Proclaim the Good News

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

April 11, 2022


Office of the Bishop

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Chrism Mass 2022

Bishop Brennan Blesses the Oils for each Parish in the Diocese During the Annual Chrism Mass   

On Thursday, April 7th, Bishop Brennan held the annual Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass is the blessing of the oils (Oil of the Sick, Oil of Catechumens and Chrism Oil) for each parish in the Diocese. We are happy to gather together into one space for the celebration of Chrism Mass.

Bishop Brennan Wishes His Diocesan Staff A Happy Birthday

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Bishop Brennan Movie Recommendation

Father Stu, available in theaters for a limited time

Beginning April 13, 2022, for a limited time in theaters, Sony Picture’s Father Stu will be available for viewing.

The film which stars Mark Wahlberg, is about Fr. Stu’s dramatic conversion to Christ before becoming a priest. His courageous witness is an inspiration to many facing obstacles with grace, courage and humor.

Bishop Brennan would like to share this opportunity with you as he believes this might be a film that demonstrates that no one is beyond redemption and everyone deserves second chances. A suggested film for Clergy, Religious, Seminarians and the Faithful.

Viewers should be warned that the film contains objectionable language, violence and adult content. However it’s the filmmaker’s hope that the redemptive story of Fr. Stu’s conversion will invite viewers to faith and strengthen believers.

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Watch the Movie Trailer Here 

Office of Catholic Education

Principal Sheila Rast Retirement Announcement

Catholic School of Visalia, George McCann Memorial Principal Retires

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Catholic News Outside Of Our Diocese

Podcast about the Bible Reaches 200 million Listeners

Fr. Mike Schmitz from Ascension Press Uses Modern Platform to Reach the Faithful

During the unrest of the pandemic Fr. Mike Schmitz decided he was going to bring a sense of peace to the Faithful by producing a podcast about the Bible. Little did he know that the podcast he was about to produce would compete with some of the most popular podcasts in history, such as the Joe Rogen Experience and Ben Shapiro's The Daily Wire, for the top spot on the charts.

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Watch the CBS News Story Here

Office of Formation and Evangelization

Diocesan Approved Ministry Events

Divine Mercy Conference, Fundraiser for Charities and

Jesus is the Bridge to Glory Retreat

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Parish/School Focus

Garces Memorial Boys Soccer Team Gets Recognition for State Championship

Supervisor Mike Maggard Honors the Team

Kern County Supervisor, Mike Maggard, presented the soccer team with a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Kern County Board of Supervisors for bringing home the CIF Southern Section Division-III State Championship. Bishop Brennan and the Diocese of Fresno congratulates the team on their hard work and success this season.


Catechetical Ministries


The Catechetical Corner

Intentional Discipleship within Catechesis 

Intentionality is a rare quality to find today in our world. Compared to our fast-paced society and instant gratification, relationships in discipleship can take much longer than some people might have the patience to sustain. However, the Bible tells us about the importance of intentional discipleship, and Jesus models this for us. 

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Quick Catechesis

A Few Steps to Intentional Discipleship

Follow First: Before we become leaders in discipleship, we must learn to follow first. Of course, the greatest person we could follow is Jesus. It is not we who primarily do the work here, recognizing that it is not by our power that we guide and receive, but by that of the Holy Spirit.  

Love others: If you want to intentionally disciple others and strive to discipleship, you've probably already realized that what fuels your ministry is love. You've felt that call deep within your heart to let people know how deep your relationship with Jesus can be, and you know that God has put that passion inside your heart to love others as He loves them. 

Articles by: Roman Flores, Catechetical Ministries Coordinator

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Led by the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit Church, Fresno

May 20-21, 2022

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Retreat for Crime Victims

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers

June 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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St. Rita's Cinco De Mayo Raffle

Saint Rita's, Tulare

May 1, 2022

8:30 PM

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Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference


May 13-15 2022

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Prayer of the Week

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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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