Proclaim the Good News

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

February 5, 2024

Office of Bishop

Bishop Brennan's Witness to Marriage: The Love Story of Rodger and Helen Brennan

On February 11th, the Catholic Church will celebrate World Marriage Day. Bishop Brennan and his brother Bishops in the state of California, are utilizing the day to launch their new initiative, Radiate Love.


Radiate Love is an initiative to celebrate marriage and family. Bishop Brennan shares his message on Radiate Love by sharing the heartwarming story of his parents and their marriage.  

Bishop Brennan Celebrates

Catholic Schools Week!

Bishop Brennan joined in on the Catholic Schools Week festivities!

He visited St. Helen’s School in Fresno to say Mass for their 70th anniversary and made great memories visiting the classrooms!

St. Charles Borromeo Church of Visalia Celebrates their 1-Year Anniversary

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish and the catholic community of Visalia celebrated a special milestone on Friday, February 2nd. It officially marked the 1-year anniversary of the Dedication Mass for St. Charles Borromeo Church of Visalia. Congratulations!

Honoring our Scouts at the Annual Diocesan Scout Mass

Bishop Brennan celebrated the Annual Diocesan Scout Mass at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday, February 3rd. Thank you to the Diocese of Fresno Catholic Committee on Scouting, all scouts and families!

February is Black History Month!

To celebrate Black History Month, Bishop Brennan honored the Black community during Mass at St. John’s Cathedral on Sunday, February 4th.

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Diocesan Synod

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Philip the Apostle Church, Bakersfield

You're invited to the Synod Listening Session at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Bakersfield! Journey together on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Additional listening sessions will be announced at a later date.

The goal of the synod listening sessions is to provide an opportunity for the entire People of God to discern together on how to move forward on the path towards being a more synodal church. Responses from the synod listening sessions are reviewed, compiled and sent out to the Vatican.

Learn more about the Synod

Office of Catholic Education

Kick-off to Catholic Schools Week with Grandparent's Mass

Garces Memorial High School, Bakersfield

Garces Memorial HS started Catholic Schools Week with Grandparent’s Mass! Students invited their grandparents to join them for Mass and to spend time together during lunch.

Courtesy of Trevor Horn, Communications Director, Garces Memorial High School

Junior High Students Visit St. Patrick's Seminary

Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School, Gustine

Courtesy of Julie Barcelos, Principal, Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School, Gustine

Donut Delivery to Celebrate CSW!

San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno

The SJM Campus Ministry delivered donuts to Holy Cross Junior High classrooms to celebrate Catholic Schools Week!

Courtesy of Gustavo Gutierrez, FCS Communications Specialist, San Joaquin Memorial High School

Parish Focus

Santo Niño de Cebú Feast Day Mass

St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno

On January 21, the Feast of Santo Niño was celebrated by the Filipino Community at the St. Paul Catholic Newman Center in Fresno. The group held a nine-day novena from January 12-20, 2024 in preparation for the feast day. A procession of the images of the Holy Child or Santo Nino was held around the surrounding areas of the parish as they recited, prayed and contemplated on the Glorious mysteries of the Holy Rosary.

A mass with Tagalog songs was celebrated by Fr. Byron Macias, Fr. Victor Hernando and Deacon Rolando Nolasco. There was a traditional Sinulog dance performed by both adults and children to promote the Filipino culture. Many traditional Filipino foods (lechon, pancit, lumpia, etc.) and delicacies were enjoyed by everyone during the Salo-Salo or fellowship after.

Courtesy of Cielito 'Maciel' Godburn, St. Paul Catholic Newman Center

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You're invited to take Bible Courses!

Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

Courtesy of Maria Elena, Lector Coordinator, Shrine of St. Thérèse, Fresno

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Lenten Retreat: "A Man Born Blind"

CDA Court St. John #2526

The Catholic Daughters Court St. John invite you to their Lenten Retreat on Sunday, February 18th from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

  • $20 per person 
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided 
  • Deadline to register: Feb. 14, 2024 
View the Flyer

Courtesy of Mary Harguindeguy,

CDA Court St. John #2526

Courtesy of Monica, RCIA, St. John's Cathedral

Knights of Columbus

Tri-Tip Sandwiches Sale

KofC #9525

Figuring out what to eat on Super Bowl Sunday? The Knights of Columbus #9525 have you covered with their Tri-Tip Sandwiches sale.

