Proclaim the Good News

The Diocese of Fresno's Weekly Newsletter, published every Monday morning.

March 27, 2023


Office of the Bishop

The Dedication of St. Rita's Church, Tulare

IT'S HERE! The Dedication of St. Rita's New Church will be on Monday, May 22nd at 2:00pm. Bishop Brennan will be the celebrant of St. Rita's Dedication Mass.

More information to come! Stay tuned at dioceseoffresno.org/st-ritas

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of March

Office of Communications

1 Year of Proclaim the Good News!

This week officially marks the one year anniversary of Proclaim the Good News! Yay!! It has truly been an enjoyable year with you all.

Our newsletter is meant to share the wonderful things (the good news) that take place throughout the Diocese of Fresno. I hope we have been able to fulfill that each week.

I am grateful for your support and contributions to keep the Faithful in the Know.

Thanks for sticking with us every Monday morning! Here's to another year!

Samantha Mejia

Marketing & Public Relations Specialist

Human Resources


Bring your Creativity to the Diocese of Fresno

The Diocese of Fresno's Office of Communications is looking for a Creative Coordinator to join our team! To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit dioceseoffresno.org/employment.

Eucharistic Revival

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Livingston

The latest Shrine Pilgrimage took place at the Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus in Livingston! Thank you pilgrims who visited and got their passports stamped!

The journey continues! The next stop is at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Laton from April 16 - 23, 2023.

For more information, please visit dioceseoffresno.org/shrine-pilgrimage

Office of Catholic Education

Frozen Jr. at St. Anne's School in Porterville

Get your tickets today!

Do you have your tickets yet?

If not, call the box office (aka the school office) to reserve your tickets to Frozen Jr.

Limited seating is available, please call

(559) 784-4096 for tickets and more information!

Parish Focus

Duruflé Requiem

A Night of Sacred Music

The Visalia Community Chorus and College of the Sequoias Concert Choir will be performing Duruflé Requiem Mass at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Visalia.

You're invited to this wonderful concert of sacred music on Sunday, April 30th at 4:30pm. Get tickets today by clicking here!

General Admission: $15

Preferred Seating: $20

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Church!

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Religious Life

Completion of the PDDM Rosary-Via Crucis Garden

You're invited!

The PDDM Sisters in Fresno invite you to the Living Rosary Celebration and Candlelight "Via Crucis" to celebrate the newly completed Rosary-Via Crucis Garden!

The Living Rosary Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 6:00pm and the Candlelight Via Crucis will be on Good Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm.

We hope to see you there in celebration and prayer!

Catechetical Ministries

The Catechetical Corner

The Spirituality of Holy Week

Holy Week is nearly upon us. It is a time to devote oneself to prayer and reflection on how Jesus Christ decides to take our place and receive punishment to free us from sin. In addition, Holy Week is the ideal time for us to meditate on our actions and the changes we must make to get closer to God and fulfill His commandments. A time to nurture and rejuvenate our spirituality as we renew our commitment to Christ in the coming celebration of Easter Sunday.

Holy Week is the center of our spirituality because it precisely celebrates the paschal mystery of Christ, his saving passion, death and resurrection. Our faith would be meaningless, as St. Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 15-16, without the resurrection of Christ. It is worthwhile, then, to stop and analyze how our spirituality is and should be at this time and take advantage of what is offered to us.

A liturgical spirituality. The Church, mother, and teacher, nourishes our spirit and guides our faith through liturgical celebrations to make us understand and live the mystery of Christ.

A biblical spirituality. Nourished and centered on the Word of God, wisely and piously offered to the believer in the readings.

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Coordinator

Read more (ENG/ESP)

Diocesan Retreat Centers

Holy Week 2023 Triduum Retreat

From the Cross Comes New Life

Spend the Holy Triduum at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers for a quiet, reflective retreat experience. Join them for one, two or all three nights from April 6 - 9th!

For more information and to register, please call (559) 561 -4595 or visit stanthonyretreat.org/events/triduum2023

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Movie Recommendations

The Journey: A Musical Special from Andrea Bocelli

Music, Creation, Faith and Love

The Journey, starring the extraordinary Andrea Bocelli, gives insight into his life and heart in addition to him giving his usual transcendent performances. This film will be in theaters nationwide from April 2 - April 6!


Combining world-class musical performances with intimate conversations across the awe-inspiring Italian countryside, The Journey: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli is an exploration of the moments that define us, the songs that inspire us and the relationships that connect us to what matters most. You’ll be swept away by The Journey of beautiful music, creation, faith and love.


Featuring a blessing by Pope Francis, The Journey will inspire audiences with powerful performances and spectacular scenery!

Get tickets here!

Hollywood Priest: The Story of "Bud" Kieser

Watch on Valley PBS!

Watch Hollywood Priest: The Story of Fr. "Bud" Kieser on Valley PBS this April! Discover how a priest finds his calling by telling stories of humanity through a television series.

Dates and Times:

  • Thursday, April 6 at 7:00pm
  • Monday, April 10 at 11:00pm

Holy Week Schedules

Holy Week with Our Lady of Victory Church in Fresno

Holy Week Schedule at St. Peter Prince of Apostles in Lemoore

St. John's Cathedral's Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule with St. Mary Queen of Apostles in Fresno

Holy Week at the Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine

Prayer of the Week


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More Info

Eucharist Revival: Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament

St. Joseph's Church, Firebaugh

March 30, 2023

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Right to Life's Annual Educational Dessert

St. Paul Newman Center, Fresno

March 30, 2023

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Living Rosary Celebration

PDDM Convent Garden, Fresno

April 1, 2023

6:00 PM -7:00 PM

View the Flyer

Holy Week Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

April 6 - 9, 2023

View the Flyer

Candlelight Via Crucis

PDDM Convent Garden, Fresno

April 7, 2023

6:00 PM -7:00 PM

View the Flyer

Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Laton

April 16 - 23,2023

View the Flyer

Duruflé Requiem

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

April 30, 2023

4:30 PM

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Shrine Pilgrimage

Shrine of Our Lady of Miracles, Gustine

May 14 - 21, 2023

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St. Rita's Dedication Mass

St. Rita's Catholic Church, Tulare

May 22, 2023

2:00 PM

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Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

May 23 - 25, 2023

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6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 11 - 17, 2023

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Catholic Night at the Park

Chukchansi Park, Fresno

June 11, 2023

5:05 pm

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Healing Retreat for Victims of Crime

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 24, 2023

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

View the Flyer

Women's Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

September 22 - 24, 2023

View the Flyer

Have Something Special to Share?

We want to know! Share what's happening around our Diocese.

Contact Samantha Mejia, Marketing & Public Relations Specialist at [email protected]


"As God's beloved people we are called in and through the Spirit to live in unity and love and to proclaim the

Good News of Jesus, especially amongst the poor and marginal of our society."

“Como pueblo amado de Dios estamos llamados en y a través del Espíritu Santo a vivir en unidad y amor, y para anunciar la Buena Nueva de Jesús, especialmente entre los pobres y los marginados de nuestra sociedad.”

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