Proclaim the Good News

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

November 20, 2023

Due to Thanksgiving, Proclaim the Good News will not be published next week on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.

See you back on Monday, Dec. 4th, 2023! 

Thank you for your understanding.

The Pastoral Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, 2023

Office of the Bishop

Annual Clergy and Religious Gathering

The Annual Clergy and Religious Gathering was held on Nov. 9th at St. Mary's Church in Visalia. A Solemn Evening Prayer was celebrated by Bishop Brennan.

Bishop Brennan honored our Jubilarian Clergy and Religious Sisters for their many years of service and dedication to their ministry. It was a special night of prayer and great fraternity at the Annual Clergy and Religious Gathering. 

Happy Thanksgiving

from the Diocese of Fresno!

Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno wish the Faithful a blessed and happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with gratitude and joy.

The Daily Reading for Thanksgiving Day is available on the USCCB website.

Bishop Brennan wishes his Diocesan Staff a Happy Birthday

Office of Communications

Read the previous edition!

Central California Catholic

Life Magazine

New Edition Coming Soon!

The Advent Edition of our Diocesan Magazine will be out on Monday, November 27th!

It will be available digitally on the Diocese of Fresno's website. Make sure to check it out!

Weekly Advent Reflections

Follow us on our Socials!

Four special guests from the Diocese of Fresno will give a weekly reflection during the Advent season!

Stay tuned for the Diocese of Fresno's Advent Reflections on our social media pages! The first reflection will go out on Thursday, November 30th.

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Catholic Charities

15th Annual Catholic Charities and KSEE24 Turkey Drive

Providing Help, Creating Hope

The Annual Turkey Drive to help serve families in the greatest of need this holiday season is this week on Tuesday, November 21st.

Frozen turkey donations will be accepted at the KSEE24 parking lot on Tuesday, November 21st from 5am to 7pm!

Thanksgiving meal boxes will be distributed the following day on Wednesday, November 22nd at the Catholic Charities parking lot in Fresno beginning at 8am.

More Ways to Support

Parish Focus

2nd Grand Simbang Gabi

Filipino Community in the

Diocese of Fresno

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Grand Simbang Gabi on Friday, December 15th at 6pm!

The celebration will take place at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Visalia.

The main celebrant will be Bishop Brennan along with Filipino Priests and Guest Priests as concelebrants.

Please view the flyer for more inquiries.

View the Flyer!

Life Teen Magic Mountain Inspiration Trip

St. Ann's, Ridgecrest

Fifteen students from the youth group at St. Ann's in Ridgecrest recently attended the Life Teen Magic Mountain Inspiration Event. They enjoyed a day of fun on rides and roller coasters and then ended with praise and worship with the Blessed Sacrament. 

As we walked into the park to get our tickets, we saw Deacon Emmanuel who spent a few weeks at our parish this summer and is the one who encouraged us to take our youth to this event. Thank you, Deacon Emmanuel!

Courtesy of Marla Morgan, CRE, St. Ann, Ridgecrest

Annual Advent Retreat

CDA Court St. John #2526

You're invited to The Annual Advent Retreat presented by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. John #2526!

The retreat will be on Sunday, December 3rd from 8AM - 4PM!

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Make sure to RSVP by November 24th to Regent Ismaela Muniz Heiden at (559) 908-3818.

The cost is $20 per person.

View the Flyer!

Restorative Justice Healing Rosary

This Restorative Justice Month, join California Catholics in praying for a world that needs healing.

A Restorative Justice Healing Rosary will be prayed on Sunday, November 26th after the 11:30 am Mass in the Logan Hall at Holy Spirit Church, Fresno.

Learn More!

Young Adult Day Trip

Frassati Fellowship Young Adult Group

The Frassati Fellowship Young Adult Group at Holy Spirit Church in Fresno invites you to a Young Adult Day Trip! Take a day trip to the Mission San Miguel Arcángel in San Miguel, CA on Saturday, December 2nd.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact [email protected] or (559)434-7701

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Advent Book Club

Prepare your Heart: A Guided Advent Journal

for Prayer and Meditation

Join us this year for the Advent Book Club!

It will be completely online on Monday evenings from 6:30pm - 7:30pm!

Join the Book Club on the following dates:

  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 4
  • Dec. 11
  • Dec. 18

Purchase your book for $11.95 through the Office of Formation and Evangelization. They will work out delivery/pick up with you. Don't wait, get your copy today!

Sign Up Today!

Health and Nursing Ministry

Doing Good Things

It Takes a Village to Help Save Babies

You're invited to a special webinar on Monday, November 27th at 4pm from Count the Kicks program!

Hear from moms, babies and providers who have seen first-hand the impact of the Count the Kicks program. Be inspired by these powerful stories and learn ways you can get involved in supporting our mission to save babies.

Learn more and register!


Event Name



More Info

Annual Turkey Drive

KSEE24 Studios, Fresno

November 21, 2023

5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Restorative Justice Healing Rosary

Logan Hall, Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

November 26, 2023 See Flyer for Details

View the Flyer

Come Away Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 28 - 30, 2023

View the Flyer

Winter Wonderland: Free Family Fun Night

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 29, 2023

4:00 PM -7:00 PM

Learn More

2023 Festival of Trees

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

November 30, 2023

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn More

Bethlehem Center's Festival of Trees

St. Charles Borromeo Hall, Visalia

December 1, 2023

6:00 PM

View the Flyer

Young Adult Day Trip

Mission San Miguel Arcángel, San Miguel

December 2, 2023

View the Flyer

The Annual Advent Retreat

See Flyer for Details

December 3, 2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

The Diocese of Fresno's Transitional Diaconate Ordination

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

December 9, 2023

10:30 AM

View the Flyer

Advent Family Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

December 10, 2023

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

View the Flyer

2nd Grand

Simbang Gabi

St. Charles Borromeo Church, Visalia

December 15, 2023 6:00 PM

View the Flyer

6-Day Silent Directed Retreat

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

January 28 -

February 3, 2024

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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Fresno, CA 93703-3788

Phone: (559) 488-7400

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