Proclaim the Good News

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

February 26, 2024

Office of Bishop

Bishop Brennan Celebrates

Lunar New Year!

Bishop Brennan celebrated Tết, Lunar New Year, at Our Lady of La Vang Church in Fresno on Feb. 18th.

What a beautiful celebration to welcome the new year!

St. Joseph's Table: The Diocese of Fresno's Annual Mass and Charity Event

Calling all parishes and parish communities! Bishop Brennan invites you to join him in celebrating St. Joseph's Table at all weekend Masses of March 16th and March 17th!

Please bring non-perishable foods to a 'table' honoring St. Joseph. All donations will be delivered to the nearest Catholic Charities!

For the faithful who would like to participate, please contact your parish office or join Bishop Brennan at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno on March 17th at 10 a.m.

Learn more about St. Joseph's Table!

Bishop Brennan Congratulates All Clergy Who Celebrate Anniversaries 

in the Month of February

Office of Catholic Education

Bishop Brennan visits

St. Aloysius School in Tulare!

Bishop Brennan recently visited St. Aloysius School in Tulare!

He celebrated Mass, visited classrooms, had a special and quality talk with the 7th and 8th graders and spent time with the wonderful staff.

Thank you to St. Aloysius School for such a warm welcome!

Courtesy of Holly Zamora, Principal, St. Aloysius Catholic School, Tulare

Diocesan Synod

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

Synod Listening Sessions are scheduled throughout the Diocese to continue the conversation during the interim phase of the Synodal journey. The listening sessions will focus on our shared mission as a Church.

Join us at the next upcoming listening sessions at St. Patrick Church in Merced!

  • March 3, 2024 (English) - 4:00 PM
  • March 7, 2024 (English) - 10:00 AM and (Bilingual) - 6:30 PM
Learn More!

Parish Focus

You're invited to a 3-Day Retreat!

Sacred Heart Church, Lindsay

Sacred Heart's Renovación Carismatica (Grupo de Oracion) invites you to their Retreat: Unidos En El Amor De Dios! Join them for 3-days filled with prayer and fellowship from March 15-17, 2024.

For more information, please contact Sergio Lemus at (559) 647-8648 or Norberto Martin at (559) 350-9124.

Courtesy of Fatima Verduzco,

Bookkeeper, Sacred Heart Church, Lindsay

View the Flyer!

Catechetical Ministry

The Catholic Craft Corner

Lent: Followers of Jesus

Hello, my brothers and sisters in Christ. This is the first article, of hopefully many more, in which I will provide a brief message and craft focused on a specific topic that can hopefully be done at home with your children, or perhaps if you are a catechist, with your students. Today’s topic and craft will focus on walking with Jesus during Lent.

Lent is the Church's season of forty days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving in preparation for the great Feast of the Resurrection, or Easter. For forty days, Christians recall how Jesus lived, suffered, and died for the sins of all humankind. Lent is a solemn time in the church year when we are asked to consider how we have sinned and turned away from God.

During the season of Lent, we focus on Jesus. As his followers we are called to imitate

his life and teachings. Jesus fasted and prayed in the desert for forty days after he was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. We fast and pray during Lent in preparation for Easter Sunday, when we will rejoice that Jesus is no longer in the tomb, but alive with us each day. By fasting and praying we become more like Jesus, whose entire life was focused on doing the will of his Father in Heaven.

For today’s craft activity “Choose to walk with Jesus," scissors, glue sticks, and a pen or marker will be needed.

Article by Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministry Coordinator

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Community Partnerships

The Wall That Heals is coming to Merced!

An Opportunity for Solemnity and Healing for our Veteran Community

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Merced on March 28-31, 2024 at Merced College and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public

The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

The Wall That Heals was curated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). Their mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of service in America and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War and era through programs, ceremonies and education materials.

Courtesy of Glenn Galman, USCG (ret), Merced Sunrise Rotary

Learn More!

Fish Fry Locations

Fish Fry at our Parishes

Dinner for you and your families!

Looking for a lenten meal to enjoy on Fridays? Our parishes throughout the Diocese have you covered! Try a fish fry near you or venture out to find your favorite!

St. Anne's Parish, Porterville

View Flyer (ENG)

St. Anthony's Church, Reedley

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

St. Patrick's Church, Merced

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

View Flyer (ESP)

St. Helen's Church, Fresno

Prayer of the Week


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More Info

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Joseph Church, Bakersfield

February 26, 2024

6:00 PM

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Prayer Breakfast

Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall

February 27, 2024

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Lenten Mission: A Walk Through the Mystery of Mass

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Reedley

March 2, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

& 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 3, 2024

4:00 PM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Patrick Church, Merced

March 7, 2024

10:00 AM & 6:30 PM

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Catholic Professional Business Club Breakfast Meeting

Pardini's, Fresno

March 8, 2024

7:15 AM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Anthony of Claret, Fresno

March 9, 2024

10:00 AM

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Synod Listening Sessions

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

March 11, 2024

9:00 AM & 6:00 PM

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Retreat: Unidos En El Amor De Dios

Sacred Heart Church, Lindsay

March 15 - 17, 2024

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St. Joseph's Table: Annual Mass and Charity Event

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

March 17, 2024

10:00 AM

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Senior Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 19 - 21, 2024

Learn More

Chrism Mass

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

March 21, 2024

2:00 PM

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Holy Week Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat and Conference Center, Three Rivers

March 28 - 31, 2024

Learn More

The Wall that Heals

Merced College

March 28 - 31, 2024

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Divine Mercy Sunday: Annual 1-Day Pilgrimage Trip

See Flyer for Details

April 7, 2024

8:00 AM

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Spring Tea Party

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

April 13, 2024

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

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*A Note to our Parishes: Do you have a Parish Event you would like to promote? Send over your event flyer to [email protected] and we'll include it in the event section on our newsletter and website!

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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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