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Historical Archives


Sacramento flood

Contact Information


Pastoral Center

2110 Broadway

Sacramento, CA 95818


Rev. John E. Boll
Diocesan Historian and Archives Director

(916) 733-0299


The Diocese of Sacramento maintains an extensive collection of historical artifacts, documents and books in its archives. These items unfold the story of the Sacramento Diocese and provide a rich history that calls us back to earlier times.


A visit to the archives reminds one of the seemingly simple beginnings of a Church and its faithful in northern California. 




Bishops of the Diocese 1861 - 2012




Early Priests of the Diocese




Articles about the History of the Sacramento Diocese and its Parishes




History of Diocese | Lineage of Bishops