Proclaim the Good News

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

October 2, 2023

Office of the Bishop

Bishop Brennan honors all First Responders at the Annual Blue Mass

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Annual Blue Mass in honor of all first responders at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno. Thank you to all who attended in support and prayer of our active, retired and fallen first responders.

After Mass, Bishop blessed the badges and emergency vehicles of our first responders.

9th Annual Blue Mass, September 29, 2023

Pray for our Priests

on their Annual Retreat

Please pray for our priests as they attend their Annual Retreat from October 2 - 5, 2023.

A list of Prayers for Priests is provided in the link below.

Prayers for Priests

Our Bishops attend the Archdiocese of LA's Episcopal Ordination

Last week, Bishop Brennan and Bishop Emeritus Ochoa attended the Episcopal Ordination of LA's new auxiliary bishops.

Congratulations to Archbishops Bahhuth, Elshoff, Nunes and Szkredka - the new auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  

Photo courtesy of Angelus News

Read the news story

Thief returns stolen Tabernacle

to Catholic Church,

Holy Eucharist still missing

We are thankful to announce that the items stolen from St. Rita's Mission in Yokuts Valley were returned last week, on Wednesday afternoon. However, the Holy Eucharist was not returned with the items.  

The Diocese of Fresno asks the Faithful to continue praying for the person who has not returned the Holy Eucharist.  

Read the news story from KMPH's Fox 26 News,"Thief returns stolen Tabernacle to Catholic Church, Holy Eucharist still missing."

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Catholic Cemeteries

Join us for our Annual All Souls Day Mass

In Prayer for our Deceased Loved Ones

The Diocese of Fresno's Catholic Cemeteries cordially invites the Faithful to the annual outdoor All Souls Day Mass.

Join Bishop Emeritus Ochoa on All Souls Day, November 2nd, at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Fresno at 10:00 am to commemorate our loved ones who have passed.

Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Brennan Congratulates our Deacons on their Anniversaries

On October 1, 2022, 17 Permanent Deacons were ordained at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno. The Diocese of Fresno congratulates them on their anniversary. Stay tuned throughout the month of October for additional diaconate anniversaries.

Community Partnerships

Doggy Fashion Show

St. Francis Homeless Project, Inc.

Strut your fur baby on the Doggie Runway to help rescue lives and dogs! Your participation helps aid the Saint Francis Homeless Project, Inc., who empower women after trauma through mentorship, job training and employment opportunities. St. Francis Homeless Project has teamed up with Dog Rescues to find homes for abandoned dogs.

Join them to make a positive impact on our community and our furry friends on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Tesoro Viejo Amphitheater in Madera from 1pm to 5pm!

Learn More!

Eucharistic Revival

The Eucharistic Miracles of

the World Exhibit

Our Lady of Victory, Fresno

You're invited to discover the compelling Eucharistic Miracles from around the world, designed and created by Carlo Acutis!

The exhibit will be displayed at Hayes Hall at Our Lady of Victory Church in Fresno on the following days:

  • October 28, 2023 8AM - 9PM
  • October 29, 2023 8AM - 5PM
View the Flyer!

Parish Focus

Parish Appreciation Picnic

Divine Mercy Church, Clovis

On Saturday, September 24, the entire Divine Mercy Community came together for an appreciation picnic honoring the hard work and dedication of all of our parish family. The picnic took place at the grounds of our parish mission, Infant Jesus of Prague in Tollhouse. More than 200 parishioners from all three churches were in attendance and shared in the good food, great music, beautiful weather and great company. There were also games, face painting and balloon animals for the kids, who all had a blast!

Thank you to all of the parishioners who attended! A special 'thank you' to the picnic planning committee, the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Daughters and the Divine Mercy prayer group. Your hard work made this a wonderful show of appreciation to our community.

Article by Maricella Gutierrez, Coordinator of Religious Education, Divine Mercy Church

El Poder del Santo Rosario

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

Discover the power of the Holy Rosary with Maria Aceves and the Grupo de Oración Carismática!

