About Us

Bishop Jaime Soto

Bishop of the

Sacramento Diocese

Bishop Myron Cotta

Auxiliary Bishop of the Sacramento Diocese


The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is considered one of three of the most historically significant buildings in Sacramento. Built at time when Sacramento was transitioning from a mining town into a capitol city, it took the kind of dedication and fortitude for which the early pioneers of California were known.  Today we are a vibrant and diverse Catholic parish serving the heart of the city.  Come to mass or join one of our many ministries.

Pastoral & Administrative Staff

Parish Pastoral Council

Father Michael O’Reilly, Pastor/Rector

Father Abraham Chiu, Chinese Mass

Father Mémo Hernandez, In Residence

Father Michael Kiernan, In Residence

Deacon John Gisla, Office Manager

Deacon Edgar Hilbert

Deacon Omar Bardales

Sister Lisa Marie Doty, FDCC,

Director of Faith Formation and Education

Tom Waddock, Cathedral Manager

Rex Rallanka, Director of Music

Michael Ognisty, Sacristan

Victoria Ramos, Secretary

Katie McAllister, Bookkeeper

Titi Kila, Wedding Coordinator

Chris Houlemard, Bulletin Editor/Webmaster


Joey Martinez, Chair

Russell Almaraz

Esteban Arellano

Maria Balakshin

Eileen Dunn

Andrea Martin-Borges

Peggy Oakden

Maria Rosario

Aileen Rasmussen

Jose Solis

Jeff Weiss

Richard Zacaroli

Finance Council

Robert Ingenito, Chair

Janet Bardales

Steve Harrold

Michael Pease

(except on feast days and holidays)

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The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is home to the bishop's cathedra (Latin, "chair", from Greek, καθέδρα kathédra, "seat") or bishop's seat. It is a symbol of the bishop's teaching authority in the Catholic Church.  We serve as the mother church for the Diocese of Sacramento.