Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. As the mother church, it is the seat of Jaime Soto, the ordinary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento. The Cathedral is located downtown at the intersection of 11th and K Streets.

Currently, the cathedral is considered both a religious and civic landmark. It is the mother church of the diocese, which 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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  • Beautiful church just a few blocks from the capitol. A nice quiet place to collect your thoughts and pray.  more »
  • It's a little hard to review a church, but this is a beautiful facility and home to the Bishop of Sacramento, Bishop Jaime Soto  more »
  • Beautiful Cathedral in downtown Sacramento, CA. Very reverent and chock full of gorgeous stained glass windows and arches. Historic place right nearby the California Capitol. Easy access to light rail and a few blocks from Old Sac. Well worth a visit outside and a peek indoors.
  • This is a beautiful place to visit and to worship (if you are into that). Regardless what you believe or who you believe in or do not, i would still recommend going to visit this place at least once to see how your "donations to the lord" was spent. However, i will say that it was spent very well, if it was intended to create a spectacular house of worship. I still find it weird that this "Reverse Robin Hood" (give to the rich by taking from the poor) mentality is used. However, as a place to visit i would recommend to any one to witness this place.

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