Proclaim the Good News

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

March 28, 2022


Office of the Bishop

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Bishop Brennan Joins Pope Francis in Consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

This past Friday on the Feast of the Annunciation, Bishop Brennan held a special Mass at St. Anne's Chapel and joined Pope Francis in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pastoral Center Staff gathered for the Mass and joined Bishop Brennan for prayer.

Bishop had sent a memorandum to all Clergy, encouraging all parishes to participate in the renewed consecration.

As the faithful may remember, it was at Fatima that Our Lady spoke of a consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart.

You can find a prayer at the bottom of this newsletter that Bishop Brennan encourages all to say for the crisis in Ukraine.

A Moment with Bishop Brennan

A Video Series by Bishop Brennan

A Moment with Bishop Brennan is a video series curated by our Bishop. The video series which premieres periodically gives Bishop Brennan the opportunity to connect with his flock and address current happenings in our diocese, Church or in our world. You can view the latest episode here and you can access past episodes by clicking here.

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy and Religious Sisters who Celebrate Anniversaries in the Month of March

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Sing for Peace

A Response to the Ukrainian Crisis and Unrest Around the World

The event will be free of admission but donations will be collected the night of the event to help our Ukrainian brothers and sisters in need.

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Office of Communications

Thank you for Reading this Newsletter

A Letter From the Office of Communications

Clergy, Parish & Ministry Leaders and the Faithful,

The beginning of March marked six months that I have been with the Diocese of Fresno as the Director of Communications. In these past six months, there has been a lot of growth and change in my office and there will continue to be as we try to meet the needs of our parishes, schools and you, the faithful.

In these past six months, I have seen there is so much good news to share and this newsletter is intended to serve as a vehicle to share that news and keep the faithful in the know.

Please feel free to give my office feedback and please share this newsletter with your friends and family. If you have something to share with us for this publication, click the button below and submit your content.

God bless. From Me and My Team,

Chandler Marquez

Director of Communications


Restorative Justice


Operation Cooperation

Understanding the Perspectives of Our

Prison Chaplains and Pastors

Bishop Brennan and the Office of Restorative Justice are conducting two meetings to promote cooperation between the chaplains of the fourteen prisons in our Diocese and the pastors of the parishes where the prisons are located. These meetings, called Operation Cooperation, will be held on two dates, April 1st at Sacred Heart parish in Bakersfield for the southern part of the Diocese and April 8th at the Diocesan offices for the northern part.

Our hope is to establish a better understanding of the challenges and needs of both our prison chaplains and pastors and find a common ground to meet them.

Article by: Deacon Clyde Davis, Director of Restorative Justice

Catechetical Ministries

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Articles by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

The Catechetical Corner

Caring for your Ministries and Caring for Yourself

The end of the catechetical school year brings with it many preparations in which our time will be consumed; preparing for the final class sessions that will take place, orienting the parents and godparents/sponsors of our students regarding the sacrament reception of their children, going over the final details of the special day itself that will soon be upon us. As we continue to prepare our students for the reception of the sacraments, please take the time to prepare yourself for the continued formation that hopefully awaits you or maybe even a simple retreat that will help you recharge.

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Quick Catechesis

The Right Tools for the Right Retreat

As many parish catechetical ministry programs are reaching the conclusion of the school year one of the many things that come up are the need to provide a retreat. Even though retreats are still optional at this point for catechetical ministry programs many parishes have taken the time to offer a retreat through the services of their own parish or other organizations. For those parishes that do not have a lot of youth or children that will be receiving their sacraments or may have an extremely limited budget please bear in mind that there are options at your disposal if you wish to have a retreat. In preparing for one for this catechism school year or perhaps next school year please take the following things into consideration.

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Parish Focus

Saint Rita's, Tulare Fundraiser

Cash Raffle and Cinco De Mayo Festival

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Health Ministry & Faith Community Nursing

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Healing Retreat for Crime Survivors


Retreat Center

Jun 25, 2022 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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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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