Join them on Friday, October 6 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Reedley (old church) at 7:15pm!

Enjoy a Family Fun Friday at Faith & Blue!

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Meet and eat pizza with Holy Spirit's fellow parishioner, Sheriff John Zanoni, see FCSO equipment, have your car seats checked and more!

Faith & Blue is about facilitating safer, stronger and more unified communities by enabling local partnerships between law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations.

Strong communities are built on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Law enforcement entities and faith-based groups are key pillars of a local community, and when we all work together, neighborhoods thrive.

Join us on October 6, 2023 as we celebrate Faith & Blue at Holy Spirit. ALL ARE WELCOME! 

Courtesy of Deacon Pete Marquez and Julia Runnoe, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

Help Support our Catholic Daughters!

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John #2526

The Faithful can help support the CDA Court St. John at their upcoming fundraisers!

You can enjoy a meal and raise funds for the CDA at Panera Bread located off Weber Road in Fresno on October 4th from 4pm - 8pm!

Another way to help support them is by attending their Fall Craft Fair on October 7th from 7am-3pm! Please see flyers for additional information on both fundraisers.

Panera Fundraiser Flyer
Fall Craft Fair Flyer

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Congress Registration deadline EXTENDED!

Annual Diocesan Congress

You can still join in on the largest ministry leadership gathering in our Diocese! Online registration will be available until midnight, October 3rd.

The registration site will close exactly at midnight on October 3rd.

Register now!

Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Delano

Calling the Kern Rural Vicariate! You're invited to an evening of adoration, praise and worship with the blessed sacrament at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Delano on Friday, October 6th. This is a FREE family event. Confessions will be available.

View Flyer (ENG/ESP)


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Transitus of St. Francis

St. Anthony Mary Claret Church, Fresno

October 3, 2023

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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CDA Court St. John #2526 Fundraiser

Panera Bread

6793 N.Weber Rd, Fresno

October 4, 2023

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano

October 6, 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Faith & Blue

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 6, 2023

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

View the Flyer

"El Poder del Santo Rosario"

St. Anthony of Padua, Reedley (old church)

October 6, 2023

7:15 PM

View the Flyer

Fall Craft Fair

Cross streets of Mckinley/Brawley

in Fresno

October 7, 2023

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

View the Flyer

Holy Spirit Church

1st Annual Pro-Life Mass and Rosary

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

October 7, 2023

8:00 AM

View the Flyer

The Diocese of Fresno's Annual

White Mass

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 13, 2023 12:10 PM

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Diocesan Congress and Youth Day

Visalia Convention Center, Visalia

October 13 - 15, 2023

*Register Today*

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St. Anthony's School Carnival

St. Anthony's School, Fresno

October 13, 2023

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn More

Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Fr. Dade Assembly Annual BBQ Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

October 15, 2023

2:00 PM

View the Flyer

The Diocese of Fresno's Annual

Red Mass

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

October 20, 2023 12:10 PM

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Doggie Fashion Show: A Benefit for St. Francis Homeless Project, inc.

Tesoro Viejo Amphitheater, Madera

October 21, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

View the Flyer

Couples Retreat

View Flyer for Details

October 21, 2023

8:00AM - 4:00 PM

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Dr. Byock's "The Surprising Potential for Wellbeing Through the End of Life"

Valley Oak Ballroom, Wyndham Visalia

October 25, 2023

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM *Public lecture, book signing to follow*

View the Flyer

29th Annual

Marian Eucharistic Conference

Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Clovis

October 27 - 29,


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St. Ann Church, Ridgecrest

October 28, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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International Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World

Hayes Hall,

Our Lady of Victory Church, Fresno

October 28 - 29, 2023

View the Flyer

Annual All Souls

Day Mass

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Fresno

November 2, 2023

10:00 AM

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The Hour of the Laity: A Lay Catholic Conference

Christ Cathedral Campus, Garden Grove

November 2 - 5, 2023

Learn More

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 28 - 30, 2023

View the Flyer

Advent Family Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

December 10, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00PM

View the Flyer

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"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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