ONE Pastoral Care
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to be together. We don’t just sit down and do nothing. We still like to be priests and to be active as priests.”
—Fr. Liam McCarthy, retired diocesan priest
Ten years ago, the Diocese constructed phase one of the Vianney Retirement Village for our retired priests. The village is situated in a beautifully wooded area adjacent to Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, California. Phase one development includes 10 independent living units in five duplexes, a community center for social gathering and occasional community meals, and a chapel where daily Mass is celebrated by retired priests. The opportunity for our retired priests to live independently (yet within a community of like-minded individuals) has proven to be a very attractive model.
Focusing on PASTORAL CARE will make us stronger as ONE:
- Vianney Retirement Village Expansion: $1.5 million
With demand for retired priest care projected to continue, the Diocese intends to complete the development of the complex with the construction of three additional duplexes to provide six more living units. Ultimately, the Vianney Retirement Village will accommodate 24 retired priests of the Diocese of Sacramento, caring for them as they have cared for us.