masses for former Governors of California, most recently that of Pat Brown in 1996.

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  • The cathedral is very grand-looking. I visited in a Saturday evening hoping to at least see inside (I already knew that there was no vigil mass for whatever reason). As I approached a man was exiting....  more
    The cathedral is very grand-looking. I visited in a Saturday evening hoping to at least see inside (I already knew that there was no vigil mass for whatever reason). As I approached a man was exiting....  more »
  • My wife and I stopped here in between masses on a Sunday. The church looks fairly new and is beautiful inside with outstanding art and stained glass. One of the prettier churches I’ve seen... 
    My wife and I stopped here in between masses on a Sunday. The church looks fairly new and is beautiful inside with outstanding art and stained glass. One of the prettier churches I’ve seen...  more »
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  • Came to view the building, stayed for service. I'm not catholic but felt very welcome here. Obviously I had no clue what the protocols were but I was able to fumble my way along. Very interesting and heartfelt service. Beautiful cathedral with small gift shop downstairs.
  • My mother is a devoted catholic and has wanted to visit for years I am so proud to have taken her to thus stunning catholic cathedral. We made it in time for mass But seeing the awe on my 15yr daughters face was absolutely priceless. The architecture beauty was breath taking

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