Meals are $10 per ticket and will be available for pick-up inside the hall after each Mass on Sunday, February 11th.

For tickets, please call Brandon at (559) 681-9806 or Trini at (559) 790-5175

View Flyer (ENG/ESP)

8th Annual Golf Tournament

Divine Mercy Church, Clovis

Join Divine Mercy Catholic Church for a fun filled day of golfing and friendship at their Annual Golf Tournament! All proceeds will benefit the building of their new worship space. View the full flyer for reservation and contact details!

Courtesy of Jean Caiazza, Editor, Divine Mercy Church, Clovis

View Flyer for More Information

Community Partnership

Catholic Professional and Business Club's

Breakfast Meeting

Enjoy great company, food and listen to a talk!

You’re invited to the Catholic Professionals and Business Club’s upcoming Breakfast Meeting! 

Join them at their Breaking Meeting on Friday, Feb. 9th at Pardini’s in Fresno beginning at 7:15am! The featured speaker is Jonna Schuster, the co-founder and director of Catholic Revival Ministries. In addition, you’ll be able to view the beautiful applique (pictured below) that will be auctioned at their March breakfast. 

  • Non-member price: $30 per breakfast 
  • Annual membership: $50 

Courtesy of Timothy Dodd, Catholic Professional and Business Club of Fresno

Register here!

Religious Life

Courtesy of Sr. Mary Margaret, PDDM

"40 Hours" Adoration for Vocations

Celebrating 100 years of PDDM Congregation

The PDDM Sisters cordially invite you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their foundation and their Eucharistic-Priestly-Liturgical vocation at their “40 hours” Adoration for Vocations! 

From Feb. 9 – 11, all are welcome to participate in the variety of activities taking place at the PDDM convent. Please view the flyer to see the schedule of events.  

View the Schedule of Events

Health & Nursing Ministry

33 Days to Eucharistic Glory

A Spiritual Pilgrimage

I would like to invite you to make this sacred journey. The intentional care of the spirit is central to one’s wellbeing in matters of the heart, body and soul regardless of one's challenges in life’s journey. 

This first ever Eucharistic Consecration guide is described as “an unprecedented spiritual resource that presents profound truths, astonishing historical facts, powerful practical examples, a daily virtue to adopt, extraordinary prayers and inspiring stories- all in an easy-to-follow daily format.” 

Courtesy of Roxanna Stevens, R.N., FCN,

Coordinator of Health Ministry

Learn More!

Prayer of the Week


Event Name



More Info

Catholic Professional Business Club Breakfast Meeting

Pardini's, Fresno

February 9, 2024

7:15 AM

Learn more and register

"40 Hours" Adoration for Vocations

PDDM Convent, Fresno

February 9 -11, 2024

View the Schedule of Events

World Marriage Day

St. Charles Borromeo Church,Visalia

February 11, 2024

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Register Here

Knights of Columbus Tri-Tip Sandwiches

St. John's Cathedral, Fresno

February 11, 2024

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Philip the Apostle Church, Bakersfield

February 13, 2024

1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

View the Flyer

Lenten Retreat

Shrine of St. Therese, Fresno

February 17, 2024

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance

Our Lady of Victory, Fresno

February 17, 2024

6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

View the Flyer

CDA Court St. John's Lenten Retreat

Please see flyer for details

February 18, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

O'Doherty Hall, Lemoore

February 25, 2024

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

View the Flyer

Synod Listening Sessions

St. Joseph Church, Bakersfield

February 26, 2024

10:00 AM & 6:30 PM

View the Flyer

Divine Mercy's Annual Golf Tournament

Belmont Country Club, Fresno

April 22, 2024

10:00 AM

View the Flyer

*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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